Monthly Meetings

The September monthly meeting will be held on the 8th of September at 7:30pm at the Deakin Football Club. Our COVID-19 Saftey plan can be found under the Information menu.

Guest Speakers

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Mandatory Driver Training

Mandatory Driver Training

NOTE: ‘Mandatory’ courses are those required to be completed before participating in Club trips graded higher than 2.

Basic Driver Training for Grade 3 Trips and above

“Safe One” Basic Driver Training

Basic driver training is designed to equip Club members to undertake Club Trips up to and including Grade 3 level.  This course is a prerequisite to all other driving courses.

Each training course will consist of a:

  • 4WD Vehicle Evaluation session, in Canberra, three weeks prior to the weekend theory and practical driving sessions
  • Pre-night Theory session, in Canberra, the Wednesday night immediately prior to the weekend theory and practical driving sessions, and,
  • Weekend theory and practical driving sessions at the Club’s property.

The scope of the Basic course will include, but not be limited to:

Class room training

  • Safety Principles,
  • Convoy Procedures,
  • Safe 4WDriving,
  • Tyres,
  • Driving Techniques,
  • Recovery Techniques

Practical training

  • Wheel placement,
  • Stall out and hill starts,
  • Practice in assessing and driving inclines, declines and obstacles
  • Use of snatch straps and traction boards
  • Demonstration of safe winching techniques

Membership

The club provides two levels of membership

full member           family member

To be a Full Member you must own a suitable four wheel drive vehicle and hold a driver's licence. Basic Driver Training is provided only to the Full Members. Partners and family members of the Full Member are categorised as Family Members and may undertake Basic Driver training by becoming full members but pay only the annual membership fee component (not the joining fee) and may revert to family membership after 12 months. Details of all membership entitlements are provided at Section 3 (1) of the club by-laws.

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  • Watts Communications
  • The Canberra Deakin Football Club