Regular Junior specific coaching sessions will be run throughout 2017 to ensure our young members develop the skills to ride safely whilst having fun. Sessions will be advertised through the MAD Facebook page.
DIRTMASTERS & DIRTMAIDENS
Children aged 5-12 are encouraged to join other kids for the Dirtmaster/maiden Series held before Saturday race on the Calendar.
Junior riders aged 12-15 are encouraged to join the Junior race held either before or with the Saturday Calendar race – depending on the Race Organiser (some race courses are more suitable than others). Check the Facebook page Events section prior to each race on the Calendar.
Under 17 categories are usually run as part of the Saturday race.
GET STARTED VOUCHERS
Junior Riders are welcome to join the club and are encouraged to apply for a Queensland Government’s Get in the Game voucher to cover MADMTBC membership, Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA) Membership including insurance for a year and race fees until the funds are exhausted.
Get Started is one of three funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support grassroots sport and recreation.
Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club.
Eligible children and young people can apply online for a voucher valued up to $150, which can be presented at a Get Started sport or recreation club.
- A voucher of up to $150 is available for children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club.
- Parents can apply for a voucher to help pay for club membership and participation fees.
- Clubs must be registered with the Get Started Vouchers program to accept vouchers.
- Referral agents (such as police officers and school guidance counsellors) can refer eligible children and young people for a voucher.
Simply apply for the voucher, print it out and present it at the next club race or social event!
What funding is available?
A maximum of $150 per voucher is available to help pay the cost of sport or recreation membership and/or participation fees. There is a limit of one voucher per child/young person per calendar year.