Last month, YMCA Victoria and Bayside Youth Services hosted the second heat of the South Eastern Skate Park Competitions. Nicole Daff, brought her son down to have a scoot and watch the competition. She says, “these events are great, they’re all great kids and they’re pretty respectful. It’s good exercise and to have it somewhere local at a little skate park is great for the area.” Nine-year-old skate enthusiast, Kai Lawton, has been skating since he was 6, now skating with his younger brother Julian, and is determined to continue to skate until he can’t walk. He says, “I skate better with people cheering me on and it’s fun. It’s good when you learn new tricks.” His mother, Caroline, says it’s a great day out for the parents too. Kai won second place in the 12 and under skate section on the day.

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With a tremendous turn out, of over 300 spectators and competitors, the event was a great success. Nick from the YMCA said, “Punters were treated to a free BBQ, drinks, fuit, chocolate & lollies as well as a DJ whom smashed out classics all day long, courtesy of the Bayside Youth Services.”

For more information about future heats for the South Eastern Skate competitions, visit www.skatepark.ymca.org.au.

 

Winners for the competition were:

SKATING
Open guys – Josh Sheerin
16 Under – Jacob De Leo
12 Under – Brad Saunders
Open Girls – Sophia Rothfield

BMX
Open – Taylor Ramsdale
16 Under – Dylan Morrison
12 Under – Rhys Rogers

ALIYAH STOTYN