On Saturday, the Association celebrated its 10th birthday, surrounded by practitioners at the 2016 NatGat in Brisbane. There was BBQ, videos, training all weekend and cake!
In 10 years we have seen parkour grow and grow in Australia, we have taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of instructors. The Association its self has had to grow and evolve to meet new challenges. We are so proud of what we have achieved so far and those who have helped us achieve it, we are looking forward to the next 10 years!
The weekend also saw mammoth efforts from the Brisbane Parkour Association to host an amazing NatGat 2016, with about 100 practitioners from all around Australia converging on the city to train, explore, learn and catch up with old friends. It went off without a hitch, thank you so much to the amazing Brisbane team.
We also had our annual general meeting, where we elected a brand new committee for the next year. Notably, one of our earliest practitioners of Parkour in Australia and a co-founder of the APA, Matthew ‘Chippa’ Campbell, stepped down. Chippa has served on the committee for the whole 10 years of the APA, 8 of which as President, and has been a mentor and leader for many of us around Australia. Thank you for the years of hardwork Chippa, Australian Parkour owes you so much. Chippa isn’t going too far though and will be focusing his efforts on the Melbourne Parkour community. THANKS CHIPPA!
Stepping into the position is Eliot Duffy from Canberra, Eliot has been training Parkour for 10 years and has previously served on the Committee for 6 years as ACT Representative, Treasurer and Vice President.
We are all looking forward to the year ahead!