ICOM Australia has announced its sponsorship of Four Wheel Drive Victoria, the Garden State’s governing body for Victorian 4x4 clubs.
Icom Australia’s Managing Director, Masahiko Komoda, holds Four Wheel Drive Victoria’s continued representation of recreational four-wheel drivers, along with its extensive training programs and push for responsible recreation, in very high regard.
“The whole team here at Icom (Australia) sees the importance of four-wheel drive training for safety and growing the four-wheel drive clubs, for responsible off-roading in the community,” he said.
Mr Komoda added that the other governing factor was Four Wheel Drive Victoria’s focus on not only representing the state’s 88 affiliated clubs (totaling more than 6000 members) but the conservation of 4WD playgrounds such as state forests and national parks, tracks and campgrounds, so that access remains and the areas are preserved for the next generation of off-road tourers to enjoy responsibly.
Wayne Hevey, Four Wheel Drive Victoria’s CEO, was equally stoked with the announcement: “We are proud to be both associated and sponsored by Icom (Australia),” he said.
It’s great news and also a fitting reward – and recognition – for Four Wheel Drive Victoria. The organisation’s ongoing work to ensure access to bush tracks is retained for off-roaders, and that those who head into these remote areas are properly equipped, is much appreciated by the thousands of Victorians who do just that.
The close work it does with government bodies and the media to educate the larger public as to the benefits of exploring the country in a 4WD is also highly valued.
For information on Four Wheel Drive Victoria’s training and education options, check out: 4wdvictoria.org.au/index.php/vic-4wd-clubs-available. For info on Icom (Australia) and its off-road communications products, check out: www.icom.net.au.
*Main picture: (From left) - Masahiko Komoda, MD Icom (Australia) and Wayne Hevey (Four Wheel Drive Victoria CEO, celebrate the Icom (Australia) sponsorship.