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In re­cent years the ACU Tri­als & En­duro Com­mit­tee has made the de­ci­sion to change the em­pha­sis, for both the Tri­als and En­duro U23 squads, more in the form of di­rect fi­nan­cial sup­port for rider de­vel­op­ment.

This sys­tem has been a great suc­cess and will be con­tin­ued for 2016. This sup­port will be avail­able to a lim­ited num­ber of squad mem­bers rather than the method of home-based train­ing for larger num­bers adopted in pre­vi­ous years.

The fol­low­ing cri­te­ria have been laid down for the tri­als squad: The squad’s ef­fort will be aimed at the Euro­pean Tri­als Cham­pi­onship (FIME). Ini­tial sup­port will be of­fered to: Rid­ers con­test­ing the FIME Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship and Ju­nior Cup; Rid­ers con­test­ing the FIME Youth Tri­als Euro­pean Cup; and Rid­ers con­test­ing the FIME Women’s Tri­als Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship. Ap­pli­ca­tions are in­vited now from rid­ers with firm plans to com­pete at FIME level in 2016, and the squads will be se­lected shortly af­ter the clos­ing date.

It is also in­tended that a lim­ited num­ber of in­tense train­ing ses­sions will be or­gan­ised as early as pos­si­ble in the year be­fore the Euro­pean se­ries starts. Rider per­for­mance will be con­stantly as­sessed to de­ter­mine if sup­port will be con­tin­ued — and at pe­ri­od­i­cal in­ter­vals ex­ist­ing squad mem­bers may be re­placed by oth­ers whose per­for­mances may jus­tify re-se­lec­tion. It is very much in­tended that sup­port will be per­for­mance re­lated.

Rid­ers who in­tend to con­test the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship se­ries should ap­ply now to Mick Wren, in­clud­ing de­tails of their past suc­cesses. They may back up their ap­pli­ca­tions with ref­er­ences from any spon­sors they might have. The Tri­als and En­duro Com­mit­tee be­lieve that we have a wealth of young tal­ent and look for­ward to help­ing you achieve your goals. The clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions is: 15/02/2016.

Con­tact Mick Wren, ACU Na­tional Tri­als Squad, Leven­side, Newby Bridge, Ulver­ston, Cum­bria, LA12 8LZ. Tel: 015395 31082 or email: mick.tri­[email protected]

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