NOWRA VELO CLUB 2015 TEAM CHALLENGE SERIES PROPOSED TEAMS
HANLON WINDOWS Jake Stuart A TC Paul Mackie A TC Godfrey Green A TC Gavin Nethery B Ian Kielly B TC Tim Devlin B Comm Matt Smith B Chelsea Oaten C Geoff Lockhart C TC Frank Neri C TC Brendon Miller C TC/Comm Chris Harrison C Patrick McSwiney D
BAI MED PHYSIO Tristan Ward A Mitch Cunningham A Matt Wright A TC Scott Barrett B TC Stuart Quine B TC Peter Kastelien B TC Phil Rice B TC/Comm Paul Nancekivell C TC David Gray C TC/Comm Lawrence Byrne C TC Jo Chalain D Brittanee Schinella D
Bomaderry Vet Hospital/Coffeeliscious Dylan Oaten A Kevin Poulton A Jade Colligan B Michael Crutch B Dion Carter B Lawrence Schinella B TC Andrew Jarman B TC Darren Pretious B TC Gary Bryce C TC Hubert Driehuis C TC Rob Pickard C TC Rod Pierce D TC/Comm Kim Waters D
OPTUS NOWRA Michael Troy A Scott Thompson A TC Aaron Coghlan A TC Scott Martin B Mark Williams B Comm Mark Emerton B Jose Pereira B TC Kon Kinnas C Michael Thompson C TC/Comm Brian Corrigan C TC Bruce Jenkins C TC/Comm Steve Daley D TC Graham Johns D
FTP Training/The Watts Factory Damian Mason A Comm Levi Johns A Mark Astley B TC Aaron Lauder B Rob Rix B Phil Jones B TC Greg Molony B Andrew Lowe B TC Henry Wakeford B TC/Comm Matt Clark C TC/Comm Mel Kilby C Kate Darke D TC John Cullity D TC
A general meeting of the Nowra Velo Club Inc was held at the RFS buildings on Albatross Road at 7.30 pm on 13th November, 2014.
Members present were: Aaron Coghlan, Phil Rice, Matt Clark, Phill Jones, Paul Nancekivell, Streve Daley, Damian Mason, Greg Molony, Scott Thompson, Michael Thompson, Doug Holland, Melanie Kilby, Brendon Miller, David Gray, Gary Bryce, Frank Neri.
Apologies were received from Henry Wakeford, Andrew Lowe, Bruce Jenkins and Ingrid Holland.
The purpose of this general meeting was to advise on the 2015 applications to Police, Shoalhaven City Council and Cycling NSW, road courses and traffic control plans and official requirements and to discuss and decide on the 2015 race program and the 2015 team challenge series.
With regards the 2015 Team Challenge series, Damian Mason moved that all active gold licence members of the Nowra Velo Club Inc be included in a team for this series. Motion seconded by Melanie Kilby and carried.
Phil Rice moved that all Nowra Velo Club events in the 2015 program have an entry fee of $10 with the exception of any junior student member having a $5 entry fee to all events. Motion seconded by Paul Nancekivell and carried.
Damian Mason moved that the prizemoney schedule for all Team Challenge events in 2015 remain as allocated in the 2014 Team Challenge series. Trophy/Memorial race days and selected criteriums to carry prizemoney as allocated from 50% of entry fees taken on the day. Seconded by Phil Rice and Carried.
Phil Jones moved that the club advise the Southern Region Interclub series organisers that the Nowra Velo Club will hold the Nowra Interclub as criterium events on the Albatross Aviation Technology Park circuit on an approved date in July or August 2015. Seconded by Paul Nancekivell and carried.
Damian Mason and Melanie Kilby reported on a junior development and training program being operated by these coaches at the Tech Park as an official club program, endorsed by the club committee and members.
The Club president, Michael Thompson thanked Damian and Mel for their input with this program on behalf of all the members of the Nowra Velo Club.
With no further business, the meeting closed at 9.10 pm
Division 2 (B Grade) Scott Barrett Dion Carter Damian Mason Rob Rix Michael Crutch Andrew Lowe Mark Williams Henry Wakeford Phil Jones Peter Kastelien Ian Kielly Stuart Quine Phil Rice Tim Devlin Matt Smith Mark Astley Lawrence Schinella Aaron Lauder Greg Molony Mark Emerton Darren Pretious Gavin Nethery Jade Colligan Nick Johns Kane Barrett
Division 4 (D Grade) Lawrence Byrne Ingrid Holland Greg Showell Kate Darke John Cullity Jo Chalain Graham Johns Kim Waters Paul Harvey Rodney Pierce Steve Daley Patrick McSwiney Theresa McLachlan Britanee Schinella
Riders from A and C grades must be in attendance to marshall this event. In return the B and D riders will marshall the A and C grade championships in October.
Following the club's AGM last Tuesday evening the committee and office bearers for the next 12 months are: President, Michael Thompson Vice President, Brendon Miller Secretary, Doug Holland Treasurer, Bruce Jenkins Riders Rep, Phil Rice Handicapper, Doug Holland. Committee appointments, Womens delegate, club coach, traffic/race committee to be confirmed.
Adding interest to the Nowra Velo Club?s varied 2014 race program The Watts Factory has announced sponsorship of two race series to run within the club?s current program.
There will be The Watts Factory Individual Time Trial series which will allocate points to all grades on the results these events, which will be:
March 9th: Braidwood Road 14 km ITT (TC #4) (Hanlon marshal team) March 23rd: Braidwood Road, 14 km ITT Club C?ship. (Volunteers) June 15th: Braidwood Road 2 up TTT, 1 lap of mid course. (Ultimate) July 13th: Braidwood Road 14 km ITT (TC #10) (Optus) August 31st: Woodhill, Mountain championship (Volunteers) Nov 9th: Braidwood Road, 14 km ITT (TLE)
The Watts Factory will also sponsor a sprint series to run on the intermediate and final sprint in each grade in Flinders Estate Team Challenge and possibly other Flinders graded events.
Points allocated will be 3,2,1 on each sprint in each grade an will be independent of the TC series.
First event to include The Watts Factory Sprint Championship Series is Team Challenge #3 at Flinders Estate Sunday 2nd March.
Division 1 (A Grade) Tristan Ward Mark Fenner Jacob Stuart Scott Thompson Damian Mason Matt Wright Aaron Coghlan Jake Whitton Levi Johns Paul Mackie Mitch Cunningham Dylan Oaten Jade Colligan Godfrey Green
Division 2 (B Grade) Scott Barrett Dion Carter Mark Astley Andrew Lowe Mark Williams Henry Wakeford Peter Kastelien Nick Johns Aaron Lauder Phil Jones Phil Rice Michael Crutch Rob Rix Ian Kielly Stuart Quine Tim Devlin Matt Smith Gavin Nethery Mark Emerton Lawrence Schinella
Division 3 (C Grade) Tarni Cunningham Mel Kilby Andrew Jarman Mark Robbins Jose Pereira Gary Bryce Mark Bagnall Chris Harrison Geoff Lockhart Frank Neri Paul Nancekervill Hubert Driehuis Kon Kinnas Brendon Miller Brian Corrigan Robert Pickard Michael Thompson Bruce Jenkins Dave Gray
Division 4 (D Grade) Lawrence Byrne Ingrid Holland Greg Showell Kate Darke John Cullity Jo Chalain Michelle Harris Chris Rowe Paul Harvey Martin Atkins Kim Waters Rodney Pierce Graham Johns Darran O'Connell Patrick McSwiney Theresa McLachlan Britanee Schinella
Optus Nowra Velo Club rider, Jade Colligan will race the National Road race series in 2014 on an elite women?s team.
Jade was signed on by the Victorian women?s Bicycle Superstore NRS team for this years series of national events run throughout Australia against the best of this country?s women.
This follows a rapid improvement through the ranks after Jade started racing with the Optus Nowra Velo Club in January 2012. Through that year Jade showed her aggression and grit on the bike and quickly learned the skills from some of the older members of the club.
At the end of 2012 Jade was voted the most improved rider in the Optus Nowra Velo Club. Into 2013 she stepped up a grade and joined up with FTP coach Damian Mason.
With Mason?s input and skill and Jade?s natural determination, she progressed rapidly throughout the year.
Jade won medals at the NSW Southern Division Road Championships, the NSW Junior Under 19 ITT, road and criterium championships and finished top six in both the Optus NVC?s Division 1 and Division 2 road championships.
With an obvious improvement throughout the year Jade was invited to the National series event, the five day Tour of the Murray River as a guest rider with the women?s Bicycle Superstore team.
An overall 3rd in the Under 23?s section n of this event along with a solid performance against the elite women saw Jade being invited to an AIS women?s training camp in Canberra. The flow on from these events has resulted in Jade?s inclusion in the NRS Bicycle Superstore team for 2014.
Jade?s first duties with the BSS team was at the National raod championships in Ballarat this month where she placed 5th in the women?s under 23 individual time trial championship. In February Jade will attend a training camp with the team at Bright in Victoria and then the serious racing with the team on the national stage begins in April.
Jade will race on a Giant bicycle this year and be dressed by Santini.
Jade was the Optus Nowra Velo Club?s most improved rider for 2013 to follow on from the same honour the previous year. Some of this honour also belongs to her coach, Damian Mason.