Earlier this week one of the biggest changes to motorcycling sport in Australia happened, with Motorcycling Australia (MA) and it’s State Controlling Bodies (SCB’s) in Western Australia (MWA), New South Wales (MNSW), Queensland (MQ), South Australia (MSA), Northern Territory (MNT) and Tasmania (MT) all signing off on a new Alliance Agreement. Motorcycling Victoria at this stage opted to not sign the agreement but continue’s to work closely with MA and the Alliance Leadership Team (ALT) to address and resolve all concerns.
The decision from all states, will now see all the SCB’s and MA operating as seven equal parties with a consistent nation-wide approach regarding all motorcycling matters.
MA Board Director and Chair, Roy Chamberlain, was elated at the decision between MA and the SBC’s to unite as one.
“The Alliance agreement is a commitment to deliver a shared vision for motorcycling across Australia in a collaborative and mutually supportive way. Under the Alliance agreement, an ALT has been formed, comprised of Presidents of the SCB’s and a representative from the MA Board.
“Above all, the Alliance Agreement sets out an agreed way the SCB’s and MA will work together as equals to achieve benefit for the motorcycling community across Australia. For too long these entities have largely worked independently, leading to many inefficiencies and the duplication of products and services offered to their members.
“Our focus is broad – from providing an environment that is safe and affordable for the young and young at heart, to providing a pathway for our gifted competitors in reaching their full potential on the national and world stages – and everything in-between.
“The MA Councils responsibilities will now be shared between the MA Council and the ALT, as defined in the new MA Constitution. The MA and SCB boards will continue their responsibilities as they are now.
“The Alliance has a national strategy that states our mission is to increase membership by providing opportunities, products and value to all motorcyclists, enthusiasts and stakeholders across the full spectrum of motorcycling across Australia.
“Motorcycling in Australia has many challenges and opportunities. We firmly believe that only by working together can we fend off these challenges and take advantage of the opportunities,” said Chamberlain.
The picture above features all members of the Alliance Leadership Team (ALT) from left to right. MT President Shane Fraser, MQ President Lisa Fox, President of MA Peter Goddard, MNSW President Tim Sanford, MWA President Tracy Simpson, MNT President Garry Lambert and MSA President Brenton Matters.