Clarence Valley athlete Holly Cooper, 11, started riding BMX when she was 8-years-old.
Clarence Valley athlete Holly Cooper, 11, started riding BMX when she was 8-years-old. Adam Hourigan

BMX star to shine in NZ

SHE may have struggled up her first hill, but 11-year-old Holly Cooper is preparing to ride high for NSW in New Zealand come October.

Three years after first hopping on a bike, the Southgate youngster has been selected to tour the land of the long white cloud as part of a three-girl BMX scholarship team.

There, she will lead her state into battle against the Kiwis in the North Island Titles.



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