Dates for 2010 National Championships
BMX Australia and Greater Shepparton City Council are pleased to announce the dates for the 2010 National BMX Championships will be on the 5-9 May 2010.
The national championship bid was jointly submitted by Greater Shepparton City Council and the Shepparton BMX Club – a mammoth task that had taken more than two years. Greater Shepparton Mayor, Cr Geoff Dobson said it was exciting to get this event in Shepparton.
"We expect the event will bring around 5000 people to the area during the seven day competition," Cr Dobson said.
"Having this major sporting event come to Shepparton is exciting for the whole region.
"We will be working with our neighbouring councils as a large event like this will book out accommodation venues across many towns."
BMX Australia President, Barry Knight, said, "Our events committee were very conscious of leaving a legacy to the sport of BMX and the proposal to build a state of the art international facility by Greater Shepparton City Council had helped to secure the bid."
Mr Knight also said that Shepparton already had played a big role in developing various cycle sports within Australia.
Council's Manager Major Events, Mark Francis, said this news was also a boost for the local BMX community with the building of a new permanent track.
"The track will be built to world class standards in a similar vein to the Olympic design and once built it will make claim to being the best track in Australia," Mr Francis said.
"Given that the track will be a permanent feature in Shepparton, it will be a great facility for our local and regional entrants to practice on.
"The location for the track has not yet been confirmed, but it is likely to be built to complement existing cycling facilities.
"The track will look very similar to the track seen my millions of people at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
"It will have both professional and non-professional sections that will allow all classes of competitors to compete within their appropriate skill level.
The 2010 BMX National Championships will be the first to be held in Victoria since 1998.
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