RECOGNISING Officials is part of Motorcycling Victoria’s ongoing efforts to reward and acknowledge those volunteers who put so much into the sport of motorcycling.

Official’s duties throughout Victorian Championship events are many and varied and they have the important responsibility to ensure that race meetings are conducted in the safest environment possible for competitors and spectators alike.

Dandenong Motorcycle Club president Nathan ‘Bear’ Allen was officially recognised for his outstanding efforts organising workers and volunteers during Rounds 3 & 4 of the 2013 Yamaha Victorian Off-Road Championships at Rawson on April 20-21.

Upon hearing he received the award, Nathan replied: “It’s a bit of an honour. It’s good to be recognised as a volunteer. It’s not just me who put in the effort, it was all the officials and volunteers who helped run the event and made it so successful.

“I’m pretty proud to be a part of the team,” Nathan added.

Nathan, who has been an Official for two and a half years, was pivotal in overseeing course construction at Rawson and excelled at interpersonal skills and was very approachable, friendly and fair during two days of intense racing.

Nathan also spent a lot of time prior to and after the event organising preparation and clean-up duties.

“When I joined the Dandenong Motorcycle Club about five-years-ago I enjoyed helping out and being involved during events and I became an Official just to help out that little bit more.

“Being an official is a great way to be involved in the sport, and to help out the kids, and it’s rewarding just seeing everyone having a good time at the end of the event,” Nathan added.

The Dandenong Motorcycle Club hosts Round 3 of the 2013 Monster Energy MX Nationals at Wonthaggi on Sunday, May 5 as well as an MV Minikhana Come ‘n’ Try Day.

Congratulations Nathan!

To find out more on how to become an Official please visit or call MV’s Development Officer, Mark Vallance, on 9673 0612 or email