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Big step for Rural and Urban Championships in 2020

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Rural and Urban Firefighter Championships will be conducted over the same weekend for the first time in Mooroopna in 2020, in a landmark moment for CFA and VFBV. 

Big step for Rural and Urban Championships in 2020

The Urban seniors and Rural seniors and juniors will be conducted as separate competitions, but be held at the same venue over the same weekend, March 28 & 29 2020.  

The running of the Championships concurrently is an exciting step forward for CFA and VFBV, with the weekend expected to be a flagship event on the Victorian firefighting calendar.

Several thousand people from across the state are expected to attend the weekend, which is seen as a coup for the City of Greater Shepparton.

The event will be a chance for firefighters from across the state to not only compete, but to connect and share knowledge and experience.

Participation and competition is likely to increase as a result of the rebrand, which will spearhead renewed support and interest for the 146 year old competition.

“This is an exciting and positive step forward for the State Championships” said CFA Chief Executive Officer Paul Smith.

“The State Championships have a rich tradition and are an integral part of the Victorian firefighting landscape.

“We look forward to working with VFBV to ensure the event is a success in 2020 and beyond”.

VFBV CEO Andrew Ford welcomes CFA’s renewed support for the Championships. They are a key opportunity to engage and develop volunteers and an essential part of the fabric of CFA Mr Ford said.

 “The Championships have always been much more than a competition; they strengthen fire brigades, enhance leadership skills and can provide recruitment opportunities,” Andrew said.

“This is a big step and part of a concerted effort to ensure the sustainability of the State Championships for long into the future”.

CFA and VFBV will be seeking corporate sponsorship from the private sector and relevant government agencies to support this event. 

The Championships showcase the best Victorian firefighters have to offer in terms of fitness, skills and demonstrations.

Contact championships@cfa.vic.gov.au for more information on the event, or to get involved.