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Get ready Oran Park! Young talent battle it out at YMCA NSW SkatePark League Local Round Series

20 Dec 2016 - Media ReleasesYouth

Some of the best talent in South West Sydney will be carving up Oran Park Pop Up Skate Park as part of the NSW local rounds of the National SkatePark Leagues, on Thursday 19 January 2017. 

This event, which is one of a series of amateur events being held at skate parks across Australia, offers the chance for boarders and riders to pull out their best lazer flips, ollies, 360s and mctwists as they compete to be champion of their region.

In addition to being a local hero, the winners will progress to the NSW State finals where they’ll compete for a spot in the national SkatePark League finals to be held in April 2017 in Melbourne.

The SkatePark Leagues is more than just skateboards and kick flips – BMX and Scooter aficionados can show off their skills and young people with a disability can compete in the Wheelies category.  Plus, everyone is encouraged to watch the action and join in the fun, with free food, activities and entertainment provided as part of the community festival.

YMCA NSW CEO Leisa Hart said: “Skate leagues have been making headlines in the US for quite a few years and now we’re able to bring the same excitement and opportunities to young people here.

“The SkatePark League competition offers all skaters and riders the chance to test their skills at the highest level. We’re really excited to be involved and to help young people in South West Sydney and across NSW continue to reach their potential.”

Competition is open to young people aged 12-25 with registration on the day. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The event is run by YMCA NSW and supported by Camden Council.

For more information on the SkatePark League, visit www.skatepark.ymca.org.au or like the league on Facebook or Instagram at (SkateParkLeagues).

Event Location:            351 Oran Park Drive, Oran Park   

Event Date:                   Thursday 19 January 2017, 11.30am

Registration:                On the day

 

Media contact:

Louise O’Donnell

Media and Content Specialist

YMCA NSW

E: louise.odonnell@ymcansw.org.au

About the YMCA:

YMCA NSW is a community not-for-profit organisation committed to connecting people to their communities to live healthier and happier lives. We deliver services in more than 100 locations across NSW including camps, before and after school care, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools and youth services. We also raise funds to deliver much needed community programs. With a commitment to delivering healthy living programs, empowering young people and making a positive social impact, we strive to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. With the Y, everyone can be healthier, happier and connected to their community.

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