Australian Axemen’s Association Newsletter – October 2018
While 2018 has been a big year for us and with the recent completion of all our royal show there are some congratulation in order.
Firstly our popular ladies Australian team fought back well against strong New Zealand and American teams to take the series win in Adelaide 2018. A great team performance from the ever improving Australian women’s team.
Despite a wardrobe malfunction the ladies had some fun along the way.
Suzie Coffey fixing Madii Bennett’s zipper
Adelaide show needs to be commended for the Teams races that they hold each year. It is a very well-run show and we thank the show committee for their efforts.
All these races were well contested by the teams
A proud New Zealand crew
Passionate hands on hearts Americans gave both Australia and New Zealand notice that they were here to win taking out the second race.
Then Under 21 National side was also victorious in Adelaide against a young and improving New Zealand side.
Our juniors all performed at their best to take the series win in Adelaide 2018.
While these guys had some fun there was some seriousness about getting the job done.
Contemplating the task ahead
Team meeting with Manager Mitchell Argent. He has shown the juniors a winning way.
The Australian open team has completed the hat trick for or National teams winning the Trans-Tasman test series in Brisbane this year. The team pulled together well to take the win 3-0.
A great team performance
On the way to victory at the EKKA 2018
The New Zealand team meeting working on the plan of attack.
Thank you to all that helped bring all our national teams together to give them the opportunity to compete at the highest level possible in 2018. Without the efforts of the shows and the committee’s that put in valuable hours these events would not be possible.
The Organisers and committee at the Brisbane show “THE EKKA” also need a special mention for the work that has been done this past 12 months for our great sport and it has set a new standard for the sport of wood chopping, the indoor arena that was presented the axe men and women in 2018 was nothing short of amazing.
“THE EKKA” and the team in Brisbane are working hard to ensure that 2019 is bigger and better again. From our sport we thank you very much.
The Australian Axemen’s Association would like to congratulate all the winners of World, National and State title through 2018. It’s been a big year for our sport and we hope that 2019 brings you all the success you strive for.
Archie getting some pre competition tactics and instruction from Dad at the EKKA 2018 ——–>
Glen Gillam surprised us all with his mind blowing cut in the final of the 300mm elimination Underhand final at the Adelaide show with an amazing 10.5 second cut.
Archie Head with his appearance on LITTLE BIG SHOTS. Archie has given wood chopping some great coverage in 2018.
WORD FINDER CAN YOU FIND THEM
WORLDTITLE WOODCHOP ADELAIDE
HARDWOOD DAVIDFOSTER SYDNEY
SHARP AXE CHOPPER MELBOURNE
BUBBA TRAINING TUATAHI GOODWOOD GERALD
HANDICAP BRUTFORGE CHAINMAIL WINNING
HALL OF FAME
Dale and Amanda Beams have been working hard to get the Hall of Fame up and running again.
This display is looking great with some excellent items on hand for viewing
Some of the exhibition now on display