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Australian Rankings

Participation of Non-Members of the Australian Footbike Association in Official Races

  • You must be an Australian Footbike Association (AFA) member to race and receive Australian ranking points.
  • Non-members can only participate in selected novice races.

Communication of Official Races

  • All AFA sanctioned races will be advertised at least 6 weeks before the scheduled date of the race event.

Eligibility to Compete in Nationals

A competitor is only eligible to compete in the sanctioned races at the Nationals if they have competed in one or more State Championships over the last 12 months.

Eligibility to Represent Australia at the World Championships

A competitor is only eligible to represent Australia at the World Championships if they have:

  1. Competed in the most recent National Footbike Championship.
  2. A top 10 Australian ranking in the male or female Open Divisions.

Open Division

As of 1st January 2018, the AFA have introduced automatic Open Male and Open Female Divisions based upon where a rider places overall in a race event.

The open division is in addition to the Junior, Senior, Master and Veteran Male and Female Race Categories. It does NOT include the Cadets and Pupil race categories.

Because of the introduction of the Open Division and to ensure a more level playing field, drafting (or pacing) off any other rider on the same lap (regardless of race category) will be allowed.

Australian Rankings

The rankings are based upon an Open Division competition. Participants collect points by taking part in official AFA races. These races include all State races and all State* and National Championships.

The Australian Ranking is based on the points scored in the last 25 (or up to) official AFA sanctioned races after the 1st January 2018. After 25 races any new results replace the oldest one.

Points are awarded to a competitor based upon where they placed in a race overall (see Open Division).

First place in a race receive 50 points, second 46 points, third 43 points and so on.

The following points are for the top 31 places in a race:

50, 46, 43, 40, 37, 34, 31, 29, 27, 25, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 ,12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.

After 31 places a rider receives 1 point for participating.

* While a competitor can gain ranking points for racing in any State’s race or State Championship, they can only gain a State Championship Title in the State that they reside in.