In June 2021 the Hawera BMX Club lost our longest serving (27 years) Club President - BMX Stalwart - BMXNZ Commissaire Graeme Schimanski. Graeme was a Life Member of the Hawera BMX Club and BMX New Zealand and a constant around the BMX tracks in New Zealand.

His love and passion of the sport meant many long hours maintaining the Hawera BMX track and facilities we have available in South Taranaki today. He loved seeing kids on bikes having fun! The Hawera BMX Committee have established a fitting Memorial stone to Graeme and now a BMX event in his honour every year in November. 

Our Committee and Club will continue to work hard to ensure we have the best BMX club in New Zealand - as per Graeme's wishes !! ‚Äč

Graeme with two of his grandchildren Brooke and Harry who race out of the Hawera BMX Club

We miss you Graeme and know you will be watching close by -Thank you for your hard work, knowledge and guidance xx

15-05-1948  -  29-06-2021