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TO ENHANCE their free fall-
ing skills, a small contingent
of Navy sports skydivers were
part of 76 participants at the
Australian Defence Parachuting
Association's (ADPA) five-day
parachuting skills camp in Picton,
NSW from December 19.
ADPA member CPO Rob
Clarke of Maritime Support said
Navy's participants were enthusias-
tic and met each challenge head-on.
"We tackled every obstacle we
could find, including combining all
the disciplines offered at the camp
into one jump," CPO Clarke said.
"The triservice, tristate and
mixed gender hybrid T jump con-
sisted of extremely unconventional
exits. Some members exercised
their free-falling technique while
others used four-way formation and
LEUT Arthur Jagiello, HQJOC,
said he was pleased to obtain his B
licence during the skills camp.
"It felt good to finally fulfil the
licence requirements. I also enjoyed
working with world-class instruc-
tors, who helped me improve my
accuracy, canopy control and four-
way formation skydiving skills,"
LEUT Jagiello said.
One of the camp's top parachut-
ing coaches, Cameron Jarrett, said
the skills camp was a great success,
with no injuries or safety incidents.
"The Defence members' dis-
ciplined approach to learning and
dedication to safety awareness was
excellent. It would be good to see
more opportunities for the members
to practise the skills they learned
and improved on during the camp,"
Mr Jarrett said.
OC of Kapooka's Adventurous
Training Wing, MAJ Rebecca
Lacey, said the ADPA committee
was always on the lookout for new
members. "It's fantastic to see this
sport having such a positive influ-
ence on so many Defence mem-
bers," MAJ Lacey said.
If you would like to join ADPA or would
like information about sports parachut-
ing email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2, 2012
Skydivers drop in for training camp
By WGCDR Trevor Owens
LCDR Darryl Whitehead (HMAS
Albatross) and LCDR Joanne
Fehervari (Navy Canberra) were
runaway winners in the 27th
annual ADF Golf Championships
played at Canberra's Federal Golf
Club in December.
LCDR Fehervari led the Ladies
Championship from start to finish
with CPO Julie-Anne Cocks (Navy
Sydney) a distant runner-up while
LCDR Whitehead took out the
After leading the field
at the end of play on the
second day by two shots,
LCDR Whitehead was run
down by first day leader
and eventual ADF cham-
pion CPL Trent Fortescue
and CAPT Jamie Pitt
He finished the highest
for Navy, some 18 shots
ahead of LEUT Matt
Klohs (HMAS Cerberus).
One hundred and thirty
six players descended on
the Federal Golf Club in
generally good conditions
to compete on the champi-
onship layout which pro-
vided a tough, challenging
but fair test for all.
On day one, WOFF
John King set the scene
for the event with a hole-
in-one on the short 16th, only the
third hole-in-one in the event's
CPL Trent Fortescue led the
field with a par round of 72, two
shots ahead of CAPT Pitt, LCDR
Whitehead, and SIG Dave Sherlock.
Day two saw CPL Fortescue and
SIG Sherlock falter, both shooting
an eight over par 80, while LCDR
Whitehead carded a 73 to lead the
field from Pitt (75).
The third round saw a tus-
sle between LCDR Whitehead,
CPL Fortescue and SIG Sherlock
with the latter two bouncing back
into form. In a magnificent and
controlled display of golf, CPL
Fortescue turned three under at the
9th to lead by seven shots with nine
holes to play, and then finished the
round at 70 (two under), which was
the only sub-par round of the tour-
In the single service catego-
ries, CAPT Pitt took out the Army
Championship from SIG Sherlock,
while SGT Rod Smylie (RAAF)
played steady golf for his first
Championship win by three shots
from FLTLT Sam Harkiss and CPL
Brendan Creek. Ex-WO1 Peter
Hawken from Townsville took out
the APS title from Dave Elliott and
AB Virginia Vale continued
to fly the flag for the women
by taking out the overall ADF
Nett Championship. SGT Sharn
O'Connor (Army) was the fitting
winner of the WO2 Peter Medlicott
Memorial Trophy as the regional
Last, but not least, in the "old
warhorse" category, FLTLT Daryl
Bell became the seniors' champion
and WOFF Kent Scott took out the
seniors' nett title.
The 2012 ADF Championship is scheduled
to be held at Federal Golf Club from
December 10-14. Entry forms will be
available from July onwards.
Putting it in to
take the titles
IN FORM: LCDR Joanne Fehervari putts on the 10th green on her
way to being crowned ADF champion (above) and (inset) LCDR
Darryl Whitehead on his way to winning the Navy title.
Photos: LAC Bill Solomou
Rugby league carnival
ARMY/Navy's rivalry will be reignited
in the Combined Australian Services
Rugby League (CASRL) carnival
at the Tomaree Sporting Complex,
Nelson Bay in March. The CASRL
draw is: Navy v Air Force (March 11
at 3pm), Army v Air Force (March 14
at 5.30pm) and Navy v Army (March
16 at 3pm). The CASRL team will
be selected from the three service
teams and will play an exhibition game
against the Port Stephens Sharks on
Sunday, March 18.
WOUNDED service personnel are
gearing-up to take on wounded
soldiers from other nations in a
Paralympics sports contest in the US.
Around 10 ADF members will com-
pete in the Marine Corps Trials and
games from February 13-22 at Camp
Pendleton, California. Meanwhile, three
wounded ADF personnel are on the
slopes in Canada as part of the ADF's
Wounded Warrior program. They are
participating in the Veteran's Learn to
Ski Festival at the Mount Washington
Alpine Resort, Vancouver Island.
Four players make the
grade in ADF team
MAKING A SPLASH: LEUT Tor Sorensen, white cap, gets over the top of
AC Daniel Davoren at the ADF water polo championships.
Photo: David Eason
By CPL Max Bree
FOUR of Navy's best water polo play-
ers have been selected for the ADF
side following the interservice cham-
pionships at Randwick Barracks from
November 28-December 2.
SMN Cassandra Armstrong (HMAS
Albatross), SMN Eli Deloraine (HMAS
Waterhen), SMN Matt Deloraine
(HMAS Waterhen) and LEUT James
Dobson (HMAS Toowoomba) will head
to the Gold Coast in May to represent
the ADF at the Australian Country
The selections came after a hard-
fought interservice comp where the
ACT women's team downed their South
East Queensland rivals in the final.
Both sides went nearly goal for goal
in the first three quarters with ACT
starting the fourth with a narrow 10-9
lead. A quick goal to SE Queensland
levelled the scores, but a fired-up ACT
hit back, scoring four unanswered goals
to finish the game 14-10.
MIDN Brianna McConville believed
her team might have slacked off in the
final contest. "The other games we
had won by about six goals," MIDN
McConville said. "For the last game we
probably went in a bit complacent."
"But in the fourth quarter we got
our heads down, kept it cool and came
together with a win."
Three fouls in the game saw MIDN
McConville sent from the pool, but the
HMAS Creswell cadet was not upset
with the punishment.
"You're not playing water polo if you
don't get sent off," she said. "But it's all
right ... you're back the next game."
In the men's competition, the NSW
team demolished South East Queensland
The Queenslanders struggled for
traction as a talented NSW team ran riot.
LEUT Stephanie Bacon, AB Steed
Wilson (HMAS Stirling), PO Richard
Kamprad (HMAS Waterhen) and AB
Richard Gregory (HMAS Stirling)
made the ADF team list as reserves.
The next ADF championships are
scheduled to be held in Darwin in
For more information about ADF Water Polo,
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