Motorcycling Victoria would like to farewell Ryan Fritz who will formally leave MV this week after six-and-a-half years of service.
Ryan was employed by MV in October 2010 to improve communications between MV and its members and to better promote the organisation’s programs, affiliated motorcycle clubs as well all disciplines of motorcycle sport. Ryan will take on a new media and communications role at Sea Shepherd Australia.
During this time, Ryan redeveloped MV’s website to make it more user-friendly and easy-to-use. In the last two years, since the new website was created, yearly website stats have greatly increased from 139,612 in June 2015 to 167,650 in June 2017.
MV’s social media following have also increased dramatically. MV had just over 4000 likes on Facebook in October 2010 and now enjoys well-over 13,000 likes on Facebook. In August 2015, one highlights video to promote the final round of the 2015 Victorian Senior Motocross Championships in Albury-Wodonga has been viewed a whopping 65,000 times on MVTV on YouTube.
Ryan has also successfully published well over 200 stories in newspapers across Victoria, including stories such as ‘I’m the legless legend of track’ in the Herald Sun, promoting the state’s Victorian Championships and their riders as well as the sport’s volunteers.
“It’s been an amazing 6 and a half years spent promoting MV, the sport and the equally amazing people that I’ve met along the way,” Ryan said.
“I’ll always remember the remarkable dedication of the sport’s volunteers – they really are incredible. Their passion for the sport has definitely rubbed-off on me during my time at MV. I wish everyone at MV, the State Motorcycle Sports Complex and everyone involved with the sport the best of luck for the future,” Ryan added.
Horsham Motorcycle Club president Kenny Watts recently said on Facebook: “Sorry to see him go. The website and Facebook Page will definitely miss his efforts and passion to try and raise awareness for our sport,” Kenny said. “He did an awesome job for Victoria,” Garry Morrow, chief editor of motorcycle news website Fullnoise, also said on Facebook recently.
MV’s current Acting CEO Rob Mestrom wishes Ryan all the best for the future: “I would like to thank Ryan for his invaluable contribution to promote our sport and MV.”
After this week, all media and website enquiries should be directed to MV’s Sport & Rider Development Manager, Mark Vallance, at email@example.com.