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BMX Racing | Mighty 11s

History of the Mighty 11s

The Mighty 11s is an international BMX competition between Australia and New Zealand.

After a rider from Ipswich BMX Club was tragically killed in a car accident, his mother gave the club a trophy to be used in his memory. The Ipswich BMX Club committee at the time, decided to hold an invitational meet for a junior class, as the rider that the trophy honoured was eleven at the time of the accident. When discussing the event options and guidelines, it was reported that one committee member said "it can't be in June, my son will be twelve?" As a result, three (3) ages were put into a hat and one was drawn out, thus was the birth of the "Mighty 11s."

Out of a close friendship between the President of Ipswich BMX Club, Neville Gray, and New Zealand's, Errol Nelson, a Trans-Tasman BMX exchange was developed. Their vision was a cultural exchange trip along with BMX racing. The exchange was timed to happen with the Mighty 11s meeting, which then combined to create a Mighty 11s experience.

The cultural exchange was to give kids a look into differing cultures and environments, to learn and grown their outlooks of the world. The teams are billeted with local families, so parents are not involved in anything other than seeing their kids at the track during racing.

Neville Gray and Errol Nelson
Neville Grey and Errol Nelson

The Mighty 11s Experience

There are two parts to the Mighty 11s experience the:

  • Mighty 11s Test Team
  • Mighty 11s Memorial Class

The Mighty 11s Test team is a cultural exchange with BMX NZ, with a male and a female team from each country competing against each other to win the Toshiba Cup (boys) and Troy Fisher Cup (girls).

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class is for all 11 year old boys and girls to race together, to determine the overall Mighty 11 rider.


2022 Mighty 11s Event Information

  • Date: Sunday, 23 January 2022
  • Venue: SW BMX Facility (SA)
  • Event: 2022 AusCycling BMX National Round 2 - Adelaide
  • Entry Form

Riders wishing to be selected for the Mighty 11s Test Team will need to enter into the Mighty 11s Test Team Qualifiers category by completing the online form (link above). 

All riders entered will race their respective 20" category, with times from all races (motos, qualifiers and finals) used to determine the four (4) male and four (4) female riders selected to represent Australia in the Mighty 11s Test Team. A reserve male and female rider will also be selected.

Please Note: the rider must have already completed the online entry form for the 2022 AusCycling BMX National Round 2 in their respective 20" category, in order to be included.

UPDATE: For Qualification for Event 1 2022 only, riders who are turning 12 from 15-30 June 2022 will also be eligible to enter into and qualify for the Mighty 11 Test Team.

  • Date: Sunday, 28 August 2022
  • Venue: Red Centre BMX (NT)
  • Event: 2022 AusCycling BMX National Round 5 - Alice Springs
  • Date: Friday, 8 April - Saturday, 9 April 2022
  • Venue: Sleeman BMX Track (QLD)
  • Event: 2022 BMX Racing Oceania Championships & 2022 AusCycling BMX National Round 3 - Brisbane
  • Date: Saturday, 22 October - Sunday, 23 October 2022
  • Venue: TBC (NZ)
  • Event: 2022 BMX NZ North Island Titles

2022 Mighty 11s Event Information

Mighty 11s Test Team

There are two (2) events each year, one held in Australia and the other in New Zealand.

Event 1 will be aligned to the Oceania Championship, held within the first half of the year.

Event 2 will be held in the country who did not host the Oceania Championships, within the second half of the year.

There will be two (2) teams selected, one (1) team will consist of four (4) male riders and the other will consist of four (4) female riders.

Riders for event 1 must be 11 years of age as at June 30 each year.

Riders for event 2 must be 11 years of age as at December 31 each year.

UPDATE: For Qualification for Event 1 2022 only, riders who are turning 12 from 15-30 June 2022 will also be eligible to enter into and qualify for the Mighty 11 Test Team.

All riders selected in the Mighty 11s Test Team must also compete within the Mighty 11s Memorial Class.

When travelling to New Zealand, all team members (including coach/manager) will be billeted in pairs with BMX families.

Selections for event 1 will take place at the BMX National Championships the year prior to the event (excluding 2022, where they will take place at National Round 2 - Adelaide in January).

Selections for event 2 will take place at National Round 5 - Alice Springs in August.

Riders wishing to be selected for the Mighty 11s Test Team will need to enter into the Mighty 11s Test Team Qualifiers category within the relevant selection event. All riders entered will race their respective 20" category, with times from all races (motos, qualifiers and finals) used to determine the four (4) male and four (4) female riders selected to represent Australia in the Mighty 11s Test Team. A reserve male and female rider will also be selected.


Mighty 11s Memorial Class

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class will be held at two (2) events each year, one held in Australia and the other in New Zealand.

Event 1 will be aligned to the Oceania Championship, held within the first half of the year.

Event 2 will be held in the country who did not host the Oceania Championships, within the second half of the year.

Riders for event 1 must be 11 years of age as at June 30 each year.

Riders for event 2 must be 11 years of age as at December 31 each year.

The Mighty 11s Memorial Class will be mixed gender.

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