One of Australia‰Ûªs most talented riders of all time, Darcy Ward, is backing Team Australia in their bid for Gold in this Year‰Ûªs Speedway World Team Cup competition by becoming part of the management as a team selector and allowing his image to be used on merchandise for this year‰Ûªs campaign.
It has been well documented that Motorcycling Australia, the governing body and funding arm of international race team competitions has seen significant cuts to budgets putting teams competitions in doubt across many disciplines.
After achieving success in recent years with many rostrum-finishing positions in the past few years, without funding Team Australia‰Ûªs Speedway World Cup ambitions of reaching the top spot and even competing could be put on hold in coming years.
As a team who don‰Ûªt suffer defeat easily, fundraising efforts have been ongoing to fund the team with a Gofundme account set-up to receive with pledges. Donors supporting team Australia will receive team merchandise including; stickers, t-shirts, stubbie holders and hoodies with T-shirts and stubby holders sporting Darcy‰Ûªs image.