CAMS buoyed by 2018 participation metrics

CAMS has proclaimed growth in participation in 2018

CAMS has proclaimed its growth in key participation metrics in 2018, including a significant increase in licence holders.

The governing body recorded 7.36 percent growth in licence holders from 25,677 in 2017 to 27,568 last year, approximately matching the increase of the preceding 12-month period.

The number of licenced officials rose 10,536 at year-end, an increase of 1,246, while number of CAMS permitted events jumped from 2,652 to 3,051.

“Motor sport in Australia is thriving and it is a really exciting time to be involved, there is no question,” said CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca.

“Competitors, officials and enthusiasts are clearly enjoying the benefits of being associated with CAMS and we are delighted to continue to build the sport’s profile and accessibility at all levels.

“It was a big year for CAMS, with the opening of The Bend, the creation of the Australian Women In Motor Sport Commission, the introduction of the ground-breaking Dare To Be Different Program (D2BD) and plenty more.

“It is worth acknowledging the hard work of our staff around the country who are making a determined effort to support all aspects of motor sport.

“The increase in numbers is a fitting reward for the dedication and commitment of the entire administration who have worked passionately to ensure we improve our service and encourage growth across all disciplines.

“We are now all working hard to make sure 2019 is even more successful than 2018.”

CAMS participation metrics

2017 2018
Active licence holders 25,677 27,568
Accredited officials 9,290 10,536
Affiliated car clubs 581 591
Event permits issued 2,652 3,051

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