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Australian BMX members as well as the general public are invited to have their say on who they believe deserves a chance at winning this prestigious award

Nominations for the 2018 Australian BMX Hall of Fame are now open, and Australian BMX members as well as the general public are invited to have their say on who they believe deserves a chance at winning this prestigious award, this is YOUR chance to see a local BMX icon from your club recognised on a national scale.

BMX Australia has recently partnered with the Australian BMX Hall of Fame, the official honour board representing our countries most instrumental and elite BMX talent. The board recognises riders, officials and key members of the BMX community who have helped shape the sport over the past 40 years.

Their vision is to, ‘preserve and celebrate the history of the sport of BMX in Australia and to inspire the next generation to achieve their potential.’

So, what is the selection criteria you ask? Well, when reviewing nominations the advisory board/ selection committee will base their decision on the following considerations:

That the nominee;

·       Nominee MUST be an Australian Citizen

·       Is recognised as an influential figure in the sport of BMX

·       Has achievements at State, National or International level such as World Championships

·       Has raised the profile of the sport of BMX in Australia through media, sponsorship, promotion or endorsements, innovation or office;

·       Is held in high regard on a personal level, with attributes including character, leadership, sportsmanship and integrity.

·       In the case of the ‘rider’ category: Nominees are considered based on their results in the sport, and in the case of pioneers (pre-1981) riders are assessed on their impact and profile within the sport.

The Australian BMX Hall of Fame currently consists of two inductees; Australian riders Jamie Hales and Leigh Egan.

Hales was the original megastar of BMX in Australia, an extremely popular sportsman, hard-hitting competitor and a dedicated junior coach. Not to mention, his face was once plastered on WeetBix cereal boxes all across the country. Legendary.

Also known as a master of BMX, Egan who originated from none other than Shepparton BMX Club and was considered one of the toughest competitors of his generation, and was effectively Australia’s first “Elite Men’s” World Champion, winning the 1984 IBMXF World Titles.

Visit the Australian BMX Hall of Fame website to submit your nomination now. All you have to do is download the official form, and nominate your choices in the three available categories; rider, official and industry.

Successful nominees will receive domestic travel and accommodation to attend the BMX Australia awards ceremony to be held in Bunbury, Western Australia at the 2018 National Championships.

Don’t miss your chance to have your say! Nominations close on October 30, 2017.

For more information, visit www.australianbmxhof.com.au.