Axemen prepare for annual Carnival



Preparations are currently underway for the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Axemen’s Club Carnival.

Being held over the weekend of November 14 and 15 at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club chopping arena, the event will showcase 32 axemen from around New Zealand and Australia.
Current and past New Zealand and World Champions will be participating, including Franklin’s very own world title holder, David McDonald (see story on page 27).
Participants will compete in ten different chopping and sawing events on each day, with the competition running from 10am until 4pm both days.
The Waiuku Axemen have had a busy off season. Following on from success in Sydney, William McDonald went to Adelaide and placed in the Championship Single Saw. He also captained the New Zealand Under 21 team which finally saw the team taking a win in the last relay race against Australia.
Nathan McDonald went to the Perth Royal Show where he placed and won several events including the Single Saw Championship. Jesse Whitehead has returned from Canada where he was successful in the chopping circuit. The team will be travelling to the Christchurch Show just before the Waiuku event to compete for three days, which will see them primed and ready for some spectacular chopping.

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