James Williamson Junior Development Camp 2014
Seventeen juniors came from all over NSW and the ACT to attend this year’s Junior Development Camp held at Bungarra Jindabyne NSW. This was a particularly successful camp, with good weather (most of the time) and a keen bunch of young cyclists who represent a great future for the sport. We wish them good luck for their riding in the years to come.
This camp is financed from the proceeds of the James Williamson Enduro Challenge cross country mountain race held at Wingello Forest, each year in March. We wish to thank all our race sponsors, Giant Bikes, Shimano, Rubena Tyres, JetBlack, Powerbar, Enduro Magazine, Conceptis, Forestry Corportation, CORC, Radical Lights, Frameskin, Cycle Education, Rocky Trail Entertainment, Chocolate Foot, Wild Horizons and McGees Cycling Store. Without their support of the race, this camp would not be possible. Thanks also for the generous donation received this year, from Bec Henderson from the Duo Classic Race held in 2013.
Thanks also to coaches Dylan Cooper, Jenni King, Ben Henderson, Brendan Johnston and Niki Fisher and also to Niki Fisher for the jersey designs.
See Comment here from Sarah:
What do you get when you put Coops, Hendo, Trekky, The Core King and the Fish together with seventeen junior mountain bikers at a long weekend in Jindabyne?
You get a heck of a lot of fun, encouragement, wisdom, skill and random dumb stuff!! These coaches and the helpers (Meg, Brendan, Karen, Steve and John) put in a massive effort to make this a jam-packed and memorable weekend. We learnt so much: skills, nutrition, core, bike maintenance and also what not to do like wreck your front wheel going round a corner (thanks Harry)! Hungry stomachs were filled to the brim every hour or two by the great staff at Bungarra. Thanks to the whole team who made this camp happen! Willo lives on… See you all at the Enduro Challenge in March 2015. (See below – Sarah showing how it is done on a Bungarra corner!)
The James Williamson Enduro Fund Inc has been set up to administer, in a transparent and independent manner, the finances from the annual James Williamson Enduro Challenge. The role of the Fund is to keep clear meeting minutes, hold an AGM, and submit the annual financial statements to the Office of Fair Trading.
The JWEF will be used to finance a range of activities in support of developing young mountain bike riders in New South Wales and the ACT. These will include an annual training camp, assistance packages and other forms of support to be determined by the administrators of the James Williamson Fund.
The James Williamson Junior Development Camp for 2014 will once again be held at Bungarra Jindabyne, on the 15th & 16th of November. (Arrival Friday late afternoon 14th). Application form and details are available here.