Championships an events coup

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 08-Feb-2018

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Donald Morgan, Brendan Dreschler, Graeme Pearce, Peter Dillon, emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsley and Cr George Flack.
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THE list of major events held in the City of Greater Bendigo continues to grow, with council announcing Tom Flood Sports Centre will host next year’s Victorian Rural Fire Brigade Championships.

The event will bring 1000 competitors and 2000 support staff and families to the event, which has not been hosted by Bendigo since 2005.

More than 100 brigades will be represented at the championships. The event takes in junior and senior levels of competition.

CFA district two state championship committee chairman Brendan Dreschler said he was very pleased Bendigo had won the right to host the event.

“Tom Flood Sports Centre is an outstanding venue and will be perfect for our event,” he said.

“With the support of the City of Greater Bendigo we are confident we will conduct a very successful state championship in 2019.

“We have held our championships at various locations across Victoria and we very pleased that both the urban and rural championships will be conducted in Bendigo in 2019.”

Bendigo was the host venue for last year’s urban state championships and will also host this year’s event.

The 2018 rural state titles will be held in Warrnambool before they make their way to Bendigo.

Emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsley was also at the announcement and said he was looking forward to the titles.

Council’s Terry Karamaloudis said the event had been a long time coming.

The state championships will be held on April 6 and 7, 2019.

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