Junior Advocates

In addition to the AJGC Committee, there are many juniors and seniors behind the scenes who give their time and efforts to support the junior movement. The people mentioned below are by no means the extent of the supporters, however, they alongside the committee are the main team to deal with any junior issues.



Junior Representatives

NATIONAL COMPETITION COMMITTEE – CHRIS JESSE

The National Competitions Committee is responsible for the rules of national competitions, organisers guidelines, handicaps (through a sub-committee) and the timing and location of events.

This is Chris' second year in the position and he was last nominated as NCC representative in 2018.


GFA BOARD – MITCHELL TURNER


The Gliding Federation of Australia board is comprised of senior and influential members of the Australian gliding community. It is responsible for overseeing all training, general operations, financials and membership of the GFA. The junior position adds a fresh perspective the the culture and world of gliding through a junior's eyes.

Mitch accepted this representative position in 2018.


COACHING PANEL – CAMERON BARTLETT

The GFA Coaching Panel works to promote higher standards of cross country and competition flying among Australian pilots. The panel works to encourage and support the development of the Junior movement, coach and support international competition pilots, and appoint and train coaches.

Cameron was nominated as Coaching Panel representative in 2018.

AMBASSADORS & COACHES

JUNIOR PERFORMANCE COACH – JOHN BUCHANAN

The Junior Performance Coach is the primary coach for the Australian Junior Gliding Team. His role is to coach, develop and support the team as they strive for success in the Junior World Gliding Championships. When the next team is still in the process of being selected, his role is broadened to support all juniors who may eventually be involved in the team. For more information about the Australian junior team, its development and to get involved, see the Junior Team page.

JUNIOR AMBASSADOR – ADAM WOOLLEY

Adam was one of the founding juniors of the Australian Junior Gliding Club. Adam competed in several JoeyGlides before becoming too old to compete. Since growing out of the Junior movement he has moved on to compete in national and international competitions. However, he has continued to be a supportive part of the junior movement and advisor to the GFA and AJGC on junior matters.

JUNIOR AMBASSADOR– ADAM WEBB

Australia was lucky enough the win the bid to host the 2015 Junior World Gliding Championships in Narromine, NSW. Adam had the privillige of being selected as the Contest Director for both the Worlds and proceeding JoeyGlide (Junior Pre-Worlds). As Contest Director he oversaw the the organisation and ran the Junior World Gliding Championships

Adam was the President of the Australian Junior Gliding Club for four years and has competed in numerous JoeyGlides. He ran the first Australian 20m Championships in 2013, 11th Australian Junior Gliding Championships and Pre-Junior World Gliding Championships, and was then asked to direct the 9th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships. Adam is a life member of the Australian Junior Gliding Club.

If you have any matters in the area of one of our Junior Advocates and would like to discuss it, please Contact Us.