Cycling Australia and BMX Australia are pleased to announce the eleven cyclists selected as members of the inaugural BMX High Performance Program (BMX HPP).
"The partnership between Cycling Australia and BMX Australia means elite level BMX has now come under the current high performance programs section within Cycling Australia,"
said Graham Fredericks
, CEO of Cycling Australia. "This means it will benefit from the management, direction and administration support already established for our highly successful road, track, mountain bike and disability programs."
The BMX HPP caters for athletes in the elite and junior elite categories and predominantly for the '20 inch' class.
"This is an Australian Sports Commission funded program with the primary aim of providing the best possible training and competition opportunities for athletes to help them deliver medal winning performances at the Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012,"
said Mr Fredericks. "In other years the athletes will focus on World Championships competition.
Newly appointed National BMX Coach, Sean Dwight
, will be responsible for the planning, day to day management and implementation of the BMX HPP.
The BMX HPP National Squad includes 2004 World Champion, Warwick Stevenson
, 2004 Junior World Champion, Michael Fenwick
, 2005 World Championship silver medallist, Renee Junga
, 2005 Junior World Champion, Nicole Callisto
and junior bronze medallist, Melissa Mankowski
The eleven cyclists selected for the National Squad are:
Michael Fenwick (Happy Valley, SA - 16.05.1986)
Jamie Grey (Eagleby, QLD - 24.08.1981)
Luke Madill (Cranebrook, NSW - 28.05.1980)
Michael Robinson (Greenbank, QLD - 09.12.1982)
Warwick Stevenson (Minto, NSW - 13.05.1980)
Nicole Callisto (Beechboro, WA - 12.11.1987)
Krystal Cranfield (Gladstone, QLD - 01.06.1986)
Renee Junga (Capalaba, QLD - 18.07.1986)
Junior Elite Men
James Dixon (Safety Bay, WA - 15.01.1988)
Todd Pascoe (Kelso, QLD - 06.04.1988)
Junior Elite Women
Melissa Mankowski (Moranbah, QLD - 25.08.1988)