CORC Junior Development Program

CORC Junior Development Program 2018

This program is run by CORC parent volunteers and supported by the Club and our sponsors.

The 2018 CORC Junior Development Program applications are now closed. If you have any queries about this program please email

Chloe Dore

CORC Junior rider Chloe Dore showing how to master drop offs and the wall ride in Stromlo


CORC Junior Camp in Bungarra October 2017

25 CORC Junior Development riders, 3 awesome coaches, 8 parent helpers, good weather and fabulous Bungarra Alpine Centre trails made for a fantastic CORC Junior Development Camp over the first weekend of October . The Juniors picked up many new riding skills and tricks, heard the insider’s perspective of the XCO World Championships from Elite Women’s rider Eliza Smyth and Under 19 rider Charlie Brodie, tested their skills with bike mechanics under the watchful eye of Ryan Walsch, and learned from a simulated first aid responder activity. A great group of kids supporting and encouraging each other, with great parents supporting their mountain biking development and fun together. Thanks to CORC, Trek Shimano Australia, PhysioSport O’Connor, Illeso Studio, and Today’s Plan for supporting us.


CORC Junior Development Program 2016

CORC Junior Development Program

CORC Juniors who participated in the 2016 Development program pictured here with Olympians and supporters Dan McConnell and Bec Henderson.

The 2016 Junior Development Program was a great success. The focus of the program is to develop junior cross country (XC) race riders, aged 12yrs – 16yrs in a supportive and team environment.

The program commenced in February and included coaching, group rides, information sessions, stretch & strengthening sessions, racing and volunteering.  Many riders participated in the Australian National MTB Series and the Australian National MTB Championships, with great success. The program concluded with the teams participating in CORC’s 18th Scott 24hr MTB event.

This program would not have been possible without the amazing support provided to the club and juniors from Trek Racing Australia, PhysioSport O’Connor, Illeso Studio, Today’s Plan, the commitment from the coaches Pete, Mark, Steve, and Eliza and the band of parent helpers that made every ride and event an organised and safe one.