Club stalwarts honoured

Kaitangata Black Gold BMX Club honoured Dallas Storer (left) and Nathan Baldwin with life memberships at the end-of-season prize giving at Kaitangata Community Centre last Wednesday.

‘‘Dallas was the founder of the club, the main driver in organising the community to get the track built and is the reason why it’s there today,’’ club president Marty Hurring said.

‘‘Nathan’s always been the back-bone of Kaitangata BMX. He’s the unsung hero getting all that work done in the background and always first up grafting at a working bee. The two men’s time and effort’s towards this club have been second to none.’’

Kaitangata’s track opened in 2009 and the club has been supplying a growing number of competitors to national level competitions ever since, including Cooper Harvey, seventh in this year’s 13-year-old boys, and Aida Begg, who came eighth in the 12-year-old girls in 2022 — the club’s best achievements to date.

Eight of the club’s young members were also recognised with trophies and awards at the prizegiving. The club looks forward to welcoming new members when the season ramps up again in November.