SIX emergency service cadets will travel to Sydney for next month’s Australian Fire Cadet Championships.
The team is part of the Quinns Rocks Bushfire Brigade Cadets unit and will leave Perth on September 29 ahead of the October 3-6 championships.
It includes captain Jay Dwyer, Benn Marshall, Martin Moon, Brendan Williams, William Wyatt and Jamie Marshall.
Coach Richard Moon said the six cadets had been training three times a week for up to 11 hours.
“The team will compete in eight events over the three days as well as various activities such as high and low ropes courses, raft building and other team building activities,” he said.
“They get ranked on how quick they do it and whether they follow the safety side.
“The games aim to teach cadets teamwork, camaraderie, friendship, organisation, structure and ranking.”
Mr Moon, who will be travel with the team with manager Jess Napier, said the program also included fun events and team challenges, such as building a raft.
Wanneroo council approved a $1200 sponsorship for the cadets’ trip at its September 19 meeting.
The cadet unit operates out of Quinns Rocks Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade’s station in Clarkson and has about 25 cadets.
Lucy Jarvis | North Coast Times