In 2017 Motorcycling WA Women have continued to recognise the women involved in the sport of motorcycling, both as riders and behind the scenes as administrators, volunteers, coaches, officials and supporters with the annual MWA W recognition awards.
At the gala Night of Champions evening, Maureen Davey was awarded the Most Outstanding Woman in the sport and Jemma Merrylees was awarded the Rider Recognition Award.
Maureen was nominated for her work with the Historic Competition Motor Cycle Road Club over the past 17 years and for always making new people feel welcome. Maureen takes on a myriad of roles from official through to lunch person to ensure the race days run smoothly and that riders get to enjoy the sport they love.
Jemma has ridden her quad in a male dominated discipline for many years and has continued to grow her craft taking out several national championships over the past few years. Jemma commented that she was proud to have received the award and wanted to let women and girls entering the sport that it is possible to set your mind to it and achieve your goals in the sport.
Once again, the nominations received were outstanding with all nominees deserving of recognition for their dedication to the sport and in their role in supporting and promoting women in the sport. The Motorcycling WA Women’s committee would like to congratulate the following nominees for being recognised for their contribution to the sport and for their ongoing support of women in motorcycling in WA:
Chelsea Blakers – nominated for her tireless work in supporting women in the sport, for coaching and helping out new riders and also advocating for women in the sport
Holly Crowley – nominated for her work in volunteering at her local club and also supporting the junior MX State Championships and continuing to be involved in the sport when she was unable to ride. Holly received nominations in both categories.
Carrie Gardner – nominated for her work as race secretary for the past nine years, always with a smile on her face and being willing to help where ever she can
Amy Brien – nominated for her endless dedication to the sport, helping out on the committee and also for her work in photographing all the women’s events to a professional standard which helps to promote the growth of women’s sport.
Amelia Brien's Women's Race Photo's can be found here https://www.facebook.com/dirtjockeymedia/