Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year award - MAOTY
Acting on a proposal by Stephen Dearnley, affectionately known as “Ol No. 1” (he has since ridden on), who was concerned that not enough young people were entering the trade and becoming motorcycle apprentices, the Club in 2004 introduced the Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year Award to “encourage and promote the youth in pursuing a career in the motorcycle industry”. This would also instil confidence that the highest standard of training is accessible to our members, ensuring that their motorcycles are in capable hands.
Nominations from each Zone - QLD/NT; SA/WA; NSW/ACT; VIC/TAS are sought each year from motorcycle apprentices and mechanics nearing the end of their courses, and awards are presented to the most successful candidates in each zone.
A member of the National Committee liaises with the various TAFE Institutes, Recognised Training Organisations and employers who provide information on the most outstanding motorcycle mechanic apprentices for the year; the nominations are then submitted for consideration and adjudication.
Each year the four zone winners are judged on a set of criteria to demonstrate their commitment, dedication and a genuine enthusiasm for their chosen profession, and an overall National winner is selected.
The Club is grateful to Shannons Insurance, who proudly sponsors the Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year Award.
The contact for the Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year is National Committee member Robert Hunt #51563. Robert can be contacted by email to [email protected] or by phone on 0400 867 302. Please contact Robert for a copy of the MAOTY Nomination Form.
For members, the MAOTY Nomination Form can be found linked here or please log in to the website (if you are a member) and search the Documents.
You can view the MAOTY Brochure here
We have a list of all the Zone and National Winners from 2004 when the first Motorcycle Apprentice of the Year was awarded.
Access the list HERE