Calling all youth and those still young at heart, the Skate, Scooter and BMX Competition is back on this Saturday, 9 April at the Bluff Skate Park in Devonport.
As part of National Youth Week celebrations, the annual competition will see competitors vie for over $1000 in prizes. The competition is run in a partnership with Devonport City Council and Youth Family & Community Connections (YFCC).
Devonport Mayor Annette Rockliff said the event coincides with National Youth Week and would involve local service providers, a free lunch and MC’s from East Devonport’s Drop In Skate School.
“Council is proud to support this important initiative for our young people, and I encourage the entire community to come down and witness the talents of local northwest youth,” Cr Rockliff said.
“Each year, this annual competition provides some friendly competition but also the chance for youth to meet with local services providers who can plug them into important resources they need for navigating life as a young person in 2022.”
YFCC’s Team Leader, Damian Collins, said the event was aimed at showcasing the many positive attributes to be gained from participation in the three sports, skating, scooting and BMXing.
“Sometimes community members cast negative stigmas on young people at the skate park, yet in reality they are often forming supportive friendships, working on skill development and pushing their boundaries in a healthy way,” Mr Collins said.
“The Bluff Skate Park offers a perfect venue with its smooth lines, twin bowls and of course, it’s location right next to the Bass Strait.”
Mr Collins said the competition is free to enter, with registrations taking place from 9.30am and first heat starting at 10am. There will be a Junior and Senior division in each of the three sports and helmets must be worn while competing.
People under 18 will require a parent or guardian to sign a registration form on their behalf.
For more information contact YFCC at www.yfcc.com.au or on (03) 6423 6635.