It's all about fun!

13 November 2012
Now the successful 2012 Masters Games are finished for another 2 years, the Southern NT Emergency Service Volunteers should be congratulated for their endless enthusiasm and 04:30 starts.
ASP volunteers meet Daryl Summers
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Over the week of competition, a total of 305 Volunteering hours were amassed by the members who assisted with the Games.

As well as Volunteering, 5 members also competed in the Games;

  • Michelle THOMAS, ASVU, competed in the Walking Events,
  • Ross GEOGHEGAN, ASVU, won 3 Gold medals in the Archery,
  • Nanthini KANTHERN, ASVU, won 2 Silver medals in the Road and Cross Country Events,
  • Willie DAVILLA Jr, ASVU, competed in the Decathlon and Pentathlon, winning 2 Silver medals, and,
  • Kevin STOUT, TCVU, competed in the Clay Target Shooting, winning 2 Gold medals for the 50 target double barrel and the 25 target sporting clays, 1 Silver medal for the continental point score and 2 Bronze medals for the 50 and 30 target mixed events.

Kevin was also presented with trophies after defeating 88 competitors in the shooting to become the overall winner of the 25 target sporting clays and in a separate event, also winning the Masters Open.

The Volunteers assisted throughout the Masters Games with marshalling competitors, road block and safety duties for the cycling, cross country and road events, opening and closing ceremonies and the Masters mile.

NT Emergency Service was also responsible for providing communications, to assist the Transportation Hub with a radio network for the many vehicles used during the Games, which transported competitors around the different sporting and accommodation venues.

All in all a very busy 10 days, the Volunteer members can finally put up their feet and begin their countdown to 2014, when it will happen all again.

Keith LEWIS
Area Manager
Alice Springs