ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

Aussie legend Steve Daddow gets some much needed protection from the crowd by ASRA hard men and Newton's volunteers Dave "Don't look at me" Miller and Scott "The Guff" Guthrie

The only thing better than smashing into a hay wall at 100km/h is watching it happen from 3 feet away. Without our volunteers events like this just would not happen. ASRA is calling out for volunteers to help make the action happen.

All Volunteers will be given VIP 3 day festival passes to the event and free camping accreditation. You will of course get a very warm fuzzy feeling by helping the guys at ASRA who are full-time volunteers help the Australian skateboard racing scene.

Whats ASRA needs:

Track marshals - to pick up the pieces when it all come unstuck
• Assisting the Discipline Stewards
• Report any rules infractions
• Use designated flags when necessary to signal riders of accidents, debris or other hazards
• Radio communication with stewards
• Removal of any debris and repair of haybale walls
• Track maintenance
• Assisting Starter and Finish Steward
• On-track commuting

Event staff - The run our check-in, manage communications and organise our riders on the hill
Required - Background or interest in event management and ability to yell at skateboarders with clear direction
• Assisting rider registration and check-in
• Handling accreditation
• Answering rider on-track inquiries
• Assisting the Chief scorer
• Assisting information dissemination

Video Crew
- To film the live track video
Helpful but not essential - Background or experience in video production
• Cameraman
• Video switching
• technical crew
• Audio

Random people - to do all sorts or weird and wacky tasks all over the mountain
Required - ability to do everything and anything and do it quickly

What ASRA requires:

Newton's Nation is a 3 day festival so as a volunteer you will be required to be at the mountain on Thursday 25th for an induction and ready to go at 7am on Friday the 26th November. So call in your sick leave, reschedule you UNI exams or simply tell your boss to get stuffed cause your heading to the mountain for the last week in November to be involved in the biggest downhill and music event of the year.

The ASRA girls made sure rider check-in was a torrid affair with competitors having to complete at least 1 crossword question to gain entry to the event

Charlie Don't Skate legend and ASRA video crew man Braden introduced the Downhill world community to the Dipper at the 2009 event

ASRA volunteers deliver additional green whistles to the hard pressed medical staff at the dipper

BMB President Mountain Mic Codner will be back again this year with his BMB crack team to run the carnage at the Dipper

With riders approaching Forest Elbow at 90km/h the volunteers did a great job in picking up the pieces

ASRA Vice-president and Newton's volunteer Robbo doing the dirty work on haybale day

Newtons track marshals check for rider indiscretions under the watchful eye of Dipper Captain Mountain Mic

If your interested in volunteering at Newton's Nation IGSA World Cup than register your details via the Newton's Volunteer page
Contact ASRA Director Dave Blackwood for more info at:

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Comment by Ian Coggan on September 9, 2010 at 23:07
ill help :D and ill be keen.

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Comment by Ian Coggan on September 9, 2010 at 23:10
like im going anyway, so i'd do anything to help brothers out
Comment by Ashley Armitage on September 9, 2010 at 23:28
Hey guys, just wondering when you let volunteers know if they have a job or not? Andrew Armitage signed up and he is available for the 3 days doing anything you need him for. Cheers :P
Comment by Robbo on September 9, 2010 at 23:56
I will be in touch with some of the volunteers next week
Comment by Adam 'yatedawg' Yates on September 10, 2010 at 7:18
robbo. bugz. im down to help out in the understanding im really wanting to race. problem, im on crutches and may be for the race as well. any who let me know whats up.
Comment by Taz Charker on September 10, 2010 at 10:44
im there, with spare seats going from canberra.
Comment by Luke Strudwick on September 10, 2010 at 11:54
il help im keen
Comment by Ash on September 10, 2010 at 13:12
I’m not sure if I put the right email in with my submission, was I suppose to receive some sort of acknowledgement email? Or is there a way to check on its status? Im really keen to come along and help out.

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Comment by Tom Chirnside on September 11, 2010 at 12:11
yea im real keen to help, would be awsome!
Comment by kitty kat on September 12, 2010 at 0:05
I can help out where and when i can like i did last year. (getting rider bags ready and bits and bobs through the weekend)

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