Club ends year on a high

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Sophie Taylor, 12, Jackson Tatham, 15, and Ashlyn Keremelevich, 11, at the Karratha BMX track.
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Karratha BMX Club’s huge 2016 has had one final success story, with five riders being selected to represent WA next year.

The club and its riders have taken home plenty of silverware from various events across the country this year and with these selections, a bigger trophy cabinet may be in order for 2017.

Ashlyn Keremelevich and Sophie Taylor were selected for the 11s and 12s girls dynamite teams.

Jackson Tatham and Ryley Hinchcliffe will be a part of the 15 and 16 boys athlete development squads. Callum Kirkwood has been selected for the junior men’s high-performance squad.

Tatham said it had been a successful year for him, with several placings at events across the country, including a first place at the Victorian State Titles on a 24-inch cruiser.

“My main goal for next year is to make the finals at the national titles in Brisbane,” he said.

Club spokeswoman Kate Taylor said the club’s representative riders had been good role models.

”The younger kids can see what they can achieve and aspire to,” and it’s an exciting thing for the club to have riders representing us at that level,” she said.

Taylor said the club had experienced a big growth in riders in 2016, particularly in girls.

The club has recruited Red Rocks Fitness coach April Butt to support riders with nutritional information and advice for 2017.

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