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Led by coach Matt Cameron, this performance hub provides training and development for BMX riders throughout New Zealand.
 
The Schick Civil Construction BMX National Performacne Hub riders have access to leading training and track facilities, and associated support services. Click here to read about the 2019 Cycling New Zealand National BMX Development Hub. 

RIDERS

Rider profiles for the 2019/2020 intake are available here.
 

COACHES

Schick BMX National Performance Hub's head coach is Matt Cameron. Matt has been involved with BMX for many years, including 14 as an athlete, where he spent five years on the World Cup circuit, recorded a career best 12th place at the 2016 World Championships and was a reserve for the Olympics in Rio.
 
It is his experience as a high performance athlete, having worked with multiple coaches, that enabled Matt to reflect what worked for himself as an athlete, and for other athletes he trained and competed alongside. Since beginning his coaching career in 2015, he has coached from beginner level all the way through to the elite ranks, for multiple organisations and groups, including coach development and coach education.
 
Since his appointment as Schick Civil Construction BMX National Performance Hub, Matt has worked tirelessly to continue developing a group of young riders looking towards the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
 
"The passion and drive I had as an athlete in the sport has very much transferred into coaching where I am driven to pass on knowledge and allow a pathway for other athletes to be the very best they can be," he said.

 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

For Waikato based riders, there are four Hub sessions a week - two gym based and two track sessions. Riders based outside the region access gym training sessions twice a week under a trainer in conjunction with one of the other regional Hubs or are on individual training programmes.
 
Hub riders come together from across the country for quarterly development camps. These are run during the school holidays and consist of 1-2 weeks of physical and technical training as well as workshops around nutrition, mental skills, professionalism, social media, athlete life and tactical education. These camps also allow riders to come together as a team, bonding, growing and learning off each other in a group environment.
 

ACHIEVEMENTS

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Tasman Wakelin – 2018 - 16 boys (3rd)
OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Tasman Wakelin – 2019 - Junior Men (1st)
  • Jessie Smith – 2019 - Junior Women (1st)
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Tasman Wakelin – 2019 - Junior Men (1st)
  • Cailen Calkin – 2019 - Junior Men (2nd)
  • Mason James – 2019 - Junior Men (3rd)
  • Cooper Merito – 2019 - 16 Boys (1st)
  • Bennett Greenough – 2019 - 16 Boys (2nd)
C1 RACES
  • Tasman Wakelin – 2019 - Brisbane (2nd)
  • Rico D’Anvers – 2019 - Brisbane (3rd)
  • Jessie Smith – 2019 - Dessell, Belgium (1st)
  • Jessie Smith – 2019 - France (1st)
  • Jessie Smith – 2019 - France (2nd)
 

SPONSORS

The programmes and development opportunities on offer through the BMX National Performance Hub are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors and philanthropists.