Motocross club seeks manpower
MOTOCROSS: The Chinchilla Motocross Club held its annual break-up and awards night last Friday to recognise the hard work and dedication of members throughout 2018.
President Jake Jenyns said this year had been a bit of a slow one for the club, which he attributed to the rising cost of the sport.
“We try to keep our costs as low as possible but the individual insurance licensing goes up every year and gets more and more expensive,” Jenyns said.
“Kids end up going to play footy as it works out to be much cheaper to play long term.”
The motocross club is home to 20 juniors and 15 senior riders who attend regular practice sessions at the Brigalow Recreation Grounds, on Healy's Crossing Rd.
Logan Mildon was awarded club champion for the 10–12-year-olds, 64cc age category and the 85cc 12–15year-old club champion was awarded to Lockie Maloney.
Jenyns said the club would hold its annual general meeting early in the new year, with more details to be announced soon with a number of positions available.
“We really need more people to put up their hands for official positions and we’re also looking for a vice president and president for next year,” he said.
Mr Jenyns paid tribute to the club sponsors Western Downs Civil, Pats Diesel Service and Shaun Robinson Electrical for their support this year.
■ For more information head to the Chinchilla Motocross Facebook page or email chinchillamxclub @gmail.com.
AWARDS: Jake Jenyns and Lockie Maloney at the 2018 Chinchilla Motocross breakup. PHOTOS: CONTRIBUTED
Logan Mildon at the Chinchilla Motocross Club awards night.