We have put together a new website. It should make it a bit easier for people to find the right people if they want to start training parkour.
October brought another annual National Gathering, this time in Canberra. It was a great event which saw somewhere between 120 and 150 traceurs train through Canberra. There was ice water rafting, bridge building, nutrition talks from our own Steve Berry (Townsville), sports pyschology, ankle training and rehabilitation, an awesome Parkour history from resident athropologist and comic genius, Alex ‘Pava’ Pavalotski, and an awesome conditioning run past the Australian War Memorial and monuments, getting back to parkour roots…Of course, it wouldn’t have been a NatGat without jumps! More jumps than you could poke a stick at!
Great to see so many familiar faces and so many new ones training and progressing together! Check out some of the videos on the Australian Parkour and Freerunning Facebook page!
NatGat also hosted the 2013 APA Annual General Meeting, discussing how the Association has progressed throughout 2012/2013 and where it is heading in the next 12 months! It also saw a new committee elected with plenty of fresh faces!
2013-2014 APA Committee Members:
All Active members unless state
President – Tony ‘Ngyagi’ Machejefski (Brisbane)
Vice President – Eliot Duffy (Canberra)
Treasurer – Matthew ‘Chippa’ Campbell (Melbourne)
Secretary – David ‘Hainesy’ Haines (Melbourne)
Vic Rep – Ezekial ‘Zeke’ Beilharz (Melbourne)
NSW Rep – David ReillyÂ (Sydney) Sitting Member
ACT Rep – Max Lee-Abbott (Canberra)
QLD Rep – David Kettle (Townsville)
Tas Rep – James Rakich (Hobart)
SA Rep – Travis ‘TJ’ Ranson (Adelaide)
NT Rep – Harry Sutton (Darwin)
WA Rep – Grant Webster (Perth) Sitting Member
We look forward to working with everyone until the next NatGat in October 2014! Make sure you get your thoughts in on where in Australia you want to see it go!
It is unfortunate to announce that as of the end of this year, Newcastle Parkour classes will no longer run due to lack of available instructors. Having said that, make sure you keep an eye on this space for possible classes in the future.
It has been great having classes run for so long in Newcastle and very sad to see it stop. The Australian Parkour Association would like to thank the Newcastle parkour boys for all the work they have put in and all the time they spent volunteering to develop parkour in Australia over the many years it has ran.