Help Matteo Fundraiser
- By: Jacques Armoed
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/mattheo-armoed
My name is Jacques Armoed and I’m trying to raise funds for my son to continue with his love for motocross. Matteo Armoed is 7 years old, and has been taking part in the sport since November 2018. Matteo, also referred to as ‘Rossi junior’, is one of the youngest South African motorcyclists on the circuit, where he emulates his role model, Valentino Rossi.
At the tender age of four, Matteo developed a love for this sport and, at the age of five, we decided to sign him up for the short circuit. This is where his training for the Short Circuit Race began.
He took part in his first race on 3 November 2018, and shortly after, he started racing full-time on the Short Circuit with a pocket bike. He has also been selected to attend the Motor-Kids Junior Rider Development programme, where he started training and racing in the MX and Off-Road Class.
His first Off-Road competition was on 2 June 2019, where Matteo received third place and an eighth place overall. In July, Matteo took part in the event at Dirt Bronco in Krugersdorp and achieved third place in the Enduro class and first place in the Motocross.
I am raising funds so that we can get him the bigger bike he needs. He has outgrown the bike he used for the 2019 season.
Reaching my target will help my son continue with his dream of riding off road and to help spread the word around getting more and more youngsters into the sport and to show nothing is impossible.
- Mar 04, 2020 - USD $ 32.08
- "Chase your dreams Matteo" - Eckard Fredericks