On 21 Jan I attended the opening of the Te Aroha BMX Track and Club and it was a real pleasure to see so many locals and others out in support. On behalf of Sport Waikato I would like to congratulate the small group of dedicated and persistent volunteers who have been behind this project driving the fundraising, the administration and being the core of the labour physically building the track. It has been a lengthy project but definitely worth it – what a great asset for the youth (and young at heart) of Te Aroha and Matamata Piako.
The BMX site was an old rubbish dump that a local identified as having potential as a BMX track over 6 years ago and the site was cleared and prepared by volunteers. An official incorporated club was created in 2013 and the club Facebook page announced 18 Nov 2013 as the official first day of track building. Money came in slowly and was spent quickly – dozens of working bees took place and the track slowly took shape gaining momentum and support as the vison became reality. The first official members of Te Aroha BMX Club raced in January 2019 following the Club receiving confirmation of affiliation to BMXNZ.
Opening night saw well over 60 riders from age two and up testing out the track and many more watching and planning how to persuade their parents that a BMX bike was needed. The track received a universal thumbs up from riders and spectators.
The club is open for membership and club nights start 4 Feb at 5.30pm so if you haven’t joined yet - what are you waiting for? Email email@example.com or just turn up on Club Nights at the end of Spur Street.
Winners of the prestigious 2019 Brian Perry Regional Sports Awards were announced on Thursday 30th January 2020 at Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Hamilton.
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