Holbrook Challenge - 2019
The weekend 12th - 13th October saw last years Bega High School Cadets at Holbrook, NSW, once more. Ex Cadets from Angledale, Bemboka, Buckajo, Brogo, Candelo and Jellat Jellat were represented.
A total of 12 teams stepped up to the plate to compete in 13 challenge activities. The teams came from as far as Bowral to participate in this event, hosted and organised by the RFSA Division 13.
The activities were varied and pushed the participants to the limits. They ranged from a simulated motor vehicle accident, directing and resupplying aircraft with water, fire over-run, guiding a reversing fire pumper and transferring water from buoy-wells using portable pumps.
The Bega teams were well prepared - blowing the competition away in the Communications activity. The Marshals were pleasantly surprised at the level of expertise presented by these young people.
At the end of the weekend, the Bega teams were overjoyed when they learned they had won first place in the Communications Challenge, first place in the Aviation Challenge and first place in the Truck Reverse Challenge. Overall, they achieved Second Place. They even surpassed the team that won the State Cadet Championships this year!
It was agreed by the trainers that it will be a long time coming before another team of this caliber steps up. A hearty well-done to all the team members