West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the West Australian mountain bike community.

A volunteer organisation, WAMBA works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia.

And also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.

Event Calendar

2016 WA Junior MTB State Team  2016 WA Junior MTB State Team

Exciting progress for junior development and high performance in WA mountain biking!

Since early 2015, WAMBA has been working with the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and WestCycle to establish a pathway to support high performance mountain biking in WA.

In order to help shape the successful future of high performance cycling across all disciplines (Track, Road, Mountain Biking, BMX and Para-Cycling), WestCycle has, with the help of DSR funding:

  • Employed a High Performance Manager
  • Prepared a Western Australian Cycling High Performance Plan (due for release later this year)

WAMBA and others from within the mountain bike community have provided mountain bike specific input into the WA Cycling High Performance Plan, which is the first step in developing and implementing a Western Australian Mountain Bike High Performance Plan – a key recommendation from the WA Mountain Bike Strategy.

2016/17 WAMBA U15 & U17 Mountain Bike State Squad and State Team

This year will see a new direction being taken for the WA junior state team. WAMBA will again be sending a team to the MTBA National Championships, which will be held in Canungra, QLD from 16th to 19th March 2017.  But in a change to past years, only U15 and U17 riders will be included in the squad/ team environment and there will be no nominations required from junior riders.

Instead, after next month’s WA State Championships, personal invites will be sent out to members of the new WAMBA State Squad – as chosen by the WAMBA State Selection Panel. From the state squad, a smaller WAMBA State Team will then be selected to represent our state at the National Championships wearing the black and gold.

Timeline

August 2016

State Team & Team WA fact sheet sent out

September 2016

WA Junior MTB State Coach announced

September   

WA State Championships, Goat Farm

October 2016                          

Personal invites sent out to members of the WAMBA State SquadNo nomination is required.

Athletes will be chosen by the state selection panel. Acceptance will be required within 5 days by email.

November 2016 

Team WA MTB State Squad Camp 1

January 2017

WAMBA State Team selected

February 2017

Team WA MTB State Squad Camp 2

March 2017

MTBA National Championships, QLD

Click the image below for a Fact Sheet which provides more information on the WAMBA State Squad and State Team, as well as an introduction to the new Team WA concept.

Team WA MTB concept

For all enquiries, contact WestCycle High Performance Manager, Joe McCarthy via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 08 6336 9688.

And keep an eye out for more information about our plans for high performance, including U19s and how WA’s high performance pathway leads into the national development programs.

 

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