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BMX debuts at NZCT AIMS Games

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BMX debuts at NZCT AIMS Games

Tauranga 12-year-old Ollie Robinson's big BMX dream is to be world number four. “Because four is my favourite number,” says Ollie.

He's on track with his dream after placing second in New Zealand two a few years ago – but right now Ollie's focus is on receiving a medal at the 2016 NZCT AIMS Games. “First place would be nice, but any of them would be great.”

BMX is set to become the 20th sport at the annual week-long intermediate-aged sporting tournament when it debuts at the AIMS Games on September 4-9.

Ollie's mum Catherine is excited to have BMX added to the games. “I think BMX is a sport that could be easily misunderstood if you don't have first-hand experience. “Having BMX involved in the AIMS Games will help to show, not just local families but visitors to Tauranga, that it's quite an accessible sport and can be a really satisfying sport. It's got a really good family vibe because families end up down at the track a lot. When one child starts riding, quite often whole families end up riding.”

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