Trials Torque Articles
Kiwi Rider - October 2006
Trials Park Hosts NZ Hi-PO Squad (Words:staff Pics: Stephen Oliver)
The park is the first of its kind in New Zealand and long time local Oliver has put together a team of three top Trials riders - current NZ champ Warren Laugesen, Karl Clark and Steve Butler - to help with the development of the squad.
Oliver and his team have already run several High Performance coaching sessions at the Park & Academy and so far have left it open to young riders to express interest in joining the squad and be given the opportunity to take advantage of the coaching available.
At present the team consists of three young Nelson riders, Oliver Biggs and brothers Nick and Peter Oliver, and two young North Islanders, Jake Whitaker and Luke March.
The Trials Park & Academy is something of a long-term labour of love for Oliver, wife Deborah and their sons, and it is not just there for the elite of the sport. The Park caters for all levels of riders wishing to improve and brush up their skills and to find out more all anyone has to do is go to their website which has information, news, photo galleries, even videos.
Interest from Japan, in fact, has helped Oliver organize a trip there with five other Trials riding members of his family, as guests of the Idemitsu Ihatove Trial to help the group celebrate the 30th Anniversay of its event.
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