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After little feedback, but much discussion, it has been decided and confirmed. The official NZ Freestyle Team selections for the 2004 Pre-Worlds will be held at Penrith on Monday 12th Jan starting at 9.00am.

Official Pre-Worlds nation training then starts on the 14th and actual competition on 21st.

So, if you think that you can make the cut: 5 K1 men, 3 K1 women, 3 K1 junior men, 2 K1 junior women, 2 C1...then book your tickets now!!!

If you wish to trial for the team, you must register your interest with me. At this time, you will receive further information about times, costs, accommodation options etc.

In the meantime, plan to be at any rodeo you can get to between now and then, so you can rank yourself personally against others.

Events that we know about at this stage:
Niamh Tomkins Memorial 6-7 December
River Valley Festival 13-14 December
Mangahaoa...awaiting Colin's reply on a possible event in November
Kaituna...we are planning to try an informal ranking event between 15 Dec and 4 this space.

If you know of any other event planned, please contact me and/or post it on this site.

We know that that we cannot please everybody due to travel and work committments. We need your input though, so that we have things in place early for the Worlds in Jan 2005.

Kevin Simpson
Team Manager