FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)


Q: How many Challenges are there?

A: There are two challenges run throughout the calendar year. Both Challenges run for 10 weeks.

Q: How many teams be registered for the each Challenge?

A: A maximum of 35 teams will be accepted on each Challenge. The first 35 teams to submit their completed registration forms within the specified time frames will be accepted.

All teams will be automatically be eligible  for the “Above the line” Challenge, which awards a prize to any team that achieves an average team weight loss of 3% (or more) of body weight. Winning teams are excluded.

Q: What is the  “Above the line” Challenge?

The “Above the line” Challenge is for all teams that achieve a team weight loss of 3% or more of body weight during each Challenge. Teams do not need to enter, every team is eligible.

Winning teams (i.e 1st, 2nd or 3rd) in any of the Challenges are excluded from the“Above the line” Challenge.

Q: How many people do we need in our team?

A: All teams need to have a minimum of 20 people, and a maximum of 30 people in each team. Please note that teams require 20 participants to submit a final weight form to be eligible for the final prize money.

Q: Who needs to sign off the registration form for the 2018 Challenges?

A: A GP/Doctor must sign the registration form to ensure you are fit to participate.

Q: Can the Team Manager also be a participant?

A: Yes, as long as they are Aboriginal.

Q: Can someone who has had bariatric surgery (i.e lap banding) participate in the challenge?

A: Yes, if they have had their surgery at least 12 months ago. This needs to be noted on the registration form signed by the GP/Doctor.

Q: How many final weight forms need to be submitted to be eligible for grant funds and “Above the line” Challenge?

A: Teams must submit a minimum of 20 final weight forms to be eligible for grant funds. It’s best to try and get as many participants to complete the Challenge. The top 20 weight loss percentage from each team is used to calculate the results. Refer to registration pack for details.

Q: Who can we nominate for our host organisation?

A: Any local registered organisation/company that you have close contact with that can easily distribute your funds and facilitate your team’s participation in the Challenge . This could be an AMS, Land Council, School, Community Organisation etc. The organisation must have an ABN.

Q: Can we buy additional t-shirts or merchandise?

A: No.

Q: Which teams are eligible to win the Ronnie Gibbs challenge?

A: Any team which hasn’t placed (ie 1st, 2nd, 3rd) in the George Rose & Julie Young Challenges are eligible to win.

Q: How is the winner of the Challenge Shield determined?

A: From the participation points system. See the registration pack for further information.

Q: What age can I participate?

A: Adults aged 16 years or over can participate in the Challenge

Have we missed something?

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