Esperance Junior Fire Brigade tops zone ahead of State Championships

Esperance hosted another close competition at the 2019 Goldfields Junior Fire Brigade Zone Championships on, November 17, with Esperance Brigades securing multiple category wins.

The championships were transferred from Kambalda at the last moment as the predicted, and achieved sweltering 44 degree day in town was considered to be a little inhibiting for the young competitors.

However, Esperance delivered, producing a hot day with a pleasant breeze, making for ideal competition conditions.

Once again, Zone Brigades from Coolgardie, South Kalgoorlie, North Kalgoorlie, Kambalda and Esperance faced off in a series of challenges to test their skills.

The brigades displayed their competitive edge and greatly improved skills to make for a great day of rivalry and spirited competition between teams.

Judges noted that when compiling the winning scores they were amazed at how close some of the event results were.

Mirroring the results of the last competition, the best overall brigade was awarded to Esperance with 139 points.

North Kalgoorlie finished second overall with 99 points and Kambalda third with 68 points.

Esperance also took home the winning Junior Brigade for a second time in a row, and the winning Sub Junior Brigade was North Kalgoorlie.

Once again, Champion Junior Fireman was Aden Close from Esperance with 13 points, beating his last competition score of nine points.

Gus Ferguson from Esperance came in second with nine points and Tyler Andrews from Kambalda finished third on six points.

Champion Sub Junior Fireman was once again Josh Campbell from North Kalgoorlie with 13 points, with Zac Savill from Kambalda finishing on seven points, tied with teammate Steven Wonoa-Katene.

Natalie Ferguson from Esperance Sub Juniors shone in her championship performance earning her Best Female Fire Fighter out of both grades.

On the weekend of November 30, and December 1, all the Brigades will travel to Fremantle to attend the WA State Junior Fire Brigade Championships which will decide the Champion WA Junior Brigade for 2019.

Following the high standard of competition in Esperance over the weekend, all the Zone coaches are confident that the Goldfields will be very competitive at the State Championships.

Esperance coaches Harry Moir and Brian Willoughby look forward to the Brigade performing well at the State Championships.