VicHealth ‘Jumpstarting’ junior motocross participation in the East
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VicHealth ‘Jumpstarting’ junior motocross participation in the East

Bairnsdale and District Motorcycle Club is geared up to build a new junior motocross track for primary school aged participants, thanks to the VicHeath Jumpstart Grant.
Member for Gippsland East and former VicHealth Board member, Tim Bull, said $10,000 will go a long way in facilitating safe and fun participation in motocross at the Bairnsdale complex, by designing a fit-for-purpose jumps layout for the less experienced riders.
“The creation of a separate track for junior members will be a great asset to this very successful local club that will provide a safe and fun course to ride, while honing their skills.
“Sporting participation at grassroots levels is so important and having the environment to learn and practice safely under supervision, will only grow the sport locally.
“Motocross is an exhilarating spectator sport. It was fantastic attending the club recently to watch the action,” Mr Bull said.
Parent and Bairnsdale and District Motorcycle Club Secretary, Ginny Rickhuss, couldn’t contain her excitement about the announcement, which she says will broaden participation at the family focussed club.
“The new track will allow a greater range of abilities to be able to ride their motorbikes with age-appropriate motocross layout,” Mrs Rickhuss said.
Mr Bull congratulates the Bairnsdale and District Motorcycle Club for its commitment into growing the sport in East Gippsland and can’t wait to return to the club when the track work is completed.
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Tuesday, 11 April, 2023