Caroline Buchanan’s ongoing support of young women in BMX is something special and this year two young chargers won more than just 1A plates at the BMXA BAD BOY National Championships.
For six straight years, dual Olympian Caroline Buchanan has been throwing her support behind our sport by offering generous scholarships to help develop the next wave of young female BMX riders.
This year, the Buchanan Next Gen program delivered their 12th and 13th scholarship to the winners of the 14 years and 15yrs girl’s Australian championships – Abbey Richards and Kira Hill.
For world 14 years champion, Hill, it was the second year in succession that she has won the scholarship.
The prizes, that come with the wonderful support of major partner rubik3, this year increased from $3000 to a whopping $5000 for each winner and will assist the girls and their families to get them from their Shepparton victories to this year’s world championships in Belgium.
The reward comes with more than just the financial support, with Buchanan able to mentor the winners on everything from training to travelling overseas to compete to pre-race mental preparation and more.
Others who have benefited from Buchanan Next Gen include, five time world champion Des’Ree Barnes, who like Hill, Paige Harding and Mikayla Rose has won the honour twice, Taylor Robinson, Molly McGill, Shannon Petre and Tahlia Marsh.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NEXT GEN SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE 2019 WINNERS IN THE VIDEO BELOW