Workout to raise funds for soldiers

Heavyweight: CrossFit Access owner Craig Campbell lifting weights. Inset: Mr Campbell climbing a rope. Pictures: Marcus Whisson d416226
Heavyweight: CrossFit Access owner Craig Campbell lifting weights. Inset: Mr Campbell climbing a rope. Pictures: Marcus Whisson d416226

The fundraiser has been designed to raise awareness and support for Australian soldiers and their families with all money raised going towards Soldier On.

Owner Craig Campbell said the fundraiser would include some of Western Australia’s top athletes, including boxer Danny Green, and will involve completing a Special Air Service Hero Workout of the Day (WOD) led by Victoria Cross recipient and Soldier On patron-in-chief Mark Donaldson.

‘CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide,’ he said.

It is dedicated to honouring fallen/wounded soldiers by creating Hero WODs that are named after a fallen soldier and push people to their limits to show how brave and strong these soldiers were.

‘There are numerous Hero WODs which are designed to be gruelling and extremely hard even for the top athletes,’ Mr Campbell said.

‘An example of a Hero WOD is the ‘Wood’ designed after fallen Australian Army Sergeant Brett Wood of Fern Tree Gully, Victoria who died on May 2011 at 32 years old.’

The 29-year-old Ballajura resident said it would be a family-friendly day with CrossFit workouts offered to the public for a donation, army tanks and UniQfit equipment on display as well as the chance to get autographs from Mr Donaldson and WA sportspeople.

The Essentials
Soldier On Fundraiser
– $10 to participate in the workout
– Saturday, March 15 at 3pm
– 6/16 Vale Street, Malaga
– RSVP to Aly Campbell at
alyssa@crossfitaccess.com