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November 17, 2020 MICE No Comments
A cool new venue is opening in Alexandria, combining axe-throwing and corporate team-building events – think Christmas parties, buck’s, hen’s and reconnecting wfh teams.

Kiss My Axe, Sydney’s first venue to combine axe-throwing and adventure-focused corporate team building events will open its doors on Friday, 4th December.

Located in Alexandria, Kiss My Axe has taken lumberjacking out of the woodlands and into urban Sydney, promising memorable (and safe) axe-periences, including buck’s and hen’s nights, league competitions, birthday parties and singles events, as well as escape room activities.

Full-day ‘Don’t get Axed’ days are also available for corporate teams wanting to sharpen their leadership skills.

What is axe-throwing?

Urban axe throwing is a fun sport, where teams are taught by a dedicated coach to throw solid steel axes at wooden targets in an axe-tion-packed 2-hour session.

Axe throwing has long been a popular sport in Canada and the United States, and Founders Ian Williams and Jason Macdonald believed it was high time Australia got in on the axe-tion.

“After the year we’ve all had, we wanted to give people an opportunity to get together and have fun. Corporate teams haven’t seen each other for months due to Covid restrictions. It’s time to get out of our PJs and reconnect,” says Ian.

The Founding Story

In early 2019, Ian Williams and Jason Macdonald were downing beers in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, when they discovered their joint passion for action-packed sports.

They put their heads together and created Kiss My Axe, the first Sydney venue of its kind, combining urban indoor axe throwing and a fully-equipped corporate venue under the one roof.

“We wanted to create a space to bring people from all demographics and walks of life together for a good time,” says Jason Macdonald.

“With my hospitality experience, and Ian’s 20 years leading teams in the corporate world, it felt like the perfect combination and opportunity for the market”.

Team building and leadership

Inspired by Ian Williams’ decades developing corporate teams, Kiss My Axe has created a series of interactive leadership workshops and team building activities at the new venue, which features a fully-equipped office space with presentation equipment and function facilities. All activities can be customised to suit business objectives, timeframes and budgets.

The full-day ‘Don’t Get Axed’ schedule includes an axe-throwing team building competition, interactive leadership workshop, ‘Free the Leader’ escape room activity and a choice of catering options.

“Our team building events are fun and memorable, but most importantly they are designed to bring about transformation in your team, company culture and corporate performance. They’re a great way to reward your team for all of their hard work during a tough year!,” says Ian Williams.

Ian Williams has held various corporate senior leadership roles over the past 20 years and carried out numerous business transformations, managing teams in the thousands and delivering multi-million-dollar improvements across Australia and the UK.

Jason Macdonald is an award-winning hospitality professional, having played a role in some of the biggest venue launches in Australia and the UK. He is passionate about creating fun, memorable experiences, so customers leave happier than when they arrived.

The venue

Kiss My Axe is located at 19 McCauley St, Alexandria and is open between 9am and 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 10pm Sundays. www.kissmyaxe.com.au. It is currently taking bookings for Christmas parties!

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