TEACHER IN CHARGE: Tom Collin - [email protected]
Welcome to the Tauranga Boys’ Motocross Team. The team competes in the school series under the TBC flag. When representing TBC in school events around the country all members are required to show respect to their fellow competitors and teammates. It is important to understand that when competing for the school we are competing as a team as well as for overall individual results.
To be a member of the team you must be confident and have participated in motocross events at your local clubs at any level from novice through to competitive level. Students are able to ride in novice and competitive classes.
The school events this year will revolve around the NZ Battle of the Schools MX Series which is held over four rounds:
Patetonga's Waikato Schools MX Challenge 24-25 Feb
Rotorua's Interschools MX Challenge 24-25 Mar
South Waikato MX Challenge 16-17 Jun
Whangarei's Northland Schools MX Challenge 4-5 Aug
We will also ride in school events held by the Tauranga Motorcycle Club at TECT park and The Bay of Plenty Motorcycle Club at Awakaponga. Dates for these are still to be determined.
The final event that TBC will ride in is the NISS Cross Country from August the 31st to September the 2nd. This event is held in Horowhenua and will be during winter tournament week.
There is a $50 administration fee to be a member of the team, this goes towards trophies and barbecues throughout the year and will be charged to your son's account.
Students will be expected to ride in TBC gear. This gear can be purchased from MAKZ Gear and is Fox gear provided at a 30% discount.
TBC expects the Tauranga Boys' College Motorcycle Team to race as a team at all events outlined in the calendar.
A legal guardian of your son must attend these events for health and safety reasons on the day, however you can sign over the legal responsibility to another parent that is going to be present on the day and is happy to look after your child under race conditions. This paperwork must be filled out in full and sent to the teacher in charge or team manager before travel.
There is a compulsory meeting at the beginning of each year and all parents need to attend. This is a good opportunity to ask any questions on the night and to meet current and new members. This year the meeting will be held alongside a practice day at the Tauranga Motorcyle Club on Saturday the 18th if February.
There are trophies for the end of the year and some of these are calculated on the individual rider points finished placings overall) at the meetings we have attended. Other trophies are awarded by the committee, (this is made up from the team captain, the teacher involved and team manager.) Riders must complete 66.6% of the events laid out to qualify for trophies.
Trent Hayward Memorial Trophy for the senior Rider of the Year (accumulated points)
Jr Rider of the year (accumulated points)
Most Improved (committee)
Hard Luck (committee)
VENUES: A range of Motocross tracks from Taupo to Whangarei and possibly further.
EQUIPMENT: Provided by the rider. Riders to meet the safety standards of MNZ.
COSTS: $50. (Administration fee to cover trophies and drinks).