MTBA petition for funding

AMBC-MTBAMore funds for MTBA to engage in elite and grass roots participation activities! What more could you want?

MTBA have released a petition to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to provide funding for Elite level and grass roots MTBing, much like they already do for Road, Track and BMX.

To check out the petition – click here – you can also sign it here.

Apparently they’re only looking for 100 “signatures”, pretty sure Adelaide alone could provide that.

MTBA Junior Dev Camp: Adelaide

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MTBA will be hosting a Junior Development Camp in Adelaide on the 24-26 April 2015. The course is to be held at Fox Creek trails, staying over night at the Thomas Hill house. The cost includes accommodation for Fri and Sat night and meals for the duration as well.

The camp is aimed at under 15 and under 17 riders to help them develop the skills and knowledge that will assist them in MTBing and racing – however the session is for all levels of MTBers.

More information and links to registration are available on the MTBA website.

This course is also the first opportunity for those who attended the NCAS Lvl 1 course to complete their qualifications. For more information regarding this, email sport@mtba.asn.au

AMBC is proud to announce that it will support any current Adelaide Mountain Bike Club junior rider attending this course with a contribution of $100 towards course costs. This subsidy is a direct result of BioMechnics Cycles and Repair cash sponsorship to the club. Please contact treasurer@ambc.asn.au for information regarding reimbursement.

MTBA Announce Junior Dev plans

MTBA Have announced their plans to deliver an Under 17’s Junior development squad. All the details are available on the MTBA Website.

Expressions of interest are due by 26 January – so hop to it!

The Facebook announcement also has a cool picture! Check it out.

Three coaches will head up the development team:

  • Jodie Willett – Female XCO
  • Evan James – Male XCO
  • Jarrod Zdrzalka – Male and Female Downhill

MTBA Level 1 Coaching Courses

MTBA have announced their Level 1 Coaching courses for 2015.

This is a 2 day course, aimed at people who want to work with Clubs and assist MTB riders develop skills, fitness and racing tactics for State or National competition.

Adelaide is scheduled for 14th and 15th February 2015. The cost is $390.

There are also pre-requisites for the course, make sure you check them out (and fulfil them) before registering for the course.

For more information, check out MTBA Coaching page.

There is also an information page available here.

Event registration is available here.

If you have any questions about these courses, please direct them to MTBA – sport@mtba.asn.au.

Info on this weekends race to come………