Fund raising is going well so far with over $6500 of the target $25,000 raised via Trials clubs, businesses and individuals. The gofundme campaign has raised over $3600 including two $1000 donations online. Thank you to everyone who has donated already.
$2000 - Trials Club of Victoria
$1,055 - AJS Moto Trials Club of WA
$1000 - Anonymous
$762.35 - TdN Donation tin at Glenmaggie Easter Trial
$500 - Wayne Cottee from RedINK
$450 - Ashlee Silk - Fundraising with photos from Tassie Titles
$300 - Jason Thatcher
$100 - Rob Murdoch
$100 - Scooter News
$100 - Peter Hamer
$100 - Mincho de la Rocha
$100 - Bob Crawford
Motorcycling Australia (M.A.) have had their funding cut this year as the government has decided to pour as much as possible into the Australian Olympic team.
We're very excited to introduce Team Australia for 2016. The Women's team will be headed up by Aussie legend Kristie McKinnon, and alongside her will be SA's Sofie Kraft, who will be set to make history as the first South Australian woman to ride the event and completing the Women's team will be Queensland's Australian Junior Women's Champion, Sarah Chivers.
The Australian Men's team this year will again be fronted by Australian Champion Kyle Middleton, alongside him will be Tasmania's Chris Bayles, on his third straight ride in the event. Completing the trio of men will be one of Australia's rising stars, 16 year old Connor Hogan from South Australia. This years event sees a rule change for the men which brings the men's event in line with the women's, having a full team of three instead of the old four.
The team will be once again managed by Victoria's Phil Whittle, who is becoming a regular to achieving excellent results with the team.
2015 saw the Australian Men’s Trial des Nations team stand proudly on the podium and the women put in a credible effort against the best in the world. It is these team members that the young trial riders of today look up to with their individual aspirations to one day represent Australia at this prestigious event.
If you would like to support the Australian Trial des Nations team (Kyle, Chris, Connor, Kristie, Sofie and Sarah and manager Phil) please click on the donate link and give generously to help fund the Australian Trial dream.