Read through the Skysisters site and you will soon see all the great girls and the many great things they've achieved in the lead up to this unique event which will take place in April 2011.
Skysisters is many things, hopefully to many people. For Susie Mc, the backbone of Skysisters, it is all about sport retention and raising community awareness. This is the reasoning and drive behind much of what we are doing with the Convention:
a) Introducing new girls to the sport (up to 12 new AFF students);
b) giving the existing female jumpers something to look forward to (unique boogie);
c) offering goals for the girls to work towards (record attempts);
d) challenging and providing an opportunity to learn new skills and move outside their comfort zones (sensational coaches);
e) sharing the love, knowledge, education and safety messages (informative seminars);
f) giving something back for future skysisters (proceeds going to APF Team Trust Fund); and
g) promoting the sport to the masses (media-friendly gorgeous girls doing great things).
Skydiving is an exceptional sport with a diverse range of incredible people. With only around 3,000 active jumpers in Australia, of which only 400 of those are females, we often wonder why there are not hundreds of thousands of people jumping...
We need to look after the jumpers we already have in the sport in addition to encouraging more people to become involved. It's as simple as that. A wise man (Miff) once said, "Get the chicks jumping and the guys will follow." The more girls on the drop zone, naturally there will be more men. Great theory; we're running with that!
So with the big fundraising plans of Skysisters 3, the concept is for the girls (and some guys) to actively promote themselves, the sport and the convention to their circles of friends, family and colleagues in the lead up to the event. The word gets spread far and wide. Come time for the main event, the whole nation knows our big plans and are right behind us individually and as a group, gaining us lots of local and national media coverage.
Look out world - we're coming!