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NAVY volleyballers were runners-up at the Australian
Defence Volleyball Association (ADVA) annual
national tournament in Townsville from October 25 to
A visiting team from the RAF contested the state-
based combined services indoor competition and beat
ACT 3-1 in the men's final.
North Queensland beat a combined NSW/ACT/
South Australia 3-0 in the women's combined service
PO Brad Imberger was named best passer for the
The ADVA committee is now planning for the 2014
competition with early indications the Royal Navy
For more information on Defence volleyball, go to www.adva.
LSIS Helen Frank
CPL Cameron Baird died how he lived -- at
the front, giving his all without any indeci-
sion -- so the workout designed in his honour
for this year's Australian Hero Games started
with a 600m sprint.
The Hero Games is a CrossFit competi-
tion which has been hosted each year by 2
Cdo Regt, Holsworthy, since 2011. Each year
the workout is dedicated to a fallen soldier
and raises money for the Commando Welfare
CPL Baird was killed in action in
Afghanistan in June.
His fellow commandos remember him as
an outstanding Special Forces soldier, exem-
plifying what it meant to be a commando,
living by the attributes of uncompromising
spirit and honour.
CPL Baird was a dedicated and disci-
plined soldier, always striving for excellence
in everything he did.
More than 140 people worked out in mem-
ory of CPL Baird on November 6 and more
than $11,000 was raised on the day.
Navy, Army and Air Force were represent-
ed along with AFP and civilians from local
LSPT Luke Martin, of FBE Gym, took
out second place behind Khan Porter, of
He said he discovered CrossFit while on
his PT course and has loved it ever since.
"This was my second competition but the
first one that I have done well in," he said.
"Competing for CPL Baird was inspiring,
especially at the beginning when we had a
minute's silence and heard about who he was
and what he did."
The Commando Welfare Trust supports
initial emergency funding and the long-term
financial requirements of families of fallen
soldiers in times of hardship where existing
funding or grants or entitlements no longer
Hero Games coordinator MAJ F said he
hoped to raise more funds than in previous
"We raised a total of $50,000 last year and
we are hoping to double it this year," he said.
In addition to the competition day held at
Holsworthy, the Hero Games is run internation-
ally through CrossFit boxes around the world.
HAVING A BALL: AB Jasmin Butler competes in
the beach volleyball.
Male open winner:
Khan Porter, of CrossFit Play,
LSPT Luke Martin, of FBE Gym,
Female open winner:
Alethea Boon, of CrossFit Active,
Sara Gavin, of PH CrossFit,
Baird 'leading from the front'
600m run (men 2min time cap, women
3min time cap)
3 Rounds -- as many reps as possible
1min deadlifts (men 90kg, women 70kg)
1min lateral burpees
Workout for a hero
CANBERRA'S Females in Training (FIT) invites
novices and experienced female triathletes to
participate in the Women's and Girls Canberra
Centenary Triathlon on December 1 at Black
Mountain Peninsula in Canberra.
The WAG-Tri is about fun, challenge and partic-
ipation and features a lake swim, bike ride and run,
with challenges to suit both novice and experienced
Personnel who don't want to do the whole event,
are encouraged to get together with friends and
enter as a team of two or three and share the swim-
ming, cycling and running legs.
Race 1 is a short 200m swim, 7.5km cycle and
2km run or walk, while Race 2 will be a 400m swim,
15km cycle and 4km run or walk.
There'll also be barrel draw prizes including a
More information and entry details are at www.fitact.org.au
Here's your chance
Close finish for
UPLIFTING RESULT: LSPT Luke Martin does pull-ups at the Australian Hero Games held at Holsworthy Army Barracks in Sydney.
Photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes
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