Posted 21 January 2014
People are invited to apply now for a chance to try their hand at lumberjack sports at Harper Adams University this March.
Newcomers can test their skills with an axe and chainsaw at STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® taster days being held on the university campus on March 22 and 23.
STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® is considered the major worldwide league of lumberjack sports, attracting highly-skilled athletes to compete with axes and saws. Now STIHL GB wants more people to try their hand at the sport.
Potential lumberjack athletes are invited to attend one of the taster days, when they will initially be tested to assess their competency to pursue the sports before receiving expert training in specific disciplines.
STIHL is keen to encourage beginners into the sport so no experience is needed, but basic chain saw certification is a requirement.
Expert trainers will attend both days and evaluate participants, with the best of the pack who want to progress being invited to further training, including a second development camp later this year.
An Official Trainer for STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® and current GB Team Captain, Spike Milton says: “I’m really keen to bring more athletes into our great sport and encourage anyone interested to come and try out.
“We found some seriously strong future athletes at last year’s Newcomers’ weekend and they are progressing well at on-going camps. I hope we’ll spot some equally exciting new talent at this year’s newcomers’ camp so, if you think you’re up to it, come on and have a go!”
Applications forms can be downloaded here or via the STIHL website www.stihl.co.uk/timbersports
Enquiries about these events should be directed to Vicky Tween on 01276 417612 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is March 7. Places on the Open Days are limited and no entries or spectators will be permitted on the day.