LAL LAL motocross star Emma Milesevic is trying to raise funds and attract sponsors in an effort to make her life-long dream become a reality: to compete in the Women’s World Motocross Championship in Europe in 2017.
The 19-year-old has always dreamt of racing against the best motocross riders in the world when she used to watch the competition on television with her Dad and brother from an early age. “It’s been my dream since I was eight-years-old.
“I watched how exciting the competition was and told my Dad: ‘Wow, I really want to go over there when I’m older.’ I’ve always wanted to compete in Europe,” Emma said.
Emma, a multiple Australian Junior Motocross champion, finished second in the Women’s Expert class in the 2016 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships.
After missing out on the Australian Women’s Motocross Championship by just two points in her senior debut in 2014, Emma trained very hard to improve her results over last summer. Her dedication was evident when Emma won the first round of the country’s top women’s competition at Broadford in April 2015.
Emma, however, suffered a set-back to her progress, when competing in Horsham, she had a serious accident which threatened to end her career. After intense rehabilitation, the determined champion got the all clear to go back to racing after just six months whereas doctors initially predicted it would take her 12 months to recover.
Emma has since made the podium in Victoria’s premier motocross competition and finished in a very respectable fourth-place in the Women’s MX Nationals this year. She now wants to have a crack at the world’s best in Europe.
“Depending on how much funds I raise, I really want to compete in all seven rounds. It’s quite expensive to go over there, obviously, living in another country and having to borrow bikes, hire cars, and pay for accommodation,” Emma added.
In an effort to raise money, she’ll be organising a Thor Women’s Ride Camp on Monday, November 28 at Ride Park Vic in Parwan. “It’s to basically encourage girls to get into the sport, help them train, promote the brands that I really love, and raise some money for overseas.
“There will be plenty of goodies on offer for the girls and there will be a great track to ride which I think will make for a really good day,” Emma added.
She will also host a trivia fundraiser night on Friday, December 2 at Emmaus Catholic Primary School at 7PM. “We’ve already had a lot of friends donate a lot of products for the trivia night.
“I’d really like to thanks the Ballarat community, and all of my personal sponsors, who have donated products. It really means a lot,” Emma added.
“If anyone wants to come to my Ride Camp, Trivia Night or my movie day on January 8 starting at 2PM they can contact me. If anyone can offer support I would really appreciate it,” she said.
Emma would like to thank the donors that have already contributed to her goal: Midvale Quality Meat, Dominos, Red Door Pizzeria, Gas Imports, Thor, Spy, FlightPath Materials, Wen & Ware Living, Inhabit Homewares, Chocolato, Yellow Rose Beauty Studio, UFS Dispensaries, Dynamite Cycles, Super Cheap Auto, Collin’s Booksellers, Mars Chocolate Australia, The Captains’ Lodge Apollo Bay, Oscar’s Bar & Café, Buninyong Hair Design, Red Peppa, Purple Cow Clothing, Pig & Goose General Food Store, Espresso Depot, Baker’s Delight, Regent Cinemas, and Reckless Desire Productions.
Emma would love to finish in the top five in the world’s top motocross competition for women. “I think that would be a good pace to be riding at. The girls over there are quite quick but if I ride well and keep training hard I should be up at the pointy-end of the field, hopefully,” she said.
“If I got over there I would be so ecstatic. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been watching Katherine Prumm race and I’ve always wanted to go over there. I really can’t put it into words how much this would mean to me; it would just be an amazing opportunity,” Emma said.
To donate to her dream please visit her GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/emmamileseviceurope or to contact her for more information please call her on 0413 767 111 or email email@example.com.