WITH a newly-built track and now affiliation with BMX Australia, South Gippsland BMX Club is open for business – apart from COVID-19 restrictions.
President Nathan Evans announced the exciting update on Facebook last week.
“So after almost two years of rebuilding the track we are now an affiliated club with BMX Australia, yay!!”
Evans said membership of the local club was available by heading to the BMX Australia website with different types of memberships available from mini wheelers for four year olds and under, four-month licences, open licences and volunteer memberships.
Descriptions of each membership type and prices are available on the website.
“Once you’re a member, this allows you to participate in official club activities and even represent the club at activities hosted by/at other clubs.
Due to the current climate (COVID-19) any club activity that we would like to commence will have to be postponed until restrictions are lifted, however, this doesn’t stop anybody from signing up and supporting the club,” Jones said.
“Hopefully in the next month or two we will be able to hold the club’s first AGM (details will be posted on the club’s Facebook once it’s confirmed when and where). This will be a great opportunity… to get involved and to become founding members of the club.”
Jones said the club and track were a vision he set himself when he moved to the area with his family two years ago.
He said the rebuild of the track in Horn Street, Leongatha wouldn’t have been possible without the support of many local businesses and individuals.
“So, to all of you who has helped me achieve this, I thank you and hope the support can continue into the club’s future.”
Jones said there was still some work to be done on the track when the weather dried.
He described BMX racing as a tremendous family-oriented sport that could take people all over Australia.
“It’s fun and exciting. You can turn up and just have a go for fun or take it serious and aim to win a national title. It all starts at your local club.”