The BMX Australia National Championships have become more accessible for riders across the country courtesy of a significant change to the qualification criteria for the event.
As of 1 January 2018, the only qualification criteria for a rider to enter the Aussie titles is that they hold a valid open or sprocket BMXA licence.
This change – approved on Friday 14 July 2017 – removes the previous criteria that asked riders to adhere to specific conditions. In prior years a rider would have needed to compete in their home state championships, or two ‘Category R’ events in the preceding year, unless automatically qualified for nationals (including finishing as a finalist the year prior or if the rider was a world plate holder).
With the gateway to competing at Australia’s premier event now widened, BMX Australia President Neil Cameron said he wishes this inclusive approach to participation will bring more riders to next year’s titles in Bunbury, Western Australia.
“The board of BMXA have an open and inclusive attitude towards participation within the sport,” Cameron emphasised.
“While we understand that states have regional and geographic considerations amongst their member base and therefore may close or otherwise restrict entry to their state titles, we do not have the same constraints.
“So we welcome all members to join us at our events.”
The 2018 BMX Australia National Championships will be held in Bunbury, Western Australia from March 20-25.
In a significant step for the Australian titles, BMXA has partnered with the WA State Government and will enjoy strong support via Tourism WA and the City of Bunbury. YOU CAN READ THAT ANNOUNCEMENT HERE.
To see a draft schedule for the 2018 BMX Australia National Championships, PLEASE CLICK HERE.