The 2015 Election of the SAVS Committee has been completed, taking into consideration the SAVS Terms of Reference (ToR) and the Skate Australia (SA) Constitution.

This election was undertaken by the General Manager of Skate Australia – Martin Grose, acting in the position of Registrar for the Election of the 2015 SAVS Committee

The four successful nominees and their positions are

·        Chair                   Igor Zambelli

·        Secretary            Joanna Birdseye

·        Treasurer            Jo Delice

·        Officials Rep        Rhoda Bueker

·        Coaches Rep       NA

We congratulate the new committee and wish them all the best in the coming year.
10513255 10206283756112734 5843331836529893964 nA Team of 13 skaters from Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales travelled to Namwon, Korean to compete in the 2015 Korean Open, an international event with skaters coming from all over the globe.  The Australian team arrived into Korea on Tuesday evening, they have settled in and begun training sessions to prep them for the tough competition ahead.
Racing will commence on Saturday 25th April, Australia fighting it out amongst the best. Best of luck to the skaters competeing in the 2015 Korean Open!

Active After Schools Activity Nov 2014 - Race  Final DayRun in conjunction with Skate Australia and the Australian Sports Commission, Stephen Hampson, Vice President - Speed of Skate Queensland, President of the Logan City Speed Skating Club at Hillcrest,and Level 1Coach laid the foundations for more Active After-School Communities activities with the running of the first Speed Skating activity for the Marsden State School.

 Greg Fox of the Active After-school Communities was delighted with the outcomes of the activity and commented that he was going to promote the Speed Skating activity to more schools in the region due to its success.

 Stephen had Margaret Retallick, herself a Level 1 Coach and National & Oceania Champion, working closely with Stephen to coach the children from hanging onto a rail to confidentially skating around unassisted. In fact on the last day of the session the children were confident enough to participate in a race from which the winners were awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.

The Quick Kids Bronze coaching material formed the basis of the after school activity to great success. The National Chair of Speed Skating Officials and World Championship Official, Karen Doyle also attended on the last day and acted as race official to give the children a real feel for what roller speed skating was all about.

Karen commented that the confidence gained in the children in such a short time was fantastic to see. Stephen said that the beaming faces on the children confirmed that they had a great time and the way they progressed was a testimony to its success. Stephen also went on to say that the support from Margaret Retallick assisted greatly in the success of the activity and thanked her for her support.

Stephen said that in the quest to grow the sport of Roller Speed Skating in Queensland he looked forward to more participation from other schools in the region in 2015 and wanted to encourage more children and adults to take up roller speed skating as he said that it is one sport guaranteed to get you fit.

Stephen Hampson – VP Speed.

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