Welcome to the GCA Website!
The GCA is proud to have Pryde’s Easifeed as an official sponsor. Supporting our sponsors is as “easi” as walking into your feed store and asking whether they stock Pryde’s products!
The GCA is proud to have Fine Arc Engineering as an official sponsor. Specialising in Custom made Truck & Tray bodies, Small goosenecks to Semi-trailers with full fit outs. Also fitting fold down gooseneck hitches. Chat to Zac today.
The GCA is pleased to have appointed Brenda Flanagan as our New Child Safety Officer. Brenda will work together with GCA to bring our association in line with the new Child Safety Standard Laws Introduced in Victoria in January 2017. Well Done Brenda.
The Role of a Child Safety Officer
Child Safe Officers help promote the message that keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. Every club must work towards minimising risk to children and the Child Safe Officer helps to ensure everyone is aware of the club’s policies and procedures to support this goal.
Child Protection Online Course
The Play by the Rules – Child Protection course is a free, interactive online training course suitable for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators. In this course you will learn:
•what child abuse is
•your rights and responsibilities under child protection laws
•how the laws apply to sporting organisations, clubs, their employees and volunteers
•when, where and how to report incidents
•how to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment at your club or organisation.
The course is short, user-friendly and features the latest interactive technology, including case studies, practical scenarios and a quiz. The course may be done in part, or all at once.
Users who successfully finish the course and the assessment quizzes can print a certificate of completion.
Memberships for the 2017/2018 Season are now due and all the new forms are available now online.
New Photography Permission Form to be filled out as well as Membership Form & Horse/Rider Registrations. Horse & Rider Registrations must be completed to collect points for end of season awards. Thank you.
Gippsland Campdraft Association is excited to announce…
Our TOP 5 Open riders for 2017.
These talented riders will head to Warwick to represent the GCA and compete in the Pryde’s Easifeed NCCA Champion Rider.
#1 – Ken Boulton, #2 – Peter Boulton, =3 – Darren Towns, =3 – Mat Holz, #5 – Vicki Hiscock.
Congratulations & Good Luck Team GCA!!
(Video of Top5 Presentation below. Additional videos of presentation night can now be found on YouTube including Peter Boulton’s fantastic speech on receiving Champion Rider!)
Welcome to Gippsland Campdrafting
The Gippsland Campdrafting Association was originally formed as the Eastern Campdrafting Association at a meeting of interested people on 3rd September 1973. The name was changed to Gippsland Campdrafting Association in November 1974, and although some of the earlier drafts no longer exist, others have taken their place, and the GCA now incorporates drafts to the east at Salt Creek near Johnsonville through to Trafalgar in the north west and as far south as Wonthaggi and Yanakie, therefore making the GCA uniquely bounded by the mountains and the sea.
GCA membership continues to grow each year, with more and more people becoming interested in the sport of campdrafting. This true “aussie” sport began in the cattle camps of the outback, where riders were required to select a beast out from the mob. This took the combined skill of horse and rider working together as one, as most cattle resent being separated from the mob. Over time, these skills were developed into the uniquely Australian sport as we see it today.
Campdrafting can involve the whole family, with events for 8 to Under 13, 13 to Under 17, Maiden, Ladies, Novice and Open drafts. There are practice days usually held at the beginning of each season which offer new and old drafters the chance to practice on cattle prior to entering an event.
The GCA is affiliated with the nationally recognised National Campdraft Council of Australia, and adheres to its rules. The GCA also offers Personal Rider Insurance as well as the exciting quarterly “Gippsland Campdrafting Association News” as part of its membership fee.