UCI Track Championships provide rare opportunity
Author: Andrei Robertson - SIT Marketing
Date posted: 09/07/12
Invercargill is set to host the 2012 UCI Juniors Track World Championships in August with SIT students assisting the event in several disciplines.
The international event has attracted riders from all over the world, giving SIT students the opportunity to be involved in one of the biggest events hosted in Invercargill this year. Students from Music, Business, Journalism and Digital Media are all going to be taking part with various roles from planning and preparation to media coverage of the event as it is run.
The curtain raiser event will be held on August 11th at the Velodrome. The event promises to provide a glimpse into the world class event with the championship scheduled to begin on August 22nd.
Event Director Sue Clarke says the Junior World’s Curtain Raiser will also serve other purposes. “It will give us the chance to test a number of our Junior World’s systems and introduce our team of volunteers to the sport, some being ‘newbies’ like me when it comes to track cycling. This includes several interns who are part of the event management team, gaining invaluable experience as part of our partnership with main sponsor SIT.”
“Opportunities to experience a world championship event in your own backyard are rare and to gain experience in such an arena is invaluable. I have been delighted with the involvement of several SIT students and departments in the planning of this major event and hope that this partnership will provide a learning platform for both organisations well into the future.”
SIT Journalism tutor Phil McCarthy says six journalism students will be working with the UCI media team and four digital media students will work on still photography for the event. “It’s a great opportunity for the students to cover an international event.”