According to Paul Stacchino, General Manager, CFA Barwon/Corangamite Area, the brigades are to be commended on their commitment, participation and achievements.
“Congratulations to all the teams, the region and your brigades are very proud of you,” he says.
Paul also encouraged other brigades to consider getting involved. “Taking part in rural championships be they at local or state level is a great way to hone skills, keep fit and have fun,” he says. “These events also promote great camaraderie between members and brigades.”
While all the teams had competed in the same division at the Region 7 50th Anniversary Championships a couple of weeks earlier, this time they ran in their respective A, B or C grades.
Despite a friendly rivalry when directly competing, the R7 teams loudly barracked for each other against the other regions. There were smiles all round after the final event on the Saturday when the senior teams came together on the oval for a joint photograph.
On the Sunday, the Region 7 juniors took to the track and certainly showed their mettle by running some excellent times.
While some teams attained glory and took home something to add to their trophy cabinet, others simply went away with the knowledge that they had done their best, had fun and would return the next year and give it another go.
Congratulations to all who participated and we look forward to seeing you there in 2011!
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Images by Alison Aprhys, CFA and Andrew Cameron, Connewarre Fire Brigade.