Northern Combine
Volunteer Season Pass 2018

Sat, 25 Aug 2018
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Fri, 02 Mar 2018 6:00 PM AEDT
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Season Pass

What it is

The Northern Combine is trialing a Volunteer Season Pass - unlimited racing at 2018 Northern Combine events for only $45.

How it works

  1. Join the volunteer roster.
  2. Buy this season pass online
  3. When events open for entry, you can enter immediately online - no further payment required.

Note: You are able to access the volunteer pass as soon as you have submitted your volunteer nomination. The Northern Combine Volunteer Coordinator will contact you and together you will confirm your race assignment. If for some reason you cannot agree to a race, your Vol Season Pass will be rescinded.

Who is eligible?

The volunteer season pass is currently open to all volunteers - who can be from any club, including non-combine clubs. Northern Suburbs 3 Day Tour volunteers are also eligible.

Eligible Events

This offer applies to Northern Combine events hosted by Combine clubs. The full list:

Date Event Club Race Director Format Course
7-Apr Jack McDonough Sunbury Luke McDonough & Colin Bell Scratch Pastoria
14-Apr Italo Trophy Race Italo Australian Gino Carmelli Scratch Gisbourne South
12-May St Kilda Trophy Race St. Kilda Lewis Fulcher Scratch Woodend
19-May* Autumn Cycling Classic Brunswick Peter Markey Teams Points LaTrobe University
26-May Jim Fawcett & Mario Giramondo Memorial Coburg Sam Gerbert Handicap Metcalfe Redesdale
2-Jun Hell of the West Sunbury Luke McDonough & Colin Bell Scratch Balliang
30-Jun Alf Walker Memorial Brunswick Andrew Gannon Handicap Balliang
21-Jul Pop Stewart Memorial Brunswick Andrew Gannon Handicap Broadford
28-Jul* Combine ITT Champs St. Kilda & Brunswick Lewis Fulcher & Andrew Gannon Time Trial Balliang
4-Aug Hawthorn Trophy Race Hawthorn Laurie Lovelock Scratch Gisbourne South
25-Aug Melbourne University Trophy Race Melbourne Uni Ross Mueller Scratch Newham

Note: what's not included

1) Race entry to The Northern Suburbs 3 Day Tour is not included. People volunteering for the Northern Suburbs 3 Day Tour are also able to take up this season pass for the Northern Combine races season.

2) Invitational Events The NC official fixture expanded this season, with some events hosted by non-NC clubs. These are 'fixture sharing' in nature (ie races hosted by Geelong, Footscray or Carnegie Caulfield) and run on a reciprocal invitational basis. The NC does not control entries to these invitational events and as a result, these are excluded from this offer.

Volunteering - What's Involved

Full details here.

  • To be recognised as a volunteer, you need to register for a volunteer duty.
  • The Volunteer Coordinator then needs to confirm you in a duty.
  • You are expected to complete one duty at some point in the season (you risk losing vol status if no mutually suitable duty can be found).
  • You cannot race on the day you perform your duty (unless - see next)
  • You can have someone else perform your duty on your behalf (must be as capable and willing as you are)
  • All vols are briefed prior to their roles so do not necessarily need direct race volunteer experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Do I Find the Vol Roster?

Please nominate for a duty here The Vol Coordinator will confirm your preferred role or help organise an alternative date.

Are numbers limited?

Once the volunteer roster is full, we'll be closing this offer. NC club members will be given preferential entry (but still need to be quick).

Do I still have to Enter races?

Yes - you'll still need to enter races, you just won't need to pay any more. This is to prevent "no shows" impacting the integrity of the startlists for individual races - especially handicaps.

Can I Get a Refund for Unused Races?

Sorry, no refunds or partial refunds.

Can I Enter as Normal and Claim Vol Status?

Yes, volunteers can enter & pay race-by-race ($15) as normal. The Season pass is optional and offered as a special reward for those who give back to racing through volunteering.

More Info

NC Volunteering:
Race Fixture Information:
Email the Volunteer Coordinator:

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Volunteer Season Pass

As long as you volunteer for a duty during the NC season, you qualify to buy the season pass (i.e. can be a member of any club).

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Donation info

Like to contribute more?

If you feel this offer is too cheap, please feel free to top-up by adding a voluntary contribution amount below. Thanks for volunteering and supporting quality club racing.