BoysTown ready for Tivoli program

BOYSTOWN, in conjunction with Motorcycling Queensland and the Moreton Districts Motocross Club, are launching the Kickstart BoysTown Motocross Training Program today at Tivoli.

BoysTown youth worker Trudy Hatcher said the pilot program aimed to provide a safe and legal environment for young people to ride motocross.

“It will allow young people aged 14-18 to participate in motocross training and education at the Moreton Districts Motocross Track in Tivoli,” she said.

“Most of us who play sport can do it anytime without legal implications, however Generation YZ kids are passionate about their motos and don’t have the same luxury.”

Hatcher said the program would give young people the opportunity to learn about how to care for their bikes from cleaning an air filter to the rules required to race.

“By the end of the program, they will have gained not only knowledge and practical skills but also a recreational licence from Motorcycling Queensland which will allow them to ride on motocross tracks and compete in organised trail rides throughout Queensland,” she said.

President of Moreton Districts Motocross, Simon Wadwell, said the organisation was excited about the Kickstart Program.

“We welcome the opportunity to assist the clients of BoysTown with motocross coaching and providing them with an opportunity to gain their recreational licence, we hope that this will encourage those to participate in organised legal events and possibly open the door to pro-racing,” he said.

The Kickstart BoysTown Motocross Program will be officially launched today (12.30pm) at the Tivoli Motocross track.

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