Perth NatGat 2015 a success and a gender equal committee!


Tracuers all around Australia are still on the come-down from an awesome week of training in Perth for this year’s Annual National Gathering. Around 80 traceurs from all around the country (as well as a big group from Singapore and some special guests from the UK) converged on Perth city for about 4 days of training, workshops, and catching up. This was the first NatGat for Perth and it was a huge success, well done Evie Clayton, Isaac McLellan, Matt James, Grant Webster and the whole team from Perth Parkour who put together a great event.

This year, a grant from the City of Perth allowed us to bring over Chris ‘Blane’ Rowat and Shirley Darlington-Rowat from the UK, who attended as special guests. Both are highly experienced and influential traceurs and it was a great pleasure to host them both. Blane has been, and continues to be, a hugely influential figure in the international Parkour scene and inspired many of us in to our hard training habits! Check out some of his influential writing at

The APA Annual General Meeting is also held each year at the NatGat where we discuss the years progress and elect a new committee. We are extremely excited and proud to announce that this year we were able to achieve a 50/50 equal split of men and women on the committee, including our first female Vice President. Gender inequality is an ongoing problem across society, particularly in physical training and sports communities; the APA is very proud to be on the forefront of tackling the issue. We look forward to working to encouraging and building greater female participation in Parkour!

APA 2015 – 16 Committee
President – Matthew ‘Chippa’ Campbell (Melbourne)
Vice President – Amy Han (Melbourne)
Treasurer – Eliot Duffy (Canberra)
Secretary – David ‘Hainsey’ Haines (Canberra)

Vic Rep – Vivian Cao (Melbourne)
NSW Rep – Monique McDonald  (Sydney)
ACT Rep – Kat Vincent (Canberra)
QLD Rep – Steve Berry (Brisbane)
SA Rep – Travis ‘TJ’ Ranson (Adelaide)
WA Rep – Isaac McLellan (Perth)
General Member – Suzi Miletic (Melbourne)
General Member – Jade Hiroki (Brisbane)

Congratulations to all committee members on their appointments, we look forward to working together for the next year!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *