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Successful trip to NZ for NSW Team 

8 December 2023

After three long years the NSW team returned to New Zealand's South Island. This year the team went with passion and a determination to walk away with the series win – and they did not disappoint.


With their eyes firmly on the prize, it was a clean sweep for NSW, winning all three races in the Stihl Teams Relay series at Christchurch Show. Team Manager Noel Marsh was proud of not only the team's success, but also the axemen and women's individual podium places.

NSW Team: Noel Marsh (Team Manager), Madeleine Kirwan-Edwards, Blake Marsh, Chris Owen, Brad Read, Mitchell Scrivener, Michael Shadlow and Phillip Waters,


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Curtis makes his mark at the Stihl World Champs

23 June 2023

On Friday 9 June, some of the best Rookie axemen from around the world converged on Rotterdam to compete in the 2023 Stihl Timbersports® World Championships. These included our very own Curtis Bennett.

Curtis didn't disappoint, soaring to an early lead on the world stage, but 18 year old Szymon Groenwald from Poland stepped up a gear to finish strong and post two WRs in the Single Buck and Underhand. Curtis and New Zealand's Sam Bellamy were the only two axemen in a position to threaten Szymon, but even despite a DQ in the Stock Saw the young Pole came out on top, with Curtis claiming silver.

At the champs Curtis broke the Australian Underhand and Stock Saw Rookie records, and posted PBs in the Single Buck and Spring Board.

NSW Under 21s place second at the Royal

23 June 2023

The NSW Under 21s team placed second behind Queensland in the annual Tri-Series held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, with Victoria placing third.

The NSW team, managed by Noel Marsh, consisted of Cameron Bailey, Harrison Bailey, Rogan Contardo, Austin O'Connor, Tarlo Odlum, Wade Reddish, Austin Scrivener and Jack Waters.

While Queensland proved too strong, the NSW team must be congratulated on their effort and determination across all three races.


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Third and fourth in World Title for NSW axemen

23 June 2023

Congratulations must go to NSW axeman Clayton Read and Brad De Losa for their performances in the 375mm World Championship Single Handed Sawing at this year's Sydney Royal.

In what is one of the fastest events contested, and often only milliseconds between placings, Clayton and Brad finished third and fourth respectively. The winner and World Champion for 2023 was Robert Dowling (SA) with David McDonald (NZ) taking out second place.


Other placings were Jamie Head (QLD) in fifth, Mark Bouquin (USA) sixth, Nathan McDonald (NZ) seventh and Glen Gillam (VIC) in eighth. Congratulations to all sawyers for making the final of such a highly contested title.

NSWAA Annual General Meeting

March 2023

Reminder to all NSWAA financial members that the NSW Axemen’s Association Inc. Annual General Meeting followed by a Special General Meeting will be held on:

Friday 7 April 2023

The Sommerville Room, The Dome,
Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park


The meeting will commence at the conclusion of Woodchop events for the day (NSW Inter-Association Relay). All positions will be declared vacant and All nominations must be current Financial Members of the Association.


Under 21s Training Day,
26 March 2023

20 March 2023

This Sunday, 26 March 2023, a Training Day will be held for our NSW Under 21s Team who will be competing at the upcoming Sydney Royal Easter Show. The day is open to ALL INTERESTED NSWAA UNDER 21yo FINANCIAL MEMBERS, not just the selected team. Details are as follows:


Sunday 26 March, 10.30am Hawkesbury Showground

Payment per block required for non Under 21 Team Members

Please RSVP to Michelle Bullock, NSWAA Secretary
by Text to 0416 041 751 or email 

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Sydney Royal NSW U21s team announced

13 February 2023

Congratulations to the following young NSW axemen who have been selected in the NSW Under 21s team to compete at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show:

Cameron Bailey, Harrison Bailey, Rogan Contardo, Austin O'Connor, Tarlo Odlum, Wade Reddish, Austin Scrivener and Jack Waters. Team Manager Noel Marsh.

Congratulations boys and best of luck in Sydney.


Brad De Losa – 2022 Stihl World Champion

02 November 2022

On the 29 and 30 October, NSW axeman Brad De Losa was centre stage in Gothenburg, Sweden, winning two gold medals for Australia.

On day one Brad was a member of the Australian 'Chopperoos' – who made it a three-peat, defending their title by defeating the USA in the final and being named the Stihl Timbersports® Teams World Champions for 2022.


Day two saw Brad compete in the Stihl Timbersports® Individual World Championships. With numerous competitors producing personal bests, including a spectacular World Record, the trophy could have been anyone’s for the taking. In the end it was three clean cookies in a PB time of 5.59 that secured Brad the title. Second went to Matt Cogar (USA)  and third Marcel Dupuis (CAN).

One, two for NSW on Stihl Rookie podium

20 October 2022

In September on the Gold Coast, three young NSW axemen tested their mettle at the 2022 Australian Stihl Timbersports® Rookie final against the countries leading U25 year old axemen.

Curtis Bennett (SCTAA), Cameron Marsh (CCAA) and Mitch Scrivener (NCAA) competed in five disciplines on the Stihl stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Bennett hit the leader board early and while there were a few competitors that threatened, in the end it was his strength and power that secured him the win. Mitch Scrivener, who cut a scorching single buck, finished with the silver ahead of Zac Giouzelis (VIC). Congratulations Curtis, Mitch and Cameron on making the final.


Click on the image above or copy the link below, to watch:

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NSW represented in Australian U21s Team

01 October 2022

At the Royal Adelaide Show held in September this year, two young NSW Axemen were members of the Australian Under 21s Team.

Central Coast axeman Jack Waters along with North Coast's Austin Scrivener were a part of the nine man team that took on New Zealand. In a best of three relay series Australia were too strong for their NZ counterparts winning 3 – 0, though race one could have gone either way with Australia only winning by a few hits.

Selected as reserves, both Jack and Austin competed for Australia, Jack cutting a standing block, while Austin pulled a double handed saw in the final race. Well done to both boys and the team.

Success at the Ekka for NSW competitors

21 September 2022

The Ekka proved to be another successful show for NSW axewomen and men, but none more so than the following competitors.

Maddie Edwards (pictured with her dad) had an outstanding show, taking out first place in both women's championship sawing events – the Single Handed and the Jill and Jill Double Handed Sawing, where she teamed up with Queensland's Anne Patterson. To top off these great results, Maddie was also named 'Best and Fairest'.


Meanwhile Austin Scrivener made it back-to-back 'Most Successful Competitor' titles after taking out the win at this year's Ekka, as well as earlier this year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.


Podium finish for
Brad De Losa in Vienna

30 May 2022

While Brad De Losa missed out on competing in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Trophy final in Vienna on the weekend, he still claimed a spot on the podium.


Brad relegated to the small final after being beaten by New Zealand's Jack Jordan in the semi, claimed bronze when he defeated Poland's Michael Dubicki. Jack Jordan took his great form into the final, defeating Jason Lentz of the US to claim the 2022 Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® World Trophy.

Congratulations also must go to Australia's Jack Argent (QLD) on winning the Rookie World Championship and Amanda Beams (TAS) for placing second in the Women's International Cup in Vienna.

Brad takes on the world's best in Vienna

27 May 2022

Tomorrow NSW axeman Brad De Losa will be mixing it with the best in Vienna. Brad along with champions from across the globe will be competing on Saturday 28 May in the Stihl TIMBERSPORTS® 2022 World Trophy, formerly known as the Champions Trophy.


The World Trophy format is part of a three-day celebration of TIMBERSPORTS® in the Austrian capital across the weekend of 27 - 29 May, and includes the Rookie World Championship, the International Women's Cup and the Austrian Championships. 

The NSWAA would like to wish Brad all the best, along with Australian Rookie rep Jack Argent (QLD) and Women's Cup competitor Amanda Beams (TAS) as they vye for their respective international Stihl titles.


Austin wins 2022 Handicap Pointscore

29 April 2022

Young NSW axeman, Austin Scrivener, has taken out the annual award for the Most Successful Competitor in Single Handed Handicap events at the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show.


The 19 year old axeman from the New England Region of NSW and a member of the NCAA, had a great show coming away with numerous places, including first in the the 250mm Standing Block, 275mm Tree Felling and the 275mm Underhand Handicaps. 


For his efforts RAS General Manager, Mr Murray Wilton, awarded Austin with a winners sash and impressive engraved trophy axe from Engineered for Axemen. 

North Coast wins NSW Inter-Association Relay

29 April 2022

In the NSW Inter-Association relay, held each year at the Sydney Royal Easter, it was the boys in blue and gold from the North Coast who took out the win for 2022. Members of the winning NCAA team were Lachlan Bryce, Chris Owen, Austin Scrivener, Mitchell Scrivener, Dan Shipman, Peter Shipman and Lachlan Woollard.


1. North Coast Axemen's Association

2. Central Coast Axemen's Association

3. Mid West Axemen's Association

4. Metropolitan Axemen's Association

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Single Sawing World Title for Brad De Losa

26 April 2022

NSW axemen Brad Delosa walked away from the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show making it back-to-back World Titles wins in the Single Handed Sawing. Congratulations Brad and all sawyers who contested the final.

1. Brad Delosa, NSW

2. Jamie Head, QLD

3. Jason Wynyard, NZ

4. Laurence O'Toole, VIC

5. Robert Dowling, NZ

6. Kody Steers, TAS

7. Leon Critchfield, NSW

8. Daniel Clissold, NSW


For more information please see the Calendar of Events page

The NSWAA Calendar of Events for January - June 2022 is now available. To download a copy, please see the Calendar of Events page.


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