A group of 123 junior riders from as far
afield as Theodore, Roma and north to Bowen all converged on the Central
Queensland Junior Development clinic held at Benaraby raceway in Gladstone over
The event began on Friday with a coaching
clinic for 10 budding coaches, who then assisted and were mentored by the more
experienced coaches - headed by Level 2 Motorcycling Queensland coach Rod
Jenner - to get them most of the way to accruing their required hours.
Donations from the Gladstone community
assisted in feeding everyone throughout the two days.
The clinic saw the Capricorn Dirt Riders,
Curtis Coast Trail Riders, Biloela Dirt Riders and Gladstone and District Dirt
Riders clubs combine forces for the future of the sport - riders from 5-16
years of age.
Over 40 kickstart course books were
completed, and countless while Juniors who had never held an MQ annual licence
were offered a free, 3-month recreational licence.
Motorcycling Queensland Regional
Consultant Debbie Douglas would like to thank everyone who has come on board to
make this event happen; Clubs, Local Businesses, Coaches, Countless assistants
and Demo riders, Motorcycling Queensland and of course the riders themselves.
Check out Troy Elliott's magic footage
from a great weekend here.
Photos: Katrina Brown
Drone images: Troy Elliott