Clubs and prospective members rejoice, we’ve made a development that will get new riders on track faster than ever before!
Signing up as a member with BMX Australia has now become even easier, with the removal of the need for new riders to provide a proof of age document prior to their licence being issued.
Instead of needing a proof of age document at the time of signing up, as has previously been the case, new members will be given 14 days to upload their proof of age document to their BMXA member account. This will allow clubs to sign members up on the spot and have them riding as soon as possible.
Assisting this change, is the gradual migration of all members from a membership hard card to a virtual licence. With new membership and licencing all available online, when a new member signs up their virtual licence will be immediately generated in the BMXA app.
Once the licence is available, new members will be able to ride the track. In the meantime, the online system will begin a 14-day countdown to remind new riders to upload their proof of age documents.
This update to member services follows the launch of the app in late 2017. The app holds a number of advantages to the old hard card system. They include the ability to check if coaches hold a valid accreditation, or that officials’ accreditation is valid. The app also contains general information about BMXA rules, insurance and entering upcoming events.
Development work on the app remains ongoing, with the BMXA membership team working with IT suppliers to make membership management – especially for families – even easier. Among the updates in development phase is the ability to manage multiple membership licences with just one login.