Leah has done her part in the Queens Batons Relay for the Commonwealth Games as it passed through Batemans Bay

Leah Hearne, alongside nine other Aussie BMX members have been granted the opportunity of a lifetime joining thousands of Batonbearers for the Queens Baton Relay as a part of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, which begin on April 4.

 The other nine BMX Batonbearers include Emma Stevens, Gemma Rodgers, Campbell Allan, Courts Oostendorp, Bill Woodward, Mitchell Walker, Carissa Osborne, Jodie Mundie and Portia Eden who will run in the epic cross-continental relay.

 Batemans Bay’s Leah Hearne was nominated and selected due to her BMX achievements, and work inspiring other young girls to take up the sport of BMX.

It was a similar scenario for Gold Coaster Courts Oostendorp who was nominated by her school courtesy of her effort in sports. Both had to keep it under wraps in the day leading into the announcement.

Courtney has been so incentivised by this opportunity that she wanted to complete her leg riding her bike!

Meanwhile this is just another feather in the cap of Mt. Isa’s Bill Woodward, the 11-year-old being announced as a Batonbearer not long after being awarded with a Sports Encouragement Bursary from the North Queensland Sports Foundation. Talk about riding through a purple patch!

When the Aussie BMX group will have their spot in the limelight

  • Leah Hearne – Batemans Bay, NSW – February 6, 2018
  • Gemma Rodgers – Karratha, WA – February 27, 2018
  • Mitchell Walker – Litchfield, NT – March 1, 2018
  • Bill Woodward – Mt. Isa, QLD – March 6, 2018
  • Joel Mundie, Portia Eden – Cairns, QLD – March 15-17, 2018
  • Campbell Allan – Hervey Bay, QLD – March 25, 2018
  • Emma Stevens, Carissa Osborne – Toowoomba, QLD – March 28, 2018
  • Courts Oostendorp – Gold Coast, QLD – April 1-4, 2018

Stay tuned for updates on social media as our BMXA family members shine!