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Volunteers: Behind The Scenes Angels

July 14, 2016
Volunteers: Behind The Scenes Angels

There were many public “faces” of the 2016 World Footbike Championships and equally many private behind the scenes angels, without which the event could not have gone ahead in the way that it did. We’d like to bring those to your attention here, hopefully including everyone in some way. Arguably the most recognisable “voice” of […]

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“It’s a Wrap!”

July 12, 2016
“It’s a Wrap!”

 A huge heartfelt THANK YOU to all who travelled to Kick Down Under at the Gold Coast in Australia over the last few days. Here are some World Champions from our 2016 event. Once we’d finished using the podium at the Sports Super Centre, a bird posed in “3rd place” before we loaded it back […]

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Enjoying Endurance Next To Roos…

July 12, 2016
Enjoying Endurance Next To Roos…

 On a chilly winter morning several balloons were hovering above as the scene was set for Endurance racing around a new Gold Coast industrial area. And for those with a keener eye, there were some kangaroos grazing next to the start/finish area as well! Ash the “First Aider” joined us for a 3rd day and, thankfully, […]

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Sportsmanship, Sunshine and Spills

July 10, 2016
Sportsmanship, Sunshine and Spills

 What a magnificent winter’s day on the Gold Coast in Australia! Perfect for a world championship event.  When we started setting up, we realised that weren’t alone… these kangaroos were in the middle of our criterium track and the skyscrapers in the photo show how close to the beach we are.      Michal Kulka […]

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Kicking Down Under

July 9, 2016
Kicking Down Under

    The sun shone in the Sunshine State today when the World Footbike Championships got under way at the Gold Coast. At the Sports Super Centre, kickers from around the world were the first to use the athletic track for a competition since it was completely renovated and re-surfaced recently. Many were intrigued at the […]

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Flags Flying Outside and Inside – WELCOME!

July 7, 2016
Flags Flying Outside and Inside – WELCOME!

The Sports Super Centre had (seemingly) random flags fluttering in the early evening breeze outside, and we had flags flying inside of the nations we welcomed to the Gold Coast tonight for the 7th Footbike World Championships. As well as the regulatory identity lanyards, competitor numbers and microchips, the goodie bag included a frisbee, koala […]

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Swim BETWEEN The Flags and No Kicking On The Beach!

July 6, 2016
Swim BETWEEN The Flags and No Kicking On The Beach!

You probably don’t need to be told that kicking ON the beautiful Gold Coast beaches is not a good idea. You may need reminding though that if you decide to swim please only do so on PATROLLED BEACHES and KEEP BETWEEN THE FLAGS!!! Unfortunately the surf can be deceiving and dozens of tourists drown every […]

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THANK YOU To Our Sponsors

July 6, 2016
THANK YOU To Our Sponsors

In the lead-up to the any sporting event, there is an enormous amount of work that goes on behind-the-scenes to prepare “the stage” for the athletes. In the case of the Footbike World Championships, volunteers on the committee of the Australian Footbike Association Inc have been working for several years. They will be joined over […]

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Meet Another Bruce – The Foodtruck!!!

July 4, 2016
Meet Another Bruce – The Foodtruck!!!

Let me introduce you to Bruce and NOT Bruce Cook our Aussie Race Director! This Bruce is going to be serving food to us on Saturday at the Luke Harrop Memorial Circuit for our Criterium and Relay racing day. He’s a Food Truck, straight out of the 1970’s retro era! And now, Bruce would like […]

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Whales|Wildlife|Wine

July 2, 2016
Whales|Wildlife|Wine

If the surf or theme parks aren’t your thing then there are plenty of other options for you in and around the Gold Coast. At this time of year whale watching is very popular. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for many things including feeding these rainbow lorikeets. They have lots of other Australian native animals […]

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