2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships Dates Announced

2017 indoor skydiving championshipsAustralia: Dates for the 2018 annual Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships have now been announced. The internationally recognised event will be held on the 24th and 25th August 2018.

The 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships will be hosted once again at iFLY Indoor Skydiving Penrith. The Penrith facility is recognised as Australia’s largest indoor skydiving facility, and largest in the southern hemisphere.

“Australia is rapidly becoming a leader in producing some of the world’s greatest in the sport of indoor skydiving”, comments iFLY Indoor Skydiving National Marketing Manager Cheryl Dawson, “It is one of the most accessible and all-inclusive sports and we are incredibly proud of the talent that our facilities across Australia have been producing.”

ladies 4-way FS indoor skydivingInternational competitors will find the Aussies hard to beat when flying superstars like 12-year-old Gold Medal Junior Freestyler Amy Watson, and the Asia Pacific vertical formation skydiving record holders, Team Focus are confirmed to compete.

The 2017 championships saw 172 competitors across 86 teams compete; with the youngest entrant just 6 years old!

“Indoor skydiving is a sport that can be enjoyed by anybody, any age, all-inclusive”, continues Cheryl, “it doesn’t matter if you are in a wheelchair, have hearing loss, low vision, are 3 years old or 103. When you are indoor skydiving everyone is the same.  We invite people of all abilities to enter and be part of our championships and have your chance to compete for Australia!”

junior indoor skydivers, amy watson, team firefly singaporeAll the Australian competitors who win a medal in the 2018 championships will qualify to participate in the World Cup happening later this year in Bahrain at Gravity Indoor Skydiving.

“Without a doubt, this is the biggest indoor skydiving event to ever happen in Australia”, continues Cheryl, “we will have some of the world’s greatest indoor skydivers competing and the world top international judges attending.  We want everyone to be part of it!”

The public will be invited to attend free of charge, and iFLY Indoor Skydive will also broadcast a live Facebook Feed expected to be viewed by almost 1 million viewers.

The 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships will be held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August.  For more information on the event and to register as a contender please head to https://downunder.iflyworld.com/2018AustralianOpen

Media passes are available on request.

For more information and updates on the competition checkout the www.ifly.com.au

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