Southlake BMX club impress at state titles

Southlake/Illawarra BMX Club has again reaffirmed their standing as among NSW’s best clubs after claiming more State rankings at the recent 2016 BMXNSW State Titles at Penrith.

The Club’s outstanding results were spread through the rankings from some of the club’s youngest junior members through to the senior classes.

 Southlake’s youngest leading rider was talented 10-year-old Cooper Fox who won the coveted No 1 NSW ranking, while Nicole Narbeth placed second in the 40-44 Women’s class in both the 20” and Cruiser classes.

Cooper has had an outstanding 2016 and despite being so young and taking on the best riders from across NSW made it three straight years winning his age group.

More than 800 riders from across NSW gathered over the October long weekend to compete over three days at the Penrith BMX Club in hot, windy conditions.

Southlake/Illawarra’s other leading results in Penrith included Dallas Narbeth (second in the 11-12 Years Cruiser Boys), Tommy Dallinger ( second, 17-24 Men and Cruiser Classes), Frank Penrose ( third,   14+ Pro Men), Adam Thaler ( second, 25-29 Men), Kirk Cleaven ( second in 14 year Boys), Chloe Dallinger (fourth in 15 year girls), Brenden Quirk ( fourth in 15 year boys), Sharleece Coan ( sixth in the 11 year girls divsion) and Sam Robeille (seventh in  17-24 Men ).

Southlake’s dynamic brother and sister duo Kai and Saya Sakakibara, along with Australia’s Number One Elite woman Leanna Curtis were not in attendance at the year’s State Titles as they were in the United States competing in the final two rounds of this year’s UCI Supercross Series.

Southlake has four decades of developing BMX talent in the region and the club is a host club for a BMXNSW State Series Round in 2017.

The club encourages anyone with an interest in BMX or looking to try a new sport to get in touch with the club and possibly becoming a member.

Southlake is hugely family orientated and encourages members of all ages and experience to join.

BMX is for everyone and members will be able to represent the club at various meetings and events.

As an Olympic sport there is a dedicated pathway through BMX for talented riders to achieve their goals - including the ultimate goal of representing Australia at an Olympic Games.

Southlake/Illawarra BMX Club has excellent facilities and is located within the Croome Sporting Complex at  Albion Park.

They race every Friday night under lights and new riders are always welcome to attend and see the action.

Top effort: Southlake/Illawarra BMX Club  starred at the NSW titles at Penrith with members doing well across all classes and age groups.

Top effort: Southlake/Illawarra BMX Club starred at the NSW titles at Penrith with members doing well across all classes and age groups.

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