Coaches Lynn-Maree Cullen and Toscha Stopar, assisted by “Honorary Ambassador” Bob Cranage OAM, ran the biathlon stand at the recent Fast and Female event. The trio introduced several groups of girls and young women to laser biathlon.
We have just held the first of our three major “on snow” weekends, the Paul Race Weekend!
Reports on the Paul Weekend and the Fast and Female event are in the mid-July edition of Australian Biathlon News, click on this link for more: AUS Biathlon News. mid-July 2013
Australian Biathlon coaches Lynn-Maree Cullen and Toscha Stopar will be supporting organiser Allison Stoddart with Fast and Female at Falls Creek, Victoria, this Sunday 7 July.
Cullen is a retired World Cup athlete, who assists at biathlon activities in Wodonga, Wangaratta and Whiskey Flat Range at Mt Hotham, Victoria; Stopar was coach at the Inaugural Youth Winter Olympic Games and coaches athletes in Melbourne, Victoria.
Cullen and Stopar will be introducing girls and young women to the new Larsen laser system, which has expanded the participation rate in biathlon exponentially since this new technology was introduced in Australia in February 2013.
Another pic from an earlier Sprint X at Lake Mountain … guess this biathlete was keen for the “best dressed” award … dressed for a roasting, maybe? 🙂
Lake Mountain is 120 km from Melbourne, for further info see http://www.lakemountainresort.com.au
Many AUS Biathletes spend time at Mt Hotham’s sister resort, Falls Creek, Victoria. Here is some important info for those planning on some cross country action at Falls next week!