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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition April 2021

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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 was built in 2001 and then had a major upgrade about 6 years ago. The skatepark is super awesome with great flow. This 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 a Saturday afternoon after Freestyle Now hosted a skatepark coaching session in the morning. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder 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 – Jaden Oram doing his thing, inwards down the stairs. – Riley Fowler has been skating in Kalgoorlie for many years and had got his skate skills on lock. 1st place in skate open. – Bryce Grout took the 1st place in scooter intermediate with skills that are forever increasing. – Corey Smithies has grown up riding Kalgoorlie skatepark. He could ride this place with his eyes closed. Its always a treat to see him get rad on home turf, 1st place in the BMX class. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition 17th April 2021 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Jak Scerri, 2nd Hecekiah Maaukau, 3rd Seth Stevenson, 4th Enoch Keru, 5th Bradley Akers, 6th Luke Thomas, 7th Brian Keru, 8th Paora Huiton-Wainui, 9th Krymein Nicholls, 10th Kayden Laurenson, 11th Chase Coulter, 12th Angus McCulloch, 13th Dylan Mihozzi.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Bryce Grout, 2nd Retief Vlashich. 3rd Stanie Jack, 4th Jarryd Kirkwood, 5th Calvin Bumpu, 6th Kelly Mailey, 7th Blake Wath.

Scooter open – 1st Jaden Oram

Skateboard beginner – 1st Isabelle Mallory, 2nd Bridie Murphy, 3rd Jess Murphy

Skateboard open – 1st Riley Fowler, 2nd Ben Basley, 3rd Jaden Oram, 4th Simo Maisey

BMX – 1st Corey Smithies, 2nd Lincon Trinadad, 3rd Bouyden Hogan, 4th Jarryd Kirkwood, 5th Ethan White, 6th Retief Vlashich

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Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware – Skateboard competition April 2021

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Brendon Cross doing what he does so well, skating and getting tweeked over the box, on his way to the pro class win and $500 cash prize.

The Action Sports Games has been a staple of the competition scene for 10 years, the first taking place in Mandurah in 2011. After a few years the event moved to Bunbury and was held there for a few years and now it was back at Mandurah, held at the new Mandurah skatepark. What an amazing event the Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware was. The competition zone was the small bowl and street/plaza section so that it gave diversity to the competition so that competitors of many different styles and abilities could throw down. The skateboard competition was so well attended with large numbers of competitors all keen to roll out the rad and be involved supporting skateboarding. There was a strong turn out in the girls/ladies division as well as the beginners which was great to see. Some competitors entered in two different divisions such as Hailee Roberts and Mia Kretzer who exchange placings in the intermediates and girls with each taking a win and a second place. The Evens boys were in full effect and have also powered themselves up to the awesome level with Zen taking the win in the open class and Vai placing 4th in the pro and Cruz 6th in pro. These young boys have still got so much growing to do and will definitely be challenging the top pros very soon. In the pro class there was over $900 to share with the top 3. It was defiantly a close contest between Brendon Cross and Sam Ormski, with both skaters having so much power and skill pushing through their runs. Both went big. Both went fast, but it was Brendon who took the win by only 12 points.
We would like to thank our competition supporters Modus Bearings, The 4 Skateboard Co and Star surf and skate as well as all the skaters and spectators who came to the competition. We are looking forward to making the 2022 Mandurah Action Sports Games even bigger again. See you there.

Clockwise from top left – It was good to see Mia Kretzer skate, taking the win in the girls/ladies division and second place in the intermediates, big moves and great consistency. – Hailee Roberts won the intermediates division and also took second in the girls/ladies division, such and awesome skater with a big future in skating. – Zen Evens was amazing to watch skate on his way to winning the open class. So much power and skill for such a young competitor. His brothers Via and Cruz was are watching in the background, both of them held it up well in the pro class. – Jack Forman has been skating for some time now and his presents at the Mandurah Action Sports Games was great to see. Always having a positive attitude at competitions. He was out of skating for almost a year due to a knee injury so it was good to have him back and rolling out the rad. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here

Sam Ormski has so much flow and power in his style, he is so rad to watch as he navigates his way around the skatepark hitting up what ever is in this way. So much height in this over the hip, no one went higher than Sam, second place in the pro class and $260 cash winnings

Mandurah Mazda Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware Headspace skatepark competition
Skateboard competition results 10th April 2021 – Official results

Supported by – Modus Bearings, The 4 Skateboard Co, Star surf and skate
Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Pro skateboard – 1st Brendon Cross – 255 points $500, 2nd Sam Ormski – 243 points $260, 3rd Jack Forman – 236 points $160, 4th Vai Evans – 226 points, 5th Jake Smith – 216 points, 6th Cruz Evans – 211 points, 7th Jesse Nelson – 204 points, 8th Amos Hadad – 195 points

Skateboard open – 1st Zen Evans – 245 points, 2nd Jack Forman – 232 points, 3rd Oliver Laning – 215 points, 4th Levi Pound – 188 points, 5th Tex Macpherson – 170 points, 6th Jake Smith – 159 points

Skateboard intermediate – 1st Hailee Roberts – 170 points, 2nd Mia Kretzer – 166 points, 3rd Jared Hickman – 164 points, 4th Kaden Stewart – 160 points, 5th Isabelle Kretzer – 156 points, 6th Madison Ware – 153 points, 7th Parker Ware – 152 points, 8th Nate Stewart – 148 points, 9th Lewis Reise – 127 points, 10th Neale Whittaker – 123 points

Skateboard girls / ladies – 1st Mia Kretzer – 232 points, 2nd Hailee Roberts – 225 points, 3rd Ryleigh Richardson – 210 points, 4th Madison Ware – 185 points, 5th Isabelle Kretzer – 182 points, 6th Ruby Day – 173 points, 7th Mackenzie Richardson – 161 points, 8th Fiona Krasnoff – 157 points, 9th Pepper Connolly – 156 points

Skateboard beginner – 1st Braxton Maynard – 66 points, 2nd Brodie Eltwood – 54 points, 3rd Nate Hutchings – 53 points, 4th Maitland Drake-Brockman – 50 points, 5th Pepper Connolly – 49 points, 6th Lachlan Eltwood – 45 points, 7th Kasper Godfrey – 44 points, 8th Marshall Drake-Brockman – 42 points, 9th Jesse Subritzky – 41 points, 10th Charlie Subritzky – 39 points, 11th Rosie Connolly – 38 points, 12th Ilay Godfrey – 38 points, 13th Isaac Subritzky – 37 points

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Bassendean skatepark skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition – February 2021

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Freestyle Now hosted another skateboard, scooter and BMX skatepark competition at the Bassendean skatepark. This one was a long time coming. The last skatepark competition at Bassendean skatepark was in 2019 and there was one planned in 2020 but bad weather stopped it from taking place and before it could be rescheduled covid restrictions came in. So it was great to host another competition at Bassendean thanks to the Bassendean youth services, Always supporting the skatepark. As always there was a great turnout for the Bassendean skatepark competition with a good number of competitors spread over the three disciplines. Again a big thank you to Bassendean youth services and out supporters Grit Scooter , 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 – Cory Van Dam taking 1st place in the open scooters. – Amos Hadad took the win in the open skateboard class. – It was good to see Freja Iburg at Bassendean, she is progressing well and took 4th in the intermediates scooter class. – Ryan Aqulina has probably been riding this skatepark since it was built, he has been riding for at least 20 years. He took 1st place in open bmx. – More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

Bassendean skatepark competition 27th February 2021 – Official results

Competitor’s points are listed after their name

Scooter beginner – 1st Jayce Blakers 64, 2nd Bianca Martin 61, 3rd Felix Curran Ragan 58, 4th Rory Wright 56, 5th Noah Allison 55, 6th Jayden Hunter 54, 7th Zac Martin 50, 8th Fiona Krasnoff 48, 9th Luna Surianingrat 46, 10th Tsuguma Ando 45, 11th Calais Blakers 44, 12th Channing Radcliffe 43, 13th Lyon Surianingrat 42

Scooter intermediate – 1st Josh Schniereh 196, 2nd Hayden Brewer 176, 3rd Tobi Iburg 170, 4th Freja Iburg 167, 5th Oisín Hunt 155, 6th Billy Suthlerland 150, 7th Riley Duggan-Smith 132, 8th Roman DePiazzi 118

Scooter open – 1st Corey Van Dam 303, 2nd Tyler Jennings 292, 3rd Xander Bailey 140, 4th Ben Vua 137

Skateboard beginner – 1st Kenzo Coogan 61, 2nd Ringo Coogan 59, 3rd Anthony Scaffidi 57, 4th Sol Evans 56, 5th Mason Clark 55, 6th Rory Wright 49, 7th Jayce Blakers 46, 8th Fiona Krasnoff 44, 8th Luna Surianingrat 44, 10th Cassian Meakins 35

Skateboard open – 1st Amos Hadad 261, 2nd Damo Boulton 238, 3rd Wesley Kidd 236, 4th Arnoald Pearce 235, 5th Che Millington 212

BMX beginner – 1st Zac Cicanese 57, 2nd Jayce Blakers 56, 3rd Callum Duff 54, 4th Billy Sutheland 52, 5th Bianca Martin 50, 6th Fiona Krasnoff 47, 7th James Macdonald 42

BMX intermediate – 1st Jesse McEwen 174, 2nd Albie Livesley 164, 3rd Roman Depiazzi 149, 4th Wyatt Murphy 146

BMX open – 1st Ryan Aquilina 308, 2nd Luke Tooze 289, 3rd Steven Heuer 273, 4th Tyler Jennings 269, 5th Jack Carwardine 266

 

 

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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.

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

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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