STARTING A BMX CLUB
To start a BMX club, you will need a team of dedicated individuals with teamwork, determination and a willingness to share in the common goal.
CLICK HERE for a guide to starting a BMX club.
ROLES WITHIN A CLUB
Below are suggested roles for BMX Australia committee members:
President – The president is the main leader of the club, chairs meetings and has overall responsibility for the organisation’s administration.
Vice President* – Works closely with the President, performing duties such as chairing meetings when the president is unavailable.
Secretary – Responsible for maintaining the club’s records, correspondence and other communications, as well as records and distributes detailed minutes of meetings.
Treasurer – Oversee the club’s accounts and budget (income and expenditure), as well as prepares regular financial statements and reports.
Registrar – Administers the Club’s on-line membership and event rider registrations.
Canteen Manager – Prepares rosters for canteen operations and organises purchasing of stock.
Social/Race Secretary – Coordinates the calendar for each year including racing, social functions and committee meetings.
Track Director – Maintains a risk management plan and oversees the safety of the track.
First Aid – Someone who is Senior First Aid qualified and oversees on track incidences, while sometimes liaising with Paramedic or Ambulance staff.
Club Coaches – Organises and provides coaching sessions to Club members to appoint a Coaching.
Coaching Co-ordinator* – manages the Clubs coaches and co-ordinates track training sessions
Equipment Manager* – Maintains club equipment is in a safe and working order for each event.
Officials Manager *– Prepares rosters for all on track events and maintains records of who is qualified.
*These roles are recommendations and might only be filled if the committee has enough people. They are not required.
Volunteers contribute a lot of their time, skills and experience for no payment. To find out more on how to recruit and recognise volunteers, including coaches and officials please refer to your state Sport and Recreation:
ACT – CLICK HERE
NSW – CLICK HERE
NT – CLICK HERE
QLD – CLICK HERE
SA – CLICK HERE
TAS – CLICK HERE
VIC – CLICK HERE
WA – CLICK HERE
BMX Australia promotes the use of the following document, the UCI BMX Track Guide to assist Clubs with guidance on track requirements,
infrastructure and basic information regarding BMX.
To download a copy of the document – CLICK HERE
BMX Australia does not have a preferred Start Gate, however below are a few brands that are available.
Bensink (Dutch company)
BMXTronic (Australian company)
ProGate (American company)
ProStart (French Company)