Trudi DockDogs AustraliaDockDogs® Inc., the Worldwide Sanctioning body and leader in event production for Canine Water Sports competitions has appointed Trudi van de Wint as the new Manager of Affiliated programs beginning February 1st, 2016.   Trudi van de Wint will be heading up the Sanctioned Facility and Affiliate Club programs across Australia as a part of the DockDogs® expansion program.

Trudi joins the DockDogs® Worldwide Management Team with a plethora of experience. In 2013, she helped start Sydney City DockDogs and she continues to act in the capacity of event manager and certified judge for most events in that region.  She has also been a member of DockDogs Australia for the past three years and recently was instrumental in setting up better communication processes and transitions between the Worldwide and Australia office programs.

Vicki Tighe, Director Of Affiliate Programs Worldwide, is excited about Trudi joining the DockDogs® management team and commented that, “As a result of Trudi’s recent yet overwhelming attachment to canine watersports starting back in 2013 when she helped start the Sydney City DockDogs, she quickly advanced her abilities and skill sets and has been acting in the capacity of event manager and certified judge over the last 2 years.”  Vicki also noted that, “Recently DockDogs® Australia has begun executing an expansion plan and Trudi has been instrumental in assisting with setting up transitions for the growth and expansion between Worldwide and Australia.”

In 2015, Trudi built Central Coast DockDogs® from the ground up; gaining experience in business start-up, permitting, dock construction, pool set up, and pool equipment. As Manager of Affiliated Programs for DockDogs® Australia, Trudi will be heading up the Sanctioned Facility and Affiliate Club programs in the land down under and joins the already growing program being organized and operated under Australia’s very own renowned Dog Trainer, Farmer Dave.

David Graham, more commonly known as “Farmer Dave”, President of DockDogs Australia, stated that, “Trudi will be tasked with working with the existing clubs and sanctioned facilities to incorporate more of the worldwide policies and procedures along with, working diligently to bring on line more affiliate clubs and sanctioned facilities across this great country.  In addition, not only is Trudi looking forward to helping me and DockDogs Australia take the Affiliate Programs to the next level, but she will also be sourcing new venues and hosts for our National event circuit.”

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