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Get ready Revesby! Local talent to battle it out at the YMCA NSW SkatePark League Local Round Series

06 Oct 2016 - Media ReleasesYouth

Some of the best talent in Western Sydney will be carving up Revesby Skate Park as part of the NSW local rounds of the National SkatePark Leagues, on Thursday 6 October. 

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 March 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, with October being Mental Health Month, the event will highlight the importance of physical activity to mental health, and we will be joined by community organisations Youth Off The Streets and Bankstown Multicultural Youth Service amongst others, who will provide food and snow cones!

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 Revesby 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. Everyone is encouraged to watch the action and join in the fun, with free food, activities and entertainment provided as part of the festival.

YMCA NSW is proud to be an official partner of the NSW SkatePark League with Canterbury Bankstown Council.

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

Event Location:            Marco Ave, Revesby  

Event Date:                   Thursday 6 October 2016, 11.30am

Registration:                On the day

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