29th February, 2024 — Volunteers

Brad Bellette is NT Volunteer of the Year

Brad Bellette from Red Centre BMX Club was crowned the 2023 Good Sports NT Volunteer of the Year for being the beating heart of his club and going beyond the usual undertakings of a volunteer. 

Club member Erika Hamilton said Brad’s unwavering dedication to teaching and nurturing riders has transformed the club into a welcoming and thriving community that extends far beyond the racetrack.

“Brad has inspired countless individuals of all ages to embrace the exhilarating world of BMX. His coaching extends beyond basic riding techniques, instilling the values of safety, sportsmanship, and respect in all he does,” Erika said.

Hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation at Parliament House, Canberra in February 2024, the Awards ceremony recognised Good Sports clubs and their dedicated volunteers from across the country who are passionate about community, their members and making their club the very best it can be.

Fostering a sense of community

“The academy is known for its inclusivity and accessibility, and Brad has established an environment where individuals of all backgrounds and abilities feel welcome,” Erika said.

“Brad also ensures that all riders in the academy possess the knowledge and skills to stay safe on the track by instilling a strong awareness of safety and best practice.”

“Beyond the racetrack, Brad fosters a deep sense of community – Red Centre BMX Club is not just about racing, but about the connections formed between members.”

Since joining the Good Sports program, Red Centre BMX Club has implemented polices to minimize alcohol-related issues during events, ensuring a safer atmosphere for members and their families.

The club says it has also made strides in promoting physical health and wellness among members, emphasizing the importance of exercise and a balanced lifestyle.

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