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The WOPS Story... told from a real WOPPER!

 Hi! My name is Robyn and I have been WOPPING for 20 years now. WOPS stands for Women's Outdoor Pursuits. I joined in 1994 after doing a bushcraft course that is required to ensure we all have our wits about us when in the bush! Loved the course, met lifelong friends and connections to a magnificent, outdoor lifestyle.

I have had countless adventures with WOPS, from big tramps to social events, and most of my dearest friends are also WOPPERS.

Coming from Planet America, I do not have family here, but feel WOPS is unquestionably my family. It is a women only group, which removes the pressure of having to get to the top first... although we do have a number of gazelles in WOPS.

WOPS is the most caring, supportive, wondrous group of women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I have grown so much as a person, and had such fantastic travel/adventure experiences with WOPS, either organised through the organisation or from individuals in the group. Every WOPS walk reveals the countless amazing adventures that WOPS go on, more to add to our bucket lists, and of course opportunities to join in some cases. What an intrepid group of fabulous women!

The culture of WOPS is all about confidence, competence and enjoyment of the outdoors, and all activities are led by professionally trained leaders. We have four terms a year of 8 tramps each, and it is a joy to look forward to every week. And many of us organise walks and activities in between terms... think we are all a bit addicted – but a great thing!

So if great friends, adventures, fun, laughter, fresh air, exercise and being in nature appeals to you, what are you waiting for?

Wanna change your life for the positive? Then join WOPS today - you will never regret it, and your life will have another fantastic dimension added to it.

Hope to see you on the track sometime!

For more information contact: Anne on 480 5424 or visit: www.sportsground.co.nz/wops 

by Channel Magazine

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