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Rockingham riders shine at State titles

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph
Rockingham BMX Club had 12 riders come home with State plates.
Camera IconRockingham BMX Club had 12 riders come home with State plates. Credit: Michelle Dunlop

Rockingham BMX Club recently took part in the 2017 State Championships, with 12 riders returning with State plates.

Rockingham fielded 34 riders in the championships held at Southside BMX in Bull Creek from October 6-8, with a massive 782 riders competing across the board.

Racing kicked off at the State titles with the five, six and seven-year-old sprockets,with the 20-inch racing class later taking centrestage. Racers from eight years old right up to those in the elite men’s and women’s classes battled harsh conditions early on, with rain on the Saturday morning making it difficult for riders before improving throughout the day.

A highlight of the championships for the club was brothers Jordan and Dylan Callum holding dual State plates for both the 24-inch cruiser and the 20-inch racing classes. Jordan’s success at the State titles follows his recently being crowned junior sportsperson of the year at the 2017 City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards.

The next State titles will be held in Kalgoorlie-Boulder during the September/October school holidays in 2018. In the meantime, riders will prepare for the 2018 BMX WA Super Series, which is expected to start in mid-January, as well as the BMX Australia National Championships, which will be held in Bunbury in March.

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Rockingham BMX Club is based on Ennis Avenue and races on Thursday nights, with new members from two years of age and up welcome.

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