BDC Barracudas MTB announces Andersens Carpets as inaugural sponsor

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2022

BDC Barracudas is excited to announce the local franchise of Andersens Carpets as the major sponsor for the BDC Barracudas mountain bike team. 

“We are honoured to have Andersens Carpet on our team, as we further establish this exciting sport in Coffs Harbour,” said BDC principal and BDC Barracudas president, Nick Johnstone. 

“It is with the crucial support of local businesses, like Andersens, that we can continue to provide opportunities for our students and participants of this growing sport.” 

Mountain biking is the fastest growing sport in the Coffs Harbour region, with the Coffs Coast region boasting some of the most exciting and competitive tracks across New South Wales. The BDC Barracudas mountain biking team has a team of 50 participants, including both competition and recreational. 

Peter Meheger, franchisee of Andersens Carpets Coffs Harbour said of the partnership: 

“As a long standing Coffs Harbour business, and built on the success of ‘supporting local’ – Andersens is exceptionally proud to be onboard with Bishop Druitt College and now the Barracudas Mountain Bike Team as the major sponsor.

“Having watched many young Coffs youth grow and develop through BDC, Andersens is delighted to be able to contribute to their future success and to their development in this exciting and growing sport.

“In addition the sponsorship allows us to give back to BDC and to the local community who have supported us greatly.

“We wish all the Barracuda and BDC Teams well in their sporting endeavours.”

BDC is excited to have had 17 students compete under the BDC Barracudas name at the Thredbo MTB Interschools competition over the weekend, wearing their team uniform for the first time, placing tenth school overall nationally. A number of students performed well individually also, with a notable mention to Beau Stockton for achieving third place in division 2 boys among more than 1000 competitors. 

“This is very exciting for our students, as it is the inaugural competition for a BDC team,” said Mr Johnstone. “Our students have been preparing for this exciting program for quite some time now, practising on the college’s purpose-built track.” 

The team includes high performance program and Year 11 student, Sandy Carpenter, who most recently won the Mountain Bike Australia National cup, and competed in the Australian National Championships. Sandy was also the recipient of the 2021 Hoys Health Young Athlete Scholarship. 

The team also includes Year 7 student, Tayla Foldes, currently the only female participant in the BDC team at the Thredbo MTB Interschools competition, and the first BDC participant to take to the track. 

For more information on the outcomes of the Thredbo MTB Interschools competition, stay tuned at