Active Kids Voucher Program – NSW Office of Sport
The NSW Office of Sport’s Active Kids voucher program provides $100 vouchers to kids residing in NSW to cover the cost of sport and active recreation fees. Details on the program, including how to apply for the voucher, can be found here: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids
The most effective method to redeem the Active Kids Vouchers for membership of HMBA and MTBA is via a paper membership form.
The form is available for download on the membership webpage – https://www.mtba.org.au/wp-content/uploads/MTBA-Membership-Application-Form-July-2018.pdf
Any new or renewing members wanting to redeem a voucher will need to:
- Apply for the voucher at the above link and complete the paper membership form
- Forward the membership form and voucher details via email to email@example.com
- Await an email response to confirm any additional monies to be payed to HMBA
- Once the club has submitted all the required documentation to MTBA you will receive written notification to confirm Membership (timeframe for this is not currently known).
With Christmas fast approaching now is the ideal time to line up the perfect gift for that special MTB rider in your life (which could actually be you!). Here’s a bit of an update on where our next lot of club merch is up to:
Jerseys and Knicks have been ordered (i.e. no further orders can be taken) – production will commence shortly and a collection date will be announced as soon as we hear from our supplier.
T-Shirts – have been made and are ready for ordering / purchasing – this time we have gone with 3 colours – Red, Black and Grey as per the attached image – in a variety of male and female sizes – they will be sold on a first come first serve basis for $25 each – the first opportunity you will have to purchase them in person (with cash) is at the Build Day this Sunday 2/12/18 from 7.30am to 10.00am. A second opportunity will be at the next XC / DH Race day at Awaba on 16/12/18 from about 8.00am.
Another purchase arrangement option is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your colour and size so that we can confirm availability – you will then receive instructions to make a direct deposit payment to lock in your order for subsequent collection at one of the above events, or pick up from Valentine.
We will also be looking into postage of shirts for people outside of the HMBA catchment – pricing to be confirmed but estimated to be between $6 to $8.50.
Well now that the dust has settled from the big announcement (a $450k grant for Awaba MTB Park if you are only just waking up from your winter hibernation) we are sure that there are plenty of questions out there about what we will be building and when it will all be done. Rest assured that our volunteer Committee are now hard at work sorting out all the details and this will be communicated to all the eager Club members and riders out there as soon as possible. In fact we are hoping that we can provide a bit more detail of how this project will unfold in early November.
Forward planning proves a winner for Hunter Mountain Bike Association
Forestry Corporation of NSW congratulates the Hunter Mountain Bike Association on their successful grant application to develop the Awaba Mountain Bike Park in Olney State Forest.
This week’s announcement by Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper will see the association receive Stronger Country Community funding of $450,000 – a win for the club and broader Hunter community.
Forestry Corporation has worked closely with the association to support the current development and future planning of the site over the past decade, said Forestry Corporation’s Partnerships Leader Mike Hill.
“This funding will see the association deliver great recreational benefits through their State forest site and we are excited to be working with them,” Mr Hill said.
“The Awaba Mountain Bike Park is a fantastic example of how Forestry Corporation is working with the community to deliver fantastic community assets in our beautiful State forests.”
Hunter Mountain Bike Association Secretary, Andrew Hardy, said the announcement is the result of a great working partnership between the association, Forestry Corporation and Lake Macquarie Council.
“We’ve enjoyed a positive relationship with Forestry Corporation in the establishment and development to date of Awaba Park,” Mr Hardy said.
“We worked with Mike to develop a ten-year plan of management for the site, and this formed the basis for much of the Stronger Country Communities grant application.
“Lake Macquarie Council played a pivotal role in helping us finalise and submit the application to the Department of Premier and Cabinet.”
The grant will accelerate the association’s progress on the plan of management.
“This funding has made it possible to build the new trails in 12 months, fast tracking the process and providing this free resource to the community.”
The Stronger Country Communities Fund was established by the NSW Government to help deliver local infrastructure projects to regional communities. The objective of the fund is to provide the kind of infrastructure that improves the lives of local residents.
To find out more about Awaba Mountain Bike Park, visit www.hmba.asn.au