Around 60 junior brigade teams, including two teams from Western Australia gave it their all during the successful 2020 State Urban Junior Championships event in Horsham on the weekend.
A strong crowd turned out to support the contingent of talented under-14 and under-17 teams for the 47th State Urban Junior Championships, which ran on both Saturday, 22 February and Sunday, 23 February.
Participants showcased their teamwork skills in a series of events which involved coupling and uncoupling hoses, setting hydrants and fixing branches as fast as they could.
The event helps junior members develop leadership and teamwork skills, which are not only transferrable to their future involvement with the CFA, but in other areas of life.
From inception the Championships were a way for brigades to demonstrate their skills to the Victorian communities as well as improve their operational skills and capability.
Western Australian team Harvey A were one of two interstate teams invited to compete at last weekend’s event and were crowned Grand Aggregate winners.
The countdown is now on in anticipation for next month’s inaugural CFA-VFBV Firefighter State Championships at Mooroopna.
This year, the Rural Senior and Junior Championships and Urban Senior Championships will be held together for the first time in a celebration of CFA, with families and the wider community invited to attend.
U/14 EVENT WINNERS:
Hydrant Race: MELTON A: Devante Johns
Marshall – One: GEELONG WEST: Thomas Evans
Marshall – Two’s: HARVEY A: Daniel Mortella and Brodie Heiner
Y Coupling – Two’s: HARVEY A: Daniel Martella and Brodie Hewer
Y-Coupling – Four’s: GEELONG WEST: Thomas Evans, Kiara Woods, Rhianan Woods, Chloe Posterino
Wet Hose 2nd Disc: KANGAROO FLAT A: Oliver Lowndes, Dylan Gilbee, Will Dieckmann, Zhoe Sutton
Wet Hose 1st 2nd Disc: MELTON A: Devante Johns, Jesse Arandte, Ebony Falzon, Jamie Millington
Wet Hose – Two’s: MELTON A: Devante Johns and Jesse Arandte
Wet Hose – 1 Disc Twice: HARVEY A: Daniel Martella, Brodie Hewer, Stockden Ottrey, Cam Wellington
U/17 EVENT WINNERS:
Y-Coupling – Two’s: KANGAROO FLAT A: Blake Harris and Isaac Lowndes
Y-Coupling – Four’s: ROWVILLE A: Ben Landells, Heath Andersen, Michael Thissen, Daniel Smith
Marshall – One: MELTON B: Ben Geysing
Hydrant Race: MELTON B: Ben Geysing
Marshall – Two’s: KANGAROO FLAT A: Blake Harris and Isaac Lowndes
Wet Hose 1st 2nd Disc: MELTON A: Jack Geysing, james Aarandt, Triunity Steele, Emma Portellie
Wet Hose – Two’s: MELTON B: Ben Geysing & Manaia Robinson
Wet Hose 2nd Disc: KYNETON A: Declan Magrath, Mason Wright, Harry Smallwood, Henry Taylor
Wet Hose – 1 Disc Twice: DROUIN/BUNYIP: Tessa Binney, Nate Lucas, Euan Lucas, Sasha Galenkov
UNDER 14 YEARS AGGREGATE
1st: MELTON A - 39 points
2nd: HARVEY A - 35 points
3rd: GEELONG WEST - 30 points
UNDER 17 YEARS AGGREGATE
1st: MELTON B - 31 points
2nd: HARVEY A & KANGAROO FLAT A - 23 points
1st: HARVEY A - 58 points
2nd: MELTON A - 56 points
3rd: MELTON B - 46 points