The countdown is on with the final three weeks of bricklaying preparation before the National WorldSkills Australia competition. It takes place at the Melbourne showgrounds between the 6th and 8th of October so if you’re able, get on down for an amazing display of the best talent in Australia, across all the trades.
Many of the bricklaying competitors have been inspired by the events at the recent Olympic Games where there were so many great stories around outstanding achievement, sportsmanship and producing your best when it counts. Just like in the Olympics, the 12 young brickies from around Australia will be fighting it out for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and the chance to represent Australia at the International “Skill Olympics” in Abu Dhabi next year. At the last international, Sam Spong (pictured) did us proud bringing home Bronze following his outstanding success at the Australian national event.
I would like to wish each competitor all the very best for their final preparations and I am looking forward to seeing you all in action at the big event where the bricklaying competition is a great spectacle. It is hoped that many in the crowd will not only be entertained but also inspired to consider the bricklaying trade as a career, especially all the school students who will be attending. How it Works
Representing a local area, in regional chronological order are:
- Adelaide – Jae Edwards
- Ballarat/Wimmera – Trystan Sammut
- Brisbane – Adrian Clark
- Central Queensland –Patrick Sommerfeld,
- Gold Coast – Jack Sommerfeld,
- Macquarie – Damien Tibbles
- Melbourne – Andrew O’Connor
- Mid Coast – Michael Bonar
- Perth North – Conrad Yeeles
- Perth South – Ethan Warner
- South West WA – Nikolas Foster
- Tasmania – Arron Ladlow
A note from our Editor: There’ll be more soon about our competitors – watch out for ABBTF’s WorldSkills Australia newsletter coming up and Subscribe Here if you don’t already receive the e-newsletter. Visit WorldSkills Australia for more on this event and check-out this website for info about a career as a Qualified Bricklayer – you’ll find you’re in demand!
International Chief Expert – WorldSkills