Western Australia’s Collie BMX Club is one of many clubs to hold a Move It with BMX event to get more of the community involved. We hear from the small club in WA how it went!
Collie BMX Club, located two hours away from Perth, is one of the newest and smallest clubs in the nation. They have 62 members with an average of 50 riders at race days.
Collie last month was one of the first clubs to hold BMXA’s special Move It offer of $300 in funding to hold a one-off women’s and girls and parents and adults Move It event, all thanks to Sport Australia’s participation grant.
Move it with BMX – Parents and Adults
Some of our awesome committee and parents
Susan Riley from the club, said the Move it event was highly successful and the event led to an increase in members.
“Four new members signed up on the day as well as five other members signed up through advertising,” Riley said.
Over 15 people attended either of the two events, with five people attending on the day, signing up to the club.
Daniel Sprague Coaching Intermediate and Expert
The $300 went straight back into the club, with coaching sessions from Daniel Sprague of Wanneroo BMX club organised, advertisements in the local media outlets, raffles and canteen goods.
Check out Sprague teaching the young riders below!
The Move It program is a fantastic initiative to get attendees converted to members of the BMX community, whether that be through riding, as an official, volunteering or coaching.
If you want to get your club involved, CLICK HERE as funding is limited and applications will close once funding has been exhausted.