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Shepparton BMX Club becomes the focal point of BMX in Australia from this weekend and a group of officials are getting in on the high-performance act.

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Twelve dedicated officials will take another giant step along the BMXA officiating pathway when they attend the National Commissaire Course this weekend, then officiate at next Wednesday’s Pro Spectacular.

The group of 12 – that includes five women or 42 percent of the attendees – have demonstrated a high level of commitment to the sport at club and state level.

The two-day course, that will be led by National Officiating Director Paul Connors, aims to up-skill participants in the general principles of officiating and in particular BMX officiating at a high-performance level.

BMXA’s aim for attendees who successfully pass the daily theory and practical assessments is to not only be qualified to high-performance officiate at national level events, but to also develop skills to co-ordinate a team of officials at BMXA National Series and National Championships across Australia.

Connors said the 12 candidates have all already made a significant contribution to the BMXA family.

“These members have put in plenty of time as officials at both a state and club level and we feel they are all ready to step up and become national level officials,” Connors said.

“The BMXA Officiating pathway offers our dedicated officials the ability to grow their involvement in BMX, which is both fulfilling for them and wonderful for our sport.

“From my perspective and that of our board, we want to congratulate these 12 members and encourage others to strive to step up to the next level along their pathway.”

To see the criteria for attending the National Commissaire Course CLICK HERE.

The 12 members attending the National Commissaire Course in Shepparton on May 18-19 are:

  • Ian Pitstock (Terrigal, NSW)
  • Aaron Mangan (Castle Hill, NSW)
  • Natasha Craig (Blue Mountains, NSW)
  • Paul Seaton (Castle Hill, NSW)
  • Craig Rankin (Beenleigh, QLD)
  • Darryl Stewart (Beenleigh, QLD)
  • Katrina Torrens (Redlands, QLD)
  • Claire Ford (Jingili, NT)
  • Annie Orr (Jingili, NT)
  • Trevor Wigg (The Cove, SA)
  • Darren Alomes (Happy Valley, SA)
  • Aleisha Hill (Wanneroo, WA)