Young BMX competitors at top of their game


Alexandra BMX Club is freewheeling and in the flow after a strong performance at the BMX National Championships.
About 750 riders took part in the championships in Auckland during Easter.
President Tony Nelson said the Alexandra team performed well, including Holly Oldham
(16) winning the New Zealand title for her age.
‘‘Three years in a row now she has won the New Zealand title for her age.’’
This qualified her to compete in this year’s world championships in Belgium, which begin in July.

Repeat performance . . . Holly Oldham (16), of Alexandra has taken away the top title for her age three years in a row. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON

Another strong performer was Tahlia Nelson (11), who has been selected to represent New Zealand in the Mighty 11s transtasman cultural exchange.
She is one of four girls and four boys who will compete against the Australian team over Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Tony Nelson said the local team was in great shape ato host the South Island titles in 2020.
Major work on the track had ensured it met BMX New Zealand guidelines and further beautification was planned to complete the upgrade.
Although the ‘‘big guns’’ would be coming to Alexandra for the South Island titles, Nelson was confident that the local team would do well during the event.
‘‘Things are looking very promising for us.’’

Top team . . . Showing their trophies from the BMX National Championships are members of the Alexandra BMX Club (from left) Hunter Stirling-Lindsay (12), Kaia Nelson (12), Tamai Riwhi (9), Trey Nelson (14), Tahlia Nelson (11), Nathan Adair (28) and Holly Oldham (16), all of Alexandra. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON