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.
A reminder to members that the Goulburn Interclub entries close this weekend Riders wishing to race this event must have there entry in by no later than Monday 21st Entry fee is $15.00 and can be paid direct to Doug or Jenko or direct into the club bamk account If you direct deposit let us know as the transaction may not show up until after the closing date
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 Michael Crutch
Division 2 (B Grade) Scott Barrett Dion Carter Jade Colligan Mark Astley Andrew Lowe Mark Williams Henry Wakeford Peter Kastelien Nick Johns Phil Jones Greg Molony Ian Kielly Godfrey Green Stuart Quine Tim Devlin Darren Pretious Mitchell Cunningham Tarni Cunningham Matt Smith Matt Clark Gavin Nethery
Division 3 (C Grade) Mel Kilby Andrew Jarman Phil Rice Mark Robbins Mark Emerton Jose Pereira Gary Bryce Mark Bagnall Chris Harrison Geoff Lockhart Frank Neri Paul Nancekervill Lawrence Schinella Hubert Driehuis Kon Kinnas Brendon Miller Brian Corrigan Robert Pickard Michael Thompson Bruce Jenkins
Division 4 (D Grade) Barry Wells Lawrence Byrne Dave Gray 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.
The Optus Nowra Velo Club will have four riders in the Australian Road Championships at Ballarat this week.
Alexis Barnes, Jade Colligan, Scott Thompson and Jake Stuart will all be starters in the Road Championships on Saturday while Barnes, Colligan and Thompson will start their programs on Wednesday in the Individual Time Trial Championships.
Colligan will also race the Australian Criterium Championships on Thursday while Stuart will race the road race only.
Alexis Barnes will race in the Elite Women?s events. Alexis returned from the United Kingdom a month ago to continue preparation in Nowra under the guidance of FTP coach Damian Mason.
While in the UK, Alexis races in road, cyclo cross and mountain bike events.
Jade Coilligan, Scott Thompson and Jake Stuart will all race in the Under 23 events at these National Championships. All three have just completed their final year as Under 19 riders and this will be their first big step in a more competitive age division. Jade, Scott and Jake all raced with great success in local events throughout the year. Jade and Jake raced the Under 19 Nationals during 2013 and along with Scott, raced in different NSW Championships and other state level events.
Jade was fortunate to be selected to race the five day Tour of the Murray River with the Victorian based women?s NRS team, Bicycle Superstore. She gained valuable experience in that event that will of assistance during these National Championships.
Nowra Velo?s prominent coaches, Mark Fenner and Damian Mason of FTP Training will have a busy week at these Nationals as along with the NVC riders they have many other riders from throughout the different states under their care throughout these events.
Results and updates will appear on the Nowra Velo Club?s web site, nowravelo.com and on the Nowra Velo Club?s Facebook page.
NOWRA VELO CLUB INC PROPOSED TEAMS CHALLENGE TEAMS FOR 2014.
OPTUS NOWRA Matt Wright (TC) Peter Kastelien (TC) Mark Williams (C) Levi Johns Darren Pretious Nick Johns (TC) Gavin Nethery Lawrence Schinella (TC) Chris Harrison Dave Gray (TC/C) Kate Darke (TC) (Steve Daley TC)
BVH/COFFEE'LISCIOUS Jake Whitton Mitch Cunningham Scott Barrett (TC) Stuart Quine (TC) Tim Devlin (C) Paul Nancekivell (TC) Frank Neri (TC) Jose Pereira (TC) Gary Bryce (TC) Chelsea Oaten Britanee Schinella (Doug Holland TC/C) (Graham Johns )
EAST COAST ULTIMATE Jake Stuart (TC) Paul Mackie (TC) Tarni Cunningham Henry Wakeford (TC) Phil Rice (TC/C) Brendon Miller (TC) Rob Pickard (TC) Hubert Driehuis (TC) Darren O'Connell Jo Chalian Patrick McSwiney (Phil Jones) (John Penkaitis T/C)
TLE ELECTRICAL Aaron Coghlan (TC) Dion Carter Sean Oaten Andrew Jarman (TC) Kim Waters Matt Smith Mark Emerton Mark Robbins (TC) Lawrence Byrne (TC) Mark Bagnall Bruce Jenkins (TC/C) Rod Pierce (TC/C) (Scott Thompson TC) (Godfrey Green TC)
HANLON WINDOWS Damian Mason (C) Mark Astley (TC) Dylan Oaten Andrew Lowe (TC) Ian Kielly Matt Clark (TC) Brian Corrigan (TC) Mel Kilby Michael Thompson (TC/C) Greg Showell (TC) John Cullity (TC) Tess McLachlan (Geoff Lockhart TC) (Mick Crutch)
The names in brackets at the bottom of each team are members not in teams but on the marshal list for those teams.