Motorcycling Australia has invited riders from across the road race, motocross, enduro and speedway/dirt-track disciplines, to participate in the first phase of the program on the Gold Coast from June 12-14, 2015. The aim of the EPA is to create a pathway for talented young Australian riders to eventually breakthrough on the international stage.
Max Whale is looking forward to phase one of the program saying, “I’m really excited about being accepted into the academy. I know I am pretty fit but going through the program will be a good chance to test my fitness”.
Motorcycling Australia’s National Development Officer, Laurence Miller, said the selected squad would be exposed to elite level practice in the areas of sports science, sports psychology and athletic preparation during the initial camp.
“Each of the selected squad members have been identified as the most talented young riders in the country within their given disciplines, and they should be congratulated on their achievement of making the squad,” Miller said.
“The camp will be multi-faceted and varied, and each rider will be provided with the best resources available to further develop their all-round skill set and build on their undoubted potential.
Miller said a selection process would take place after the initial camp to determine the final Elite Performance Academy squad, with those selected to be invited to an advanced follow-up camp in September.“From the first camp, we will select eight riders who will make up our inaugural EPA squad,” Miller said.“Those who make the final squad will have demonstrated in the initial camp that they can excel when placed in an elite sporting environment and that they have adapted to the level expected of high performance athletes.”
To find out more about Max Whale, follow this link to view his rider profile on our website.