Fairfield Canoe Club
2019 Centenary Year

Club Timeline

The Australian Canoe Association was formed

November 1, 1951

  

The Australian Canoe Association was formed. Most FCC members were racing C boats FCC sent a letter to the Town Clerk noting that visitors...'have to walk down the cobbled roadway as there is no footpath' and asks for road surfacing, a footpath to be made on the north side 'where houses are now built', and […]
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Olympic Games, Helsinki

July 19, 1952

  

Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. Although Canoe & Kayak events were introduced into the Olympic programme in 1936, no Australian team was entered. However a FCC paddler, Keith Jackson was nominated for the C2 1000 & 10,000m events, but a team was not selected inspite of good qualifying times
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Hungarian Revolution

October 23, 1956

  

This Revolution against the communist government of the day ran from 23rd October to 10th November 1956 when USSR intervened with military force. Many refugees fled Hungary during this time.
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Melbourne Olympics

November 22, 1956

  

The Olympic Games, held in Melbourne was the club's high point to date with Bill Jones (ECC)and Tom Ohman (FCC) placed 5th – 1000m and 7th - 10,000m with Green and Brown's bronze medal in the 10,000m K2. These results were considered outstanding by all observers, as club members had not previously competed internationally. They also […]
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Olympic Games - Rome

August 25, 1960

  

Adrian Powell selected in C1, 1000M & finishing fourth in semi-final. He and Ivan Gaal (FCC) were also selected in the C2, 1000M but unfortunately Ivan was unable to afford the trip to Rome. Heidi Sager was selected for the K1 500m & K2 500m events
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Olympic Games

October 10, 1964

  

1964 Olympic Games were held in Tokyo, Japan.   Adrian Powell K2 8th in Final Marg Buck WK1 500m 9th in Final, WK2 500m SemiFinalist Fred Wasmer  C1 1000m SemiFinalist , C2 1000m SemiFianlist Vid Juriskay C2 1000, SemiFinalist  
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1968 Olympic Games, Mexico City

October 12, 1968

  

1968 Adrian Powell K1 1000m Semi Finalist & K2 1000m Semi Finalist
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Red Cross Murray Marathon created

December 26, 1969

  

In December 1969 Mark Thornthwaite ran the first Murray Marathon for seven boats (ten paddlers). December, 1970 was the first fully competitive major Red Cross Murray Marathon, the race continues today, although now held in November. Fairfield Canoe Club members have enjoyed great success in this event both winning and creating records.  
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1972 Olympic Games, Munich

August 26, 1972

  

1972 Adrian Powell K2 1000m SemiFinalist
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1976 Olympic Games Montreal

July 17, 1976

  

Adrian Powell is selected for his fifth  Olympic Games.  K2 1000m SemiFinalist.
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