Goldstars shine at 2014 QLD Junior & Para-cycling Road Championships

The Goldstars management committee would like to congratulate all of the nineteen Goldstars juniors who took part in and gave it their all at the 2014 QLD Junior & Para-cycling Road Championships, held in Toowoomba at the end of June. Many of these juniors were competing at the state level for the first time, and the standard of performances across all junior age groups was very impressive.

In particular, we would like to congratulate the following juniors who medalled at the championships:

U17 Men
Reece Druery: Silver (road race)

U15 Women
Courtney Patterson: Gold (criterium); Silver (individual time trial);

U13 Girls
Francesca Sewell: Bronze (individual time trial)

U13 Boys
Zakk Patterson: Gold (individual time trial); Gold (road race); Gold (criterium)
Ryan Saunders: Bronze (individual time trial); Bronze (criterium)
Etienne Richert: Bronze (road race)

U11 Boys
Dylan Devine: Bronze (individual time trial); Bronze (road race); Bronze (criterium)

U9 Boys
Luke Richert: Gold (individual time trial); Gold (criterium); Silver (road race)

Reece Druery, Courtney Patterson and Mitchell Rae were also selected for the 2014 Queensland Junior Road Team, to compete at the 2014 National U15 and U17 Road Championships, also in Toowoomba, in September. Well done and all the best of luck!

Goldstars juniors doing us proud!

Sunday Morning Junior Road and Crit Series

The Gold Coast Goldstars Cycling Club conducts a series of junior races in conjunction with the club’s normal Sunday morning racing, in order to encourage a larger number of juniors to undertake racing at a club level and hopefully motivate them to take the next step onto the open circuit.

Series 2 is fast approaching, with dates set as follows:

22 June 2014 – Pimpama – road race
13 July 2014 – Arundel – criterium
27 July 2014 – Pimpama – road race

Please note that juniors from any club may enter as the events will be conducted as Restricted Opens in conjunction with the senior racing.

  • The races will be graded on ability and not age and will form a points series, with points being allocated from 1st to 5th places: 5 points for 1st, 4 points for 2nd etc.
  • There will be a Junior A and a Junior B race.
  • There will be a first place for girls.
  • These races are for juniors that are not already in a graded raced, such as C or B grade.
  • Race entry fee is $5.
  • There will also be prizes on the day of racing and more prizes at the end of each series.
  • Please make sure juniors have a valid race licence and bikes are set to the correct roll out distance. (For any enquiries regarding this, please contact Goldstars Senior Coach, Malcolm Rae, on M: 0411 647 592.)
  • There will be a BBQ arranged after each race to help raise funds for junior training camps.
  • Please advise Malcolm Rae of registrations a couple of days out from each race, so that he can sort out race gradings. E: malstunemobile2(at)dodo.com.au or as per the mobile number above.

2014 Goldstars Committee Elected

The Goldstars Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, 21 March 2014 at the Town & Country, Nerang. We’re pleased to announce your new committee for 2014.

President: Damien McFarline
Vice President: Michael Thornton
Treasurer: Andre Bondeson
Secretary: Nanette Richert
Committee Members: Shaun O’Brien; Brad Reardon; Byron Smith

Thanks in particular to outgoing 2013 committee members, Cathy Reardon, Julia Druery and Malcolm Rae.

Contact details for the committee and other key club personnel can be here.

Here’s to a great 2014 for the club!

Junior Cycling News

Round 1 of the Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series 2014 wrapped up on Sunday, 23 March at Pimpama. With four races in this first round, we witnessed some excellent racing not only from our Goldstars juniors but also very competitive kids from Balmoral and Murwillumbah.

Overall Results from Round 1:

Junior A podium Round 1, 2014 Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series

Junior A
1st: Ryan Saunders
2nd: George Nield
3rd: Etienne Richert
Equal 4th: Josh Shannon and Dylan Hoy
1st girl: Amiel Cassidy
Junior B podium Round 1, 2014 Goldstars Junior Road and Crit Series

 

 

Junior B
1st: Luke Richert
2nd: Calum de Mezieres
3rd: Jordan McIntosh
4th: Tom Wilkinson
1st girl: Francesca Sewell

 

 

The races are open to juniors from all clubs, and we would love to see even more take part in Round 2, which kicks off in June 2014.  (Event dates and venues to follow.)

 

 

Cycling Queensland Award Winners

Congratulations to our Goldstars members who were nominated for and received awards at the 2013 CQ Awards Ceremony.

Junior

U9 Male Road Cyclist
Dylan Devine

U11 Male Road Cyclist
Zakk Patterson

U15 Female Road Cyclist
Courtney Patterson

U9 Male Track Cyclist
Dylan Devine

U17 Female Tack Cyclist
Abigail Jenkinson

Junior Event of the Year
Goldstars Junior Carnival

Senior

Tandem (B) Para-cyclist of the Year
Zachariah Clarkson

2013 Club Awards Presentation

Congratulations to the following Club Award recipients:

 CLUB RIDER OF THE YEAR
Loren Rowney

JUNIOR RIDER OF THE YEAR
Courtney Patterson

MASTER RIDER OF THE YEAR
Tim Hoy

CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR
Craig Stacey

MOST IMPROVED SENIOR RIDER
Christopher Myatt

SENIOR ENCOURAGEMENT
Michael Gough

MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR BOY
Lachlan Devine

MOST IMPROVED JUNIOR GIRL
Sophie McAuley

MOST CONSISTENT JUNIOR
Zakk Patterson

JUNIOR ENCOURAGEMENT
Ryan Saunders

YOUNG STAR ACHIEVEMENT (U11)
Dylan Devine

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Club Rider of the Year, Loren Rowney with fellow nominees Ryan MacAnally and Alex Wohler

Junior Carnival 2013

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Another great day of racing done and dusted. A big thank you to all the commissaires and volunteers who provided an opportunity for a day of exciting racing for the 120 competitors. Thank you to the families who travelled from far and wide to participate. We hope to see you again next year.

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For full results please see our results page

 

 

AUSENCO SUMMER SERIES 2013

Congratulations to all the Goldstars members who competed in the Summer Series conducted by the Logan Cycling Club. There were many placings by our members throughout the series and listed below are the overall placings recorded by our members. As you can see, even with so many clubs participating, the Goldstars featured very prominently across the age categories. It looks like its going to be a great road season.

Elite A 1st Jesse Kerrison
Elite A 4th Alex Wohler
Combined Women 1st Cathy Reardon
Masters B 5th Jeff Harris
Masters D 3rd Werner Rogosenski
U17 Men 2nd Daniel Rae
U17 Women 1st Abigail Jenkinson
U15 Boys 5th Connor Reardon
U15 Girls 1st Courtney Patterson
U13 Boys 1st Kyle O’Brien
U13 Boys 2nd Lachlan Devine
U11 Boys 2nd Zakk Patterson
U11 Boys 3rd Ben Jenkinson
U9 Boys 1st Dylan Devine

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 Jesse Kerrison takes out the Summer Series 2013