Alongside supporting riders on and around the track, BMXA also have a major commitment to those special volunteers who help make our events what they are.

One of the ways the team at BMX Australia and the state associations support officials is by creating a pathway to assist in developing their skills and abilities.

With this in mind, BMX Northern Territory has been successful in obtaining a grant to send one of their level 2 officials to each of the last four national series rounds of 2018.

The grant includes $4,000 which will be distributed evenly to the officials to assist in travel, accommodation and other expenses.

Leading the way is Karolynn Maurice who is the newly appointed State Officiating Director for the Northern Territory.

Karolynn is the Northern Territory’s only qualified ENC and one of a small number of qualified ENC’s in the BMXA community. She is qualified to volunteer at the international level of BMX.

“The grant I applied for is the Northern Territory Institute of Sport Officiating Development program,” Maurice explains.

“With the grant, we will give each selected official $1000 to assist in the final four national series rounds.”

The four rounds include:

  • Nerang BMX Club on June 23-24
  • Cross Keys BMX Club on August 18-19
  • Tuggeranong BMX Club on September 15-16
  • Launceston BMX Club on October 20-21

For more information on these events including how to enter for them – CLICK HERE.

Selecting the level two officials is the next stage in the process with specific intent in distributing the selection throughout the state.

“A lot of opportunities head to the Darwin area so we are trying to look for officials from areas such as Nhulunbuy and Alice Springs,” Maurice continued.

The purpose of the grant is to give the chosen volunteers the opportunity to take in what they learn and then deliver to their own local clubs to ensure that the spread of high quality officiating can be encouraged within Northern Territory clubs.

With Satellite City hosting the next round of the national series on June 23-24, Maurice said the NT BMX community was excited and looking forward to hosting an event rather than having to travel to one.

Entries for Satellite City are closing soon! ENTER HERE before it’s too late!

“A lot of us travel interstate all the time including events in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales so it’s great that we get to show off our backyard to the rest of Australia,” Maurice said.

If you are interested in joining BMXA’s dedicated officiating team, CLICK HERE for all your information.

 Featured Image: BMXNT Facebook page.