Trials Torque Articles
The Nelson Mail - 28th November 2005
Sunday 21st November saw the launch of the NonStop Trials Academy at 88 Valley, Wakefield, Nelson. A large crowd was presented with a spectacular exhibition of Trials riding from a team of local and National riders including six times NZ Champion Warren Laugesen. Speaking of spectacular, Andrew Oliver, rarely seen on his Trials motorbike, produced the day's second most spectacular ride. To make it doubly impressive he attacked the same obstacles on his Trials pushbike, much to the crowds amazement.
Motocross Josh Coppins, home after a huge year on the International circuit, was also there as a special guest. Coppins is working on balance rather than speed and the World No.2 has been trying out the Country's first dedicated Motorcycle Trials course near Nelson.
It's been an uphill battle keeping youngsters interested in Trials. Some of them like Motueka's Josh Coppins give it up to pursue Motocross but the World No.2 is still a fan.
But former NZ Trials Champion Stephen Oliver wants youngsters to stay in his sport so he's designed the country's first purpose built Trials course just South of Nelson to try and stop the big drop off.
To help get over that obstacle Oliver's also set up the NonStop Trials Academy enlisting the help of six times NZ Champion Warren Laugesen from Levin.
Stephen's coaching is already proving successful, producing NZ Junior Champions for the last three years in a row and with a hot prospect for 2006 things look set to continue positively for the Academy and the Sport of Trials.
For information on the NonStop Trials Academy and to register your interest please contact Stephen and Deborah Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Stephen on 64-3-5451053
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