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Be Part of CAMS Junior Driver Development Program

press release

CAMS is calling for nominations from Australia's most promising up-and-coming young drivers to attend the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) as part of the CAMS Junior Driver Development Program in 2009.

In its second year, the Junior Driver Development program will run in addition to the successful CAMS Rally, Off Road and Women’s Driver Development Programs.

The junior program is designed to facilitate the development of Australia's most promising young motor sport competitors at club level irrespective of what discipline they are currently competing in.

“This is a terrific opportunity for young drivers to develop their skills and benefit from the expert training and resources available at the AIS,” said CAMS CEO Graham Fountain.

“The program is commensurate with CAMS strategic direction to foster the development of young drivers.”

Past CAMS Driver Development Program participants include World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson, current Formula 3 driver Leanne Tander in addition to Australian Rally Championship contenders including Eli Evans, Glen Raymond and Spencer Lowndes.

Drivers wishing to nominate for the 2009 program must meet specific assessment criteria including age, past driver performance and demonstration of an interest in pursuing a motor sport driving career.

The successful 2009 squad members will be announced at the start of July, which will be followed by the camp at the AIS on 27-29 July.  The camp will focus on elements of nutrition, physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning.

CAMS Junior Driver Development Program Selection Criteria
1. Only drivers are eligible to apply.
2. The driver must be between 12 and 18 years of age (as of 1st January 2008).
3. Applicants must be competing in CAMS-sanctioned competition.
4. Applicants must have demonstrated outstanding results over the last 12 months.
5. Applicants must present themselves as a good ambassador for CAMS and the sport.
6. Applicants must have the potential, ability and desire to progress to a CAMS National Championship.
7. Applicants must be available to attend camps at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra on 27-29 July 2009.

Nominations are now open and will close on Wednesday 24 June.

For further information on the selection criteria and to download the 2009 nomination forms click here or email ais@cams.com.au.

For applicants who are unsuccessful, the Australian Motor Sport Foundation (AMSF) has a limited number of fee-paying positions available within its program. For further information please contact James Madder at the AMSF on (03) 9593 7792.

CAMS would like to thank the Australian Sports Commission for its continuing support of the CAMS Driver Development Programs


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