Oliver ‘Oli’ Moran was awarded a Scholarship within the 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program and was paired with SAHOF Member and the first Australian to wear the leaders’ jersey in all three Grand Tour races, Brad McGee OAM as his Mentor.
Oli grew up in the beautiful holiday town of Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast. He found his love for BMX at just nine years old (2008) at the Manning Valley BMX Club and has been riding since roaring to such levels that he is four-time National Champion.
Two years later (2010), Oli was the BMX Age Champion, a title he kept for two years and regained in 2017.
In 2018, Oli took out the NSW State Open Championship for men and U16.
2019 was Oli’s year. He competed at his first UCI BMX World Championships and not only did he compete, he came home with a silver medal in the Junior Elite, his first year in this class. He then went on to compete at the BMX National Championships placing third in Junior Elite and first in round three in Junior elite. He then headed over to New Zealand for the BMX NA C1 event and brought home a bronze medal in the junior elite shortly followed by a gold medal at the Queensland International Cup C1 Event.
Following a successful 2019 season, Oli was awarded Cycling Australia BMX Junior Cyclist of the Year.
In 2021, Oli was ranked fourth in the UCI rankings in Junior Elite.
Aside from a successful BMX career, he plans to work as an Engineer and is taking the right steps to get there as he study’s Engineering part-time at Uni.
“I was incredibly happy and honoured to find out that I had been chosen as a SAHOF recipient for the 2021 year. Having looked at past winners and seeing how far they have gone in their chosen sport is a real inspiration to make the most of this opportunity given to me. Having access to a mentor who has reached the pinnacle of his career in Brad McGee is exciting and I look forward to hearing his feedback and his experiences in Europe especially.” – Oliver Moran on being selected as a 2021 Tier 1 Scholarship Holder.
I look forward to working with Oliver as he progresses along his journey. I will dig deep to draw on and share my experiences. I expect many personal learnings as we dive into the current and future needs of a young high-performance athlete, from regional NSW, ready to take on the world. Go the green gold!” – Brad McGee OAM on being Oliver Moran’s Mentor.
“A fantastic achievement for one of our up and coming BMX star’s to be selected as one of six young Australians in the country into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Oliver has a bright future ahead and to work with an athlete with the experience of Brad McGee will only help Oliver develop as an athlete. Congratulations Oliver, we are excited for what the future will bring.” – BMX Australia CEO, Shane Coppin on Oliver Moran’s selection as a 2021 Tier 1 Scholarship Holder.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2010-2012: BMX Age Champion
- 2010: National Champion
- 2011: National Champion
- 2012: National Champion
- 2017: National Champion
- 2017: USA GRANDS, Tulsa Oklahoma – 2nd (15-year boys)
- 2017: BMX Age Champion
- 2018: NSW State Open Championship – Champion
- 2018: NSW State Open Championship – 16-year boys Champion
- 2019: UCI BMX World Championships – 2nd
- 2019: Cycling Australia BMX Junior Cyclist of the Year
- 2019: BMX NZ C1 Event, Junior Elite – 3rd
- 2019: BMX National Championships, Junior Elite – 3rd
- 2019: BMX National Series Round 3, Ipswich, Junior Elite – 1st
- 2019: Queensland International Cup C1 Event, Junior Elite – 1st