Twelve juniors aged from 7 to 14 participated in the skills development workshop that involved both rollerskiing and laser biathlon shooting. Coach Cameron Morton began the session with a warm up, consisting of coordination and ski simulation exercises, before splitting the group into rollerskiers and laser shooters.
The venue was excellent, with the car park closed off from traffic for rollerskiing, allowing a 400m and 600m loops, and the Secondary College’s bus shelter was idea for shooting undercover, with sun protection and shade from the 30 plus degree day.
At the end of the two hours, all participants took part in a simulated biathlon event, where some excellent shooting skills were displayed. “The West” Team prevailed over “The East” Team to be the champions.
The next EGBC training event is scheduled for the 5th of March, beginning at 1:30 pm at the BARC in Bairnsdale. The 2015 Australian Mens Open Champion Damon Morton, who is Australia’s only biathlete currently qualified for the prestigious Biathlon World Championships, will be coaching at the event. He will provide a demonstration of rollerskiing and laser shooting, before sharing his skills with the kids. It is an opportunity not to be missed! Enquiries to e: communics-aba[at]netspace.net.au