Meet our young mo­tocross cham­pion

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

MO­TOCROSS is a sport of high en­ergy and adrenalin and for one keen lo­cal he has rid­den away as cham­pion.

Har­ri­son Vel­la­cott is a Year 11 stu­dent at Isis Dis­trict High.

Vel­la­cott re­cently com­peted at a re­gional mo­tocross event in Chin­chilla.

Vel­la­cott had plenty of com­pe­ti­tion at the meet and com­peti­tors in the event came from the south­ern Queens­land re­gion.

The com­pe­ti­tion saw many great rid­ers fight for the top spot in the com­pe­ti­tion and com­pete at a very high level.

Vel­la­cott’s con­sis­tent per­for­mance at the com­pe­ti­tion saw him qual­ify for the state rounds.

The Chin­chilla event was a great event for the young rider as he walked away with a sec­ond place and two firsts.

Over the years, and with plenty of com­pe­ti­tion wins, Vel­la­cott has pro­gressed through the ranks from 125cc to 250cc this year alone.

With all his ded­i­ca­tion, train­ing and pas­sion Vel­la­cott ex­pects to be pro­moted to the se­nior ranks in mo­tocross next year.

Isis High act­ing prin­ci­pal Chris Gill said the school was very proud of Har­ri­son’s achieve­ments.

Mr Gill said de­spite the travel and com­pe­ti­tion com­mit­ments re­quired, Har­ri­son man­aged to com­bine his stud­ies at school and TAFE ef­fec­tively to en­sure he main­tains his high level of achieve­ment.

“Har­ri­son con­tin­ues the tra­di­tion of our stu­dents be­ing out­stand­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of not only Isis High, but also the Isis com­mu­nity,” he said.

“Se­nior stu­dents are very im­por­tant role mod­els for younger stu­dents, Har­ri­son is no ex­cep­tion.

“His ex­ploits will in­spire younger stu­dents.

“Har­ri­son will be a great as­set to sup­port and ad­vise any young rider.”

In cel­e­bra­tion of great achieve­ment in the area of sports, Isis High School will host it’s an­nual awards cer­e­mony recog­nis­ing the out­stand­ing per­for­mances of it’s stu­dents.

There will be two cer­e­monies on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 25.

The first will be con­ducted dur­ing the day from 10am and the sec­ond at 7pm.

Both cer­e­monies will be held at the Childers Com­mu­nity Sta­dium.

Har­ri­son be a great as­set to sup­port and ad­vise any young rider — Chris Gill

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

MOTORCROSS: Har­ri­son Vel­la­cott is tast­ing suc­cess.

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