UPDATE 15/09/21: Unfortunately due to ongoing border closures and public gathering restrictions, we’ve had no choice but to cancel the 2021 Australian Championship set for Glenelg, SA on 30th October 2021. We are currently working on a virtual format to be aired on our social media channels and will provide a full update in due course.
The STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Series is excited to announce that it will be heading to South Australia for the first time as a standalone event. The iconic Glenelg Beach will be the backdrop for the main event of the Australian Series, with the PRO championship confirmed for Saturday 30th October 2021. In a day of high-powered, high-octane extreme sports action, our nation’s top athletes in this original extreme sport will be battling it out with razor sharp axes and high-powered saws to be crowned the 2021 PRO Australian Champion.
The free entry event will kick off at the Jimmy Melrose Park on the Glenelg foreshore from 12pm on Saturday 30th October with the Rookie Championship showcasing the sport’s up and coming talent in the under 25 division. The main event of the day, the Pro Championship, will start from approximately 1.30pm and the supporting festival will run through until 8pm with food trucks, music and a licensed bar. Thanks to the support of the City of Holdfast Bay (www.holdfast.sa.gov.au) entry is free, but space will be limited to approximately 2000 attendees, so arrive early to secure a seat!
MEYER IS THE MAN TO BEAT
Last year the PRO Australian Championship could not go ahead in its usual format due to border closures across the country, but that did not stop the original extreme sport from proceeding! The competition went virtual with athletes competing at four different locations and the axe-ion streamed on social media for millions of fans worldwide to cheer on their Aussie favourites. Victorian Brayden Meyer put on a chopping and sawing masterclass taking out 1st place in the 2020 Virtual Championship, backing up his 2019 PRO Australian and World Championship wins, proving he is still the man to beat in the full six-discipline format.
“The pressure is on to repeat my successes of last year, but I love the pressure. Laurence and Brad and the boys will be back to try and knock me off the top spot of the podium, but I can’t wait to try and defend both my Australian and world titles this year. Hopefully we can get a full crowd down in Glenelg to cheer us on,” said Meyer.