Layne Beachley supports future cycling stars
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 26 October 2010
The Layne Beachly "Aim for the Stars" Foundations provides financial support and moral assistance to girls and women across Australia in reaching their goals. BMXer Caroline Buchanan is one of the supported athletes and applications for 2011 are closing soon.
Layne Beachly is well known as a champion surfer, though more recently her Aim for the Stars foundation is getting ever increasing recognition, not only is the foundation helping girls and women to become successful, more important is that it is helping them achieve their goals – 167 women have been supported to date.
In the cycling word, accomplished Mountain Biker Caroline Buchanan (pictured with Layne Beachley) is preparing for the the London 2012 Olympics in BMX. Mountain Biker Maya Sidhu is the Cross Country national series winner in her age group and Jayme Paris is a Para-cyclist who has qualified for the 2012 Paralympics.
Girls and women across Australia are invited to apply. Applicants can qualify for sporting, academic, community or cultural pursuits. As applications close on November 12, 2010 (for 2011), you need to get your application in quickly. Information and applications: www.aimforthestars.com.au