Competition & celebration: Ideal Electrical at the Annual Connection
In the busy Ideal Electrical year, a highlight is always attending the Annual Connection linesman competition – an awesome opportunity for members of the electrical industry to come together, practice their trade, and celebrate. This year’s competition, held in the beautiful Hawkes Bay between the 24-26th September, was no exception.
The competition brings together 12 teams of line mechanics, cable jointers, and utility crews from across the country. Over three days, they go head to head on challenges designed to test their skills, accuracy, knowledge of health and safety, efficiency, and agility. It pits the best against the best, and members’ achievements across the tournament are celebrated at an awards dinner on the final night. For many in the industry, it’s a chance to reunite with old friends and celebrate while being a spectator of a passionate competition.
After 20 years, the competition continues to get tougher and the teams get more and more talented. Whether it’s advice or expertise, providing equipment as part of a suppliers expo, organising a BBQ, or just being a helping hand, we love giving teams the support they need from our shared marquee (with Bizline, Marley, and Cuthbert Stewart). Here’s to being involved for many years to come!