Kids benefit from pro-riders

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Young athletes taking tips at the coaching session at the weekend.
Camera IconYoung athletes taking tips at the coaching session at the weekend. Credit: Picture: Karina Nerot.

There were plenty of super-excited youngsters at Hedland BMX Club at the weekend as members had the chance to learn skills from one of the State’s pro-riders.

The club raises funds every year to bring elite and State development riders to the region to enhance youth through skilled workshops.

Club president Daniel Vadala said State development coach Jade Mcpherson, a qualified BMX coach of training and education programs, was a great mentor.

“He was up in preparation for us heading to Tom Price for the next round of the BMX super series to set the kids up before big events,” Vadala said.

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“He puts the kids into skilled groups and offers more technology than we are able to offer, such as programs on a tablet that let him take videos which he can then go through with the kids and help them make improvements.”

The workshops allow for individual skill building and advancement.

“We’re fairly confident that we will see Hedland riders land on the podium at the next round of championships ... their skills have come back after a slow start to the year,” Vadala said.

The sessions held over Saturday and Sunday were well attended and almost entirely booked out.

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