Mountain Bike Australia are pleased to present the inaugural 2017 Schools National Championships presented by Bond University.
Event: 2017 MTBA Schools National Championships presented by Bond University
Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June, 2017
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Disciplines: XCO, XCE, XCEN
Official Hashtag: #MTBSchoolChamps
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Online Registrations for the 2017 MTBA Schools National Championships presented by Bond University will open at 9am on Thursday 1st December, 2016.
Entry Fee: $50.00 per student (inclusive of Personal Accident & Public Liability Insurance whilst participating in the event)
Eligibility: Open to all Australian & New Zealand school students aged 11 – 18 (as at 31 December 2017). Schools may enter as many teams/riders as they like.
Age Categories: Riders will be grouped by gender and age categories (Under 15, Under 17 & Under 19).
Registering without a Team: Riders who do not have a team can register as individuals for $50. MTBA will then place the riders in a team for the 4 hour event on Sunday. If you would like to be placed in a team with friends from another school, please complete your individual entry then email Jodie Willett at email@example.com listing the other riders you would like to race with.
October 31, 2016
The 2017 Schools Nationals Mountain Bike Championships received a huge boost with leading higher education institution Bond University awarded naming rights.
The inaugural event will be held on the Gold Coast from 2 – 4 June in 2017, at the Bond University Campus, Robina and Nerang National Park.
Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) CEO Shane Coppin said the addition of Bond University coming on board as naming rights sponsor would go along way to ensuring the event is a major success.
“We are excited about the role Bond University will play in providing an iconic backdrop for competitors and showcasing a part of the Gold Coast to the rest of Australia through mountain biking,” he said.
“This partnership provides an exciting and valuable link between schools, MTBA and one of Australia’s most prestigious universities.”
Bond University Director of Sport, Garry Nucifora said the sponsorship took Bond’s partnership with MTBA to the next level.
“We already have a strong partnership that involves our students in internship, research and testing opportunities and gives MTBA access to Bond’s world-class, elite sporting facilities,” Mr Nucifora said.
“Our stunning, multi-terrain campus will make an ideal mountain biking course and we look forward to welcoming student athletes from across the country to Bond to participate in this fun, adrenaline-charged event.”
MTBA development coach Jodie Willett said the schools championship is open to all students from Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 of varying abilities.
“I’m excited to see this concept being brought to fruition. We have many schools who have established mountain bike programs and are looking for that ‘next level’ goal to motivate their students.”
“The great thing is that everyone can participate – there are no trials or qualification rounds,” Ms Willett said.
The event will consist of three races over three days, including a cross-country eliminator (XCC), cross-country Olympic race (XCO) and a four-hour enduro style race.
More than 400 students are expected to take part in the inaugural championships next year.