Inter Centre Team Trial 2013 - Youth Squad

Adult Team

ICTT 2013

Results from Trials Central

Report: Simon Welch

A Challenging but enjoyable day was had by the Western Centre Youth Team.

The result was always going to be of little importance as this was very much a learning experience for the youngsters. Initial nerves were soon settled with a clean ride through the first section and the team settled into a day riding at national level.

For those that have not been to ICTT or a national youth trial it can be a quite intense affair at times and for less experienced riders a touch overwhelming. Bearing this in mind the young lads shows real determination to get stuck in and at times showed signs of what's to come from them all at this level.

Most pleasing for me was that the team stayed together all day (one of the only youth teams to do so), thank all the observers and at the finish were asking about next year.

The same can also be said about the other YDS members representing Wessex who also gave it 100% on the day. If nothing else they all represented the spirit of participation that is so strong in the Western Centre superbly..........Well done team.

Thanks must also go the Steve Saunders and Ade Hoare who followed the team around all day and James, Tom Welch and Izzy Saunders for observing throughout the day. There were a few spectacular moments from the youngsters and equally entertaining catches from the minders..............

Preview: Simon Welch

Centre Youth Development Squad Officer Simon Welch is Manager of the Youth Western Centre ACU Inter Centre Trial Team. Good luck to all who will be representing the centre on June 29 and 30...

Riders from the Western Centre Youth Squad are making the trip up north to Leeds to represent the centre in this years intercentre team trial. This years team consists of Jake Hoare, James Saunders, James Colbourne and Callum Colbourne.

Jake: Jake is our reigning Youth A centre champ, winning it as a youth B. Jake's riding is progressing well and he working hard on getting some consistency in his riding. This will Jake's first ride at national level in Youth A, so keeping his head down and giving it his all is all we can ask. Head on Jake!!!

James C: James only knows how to give it 100%, an attribute that will stand him in good stead at the ICTT. James and Jake are having a good old tussle for Youth honours at the moment and I expect them to be close next week as well. This is also James' first ride at national level in Youth A, but that won't phase him.......Come on James!!!

Callum: Giving it 100% runs in the Colbourne family and Callum is no exception! Stepping up to Youth B this year is a big jump and one that Callum is fighting through. I can honestly say I have never seen a youngster jump up after a mega crash and keep going till he cleans it like Callum does. This is very much a learning year for Callum and getting to the finish on Saturday will be super result, but one I am sure Callum can achieve. Get it on!!!

James S: Forget his old man (I think I can say that without losing my sponsorship!), James is becoming a cracking little rider in his own right. Things are starting to click for James and this is great opportunity for him to experience the big stage. We must remember that he is making his first appearance in Youth B in ICTT and all we can ask is big effort and get it to the finish.

All four riders will be one of the youngest in their respective classes and this year really is about building the foundations for next year. No pressure just go and enjoy it.

YDS squad members will also be out in force with the Wessex team. Victoria is representing our neighbours in Youth A along with Tom and Finley in Youth B. Good luck to them (hope they finish just behind the Western team in our friendly battle) Thanks in advance to the parents for supporting their sons in this event, its a long trip up and most will be hanging around on Sunday to shout at the men's team.