Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Gold Coast to host 2015 BMX Australia National Series opener

Gold Coast to host 2015 BMX Australia National Series opener
December 13, 2014

The Gold Coast will host one of the first national sporting events of the New Year with 600 entries expected for round one and two of BMX Australia’s National Series in Nerang on 2nd and 3rd January.

Elite riders from the United States, Japan and New Zealand will join Australia’s world number one Caroline Buchanan, Gold Coast based Olympic contenders Bodi Turner and Melinda McLeod and a host of young local riders for the two day event hosted by the Nerang BMX club.

Buchanan will headline the Probikx women’s elite field, where she will take on American world number four Brooke Crain and Australian teammates McLeod, 2013 world championships silver medallist Lauren Reynolds and rising star Rachel Jones.

In the elite men’s event, South Australia’s US-based world number four Anthony Dean will head a start list that includes Turner (world number 19), Americans Barry Nobles (world ranked 22) and Nicholas Koelhler and leading Kiwi rider Michael Bias.

Joining those experienced contenders will be rising stars Max Cairns, Tristyn Kronk, Kai Sakakibara and Aaron Nottle.

The age group ranks will see a number of world age champions as well as competitors from New Zealand and Japan.

Nerang BMX Club President Rob Duff said the event was massive for the local community and a great opportunity for the Gold Coast, stating “this event is fantastic.

“It’s our biggest meet for the year, it’s close to the biggest meet in Australia for the year outside of the National Championships.”

Duff said the family atmosphere created at the Nerang track allowed youngsters to rub shoulders with the sport’s most established stars.

He added “you have riders like Caroline Buchanan, she’s been a world champion and she is number one in the world now.

“When she comes to the Nerang event she gets in there with the kids and talks to them, they get photos and autographs and they all feel part of it. It’s a great showcase for the sport and the Gold Coast too.”

The action kicks off with practice from 2.30pm Friday 2nd January. Racing is set to get underway at 4pm and finals at 7.45pm following a fireworks display.

On Saturday things get going at 8am.

For more information go to


Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…

read more

Attractions / Security / Technology / Ticketing / Venues


METRA Australia

With industry leading solutions in design and durability you can improve your facilities with our access control operations, payment systems and flexible personal locker storage solutions. Your…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Fitness / Recreation / Security



iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design



As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing



As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as Vivaticket Pty Ltd.  Vivaticket is the ideal strategic partner for the organisation and management of your…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues


BioLab Australia Pty Ltd

BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…

read more

Aquatics / Technology / Waterparks


Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business