WINNER – Party Early Bird Draw

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Thanks to all of you that where eligible to go into the Early Bird Prize draw for the Joondalup Resort Essential Escape prize. Just to clarify the draw, all Life Members and qualified invitees that RSVP’ed plus all people that purchased tickets prior to COB on Monday where in the draw.

The draw was conducted by a nerdy random number generation program and one name was spat out at the end and this is:

Simon Agar

Well done Simon, I have the voucher  you can collect this at your convenience. The prize is valid till 31/10/2016 and can be used on the party night or other time. You will need to book with the resort and I can provide you the voucher number if you want to jump on it straight away.

Talking about the party, if you still have not got your tickets why not jump straight onto Register Now Party Tickets and get yours. There will be more great prizes and fun to be had on the night, including the Aquathlon bike prize draw from Bike Force Joondalup.

Life Membership, Nominations & Dinner

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Last week I mentioned the up-coming AGM on Sunday the 7th August at Sorrento SLSC 3-5PM but I did not mention one other important nomination activity, Life Membership nominations. So if you know someone that you believe qualifies for a life membership nomination then please check out the Life Member Nomination Details page and submit your nominations by Sunday 17th July 2016.

We are also still accepting votes for Club Person of the Year, to nominate someone please send via separate email for each nomination to in the subject line “Club Person of the Year Nomination” – then in the body put in your name, person you are nominating and a short sentence or two stating the reason why or what they did. We need to have these in by COB Thursday 30th June 2016.

Also as mentioned last week in the newsletter during the AGM we conduct an election of the committee for the 2016-17 year.  You can nominate for any position and we welcome your nominations via the Committee Nomination Form 2016-17. If you have any questions or want to know what positions are available please contact me or check out the committee information pages.

We have now closed off entries for the Early Bird prize draw for the Joondalup Resort Essential Escape accommodation prize and will be drawing this shortly with a notification sent out on Friday. Good luck to all those that have purchased or accepted invitations to the dinner.  If you have not yet got your tickets for the NCTC End Of Season Party on Saturday 23rd July there is still time so jump onto Register Now and get your tickets for this excellent club event and great night out.

Good luck in the resort accommodation prize draw, we are looking forward to seeing you all at these events very soon.

David Martin

Dinner Party

In the Chute – Dinner, Awards & AGM

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Hey NCTC Members,

With the Triathlon season coming to a close we have a few great events and functions to celebrate the year just been and the year ahead. If you have not yet got your tickets for the NCTC End Of Season Party on Saturday 23rd July then now is the perfect time to do it and win a great prize. All people who book and pay for a ticket before the 20th June (yes Monday it closes) will go into the draw to win The Essential Escape package which has been provided by Joondalup Resort. The Essential Escape is overnight accommodation in a Standard Deluxe room at the resort, with two full buffet breakfasts in the morning provided at Bistro 38. This prize can be used on the party night or at some other time. So jump onto Register Now and get your tickets today the odds or winning this valuable prize are excellent. We will advise the winner and members via email on 24th June 2016 so that you can make your booking.

One of the big elements at the party is to recognise members of the club for there outstanding contributions to the club in the membership year. We have Club Person of the Year, President Awards and Certificate of Appreciation awards. This year I am opening up the nominations to the general members via the ability to email in a vote or two for someone you think has done an outstanding job for the club or it’s members this year. So to nominate someone please send via separate email for each nomination to in the subject line “Club Person of the Year Nomination” – then in the body put in your name, person you are nominating and a short sentence or two stating the reason why or what they did. We need to have these in by COB Thursday 30th June 2016.

We also have on offer an award for Outstanding Achievement. This award has several criteria associated with it which is published here Club Awards Criteria. If you know of someone that qualifies please send these in also via email to me at subject Outstanding Achievement.

Following on from our Party night we have the up-coming AGM on Sunday the 7th August at Sorrento SLSC 3-5PM. During the AGM we conduct an election of the committee for the 2016-17 year and we would like to gather a group of passionate members that will share a range of tasks within the committee. We require people to take responsibility within the Executive group and general members to undertake committee roles.  If you wish to be a part of steering the decisions that are made, then be a part of the committee. All committee positions become vacant at the AGM, a number of people will continue on and nominate themselves again back to the roles they had or maybe a different role. Of course there will also be a number of members leaving the committee, your club needs your energy and enthusiasm and many hands make light work. You can nominate for any position and we welcome your nominations via the Committee Nomination Form 2016-17. If you have any questions or want to know what positions are available please contact me or check out the committee information pages.

I really look forward to seeing you all at these functions and good luck in the resort accommodation prize draw.

David Martin

Beginner Ladies Cycle Course, Bike Force Joondalup

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Kelli’s Story…..

Between October and December 2015 I swapped my usual Thursday night run intervals for cycling, by joining a 12-week women’s cycling course run by Bike Force Joondalup (the club’s Aquathlon major sponsor).  A couple of other North Coast ladies joined me.

For the first four weeks we rode the relatively flat area around Lake Joondalup to practice skills like cornering, braking and gearing. Then we moved out to Ziatas/Power station (and nearby roads) to learn about hill climbing (we LOVE hills) and sprints. I also became lot more confident with group riding, particularly rolling and safe drafting.

I was very happy to finally make it to end of this long and bumpy road, several times in fact, which is something that I have always wanted to achieve. Although, I could have done without almost cycling over a little green snake and the occasional lizard.

Like all good cyclists, we always finished each ride with a coffee and a chat. The group is a very friendly and welcoming bunch. I think I even managed to convince a couple of them to give triathlons a go and perhaps join North Coast! I learnt so many new skills and my efforts did not go unnoticed. I came away with the award for the most improved cyclist, I was chuffed!

Towards the end of May, registrations for the 2016 women’s cycling course will open, so keep your eye out for the advertisements. If you want to learn new skills, I highly recommend the course and encourage you to sign up. What’s even better is that the course is absolutely free.

A big thanks to Candy, Dave and the awesome volunteer leaders, including our very own Michelle Martin, for all their time and encouragement during the course.


Kelli and Candy the girls on the coarse


Don’t forget to sign  up for the 6th Annual Bikeforce Joondalup’s FREE Beginners Ladies Course, which will run from mid September until mid December every Thursday evening from 5.30pm to 6.30pm with a cuppa and a chitchat after the ride.  Simply email Candy at with the following info: name, mobile number, email address, type of bike (racing bike, hybrid, mountain bike) and level of fitness on the bike.  Places are filling fast.


Newsletter December 2015

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In the Chute

By David Martin – President

It has been a very busy 6 months for the club since the roll over of the membership year. We have continued to offer quality training and coaching services; provided numerous events for our members such as the Winter Duathlons, Summer Aquathlons, Tour de Lancelin Ride, Max Greive run, Information Seminars & Skills Workshops, a Season Launch event, a 5 week Juniors Training Series, and a WIT course.

In November, a large number of you supported the club by participating in the State Interclub Championship, in which we placed runner-up in the Champion Club point score by the tiniest of margins; we were also recognised as the biggest club participating in any IM branded 70.3 race in Australia for the year at Mandurah IM70.3; and in December NCTC IM participants were rewarded at IMWA with VIP Bike Racking for being the club with the largest number of entrants. Our club even managed to win 1st place at IMWA for winning the most points – receiving a special trophy at the after party! So to all our members involved in these races, and to those that participate in our training and coaching services, we extend to you a great big cheer of applause!

Whilst taking about events – make sure you pop down to Sorrento SLSC this Friday night for the annual XMAS Aquathlon. Aside from putting on a great Aquathlon race, the club will be putting on pizza’s and the bar will be open. This is a great way to end the year with all your training buddies. You can choose to race or watch others racing whilst watching the sun set over the magnificent Indian Ocean at Sorrento Beach. I look forward to seeing you all there for this one.

This year the club has received two new major sponsors being Bike Force Joondalup and Damien Newbold/Davey Real Estate.

For those of you that were unaware, we have had a sponsor change for the Aquathlon series this year. We pass on our best wishes to Al & Suzie from Als Cycle Surgery with sincere thanks for their 8 year partnership with NCTC. We now welcome Bikeforce Joondalup as the new naming rights sponsor for the Aquathlon series and additional involvement in the club. Dave and Candy at Bikeforce run a great business and offer a wealth of products and services that not only suit cyclists but they now stock and offer great Triathlon specific products and services. So drop into the shop in Winton Rd, Joondalup and tell them you are from the NCTC  for some excellent discounts and offers.

Updated NCTC TrailersAs most of you will know by now, active club member Damien Newbold and his business at Davey Real Estate have provided logistic support for our races. This has included a full make over of the two club trailers – including sand blasting, repainting, new artwork, tyres and a full reconciliation of the equipment inside!

You can see from the photo just how terrific the trailers are looking and if you have attended any races lately you will easily find them thanks to Damien always willingly taking them and setting up where and when needed. Please make sure you support Damien and Davey Real Estate  – they are certainly supporting us!

And now, with Xmas right upon us, I’d like to explain some adjustments to our coached services for this holiday period. The club calendar and weekly update email will keep you informed, but the last coached training session will be Wednesday night 23rd Dec swimming at Craigie. We will then have the following week off and resume again with cycling on Tuesday morning 5th Jan. There will of course be the family/social Boxing Day Ride & BBQ Breakfast on the 26th December at 7:30AM Sorrento SLSC. Please keep you eyes on the calendar and weekly update emails.

At this holiday time of year the entire committee and myself want to wish all our members, family and friends a very safe and enjoyable Xmas break.

Busselton IM 2015

By Emma Bott

Wow what a weekend!
As we rolled into Busselton the Ironman evidence was everywhere, the signs, flags, banners and posters. We took a stroll down the red carpet to check out Ironman alley and the air had a strange feel a mixture or excitement and panic! Maybe this was heightened by the ‘cycle mechanic – repairs’ and ‘wetsuit repairs’ signs posted at various spots. As the sun went down that dusk a strange quietness too hold of this ‘Ironman town’, al calm before the storm perhaps? Almost like an eeriness before a cyclone hits. Needless to say it was quiet, very very quiet. As I prepared to go to bed that night I offered up a prayer to the Ironman gods to keep everyone safe and as I lay in bed I silently sent my ’10 seconds of courage’ to my competing club mates. Not that they needed courage, the fact that they had got to the start line was courage enough to last a lifetime.

The alarm shrilled at 3.15am on Ironman race day. I quickly checked my facebook and sure enough a few nervous teammates were already up. Volunteer shirt on, hat on, sunscreen applied, we shoved a banana in our mouths and bleary eyed we drove down to the club tent to check that it hadn’t blown away overnight in the gale force winds that had suddenly appeared! The rain started to sprinkle down and with it my anxiety heightened as I worried about my friends on the slippery roads. It was then, as the sun struggled to rise, I looked out over the ocean…..The words washing machine and worse than the worse aquathlon stumbled out of my mouth. The worry of slippery roads flew out of my mind as I stated reciting the Lords prayer for my friends!

We made our way down near the start line. I put my biggest smile on my face. I noticed the ‘panic energy’ of yesterday had changed, changed to excitement with a sprinkling of fear! We found as many teammates as possible and excitedly wished them the best and reminded them we would be waiting for them at Russell street aid station. The countdown began 3, 2, 1 and the horn blasted! We watched the pros set off, then the courageous inspiring para athlete and his fantastic team set off. The age group wave of over 1200 men and women stood on the shore line ready to go ….. the horn sounds and they run into the water. The air was snapping with excitement and confusion amid yells, cheers and waves. The scene of different coloured swim caps was awesome to look at, trying to find my 44 club mates that I cared about was hopeless but I knew they were out there struggling to swim, breath and remain focused.

So we watched the whitewash of swimmers getting further and further away, the waves seemed to swallow them up. We waited near the beach but maybe that wasn’t a good thing as we kept seeing the rescue jet ski tearing out to swimmers. So we made our way to the swim exit aid station and waited and waited. As the minutes began to tick by the worry crept in especially with the gigantic seas. Our clubbies then began to trickle thru with looks of relief on their faces. We jumped up and down and cheered and clapped, phew phase 1 over!
We watched our teammates gear up and hop onto their steadly treadlys that would be their grand coaches powered by piston legs for a mere approx 6 hours. We made our way out (by bike) past Port Geographe Marina to stand on the roadside with our camera in hope of getting some action shots as memories for our friends. By this stage the wind had picked up and our Northcoasters came flying past us with flames on their tails. But coming back was a different story. It was evident the cycle was becoming a hard slog into the wind although one would think they were enjoying it from all the thumbs up and whoops we got. We managed to get some great action shots amid all the nutrition consumption that was happening. Jeepers a lot of food can be squeezed into those little bike bags and stuffed into back pockets. As our friends cycled their way thru their lap phase 2 drawing to a close.

Onto our bikes we jumped and made our way to the Russell street aid station to begin our hours of volunteering. Quickly we had our briefing and started handing out nutrition as the pros speed by. We were excitedly and nervously looking for our clubbies and we kept every possible aid nearby at the ready. A smorgasbord of gels, watermelon, nutrition bars, pretzels, lollies, vegemite, bandaids oh and most importantly Vaseline! Gradually North Coasters started running by with huge grins out breaking out onto their faces as they recognised our familiar faces. The feeling of being needed as we passed them what they needed was immensely gratifying.

The run leg seemed a never-ending loop of laps. As each team mate ran, walked, rolled or shuffled past a variety of emotions began to pass over their faces. As much as they were all so pleased to see us the underlying pain and emotional rawness was evident. It was at this time that I realized the power of simple words ‘your doing fantastic’ ‘you’re a machine’ ‘ I’m so proud of you’ became lifesaving words that the runners grabbed onto. It was then we swapped to the water station as a lot of team-mates came around for their 2nd or 3rd lap. That 3rd lap was when I noticed the tears just bubbling under the surface of many runners but at the same time a determined ‘I can’t stop’ attitude. As we encouraged not just our Clubbies but all that was out there to keep on running I felt amazingly privileged to have been part of this amazing race. I realized that as much as the athletes were racing against each other they were racing with each other. There were so many displays of complete strangers patting each other on the back and when all was lost for some fellow racers would pull them along ‘run with me, we can do it together’, as I write this the full emotion of the day for me is so strong and inspiring.

Later that night at the finish Shute amid the cheers, yells and announcements I looked around and realized what a huge accomplishment it is to not only complete an Ironman but to complete the training. The months if not years of slogging it out on lonely roads with only your mind to accompany you. My hats off to all of you weather you made it across the finish line or not you truly are an ‘Ironman’.

Sponsor Message

Damien Newbold & Davey Real Estate

Davey is a family owned business that has been operating for 40 years. Its original office is still proudly operating in North Beach and the group have a further 6 offices throughout the Northern suburbs, from Scarborough to Currambine, Mt Hawthorn and reps in Yanchep. We cover a large area and will list and sell almost anywhere.
I personally have been with Davey Real Estate since January 2015, I have had almost a lifelong connection within the real estate industry as I am following in my father’s footsteps who was an agent for 18 years. If you have any real estate needs I am more than happy to provide you with honest and professional advice.

This is my second TRI season and I truly have become addicted to the sport, I have taken part in the all of the Telstra Tri Series and the 2015 Busselton 70.3. I aim to complete the upcoming series and the Busselton 70.3 to become an annual event.

I am looking forward to meeting you all at various events and training over the coming season, and I wish all of you the best for the upcoming season, I hope you break some personal records and reach your goals.

Damien Newbold – Davey Real Estate

Season Launch – 25th Oct 2015

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Well what a turnout! Over 100 Northcoasters and Families gathered together for our season opener last Sunday. It was wonderful to see a great mix of new and existing members of all ages gather together for a couple of drinks and a chinwag. David Martin gave a brief overview of what’s happening with the club this 2015 – 2016 season. Many thanks to Geoff Todd for his entertaining account of his journey of doing the Kona Ironman, oh and a special mention that Geoff must have the best looking calves in the club! After a couple of games it was prize time with the following members winning prizes Matt Bott, Tammy Lines son, Spiros Constantaras, Wilna Kemp and Lucy Kaye. Many thanks to Sarah Black and Kelli O’Neil for the yummy nibbles. The afternoon ended on a high with plans for training and winning the Mandurah Interclub Trophy – which of course goes straight to David Martin’s training room! Go North Coast  lets give it everything we’ve got this season! Story By Emma Bott

Below are my speech notes which formed the majority of the formal activity of the event – David Martin


Welcome to the NCTC Season Launch

I am David Martin the Club President and on behalf of the committee I would like to welcome you all the LIFEMEMBERS NEW, WIT, EXISTING, JUNIORS the PARENT, FAMILIES and FRIENDS.

Special thanks to Damien & Davey Real Estate for the great looking trailers parked outside and for the on-going logistical support of the club.

Today we have a special guest speaker Geoff Todd bringing us stories from Kona.

Our sport brings together different people from all warps of life to a common goal

Personal Development tackling Fear, personal Challenge & body image

Brings out the best in people community engagement, better health, better lifestyle

You are all welcome and we want you to feel a part of the big NCTC family


A strong community based group of people who are family friendly and supportive of your goals

Fun & Engaging mix of training and social activities. We now have a lot on and there is not a single day that goes by without at least one club based activity and a number of other member arranged activities.

We have a great range of club kit and we hope you will purchase this and wear it with pride during your training and racing events. The kit shop is open periodically throughout the year and it is expected to be opened again in the next few weeks. We have some pieces available for you to see today and you can also see the shirts the committee are wearing. Also available today are the free bumper stickers and for sale the trucker caps $10 and keyrings $5.


Today we are releasing a new TRAINING CARD. Following on from the success of the SWIM CARD and to further remove the accounting and cash carrying requirement on our coaches this new card can be used at all our training activities (swimming, running and spin) where a cost is involved. The card contains 20 entries and each entry is worth $5 (so $100 in total) this card costs $90. You can get one today with cash or direct deposit and will be available online via Register Now & Direct Deposit (these details will be published in the weekly update)

Across the WIT, juniors and Adults we have

Coached Swimming

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights AND 2 sessions on Friday morning

Un-coached Swimming

Sunday AM

Coached Running

Tuesday AM & Thursday PM

Coordinated Cycling

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays AM

Juniors Coaching Blocks

Held in two 5 week blocks for this season held on Fridays afternoons with the first block starting this coming Friday 30th.


Professional coaching within the club is provided by Bill Whalley and Brad Hosking who run training squads and sessions aimed at HIM and IM races.

Club Half IM Program. We again thank Barry Silverlock for putting on his 3 session program that will bring a new dimension to not only the novice but seasoned athletes will gain valuable information from these sessions. If you are doing the HIM in Busso this year ensure you speak to Barry today (he has his PC and can show you the course outline) and look out for these sessions – the first one is Sunday Nov 22nd 3-5PM at the Sorrento Community Hall.

Workshops – Injury Management 11 Nov & Transitions 21st Nov


  • Track Cycling
  • MTB
  • Trail Running
  • Swimming Groups
  • Other between members


Season Launch welcome this is it, our way of bringing the membership together with the committee and coaches. Get to know you.

Aquathlon in summer, 12 races on Friday evenings at SSLSC. Race #2 was last Friday and #3 on 6th Nov. Great social food & drinks etc. It is also my great pleasure to announce Bikeforce Joondalup as a new naming rights sponsor for the Aquathlon Series.

Max Greive Memorial Classic 5 & 10km

Max was a founding member of NCTC and driving force in establishing the club. Event on Friday 13th Nov approx. 6PM entry via gold coin, for this year’s retro kit race. Bring your oldest kit most spectacular NCTC design.

Duathlon in winter approx. 6 races held on the first Saturday of the month.

Tour de Lancelin Charity ride held a few weeks ago approx. 30 riders attended and we raised over $400 for Lymphoma Australia. Great day out

Death Valley Charity ride as yet unscheduled 140km ride from SSLSC.

WIT 8 week course for ladies new to the sport, builds Skills & Fitness working to Sprint race at Mandurah Interclub

SSLSC Watermans to the Wall, 2.7km swim April 24th 2016. Is being geared almost totally to the Tri Clubs as a warm up to Busso. Wet suits will be worn and major prize will be closest to estimated time. (hopefully $1000.00).

Various Other Events, Boxing Day ride, XMAS Aquathlon 18th Dec plus others

End of Season Dinner is our presentation and awards night dinner held at the conclusion of the season in June/July.

Mandurah Interclub 29th Nov

NCTC hold the Rob Prichard Trophy for champion clclub having won this for the last few years. We need you to attend and race for your club. Sprint distance. Points per participant. BBQ put on great morning out.

State Clubs Series

It gives me great pleasure to advise the creation of a new state based clubs races series. This series is designed to bring the focus of our events back to the clubs and provide a much more relaxed, less intimidating race experience.

Mandurah Interclub
Esperance Triathlon
Boddington Triathlon
Norseman Triathlon
Joondalup Autumn Classic
Albany Classic
Shoalwater Classic
Karri Valley Triathlon
Esperance Olympic Distance
Mullaloo Triathlon
Goldfields Classic OD


During the year by participating in various club and association events and activities you can earn points towards the Club Triathlete of the Year and the Encouragement awards.

To be eligible we need to see you at the Interclub, Max Greive, Summer Aquathlons (series) and the State and TWA point scoring races.

Full details are available on the website and presented at the EOS dinner.

Event awards also on offer:

Max Greive “Big Chainring” & “Small Chainring”

Aquathlons – Thanks our new naming rights sponsor Bike Force Joondalup for the bike, compete in 6 races to go in the draw to win. Spot prizes also each week


Weekly Update – Our most important news broadcast is our weekly update (Thanks Michelle Martin) sent on Monday morning each week. It contains the weeks training and social activities.

Website/Blogs/News – important upcoming club events, news and updates as needed. Member profiles, news and stories.

To ensure you get the clubs communications make sure you are subscribed to the club website. On any page of the site enter your email address into the field and subscribe.

Facebook Community – Very active open for all members to talk, ask questions, post photos and interact with the membership.



The club is built and runs around our members participation to volunteer.

When the call goes out please do your best to make yourself available without it the club will not operate

Our next event requiring some volunteers is the Max Greive – we need aid station and run turn around people. If you can do it please do?

Partners of members this is a great way to get involved and support your partners and the club.


All volunteers all work very very hard to support the members and activities.  Meet second Monday of every month.

President – David Martin, oversees everything, delegates as much as possible is also one of the swim coaches, cycling coach and ride coordinator. Very involved with the club at the association level.

VP – Mark Hoffmann, Keeps me in line and is my main back up. Partner and Sponsor coordinator. Provides great long term club insights and information to the team.

Treasurer – Tom Gilbert, counts the beans, writes cheques and balances the books, actively involved in club cycling.

Secretary – Moya Jones, internal administrator and manages the paperwork, minutes of meetings and associated barrage of documentation.

Club Captain – Mike Bosch, is coach liaison, coordinates and promotes participation in events and keeps members aware of goings-on in the club


Emma Bott – is our WIT coordinator and recently titled social coordinator

Stuart King – Ride coordinator

Kelli O’Neill – Tour de Lancelin coordinator, EOS coordinator

Sarah Black – Events and Venues coordinator including function catering (like today)

Alan Hartley – Aquathlon coordinator

Kate Griffiths – General committee, no real task yet but she will get some

Tammy Lines – New member liaison, carries the club phone and main email contacts. Just starting to look after club kit/scody liaison.

Martin Flaig – Website coordinator.

A very hard working team and these job roles are only a small part of what really goes on. We would not have a club without the involvement and dedication of these members.


Swimming: Janine Kaye, Pippa Davis, David Martin

Running: Rob Lees & Pippa Davis

Cycling: David Martin, Kevin Chua, Michelle Martin, Stuart King & Tom Gilbert

Juniors Coordinator: Rhian Chin

Competitive Juniors Coordinator: Rosa Illingworth

WIT Coordinators: Emma Bott

Half IM Program Provider: Barry Silverlock

Sorry if I missed others, there are a number of other roles and functions that keep the club moving.

Most of our committee & coaches are here and wanting to talk to you all. So if you have questions on any aspect of the club committee or training please speak to all these people.

Now to ensure you speak to everyone we have another competition. When you arrived – form. Get as many names as you can on the form minimum entry 7 committee & 4 coach/coordinators – put the form in the barrel to win one of two $90 Training Cards.

There are a few names and roles not on the form and you get extra points if you put in more roles and names, WIT, juniors and other coordinators.

Draw Who Who 4:30PM so hang around have a drink and nibbles, have a chat, make new friends and complete the Who’s Who.