Elite Rider Training Camp: Full Recap Final Day

ON the final day of MV’s Elite Rider Training Camp the riders learnt about Sponsorship and the Media and had another gruelling fitness session.

The day started off like the previous two, Stephen Mion returning to run them ragged.

“It’s been great having Stephen back helping us out with the fitness training for the Camp,” MV Sport & Rider Development Manager Mark Vallance said.

“Just like the previous couple of times he has done this for us, he has left the riders with priceless information on how to better themselves physically.”

The riders then spent the day with Lee Hogan as their lecturer, discussing Sponsorship and Media. Lee brought along Mike Ikotin from Mountain Shade to assist him in the sponsorship lecture.

“We thank Mike for taking the time out of his schedule to come along with Lee today. For the riders to hear from someone in the industry who receives sponsorship proposals regularly really helps them understand what they need to include for the best chance of success,” Mark said.

After lunch the discussion moved onto Media and Lee explained to the riders how to act during an interview, and to give them some hands-on education, he brought in Brendan Bell of MXTV.

“Having Brendan there filming an interview between the riders (individually) and Lee was great experience for them all. The feedback from Lee and the practical experience gave them more information than a simple lecture could have done,” Mark said.

“I’d like to thank both Brendan for his time during the afternoon and Lee for spending the day with the riders and sharing some of his contacts with them! It really is priceless having people within the industry coming and sharing their knowledge with the up-and-coming riders.”

MV’s Elite Rider Training Camp has now wrapped up and Motorcycling Victoria would like to thank Stephen Mion, Lee Hogan, Mike Ikotin, Brendan Bell and the Melbourne Parkview Hotel for their time and efforts throughout the past three days.

“I couldn’t have put this Camp together and got it to work as well as it has without the help of the guest presenters, the Melbourne Parkview Hotel and Chris Gray for his time and efforts supervising (and presenting to) the riders throughout the three days.”

Congratulations to the riders on getting through the three days and we hope that you took in as much information as you could and had a great time whilst attending the Camp!

Now, let’s hear from the riders themselves – the question, what were the main couple of things you learnt from this Elite Rider Training Camp?

Nick Graham: I learnt about good eating plans, nutrition, things to do leading up to a race, different types of training and tips for public speaking.

Lochie Amos: I learnt what foods we should eat, how to recover properly and how important the rules are.

Chloe Miles: I learnt about how important nutrition is, different foods/meals to have through the week and that social media has a really big affect on all athletes.

Alisha Major: I learnt about social media and sponsorship, nutrition and fitness.

Kasey Major: I learnt about how important social media is to all athletes, what foods and fitness things we should do before or after races and learnt about the officials/rules side of racing.

Jake Gogol: I learnt that fruit is an instant energy shot, about the various flags in disciplines and about the 4 C’s.

Emilee Lewis: I learnt about the importance of having a fitness routine, the importance of nutrition and how to roll out muscles properly.

Ryley Oakes: I learnt about nutrition and looking after your body, sponsorship and how social media can affect it and also about drugs in sport.

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