20,000 rea­sons BMX club is rid­ing high

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

AF­TER a series of un­for­tu­nate events for the Casino BMX Club, a $20,000 cheque has turned the bad luck around.

Firstly the club had to deal with heavy rain that ru­ined its track, then a break-in at the club­house saw pre­cious items stolen and dam­aged.

Thanks to a suc­cess­ful grant from the Holden Home Ground Ad­van­tage pro­gram, how­ever, the club will see its track re­paired much sooner than ex­pected.

“In 2014 (Gen­eral Mo­tors Holden) set up $5 mil­lion over 10 years to dis­trib­ute to grass­roots sport­ing clubs and com­mu­nity groups,” Dealer prin­ci­pal of Quay­side Holden David Faiers said. “Out of 750 ap­pli­ca­tions, 25 com­mu­nity groups have re­ceived fund­ing.”

Club pres­i­dent Kylie Sneesby said the grant was great news.

“$20,000 is go­ing to resur­face the whole track,” she said. “(The new sur­face) will have a poly­mer­based glue so we won’t have the ruts like we have now.”

Richmond Val­ley mayor Robert Mus­tow also wel­comed the grant.

“It’s a long-ex­ist­ing club of 30 years and much needed in the town,” he said.

HELP­ING OUT: Casino BMX Club re­ceives $20,000 from David Faiers, of Quay­side Holden. Also pic­tured on the club’s dam­aged track is Richmond Val­ley mayor Robert Mus­tow.

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