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Action Sports Games Returns to Mandurah for 2021

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The 2021 Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware

The Action Sports Games has been a Western Australians premier action sports event for the past decade. First taking place in Mandurah, then moving to Bunbury and now it is back in Mandurah, one of the most fantastic settings in Western Australia for this type of event. Mandurah has some of WA’s best beaches, incredible inland waterways that are teeming with wildlife and a brand new epic skatepark just screaming for this type of event. Taking place over the weekend of 10th and 11th of April at Hall Park on the Mandurah Western Foreshore. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is one weekend you don’t want to miss. The Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games will be a combination of wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter events into an action-packed weekend of extreme sports along with the Food Truck Festival and DJ’s keeping the good times rolling all day long. Have a look back to the 2020 Action Sports Games in Bunbury or the last time the Action Sports Games were in Mandurah in 2015
 

 

Over the two days the wakeboarding competition will be taking place on Mandjar Bay with freestyle motocross demos sprinkled in throughout the day. With a new skatepark freshly finished the skateboard, scooter and bmx competitions will defiantly be a highlight over the weekend with many top competitors all seeking to compete on such a rad skatepark for the over $4000 in prize money and prizes. With competitors able to enter a range of different classes form the young to the not so young including the pro class, who will be taking home some cash money on the day.

The skatepark action kicks off at 9am Saturday 10th April with the skateboard competition and then at 1:30pm the scooter competition kicks of running into the last afternoon. Sunday 11th April will be totally dedicated to the BMX competition. The full skatepark competition schedule and registration link is listed below so be sure to check it and then get registered. This is going to one epic weekend that you do not want to miss.

Headspace skateboard, scooter and BMX competition schedule

As part of the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games Freestyle Now will be hosting a skatepark competition for Skateboard, scooter and BMX competitors. There are many different classes for competitors to enter so be sure to check the information and schedules before you enter the competition.

Skateboard information and schedule – Scooter information and scheduleBMX information and schedule

Saturday 10th April – Skateboard 9am – 12:30pm  / Beginner, Intermediates, Girls / Ladies, Open, Pro

Saturday 10th April – Scooter 1:30pm – 8pm / Under 10’s, Girls / Ladies, Beginners, Intermediates, Open, Pro

Sunday 11th April – BMX 9am – 6pm / Under 10’s, Girls / Ladies, Beginners, Intermediates, Over 35’s, Over 45’s, Open, Pro


SKATEBOARD SCHEDULE AND COMPETITION INFORMATION  
9am – 12:30pm
Time schedules can change due to competitor numbers. Make sure you are early. Divisions – Beginner, Intermediates, Girls / Ladies, Open, Pro

 

Beginners – Younger and still learning – Each competitor gets 1 x 60 second individual run
Warm up 8:50am – competition times 9:00am – 9:20am
Total points from all 3 judges determines placing (highest points win)
Beginner competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 8:30am
10 participants only in beginners

 
Intermediate – Competitors with some good skills – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 9:20am – Competition times 9:30am – 10:00am
Total points from all 3 judges and both runs determines placing (highest points win)
Intermediate competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 9:00am
10 participants only in intermediate

Girls / ladies – Any skill level – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 10:00am – competition times 10:15am – 10:45am
Total points from all 3 judges and both runs determines placing (highest points win)
Girls / ladies competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 9:30am
10 participants only in girls / ladies

Open – Consistent and dialed tricks – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 10:45am – Competition times 11:00am – 11:30am
Total points from all 3 judges and both runs determines placing (highest points win)
Open competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 10:00am
10 participants only in open

Pro – Consistent and dialed tricks. Riders are winning prize money – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 11:30am – Competition times 11:50am – 12:20pm
Total points from all 3 judges and both runs determines placing (highest points win)
Pro competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 11:00am
10 participants only in Pro
Guaranteed $700 prize money to share. Percentage of entry fees go back to increase prize money. More competitors, more prize money.

Entry fee skateboard

Beginners / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Intermediate / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Girls / Ladies / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Open / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Pro / $20 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $40 – on the day

Register for skateboard competition here

 

SCOOTER SCHEDULE AND COMPETITION INFORMATION  1:30pm – 8:30pm
Time schedules can change due to competitor numbers. Make sure you are early. Divisions – Under 10’s, Female, Beginners, Intermediates, Open, Pro

Under 10’s – 10 years of age or younger – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 1:20pm – competition times 1:30pm – 2:15pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Under 10 competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 1:00pm
15 participants only in under 10’s

Beginners – Younger and still learning – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 2:15pm – competition times 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Beginner competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 1:30pm
15 participants only in beginners

Girls / ladies – Any skill level – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 3:15pm – competition times 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Girls / ladies competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 2:30pm
10 participants only in girls / ladies

Intermediate – Competitors with some good skills – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 4:00pm – competition times 4:15pm – 5:00pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Intermediate competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 3:00pm
15 participants only in intermediates

Open – Consistent and dialed tricks – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 5:00pm – competition times 5:15pm – 6:00pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Open competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 4:00pm
15 participants only in open

Pro – Consistent and dialed tricks. Riders are winning prize money – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 6:00pm – Competition times 6:15pm – 6:45pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Pro competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 5:00pm
10 participants only pro
Guaranteed $700 prize money to share. Percentage of entry fees go back to increase prize money. More competitors, more prize money.

Finals – Top 5 competitors from intermediate, open and pro – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 6:45pm – competition times 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)

Presentations – 8:00pm – 8:30pm

Entry fee scooter

Under 10’s / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Girls / Ladies / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Beginners / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Intermediate / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Open / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Pro / $20 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $40 – on the day

Register for scooter competition here

 

BMX SCHEDULE AND COMPETITION INFORMATION 9:00am – 7:00pm
Time schedules can change due to competitor numbers. Make sure you are early. Divisions – Under 10’s, Female, Beginners, Intermediates, Over 35’s, Over 45’s, Open, Pro

Under 10’s – 10 years of age or younger – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 8:45am – competition times 9:00am – 9:30am
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Under 10 competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 8:30am
10 participants only in under 10’s

Beginners – Younger and still learning – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 9:30am – competition times 10:00am – 10:45am
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Beginner competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 9:00am
15 participants only in beginners

Girls / ladies – Any skill level – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 10:45am – competition times 11:00am – 11:30am
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Girls / ladies competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 10:00am
10 participants only in girls / ladies

Intermediate – Competitors with some good skills – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 11:30am – competition times 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Intermediate competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 11:00am
15 participants only in intermediates

Over 35’s – Any competitor 35 years and older – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 12:45pm – competition times 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Over 35’s competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 12:00pm
10 participants only in over 35’s

Over 45’s – Any competitor over 45 years and older – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 1:30pm – competition times 1:45pm – 2:10pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 3 go to finals
Over 45’s competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 1:00pm
7 participants only in over 45’s

Open – Consistent and dialed tricks – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 2:10pm – competition times 2:30pm – 3:00pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Open competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 1:30pm
10 participants only in open

Pro – Consistent and dialed tricks. Riders are winning prize money – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 3:00pm – Competition times 3:20pm – 3:50pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)
Top 5 go to finals
Pro competitors must confirm they are in attendance and will be riding before 2:00pm
10 participants only pro
Guaranteed $700 prize money to share. Percentage of entry fees go back to increase prize money. More competitors, more prize money.

Finals – No finals for any class with less than 7 competitors – Each competitor gets 2 x 1 minute individual run
Warm up 4:00pm – competition times 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Your best run count for your score (highest points win)

Presentations – 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Entry fee BMX

Under 10’s / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Girls / Ladies / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Beginners / $5 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $15 – on the day

Intermediate / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Over 35’s / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Over 45’s / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Open / $10 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $20 – on the day

Pro / $20 – plus Eventbrite ticket fee (if register on line) $40 – on the day

Register for BMX competition here

 

Mandurah Action Sports Games skatepark competition judging criteria
There are 3 judges that use the below judging criteria to award points according to the judging criteria
Skateboard competition is both run added together to form your total score. Highest points win
Scooter and BMX will be best run counts.

Difficulty. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points

  • Definition
    • Tricks that are difficult to execute
    • Technical tricks
    • Difficult lines within the park
    • Large gaps or high airs will also be taken into account

Diversity. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points

  • Definition
    • A run consisting of various types of tricks (grinds, stalls and airs)
    • Using the park to its full capability (tricking on as many obstacles as you can)
    • Using the park in ways that other competitors are not (original lines through the park or tricking parts of the park that no one is tricking.)
    • The more varied the run and the more obstacles ridden the higher the score.

Consistency. Best score possible from one judge – 20 points

  • Definition
    • A run that has been done without any feet touching by mistake or crashes.
    • Tricks done but not pulled smooth will also come into account with consistency points
    • The less touches or crashes and the smoother the run the higher the score the competitor will receive

 

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Bridgetown skatepark competition – January 2021

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In 2008 Freestyle Now held a competition at the Bridgetown skatepark, one of the first at the then new skatepark. Now just  over 12 years and 5 competitions later Freestyle Now was back to host another skatepark competition. This competition was the sixth one at Bridgetown skatepark and it was just as awesome as the past 5. With a great turn out of competitors and spectators the radness got rolled out by many. There was lots of prizes on offer and everyone that entered took home products, when that happened its awesome. A big thank you to Blackwood Youth Action and also to our supporters Grit ScooterThe 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Jayden Sammit lives in Perth but returned to his home town of Bridgetown just to come and roll out the rad and take the win in the scooter open class. Great riding from Jayden. – Seth Jiblet took the win in the BMX open class riding brakeless and chainless. Great flow and smooth riding was one of the key factors in his win. – Noah Almond took home a 5th in scooter beginners but as you can tell from the photo his determination will defiantly set him up for a win soon enough. – We were stoked to see Cooper Clause compete in Bridgetown and take the 5th place in skateboard. Cooper is the son of Ben Clause who used to ride for Freestyle Now back in the early 2000’s. Its great seeing the off spring from past riders coming on through. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Bridgetown skatepark competition 15th January 2021 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Max Munday, 2nd Jacob Almond, 3rd Chevy Maxwell, 4th Max Self, 5th Noah Almond

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kelly Egertoh, 2nd Riley Kelly, 3rd Kaden Gough, 4th Max Power, 5th Jacob Dupe, 6th Decklan Frey

Scooter open – 1st Jayden Sammit, 2nd Luke Gorey, 3rd Joshua Sloan, 4th Harry Stevenson

Skateboard – 1st Jasper Porteous, 2nd Dainel Rogers, 3rd Max Self, 4th Jackson Dudley, 5th Cooper Claus

BMX beginner – 1st Riley Kelly, 2nd Max Varnavites, 3rd Bayden Miller, 4th Hardy Vitali

BMX intermediate – 1st Seth Jiblet, 2nd Kade Humble, 3rd Lex Wright

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Bremer Bay skatepark competition – January 2021

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Bremer Bay held its first skatepark competition on their new skatepark in January. Freestyle now had the pleasure to host the skatepark competition for the Bremer bay community resource centre thanks to Live Lighter be active campaign sponsored by Healthways. The day before the competition Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark coaching session. Lots of participants learnt new skills and gained confidence with navigating the skatepark. Freestyle Now also spoke to the participants about how a skatepark competition is judged and how to plan out a competition run. At the competition many of the participants put this advice to good use. The competition was well attended by the town of Bremer Bay with many spectators and supporters, which was great to see. At the end of the competition all the participants no matter their placing took home a prize. It was also good to see some participants entering more than one discipline, yeah more prizes. A big thank you to the Bremer bay community resource centre and also to our supporters Grit Scooter, The 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Taz Darvill dropped into the bowl while spectators looked on and then ending up winning the beginners skateboard competition – Seth Jolley used all of the skatepark even the bits that were not technically the skatepark to take the win in the scooter intermediate class – Kalani TeHula jumps the rail, after a few attempts, landed it sweet and got a massive amount of noise from the spectators – Rocco Lemon won the scooter beginners class and took home some brand new Crisp scooter bars, he also took home the 2nd place in skateboard beginners. Prizes galore. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 

Bremer Bay skatepark competition 13th January 2021 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Rocco Lemon, 2nd Zaden Newton, 3rd Matthys Burger, 4th Damon Walker, 5th Ruby Clews, 6th Macca Clews

Scooter intermediate – 1st Seth Jolley, 2nd Ayden Maley, 3rd Joshy Mitchell, 4th Victor Formica, 5th Harry McLeod

Skateboard beginner – 1st Taz Darvill, 2nd Rocco lemon, 3rd Harry McLeod, 4th Macca Clews

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Kalani TeHula, 2nd Keegan Lemon, 3rd Kye Harman, 4th Maisie Mitchell, 5th Giovanni Doctor, 6th Dane Hunter, 7th Flynn Jackman, 8th Mason Francis

BMX – 1st Damon Walker

 

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Port Kennedy skatepark competition – December 2020

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Port Kennedy had an old skatepark It was built at a time when it seemed no one knew how to work with cement. The City of Rockingham after years and years finally got the funding to build a new skatepark, and what a awesome skatepark it is. The designers and builders got this one about 90% correct. Good lines, good flow and good a good range of elements. Freestyle Now hosted the first skatepark competition at the new skatepark. As always at Freestyle Now skatepark competitions all disciplines and skill levels were catered for. It was really good to see the great turn out of competitors. A big thank you to the City of Rockingham and also to our supporters  Grit ScooterThe 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Clockwise from top left – Madison Ware took the 2nd place in the skateboard beginners class. She had some great skills and put together a great run around the skatepark – Brandon Newbury won a new skate deck from the 4 skateboard company for winning the intermediate skateboard class – Jack Hoopes travelled the 1 hour long train ride and then the 30 minute pedal from the train station to get to the Port Kennedy skatepark competition. It was great to see that level of commitment. A 2nd place for Jack along with some great riding. Thanks for coming and rolling out the rad Jack – 1st place in the scooter intermediate went to Kaden Hodson. With a great mix of skills using many of the different elements of the skatepark, Kaden put together some killer runs. While many riders were focusing on just a few banger tricks and getting their trick list done Kaden focused on flow and a range of skills and tricks all over the park.

More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Port Kennedy skatepark competition 4th December 2020 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Seth hall, 2nd Lincoln Fairlie, 3rd Keiran Hall, 4th Jayden Barton, 5th Lucas Gibbins, 6th Mason Newby, 7th Cruz Domney, 8th Zane Newby, 9th Jayce Blakers, 10th Fiona Krasnoff. 11th Calais Blakers, 12th Charlie Anderson.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kaden Hodson, 2nd Brodie Donno, 3rd Shannan King, 4th Tyler Reid, 5th Jaden Andrews, 6th Toby Avis.

Skateboard beginners – 1st Zac Cunningham, 2nd Madison Ware, 3rd Mel Nagueira, 4th Parker Ware, 5th Stone Hopper, 6th Destiny Gordon-Stable, 7th Ryan Barton, 8th Charlie Anderson, 9th Owen Fuerste, 10th Noah Nagueira, 11th Osca Sullivan.

Skateboard Intermediate – 1st Brandon Newbury, 2nd Kenny Do, 3rd Stanley Vickera, 4th Ethan Lillas.

BMX beginners – 1st Aaron Murray, 2nd Jayce Blakers, 3rd Fiona Kransnoff, 4th Georgia Montgomery.

BMX intermediates – 1st Daniel Gibbins, 2nd Jack Hoopes, 3rd Albie Livesley, 4th Jerome Montgomery, 5th Jacob Groeneweg.

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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – November 2020

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Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark competition at the world famous Kalgoorlie skatepark. One of the best skatepark in the world, it allows multiple users to use the skatepark all at the same time. The skatepark has great flow which allows for great competitions and has a large assortment of obstacles and ramps to suit everyone’s styles and skill levels. The lines at the Kalgoorlie skatepark are endless. The competition took place on the Friday night with a skatepark coaching session on the Saturday morning that was well attended by all disciplines and all ages. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder  and also to our supporters Grit Scooter, The 4 skateboard co and Colony BMX. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition participants all went home with some great prizes and big smiles on their faces.

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition 6th November 2020 – official results

Scooter beginners – 1st Jarryd Kirkwood, 2nd Retief Valasich, 3rd Viliami Fisi, 4th Memphis Kearns, 5th Chace Whincup-Lunder

Scooter intermediate – 1st Tarmeka Smyth, 2nd Kye Meier-Shore, 3rd Bryce Grout, 4th Jesse Lupton

Skateboard – 1st Reilly Fowler

BMX – Lincoln Trinidad, 2nd Staceson Mulligan, 3rd Jesse Lupton, 4th Kieren Bennett, 5th Bouyden Hogan

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Rolling out the rad in the Western Australia Pilbara

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Recently Freestyle Now travelled to the Pilbara in the North West of Australia for a series of skatepark activation sessions. The towns of Tom Price, Panawonica, Onslow and Paraburdoo were all on the list for the skatepark coaching jam sessions. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and Dylan Reese invited Oben McHoull along for the ride. Over the course of the few days Shaun, Dylan and Oben clocked some clips at the skateparks. Fun times and radness was had by all. Lots of skills were gained from the skatepark participants but more importantly everyone’s confidence was increased. Confidence is the most important factor when it comes to skatepark activity. The more confidence a participant has the more skills they will learn. At each skatepark location Freestyle Now set up small challenges and played some fun games for the participants to win prizes, lots of give a ways were had.

Be sure to check out our coming events page to see where the next skatepark activation session or event is and be sure to attend.

 

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Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions – skatepark coaching workshops

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Freestyle Now skatepark coaching sessions are all inclusive for all skill levels and ages

At the beginning of 2020 Freestyle Now had a very busy first few months travelling to many locations. Some of the regional Western Australian towns that got to experience Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions included Lancelin, Collie, Hopetoun, Bremer Bay and Eaton. In the Perth metropolitan area Freestyle Now rolled out the rad at Bullsbrook, Stratton, Guildford, Fremantle, Kalamunda, Altone and Willetton. The skatepark activation sessions were, as always, fun and productive with lots of skatepark participants learning new skills, making new friends and in some locations winning prizes.

The Collie skatepark engagement session were super rad. Freestyle Now did six sessions over January. It ended with a coaching jam session for the last session and we gave away some great prizes. A new level of confidence and skills were gained over the sessions, we could see the growth in the participants and their interactions. All participants were catered for with skateboard, bmx and scooter participants being engaged. Hope to return there soon to help roll out the rad.

 

Freestyle now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Mitchell Harris, Dylan Reese, Kareece Furneyvall, Luke Tooze and Josh Garwood attended some of the sessions at various times to help others learn how to roll out the rad. At the skatepark activation sessions Freestyle Now used our two main types of engagement, skatepark coaching sessions and skatepark coaching jam sessions. Each of these help target different participants via our engagement.

The skatepark coaching workshops are for participants to attend and learn new skills and gain confidence. These can be done in a formal way, with 5 to 6 participants per Freestyle Now facilitator or in a non-formal way with many participants able to attend, sometimes as many as 50. Each of them has its own benefits. The formal sessions are great for smaller skateparks and are usually hosted when the skatepark is closed to the public (or sections of the skatepark) and gives the participants more time with the facilitators. It is a great way to control numbers at skateparks. The advantage to informal sessions is that the skatepark remains open to everyone and Freestyle Now facilitators move through the participants helping the individuals during the course of the allotted time for the sessions.

Freestyle Now squad member Mitchell Harris is showing some participants how to put skateboards together. One of the aspects of the skatepark activation sessions is to show how to maintain and keep your equipment in good working order. Many participants don’t know how to maintain their equipment. This is an important factor of skatepark participation.

 

The skatepark coaching jam sessions are a fun way to engage participants with Freestyle Now creating mini-challenges and fun games that the participants can do at the skatepark to win prizes. This all takes place in the backdrop of our facilitators/coaches helping the participants learn new skills, tricks and gain confidence. Some of the challenges might be a long bunny hop, best trick, foot down, and effort recognition which is more aimed at the younger inexperienced participants who can’t do the best tricks. Freestyle Now makes this time a fun interactive experience for all participants including the spectators who can also get involved with cheering for the players in the games.

Most of the Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions are normally all-inclusive catering for all ages, skills and disciplines (skateboard, scooter, BMX) working on the principle that when possible no one should be excluded. However, there are times when we do offer single discipline only sessions but these are normally formal coaching workshop sessions.

The Stratton skatepark coaching jam session was a great time, thanks to the City of Swan. Lots of fun challenges were done. Prizes were given out to the winners of the challenges. Everyone has a opportunity to participate and try to win a prize, even the participants who are not that confident or don’t have a high skill level. Freestyle Now has a all-inclusive policy to make sure no one misses out on an opportunity to learn, advance or win prizes.

 

At the Freestyle Now skatepark activation session’s fun is the driving factor. The sessions are informative and motivational. The Freestyle now instructors / facilitators are very easy going and relate to the participants well and let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. The workshop sessions are more than just teaching skills. There are many other potential outcomes from attending a Freestyle Now skatepark activation session. Participants learn about using the skatepark safely, skatepark etiquette and equipment care, this information is also given to parents through a parental information session. Skatepark activity involves a lot of body movement and participants learn about how their interaction of body movement with their scooter/skateboard/bicycle is highly important to achieve the skills they are seeking. Skateparks are a place where everyone has the opportunity to participate safely and without prejudice over their choice of discipline or appearance, this message is reiterated at every session. Freestyle Now facilitators are positive role models that participants can look up to and aspire to be, positive peer networks are important. At Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions participants are given the self confidence to be themselves.

Freestyle Now also offers private coaching session with our squad members. These sessions can cater for 1 to 3 participants in BMX, scooter or skateboard and are generally one to two hours long. Cost is on application, for more information contact Freestyle Now. Be sure to check our coming events page for when Freestyle Now will be heading out to a skatepark and hosting an activation session.

Freestyle did a few skatepark activation sessions at the Bullsbrook skatepark and bmx jumps. Squad members Shaun Jarvis, Luke Tooze and Kareece Furneyvall attended on this day and helped the bmx and scooter participants learn new skills. The participants learnt a lot of basic skills, which are the building blocks to more complicated moves.

 

Clockwise from top left – Young Jack has been a regular at our skatepark coaching sessions over the last few years. It’s great to see him progress on his skateboard and scooter. Jack was at the Lancelin skatepark coaching jam session where he won a Freestyle Now “Rad Dude” t shirt in one of the challenges. – At the Lancelin skatepark coaching jam session we gave away lots of prizes. These tow skateboards were stoked to win some goodies, like a new skateboard deck and t shirt. – The bmx session at the Bullsbrook bmx jumps was a fun time. We got the participants to do things that they normally would not do. This exercise was about concentration on balance and thinking outside of the box. – The Eaton skatepark bmx session had some great participation. Freestyle Now squad members Luke Tooze and Shaun Jarvis helped the skatepark coaching participants learn new skills and gain a higher level of confidence. Confidence is the key to unlocking new skills.

 

Clockwize from top left – The Guildford bmx jumps engagement session was a great fun time. Freestyle Now hosted a coaching jam session thanks to the City of Swan. Ronan is a rad young rider and hit up this no hander during a best trick challenge. – The participants at the Guildford bmx jumps coaching jam session had a fun time. Freestyle Now made up a challenge that had teams of three riders. Each team had to include three different levels of riders, super confident, medium level of confidence to gaining confidence. The teams had to make up a run over the jumps and whichever team that the best looking run (having the three riders jumping over the jumps) would win. On this occasion it was the “eye don’t care” team won on a runoff against the “biker dudes” (each team had to come up with a name). Ronan, Campbell and Magnum all won a Freestyle Now “Life without BMX” t shirt. – The Altone skatepark coaching session had lots of participants. Here Luke Tooze who rides bmx is helping scooter riders learn some basic confidence building skills. Jumping into a ramp and landing on the scooter deck with both feet in the right position. Freestyle Now coaches are multi talented and skilled and have the ability to cross over into any discipline. – Kareece Furneyvall engaging with scooter participants at one of the skatepark activation sessions.

 

Clockwize from top left – The Bremer Bay skatepark engagement sessions were super rad, with lots of participants. One of the challenges we held is a long bunny hop jump. In most cases we put a restriction on the run up so the participants don’t have a lot of speed. This adds a level of difficulty as the slower you go the less of a distance you can jump. This also adds a safety feature into the challenge. We all know the faster you go the harder you fall. – Winners are grinners at Bremer Bay. – The skatepark activation session we held in Hopetoun had many participants. The sessions were staged over two day, one on the afternoon and one in the morning. In the afternoon session we were inundated with participants, most were beginners on scooters. Freestyle now squad member and head coach Shaun Jarvis ended up taking a group of 20 participants and teaching all the basic scooter skills so that they had more confidence when transversing the skatepark. The next day in the morning we held a coaching jam session and gave away some prizes. As you can tell by the skatepark users were stoked. – Skateboarding has a good following in Hopetoun and there were more girls on skateboard than boys. These two girls won a Freestyle Now t shirt each from the different challenges we had set for them to participate in.

 

 

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Bunbury Action Sports Games 2020 – BMX scooter skateboard competition

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Every year competitors look forward to the Action Sports Games and this year was no different. One of the biggest scooter, skateboard and bmx skatepark competition held in Western Australia it had an awesome turn out. With a prize purse of $2000 up for grabs and $2500 worth of prizes plenty of competitors were keen.

The level of competition is forever increasing and it’s great to see younger competitors come up from the beginner into the intermediates and then start knocking on the 1st place spots in the open class. Once again the level from all the competitors was high and it was great to see some of the competitors who had been attending our coaching sessions also competing in the beginners class. There was plenty of action throughout the day but one of the most action packed was the bmx open class. Three riders were all on fire, Luke Tooze, Fabio Connetti and Jordan Minchin, all three with different riding styles and trick and skatepark lines. This one was a hard one to judge and it was not until all the points were tallied up that we got to see how close they were. With only 2 points between 3rd and 1st it was one of the most tightest competitions we have ever had. 1st went to Luke Tooze, 295 points, 2nd Fabio Connetti, 294 points and 3rd Jordan Minchin, 293 points. With 3 judges scoring over three categories and having two runs that’s a lot of numbers to add up and to get scores that close is super rad.

Other notable competitors were Rowan Cosh riding in scooter and bmx, Brax O’brien who attended the Collie coaching sessions and skated well, Kash Toft moving up to scooter open and taking 3rd, Jeremy Wilson and Tyler Gayski in the intermediate bmx class and Albie Livesley and his progression. Thank you to everyone who attended and come and got rad. We need to give a big shout out to the competition supporters, Colony BMXModus BearingsThe 4 skateboard companyRoot IndustriesGrit Scooters and of course the Action Sports Games.

Brenden Cross is like poetry in motion on a skateboard. 1st place in skate open.

Luke Tooze with an awesome line through the Bunbury skatepark. Up the ledge into the bowl. 1st place in BMX open.

Tyler Jennings in the middle of triple whip back flip. 1st place in scooter open.

Clockwise from top left – Levi Pound slashing to first in skate intermediate – Albie Livesley is a future BMX pro, definitely progressing and going bigger – It would not be a Bunbury Action Sports games without Rowan Cosh doing an X up – So stoked to see Tyson Carroll still hitting it up and getting rad on the scooter with a 2nd place in scooter open. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 

 Bunbury Action Sports Games skatepark competition – 29th February 2020 – Official results

 Scooter Open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Tyson Carroll, 3rd Kash Toft, 4th Ayden Brown

Skate open – 1st Brenden Cross, 2nd Dan Pound, 3rd Cobey Thirsk

BMX open – 1st             Luke Tooze, 2nd Fabio Connetti, 3rd Jordan Minchin, 4th Kieran Ramsay, 5th Nathan Joson

Scooter intermediate – 1st Zech Bowman, 2nd Ray Thompson, 3rd Jake Budgie, 4th Cody Pearson, 5th Cassidy Barr, 6th Daniel Doran.

Skate intermediate – 1st Levi Pound, 2nd Austin Teede

BMX intermediate – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Tyler Gayski, 3rd Callum Sharp, 4th Brody Relph, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Taj Hamilton

Scooter beginner – 1st Rowan Cosh, 2nd James Principe, 3rd Franco Santella, 4th Jai Martindale, 5th Hamish Burgin, 6th Jacob Reed

Skate beginner – 1st Harry Lackhart, 2nd Brax O’brien

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Albie Livesley, 3rd Ryan Vince, 4th Kai Denison, 5th Imogen Denison, 6th Jacob Reed

 

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ELLENBROOK SKATEPARK COMPETITION – January 2020 – BMX SCOOTER SKATEBOARD

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Freestyle Now hosted another skatepark competition at the Ellenbrook skatepark for bmx, scooter and skateboard competitors. The day as always was action packed with a great turn out with lots of competitors and spectators. A big thank you to the City of Swan for their support and also to our supporters Colony BMX and Grit scooters. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Everyone enjoys winning prizes. Freestyle Now always has some great prizes on offer to be given to competitors for their efforts on the competition.

 

Ellenbrook competition – 31st January 2020 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Kaeleb Sloan, 2nd Luke Longbottom, 3rd Ryley McKim, 4th Brenten Waddingham, 5th Jaron Woodley, 6th Ethan Duirs, 7th Charlie Bolta, 8th Nickolas Dosthoizan, 9th Dadyn Doyl, 10th Byron Stevenson, 11th Dj Lap.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Austin Cooper, 2nd Maison Russel, 3rd, Paul Graham, 4th Cooper Johnston, 5th Haylem Grey

Scooter open – 1st Jarrad Fortney, 2nd Zackary Cane

Bmx beginner – 1st Brenten Waddingham, 2nd Adam Waterman, 3rd Aiden McKim, 4th Albie Livesley, 5th Kayden Taylor, 6th Remy Sinclair 

Bmx intermediate – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Alex Tiley, 3rd Maison Russell, 4th Adam Kiesz, 5th Jordan Farrow

Skateboard – 1st Seb Coonan, 2nd Kaeleb Sloan, 3rd Luke Fitzgerald, 4th Matthew Clouston

 

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Bunbury Action Sports Games returns for 2020

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Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is a multi-action sports event combing BMX, Skate, Scooter and Freestyle Motocross, and an international Pro Wakeboard competition. The event is proudly sponsored by Tourism WA Regional Events Scheme, Drug Aware through Healthway and The City of Bunbury. Event partners: GWN 7, HitFM, Nautique West, Island Apparel, Bayview Bar and Restaurant, Salon Express.

 

The Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware,now in its third year, is set to return to the vibrant City of Bunbury, Western Australia. Bunbury is one of the few major cities in the world that can boast to having amazing beaches on its doorstep, flanked by an array of beautiful inland waterways. With a vibrant city lifestyle, fine restaurants, a world-class café strip and plenty of accommodation options, Bunbury is the perfect setting for major sporting events, such as the Action Sports Games. Combining wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter, this action-packed sports event will attract some of Australia’s best action sports stars to Bunbury to compete for a whopping $20,000 in cash and prizes. Koombana Bay will host the world-class wakeboard tournament and Shota Tezuka from Japan, currently ranked 5th in the world, will be back to defend his title.

Early March is prime seasonal weather conditions for the Southwest of Australia, and many of the world’s best wakeboarders, Freestyle Moto X riders, Skateboarders and BMX riders are set to call Bunbury home for the weekend of competition.
Action Sports Games Event Director Tim Thirsk “We are fortunate to receive funding from the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions, Drug Aware through Healthway and the City of Bunbury to keep this awesome event on track. We also have amazing support from other event partners, such as the Bayview Bar and Restaurant, GWN7, Nautique West, Island Apparel and a Salon Express.”

On Saturday 29th February, Bunbury will host a major Skateboard, BMX and Scooter skatepark competition with over 120 competitors from all over WA coming down to compete for over $4000 in cash and prizes. The skatepark competition is one of the highlights on the competition circuit with lots of competitors so excited to compete in such a fun and energetic skatepark competition. The day will kick off at 9am with the skateboard competition for beginners, intermediate and open divisions. After a quick lunch break it will then move into the scooter and bmx competition which is expected to finish at 7pm. It will be a long day of thrills and spills.
Freestyle Now head judge and competition announcer Shaun Jarvis “The Bunbury Action Sports games is such a rad competition. So much radenss takes place. Last year was epic, like the 3 way tie in scooter open. It’s such a hard competition to judge as the riding is so diverse and on an insane level. We are looking forward to rolling out the rad once again in Bunbury. Freestyle Now has been managing the Action Sport Games skatepark competitions since they started back in 2011. If your not in Bunbury to compete or to watch then you’re missing out on history in the making.”

Be sure to check the skatepark competition information on our coming events page to get the latest competition schedule and registration information. The skatepark competition is supported by Colony bmx, Root industries, Modus bearings, The 4 skateboard co, Striker scooters, Grit scooters, Crisp scooters, District scooters.

On Sunday 1st March, Koombana Bay will come alive with the Freestyle Moto X exhibition along with the international wakeboard tournament, the Summer Food Truck Festival and DJ’s all happening on one big action-packed day.

The Action Sports Games is a free event, and will no doubt attract a big crowd down to Bunbury for the weekend. Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said he was excited that a high calibre event such as the Action Sports Games was held in Bunbury. “Events that bring such a diverse mix of sports and activities to our City are important for the social and economic fabric of our community,” Mr Brennan said “Bunbury is rapidly becoming a location of choice for major events, which has been a major focus for the City, and we are sure everyone will welcome the competitors and spectators with open arms.”

Be sure to head to Bunbury and experience all of the Action at the Action Sports games
 

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