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Event Sponsors, Supporters and Partners - Information and Links

The new regional council was formed in 2004 and covers the greater Tamworth region which includes the Manilla district previously governed by Manilla Shire. TRC is 100% behind the event and is supporting with organisational assistance, HQ hire and most importantly via the creation of a Section 355 Comittee with a budget of A$118,000.00 to conduct the Town logistics side of the event (Opening Ceremony, Parade, Town Square, Closing ceremony and street party).

The Swiss company is regarded as the worlds #1 paragliding manufacturer with quality, design and cutting edge R&D second to none. They produce paragliders and accessories and have had significant success in competitions with their prototypes using an elite team over the years (recently - European Champ 2004, World Champ 2005, World Cup - M&F - 2005). Sponsoring prizes in the 2006 events and pilot and staff promotional items in 2007. Has been supporting Manilla events since 1994 !

Flight analysis and verification software used in the event is supplied by COMPEGPS - the worlds leading free flight software for competitions and pilots.

Euro Eyewear is the Australian disributor of Adidas Eyewear - the premium eyewear for top competition and recreational pilots alike. The award winning Elevation model with its large eye coverage, multiple easy fit adjustments and Hi-Tech interchangeable LST lens's is the ultimate accessory for pilots seeking the best. In addition to significant quantities of prizes, Adidas Eyewear is providing a marquee at Mt Borah to provide shade for pilots and a testing centre for its products.

Telstra Country Wide provides a range of telecommunicaions products and services to country Australia including “BigPond” broadband internet and the new “Next G” 3rd generation mobile phone service. It's New England-North West regional branch headed by manager Elise Munsie will provide the BigPond Broadband services and connection for the event HQ cyber cafe and offices.

Local businessman Ian Webb operates the Harvey Norman Computer Super Store in Tamworth. His business will be providing the computer hardware for the Pilot CyberCafe and Event Office at HQ via numerous laptop and desktop PC's. In addition to this a digital photo processing service will be available with discount vouchers and prizes for Team members. A key sponsor of prizes the event photographic competiton (digital camera's, media, MP3 players etc).

Thrifty Car Rental is a one of Australia's major car rental companies for both public and corporate customers. It is fully Australian owned and operated and has an extensive nationwide network at  over 260 locations. It offers a wide range of latest model vehicles and is the only major rental company that is present at many regional and remote areas.

Thrifty is the exclusive car rental partner of the event and is offering all event visitors special discount corporate rates on rentals as well as providing three vehicles (including 1 mini bus) for the event organisation. See separate page for info and booking link !

SPAR Manilla is a proud sponsor of the 2007 Paragliding World Championships. Store Manager Jillian Butler and her team will be assisting the event by providing the competitors with lunch and snack packs, as well as sponsoring the pilot pick up buses.

SPAR is a supermarket group that originated in Holland 75 years ago. The brand has since become an international success boasting around 15,160 stores in 34 countries. Last year SPAR stores, all 100% locally owned, injected almost $27 million into Australia's retail economy. Worldwide, the SPAR group supports local communities by sponsoring local sporting clubs and events.

Patrick Mahony's Guardian Manilla Pharmacy has been supporting the Manilla Paragliding events for many years. For the 2007 event his Guardian Pharmacy is supplying pilots with special packs containing important products like sunscreens for face and lips, mini first aid kits and more !