Following the WAMBA Junior State Team's success (read all about it in Yuliang Seow's Race Report in our latest Newsletter) at the National XCO & DHI Championships in Bright this year, we are already planning for 2016.
Thanks to the efforts of some extremely dedicated and organised parents, the state team was pulled together very quickly in time for the nationals this year. So we want to have a more relaxed and organised approach next year.
If you are a parent of a junior and would be interested in being part of the organisation of the team, our new Junior Development Coordinator, Graeme 'Grizzly' Adams would like to hear from you!
We will write up a proper introduction soon to let you know more about Graeme and his exciting plans for Junior Development in WA.
Shortly, Graeme will be organising the following things, and he'll need a bit of assistance:
- Team shirts
- Management of the application and selection process (in line with WAMBA's Selection Policy)
WAMBA would like to congratulate the following Junior riders on their selection to the 2015/ 2016 WAIS Developing Champions Program:
It is with pleasure that the Department Of Sport And Recreation (DSR), WA Institute of Sport (WAIS), WestCycle and WAMBA invite them to attend DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS program workshops in 2015 and 2016. Developing Champions is a life skills program aimed at assisting aspiring youth athletes to gain personal development skills and progress along their high performance pathway.
Photo - Rider: Nerys Eddy | Photographer: Kathy Curruthers
Photo - Rider: Bryce Lanigan | Photographer: Kelly Doye
WAMBA, Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) and West Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) invite WAMBA XC and DH members Under 17 and Under 15 to nominate for the WAIS Developing Champions Program, a life skills program aimed at assisting aspiring youth athletes to gain personal development skills and progress along their high performance pathway.
**WAMBA have 4 metropolitan and 9 regional positions available**
The course has the opportunity for face-to-face or online learning for Regional athletes. The face-to-face workshops will be conducted with BMX, Road and Track riders.
2015 face-to-face sessions:
2016 events to be held approximately the same time of year.
Selection will be based on potential, attitude and ability.
This is selection to the 2015/2016 WAIS Developing Champions program (not the WAIS Scholarship or WAMBA state teams).
Selection will be conducted by the WAMBA Selection Panel of:
The WAMBA Selection Panel will review the nominations and provide a list of 4 metropolitan and 9 regional athletes to the WAMBA Committee for approval by 18th May.
Notification of Selection:
All successful applicants will be notified by Westcycle via email.
An Athlete Information Page has been produced for athletes to download and print off.
An overview of the WAIS program can be found on their website - www.developingchampions.com.au
If you have further questions, please contact Toby Hodgson on 08 6336 9680.
What an action packed day!
Before the thrills and spills of slopestyle yesterday, WAMBA redefined its role and elected a new committee for 2015/ 2016 during its annual general meeting.
In line with a new strategic direction, WAMBA is now recognised as the state representative body for the West Australian mountain biking community. This change of role, from simply being a trail advocacy group to the state representative body, will provide a more strategic direction for the Association and allow it to remain relevant to members, stakeholders and the WA mountain biking community.
Passion, hard work (lots of it!) and commitment to this new strategic role has led to the re-election of Louise Wallace as WAMBA President. Also re-elected were Marilena Stimpfl (Vice President), Jodie Stembridge (Secretary), and Alex Wade and Margaret McIlroy (general committee).
New faces on the committee include Mike Young (Government Engagement Coordinator), Ben Pruden (Chairperson - Management Council for Trails Access), Tony Tucknott (Chairperson – Management Council for Racing, Graeme Adams (Junior Development Coordinator), and Amy Chapple (general committee).
Welcome to everyone – it’s going to be an exciting year ahead!
The 2015 WAMBA Annual General Meeting will be held @ 11:30am this Sunday (26th April) at Edward Millen House, Edward Millen Reserve in Victoria Park, Perth. All are welcome to attend.
The agenda will be:
Last year’s AGM minutes are available here - http://www.wamba.org.au/docs/WAMBA_AGM_minutes_2014.pdf
The following apologies have been received:
Notices of Motion:
The following Notices of Motion are being voted on at the meeting. That:
The following nominations have been received for positions on the WAMBA interim committee:
General committee nominations received so far:
Thank you to all those who have already put their names forward for consideration. If you’re attending the AGM on Sunday, you can still nominate for a position.
Proxy forms are only required for committee and affiliated club members who are unable to attend the AGM and wish to vote. At this stage it looks like no voting will be required, as there is only one nomination for each position.
However, people can still nominate for positions during the meeting, so the proxy vote may still be a consideration - the person being nominated at the meeting isn’t entitled to receive any proxy votes.
Lots happening at Edward Millen Reserve on Sunday 26th!
Join us afterwards for lunch at the TGIF Victoria Park Hawkers Market, and then watch all the excitement of the John Hughes Slopestyle event. Head to the John Hughes Slopestyle Facebook page for more information.