A skate comp at Stratton Edge Youth Centre recently put the skills of young people to the test.

Nearly 40 youths took part in the Skateboard, Scooter and BMX Competition. Freestyle Now hosted five coaching workshops and one Open Jam Trick competition in the lead up to the big day.

Skate comp gets competitive

Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said everyone was welcome to take part, with varying skill levels and ages joining in.

Freestyle Now did a fantastic job running the competition day. They had MC, two experienced judges and other staff members who were behind the scenes making sure all went smoothly.

The turn out was fantastic and the young people managed to settle their nerves enough to show off their incredible flips and tricks.

More than $1300 worth of prizes were given out to the young people. A huge thanks goes to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries who made this event possible through a grant we received from them. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

Youth worker Caius Ghinescu said it was an action-packed day.

We had music, BBQ, drinks and fresh fruit for the young competitors and they had blast.

Rise Youth services

Rise provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.