The NCS graduates held two events in the community to engage local BMX and Skate Boarders and raise awareness of the National Citizens Service.The first event was held at Brampton Bierlow BMX track and proved to be a hit with the local riders. The event was collaboration between Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, Rotherham Youth Service and Brampton BMX Club.
The event was held on Brampton Parish Council’s Bierlow Park and compromised of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust’s knock out competitions, Rotherham Youth Service musical events group and Brampton BMX Club race competitions.
A series of races were held for local riders to participate in and a guest appearance was made by the infamous Oggy better known as Martin Ogden 3 times Elite 4x Champ. Martin compared the race’s giving the riders advice and technique tips as the day went along. The day was rounded off with a presentation of medals to the top 3 riders in each category and a prize draw with prizes donated from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.
The second leg of the series was held at Rosehill Park in Rawmarsh which is a well known facility within the Skate and BMX community. Again Rotherham United Community Sports Trust was present with their inflatable football hub, as well as Rotherham Youth Service with the Music Bus to liven up the event.
The event was an open Jam session with no prizes specifically given however; talented riders were identified and given the opportunity to be placed in to a prize draw to win vouchers for Fosters Cycles which were kindly donated by Rotherham BMX.
Both events had a good attendance of approximately 30 riders at each and proved to be an exciting event for local community members, we even saw talented local riders such as Jack Wordsworth and Brett Sanderson make an appearance both of which are highly acclaimed riders. Many of the local riders expressed an interest in holding further events.
The event had 3 lives bands playing throughout the event with support from the Base to Beat project at Herringthorpe Young People's Centre, Know the Score and Safe @ Last.
The whole event was such a positive step forward showing that in recent times due to lack of funding and resources that different projects and agencies coming together can create such a positive impact upon our local communities and deliver great opportunities against all the odds.
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