Greta and Springhurst brigades were among the big winners on the weekend at the CFA-VFBV State Rural Championships in Bendigo.
Over 60 brigades took part on the day, traveling from all corners of Victoria to compete.
The event was held at the Tom Flood Sports Centre, with Greta Fire Brigade taking out Division 1 Seniors honours and Springhurst Fire Brigade taking out the Junior Championship.
It is the last standalone Rural Championships, prior to the Urban and Rural Championships running concurrently in Mooroopna in 2020.
Acting Chief Officer Gavin Freeman’s ‘Chief’s Chargers’ team were unsuccessful on the day, going down to a very impressive (and slightly younger) team of bright young stars from Sedgewick
Below are the major winners from the State Rural Championships, with the full list of winners from each event to be posted soon.
FINAL AGGREGATES (Senior)
DIVISION 1 AGGREGATE
1st Greta A 54 Points
2nd Hurstbridge A 46 Points
3rd Leopold A 26 Points
DIVISION 2 AGGREGATE
1st Dunrobin/Nangella D 78 Points
2nd Swan Hill A (on a countback) 36 Points
3rd Connewarre B 36 Points
DIVISION 3 AGGREGATE
1st Mandurang B 40 Points
2nd Chiltern A 34 Points
3rd Dunrobin/Nangeela C 30 Points
Alan King AFSM Memorial Conduct Trophy: Sedgwick Brigade
WINNERS OF THE SPRINTS: Nathan Hooper, Greta, Abbey Hromenko, Huntly
FINAL AGGREGATES (Junior)
11-13 YEARS AGGREGATE
1st Mandurang A 52 Points
2nd Springhurst A 36 Points
=3rd Axe Creek A, Strathmerton A & Stuart Mill A 16 Points
11-15 YEARS AGGREGATE
1st Springhurst A 32 Points
2nd Barnawartha A (on a countback) 30 Points
3rd Greta A 30 Points
1st Springhurst A 68 Points
2nd Mandurang A 52 Points
=3rd Barnawartha A, Greta A & Hurstbridge A 30 Points
VFBV State President Encouragement Award: Eldorado B
Stan Ross Conduct Trophy: Greta Brigade
Junior Firefighter Sprint:
11-13 Years – Female: Erin Hayes, Chiltern
11-13 Years – Male: Jack Burn, Mandurang
11-15 Years – Female: Bethany Evans, Greta
11-15 Years – Male: Harrison Muscat, Springhurst