CARINDALE, QUEENSLAND - A short five months after hosting the National Championships this past May, the Cairns BMX club has announced a deal and will become ground-zero for the 2012 BMX Queensland State Championships next September.
The facilities on Scott Street have recently undergone a series of upgrades and is capable of containing over 800 riders from across Queensland — which boasts the largest number of BMX riders from 30 clubs. Cairns is no stranger to hosting the championships, which were held in 2008 and hailed as a huge success. Securing such an agreement is a huge boost to the local economy which could potentially see see an infusion of $4-5 million from the fanfare surrounding such an event.
According to BMXQ President, Mr Bruce Oliver, the Cairns is an ideal location.
“We are pleased to hold the event in Cairns. The Cairns club is a great venue and it is has the largest membership in Australia. He went on to say, ”The BMX Queensland committee look forward to working along the Cairns club to make it an amazing event.”
The Cairns BMX President, Mrs Emma Hoad, said it will also benefit their riders in other ways.
“We have a large amount of people in our zone so it is helpful for those people to have it in their backyard.
One thing is for certain, this time next year, we are going to be gearing up for an exicting event!
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