The Roger Woods World Club Class Trophy

The Roger Woods World Club Class Trophy

CLUB CLASS INTERNATIONAL TROPHIES
FOR THE HIGHEST PLACING IN A WORLD CLUB CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP BY AN AUSTRALIAN PILOT

This trophy was commissioned by Paul Matthews, long time friend of the late Roger Alastair Woods MBE, GFA President from 1980 to 1983 and later GFA Executive Officer from 1991 until just prior to his untimely death from cancer in 1999.

Roger was the prime mover in achieving Australia’s bid, to the International Gliding Commission and the Federation Aeronautique International, for the inaugural Championship to be held in Australia, at Gawler in January 2001.The trophy was created by veteran glider pilot and sculptor, Herbert Schade and depicts a steeply banked ASW-17 sailplane, gold plated, against a bronze boomerang, mounted on a polished hardwood truncated pyramid plinth.

The award is to the highest placed Australian team pilot in the World Club Class Gliding Championships, and was presented to the first winner, Tom Gilbert of NSW, by Mrs Brenda Woods, Roger’s widow

Season  Venue Australian Winner Place
2001 Gawler, Australia T Gilbert 11th
2002 Musbach, Germany Tobias Geiger, Vic 1998/99  
2004 Elverum, Norway Terry Cubley, Vic 34th
2006 Vinon, France Peter Temple, SA 16th