Full Throttle Sports has recently embarked upon new initiatives to increase participation within the sport and encourage students to consider the diversified careers in the sport of motorcycling.
Full Throttle Sports Honda director Yarrive Konsky has a goal to improve the profile of off road motorcycling that is shared by his sponsors and fellow riders-
“We want to increase participation in the sport, although primarily we want to increase awareness, not just for the sport as a profession, but as a professional sport providing a diverse
range of exciting career opportunities. If we ignore these ideas and concentrate on sales alone, then the future of the sport in my view looks grim.”
“I am still disappointed to hear comments from the general public in reference to motocross like- ‘I know what that is, that’s when you go out into the bush and go over hills and stuff’, or, ‘Why do you train so hard, all you do sit on the bike and turn the throttle’. However, the worst comment I hear is- ‘I‘m not sure what that is’. We need to inform the next generation about motorcycling as a sport, as well as the many employment opportunities within the industry.”
Full Throttle Sports have developed two different types of structured programs, one for primary school students and one for secondary school students.
Full Throttle Sports in association with Honda Australia provide information on choosing the right motorcycles, a club list, posters and an information kit covering briefly the areas of discussion. Motorcycling Australia have provided “Motorcycling how to” booklets which contain information on how to get involved within the sport.
Recently, Full Throttle Sports visited Koo Wee Rup Secondary College to speak with approximately 300 students about motorcycling and its career opportunities. Koo Wee Rup Secondary College principal- G. Pledge made the following comments after our visit-
“You kept the students enthralled – many teachers would be delighted to have gained half of the engagement which you did with this group. I am sure that your pointing out of pitfalls and emphasis on safety will have changed some riding habits and prevented injuries or worse”
“What you did was extremely worthwhile and I will publicise you to other principals – providing we can have you back first!”
Teachers also commented on how excited the students were by the job opportunities within the industry. The students were interested in event management, sports marketing and becoming mechanics. Whilst the visit was outside of regular curricular activities, it was a positive, worthwhile and interesting experience for the students.
Full Throttle Sports looks forward to expanding on this new venture and increasing awareness of the sport within the community.
We would like to thank our many sponsors, Koo Wee Rup Secondary College, Cameron Sinclair, Jonathan Porter and Mick Sinclair for finding time during their busy schedule to come out and support our new program.