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2013 ADFF Nationals Football (Soccer) Carnival
"Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ADFF Women's Football"
1-9 November 2013
Cromer Park, Cromer, NSW (30 Mins North of Sydney)
Player Nominations Required for:
Men's Veterans (Over 35s)
A Player Development Camp will precede the Carnival and be held for all teams
24-31 Oct 13 at HMAS CRESWELL
Further details on the requirements to nominate as a player or support staff are
contained in the NAVYFFA ADMIN INST located under the ADFF Nationals table at
All personnel are encouraged to read and comply with all requirements contained in the
ADMIN INST prior to nomination
ADFF Carnival Coordinator for Navy is LEUT Kellie Brown
www.defence.gov.au/news/NAVYNEWS August 29, 2013
LCDR Edward Ellison
CMDR Catherine Hayes assumed com-
mand of HMAS Toowoomba on July 19.
In a low-key ceremony, CMDR
Brendon Zilko handed the ship's cer-
emonial 'spy glass' to CMDR Hayes,
representing the weight of command.
It was a bittersweet moment
for CMDR Zilko as he said goodbye
to the crew. "I'm very proud of what
Toowoomba has accomplished," he said.
"It is said that a ship's accomplish-
ments are a reflection of the captain, but
they really are a result of the crew."
CMDR Zilko made his departure
in grand style along Oxley wharf in
a Lamborghini Gallardo AS with the
ship's company cheering.
CMDR Zilko will take up his new
position as XO of NUSHIP Adelaide.
CO CMDR Hayes told her new
ship's company it was a privilege to
assume command and she was looking
forward to the challenges ahead. "We
have a challenging and exciting program
ahead of us and I will ask you all to
show a bit of grit because there will be
times when it will be needed," she said.
Toowoomba swaps hands
ALL YOURS: CMDR Brendon Zilko
hands over command to CMDR
Catherine Hayes. Photo: LSIS James Whittle
THE Jubilee Trust tall ship Lord
Nelson set off on a voyage around
the world on October 21 last year,
the 207th anniversary of Admiral
Horatio Nelson's most famous vic-
tory: Trafalgar Square.
The voyage has seen the tall ship
travel four times across the equator, to
seven continents, across 50,000 miles
and to 30 countries.
After leaving the UK on October
21, she is heading for the International
Fleet Review (IFR) in Sydney
from October 3-11, via Fremantle,
Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart.
Staff Officer at HQ-FAA at
HMAS Albatross LEUT Kevin
King said Lord Nelson was the first
disability-accessible tall ship to sail
around the world.
"She is giving people the chance to
take part in an adventurous ocean pas-
sage and taking the Trust ethos of mixed
physical ability sailing to new countries
around the world," LEUT King said.
He said he volunteered to be liaison
officer for the ship when he heard she
would be visiting Australia for the IFR.
"I had previously sailed in her as relief
navigator and bosun on a number of
occasions while in the UK," he said.
"As a member of the RAN I feel
honoured to be part of the fantastic
spectacle the IFR promises to be"
Lord Nelson will make history by
being the first fully accessible tall ship
to visit Australia and to sail around
THE Defence Equity Advice Line
(DEAL) will transition to the Defence
Service Centre in a move that sup-
ports a reform initiative to decommis-
sion low call volume 1800 helplines.
As of September 2, all calls to the
DEAL will be referred to the Defence
Service Centre (DSC), known as
Director Alternative Resolutions
and Equity Helen Marks said the
DEAL received less than 500 calls
a year. "Transitioning to the DSC
1800DEFENCE line will provide a
professional service and a 100 per
cent response rate to DEAL calls,"
Ms Marks said.
When you ring the DEAL, the
response will be a recorded message
that automatically redirects you to
the 1800DEFENCE number (1800
333 362). The redirection will be in
place for three months, after which
the DEAL number will be decommis-
The 1800DEFENCE line will pro-
vide level one support to satisfy sim-
ple enquiries such as directing cus-
tomers to current policy and contacts
in regard to unacceptable behaviour
More complex enquiries will be
referred to subject matter experts
in the Directorate of Alternative
Resolutions and Equity, Values,
Behaviours and Resolutions Branch.
The Lord Nelson will be working
with Australian Defence charities in
order to give disabled Australian serv-
ing and ex-servicemen the opportunity
to embark on a tall ship adventure.
"Life on board really is about join-
ing in and getting involved regardless
of your physical ability," LEUT King
said. "There are also eight cabins on
the ship designed for wheelchair users
and their buddies as well as the facili-
ties to cater for people with a wide
range of disabilities."
Commissioned by the Jubilee
Sailing Trust Lord Nelson is the flag-
ship for enabling people with disabili-
ties to sail a tall ship.
More information is at www.jst.org.uk or
contact LEUT Kevin King at HQ-FAA on
(02) 4424 1404 or 0423 162 036.
Tall ship on a mission
HARD AT WORK: STS Lord Nelson crew members stand on the foot ropes and Flemish horse of the T'Gallant
Yard, holding the braces while furling a sail and (inset) the Lord Nelson in action.
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