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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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2020 Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships

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The Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships took place at Bayswater skatepark on a weekend in November that saw record rain fall. The competition was meant to take place on the Saturday but leading up to the day rain started to fall and did not stop. The Saturday was so washed out that a canoe would have been better at the skatepark than a bike. Competition goers were notified that if it did not clear up the competition would be scheduled for the Sunday. Saturday night the rain was still falling at a rate that would fill an ocean. Come Sunday morning the rain had stopped but the weather was still looking less than favorable, but it was all systems go for the 2020 Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships.

Bayswater skatepark was picked as the choice of skateparks due to it scheduled for demolition in the new year. It is making way for a multi level carpark for a new train station, the community has great hope for a good replacement in the future. For 18 years Bayswater skatepark has seen its fair share of radness and hosted its fair number of competitions and it was only fitting that a final competition would be a great way to finish up the life of Bayswater skatepark (it has now had a reprieve and due for demolition in 2022)

Luke Tooze the 2020 Western Australian state champion in the open class.

Clockwise from top left – Albie Livesley rode really well in the under 10’s class. The 7 year old has got some rad skills. 2020 state champion. – Imogen Denison took the win and the championship title in the girls / womans class but only just from her mother Rachel Denison. This was a great competition to see mother and daughter riding together. – Roman Depiazzi is now the current bmx freestyle Western Australian state champion in the beginners class. He is definitely moving forward into the intermediates soon enough if he keeps on progressing. – The 2020 state champion in the intermediates is Ronan McCamish. Such a rad kid who loves bmx and like to do no handers of the beast box at Bayswater.

Clockwise from top left – Justin Edwards has been riding Bayswater skatepark for years, we wonder how many times he has done no handers over the beast? over 35’s state champion. – At 52 Freestyle Now co founder Shaun Jarvis is the over 45’s Western Australian state champion. Double pegin down the kinker ledge. – Ryan Aquilina is a living legend of Bayswater skatepark. He has rode there almost every day over the past 18 years. We are sure he could do this tyre tap on the wall with his eyes shut. Ryan rode so good but just missed a few points and took home the number 2 placing. – Luke Tooze has been on a mission this past year. Winning the Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle only a few weeks before winning the Western Australian bmx freestyle state championships. This 720 over the beast was super clean and Luke took the well deserving state championship.

BMX freestyle skatepark is now an official Olympic sport. It was meant to be rolling in the 2020 Olympics but due to world events it’s hoped that the Olympics will run in 2021. This was the second Western Australian state championships that Freestyle Now has hosted (2019 being the first). There were a good number of riders who entered the competition which catered for many ages and skill levels. Under 10’s, Girls /womans, beginners, intermediates, over 35’s, over 45’s and the open class. The level of riding is always growing and it was good to see the level of riding in the under 10’s. In the girls/womans it was most awesome to have daughter and mother take out the 1st and 2nd places, big thanks and congratulations to Imogen and Rachel Denison. We are unsure if that has ever happened in a bmx competition before.

There were lots of different styles of riding going down over the different classes, some riders going wide open and some riders being super technical along with a mix between them all. All up it was a great representation of the riding that is currently taking place in Western Australia. The riding in the groups was all really close. Each competitor had two runs with only their best run being taken into account for their points. A big congratulation to all the riders who entered and especially to the riders who took out the number 1 positions. Freestyle Now hopes to roll out the 2021 Western Australian state championships soon.

We would like to thank our supporters for the 2020 Western Australian BMX freestyle state championships, Colony BMXLocal BMX, and Aus Cycling.

Be sure to check out all the photos from the competition on our facebook page here

Western Australia bmx freestyle 2020 state championships – 15th November 2020 – Official results

Girls/ womans – 1st Imogen Denison, 2nd Rachel Denison, 3rd Georgia Montgomery, 4th Fiona Krasnoff
Under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Cody Steel, 3rd Jerome Montgomery, 4th Angus Lewis, 5th Kai Denison, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Brody Brown
Beginners – 1st Roman Depiazzi, 2nd Kayden Taylor, 3rd Brenten Waddingham
Intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish, 2nd Jake Welham, 3rd Maison Russel, 4th Tyler Gayski, 5th Oliver Rosie
Over 35’s – 1st Justin Edwards, 2nd Adam Lewis, 3rd Steven Hughes- Landers
Over 45’s – 1st Shaun Jarvis, 2nd Barry Livesley, 3rd Corey Brown
Opens – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ryan Aquilina, 3rd Jay Roadley, 4th Daviel Davis, 5th Brad Evans, 6th Jack Carwardine

 

Girls/ womans – 1st Imogen Denison, 2nd Rachel Denison, 3rd Georgia Montgomery


Under 10’s – 1st Albie Livesley, 2nd Cody Steel, 3rd Jerome Montgomery


Beginners – 1st Roman Depiazzi, 2nd Kayden Taylor, 3rd Brenten Waddingham


Intermediates – 1st Ronan McCamish, 2nd Jake Welham, 3rd Maison Russel


Over 35’s – 1st Justin Edwards, 2nd Adam Lewis, 3rd Steven Hughes- Landers


Over 45’s – 1st Shaun Jarvis, 2nd Barry Livesley, 3rd Corey Brown


Opens – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Ryan Aquilina, 3rd Jay Roadley

Freestyle Now squad members took 3 number 1 titles in the competition. Albie Livesley winning the under 10’s, Shaun Jarvis winning the over 45’s and Luke Tooze having a cracker of a run in the finals to take the win in the open class.

 

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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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Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle

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Scarborough Beach bowl, right on the beach, perfect for a bmx bowl battle.

The Groundswell festival was an amazing event. Right on the beach with a amazing bowl just perfect to a bmx bowl battle to take place. Freestyle Now hosted the first BMX bowl competition in Perth and it was fitting that is was at the biggest bowl this side of the Simpson Desert. Everyone took home a plethora of prizes thanks to the Groundswell Festival, Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods and Local BMX. There were two classes that the riders could enter, The RAD and The RADDEST. Very easy to work out who should be in which class.  The format was a battle final. Qualifying was super important, qualify in first and the other riders have to battle their way to take you on. Two riders would go into a battle round, each rider would have two 60 second runs back to back. If you won your battle round you would take on the next place rider. The three judges would vote who would progress into the next battle round. It was an exciting final to watch, with each class taking alternating turns so rider got to have a rest. You had to be in top form or you got the cut. Keep the radness flowing and you would progress into the next round.

Luke Tooze floating it over the hip, one of the great lines that he was taking around the bowl.

 

 

Such a rad video of the competition, this one is really worthy of a play and then a replay and a replay.

The RAD class.

It was great to see Noah Campbell-Ward drop into the bowl for the first time during practice and then come up and enter the comp. 7th place. In the battle finals it was a battle between father and son. Corey Brown (5th place qualifier) was challenged by 6th place qualifier Levi Brown. The two riders went back to back for two 60 second runs each. With three judges voting who was the best of the battle. Two votes for Corey Brown and moving up into the next battle round. Levi Brown 6th place. Rowan Cosh (qualified 4th) was waiting for his challenger. Rowan rode well in the qualifiers but somehow lacked the same level of riding in the battle finals. Corey was flowing the bowl which could have been why he got two votes from the three judges and he moved into the next battle. Rowan Cosh 5th place. Roman Depiazzi (qualified in 3rd) is 11 years old and he was waiting for his challenger, over 40 year old Corey Brown. This was the third time Corey had to ride in the battle, but he was still looking good. Was he as good as Roman? It was a tight one to judge, with the judges taking a while to cast their votes. Corey had speed and power in his run but Roman did a rad 360 out of the top waterfall and also did manage to manual across the waterfall hip. That could have been the deciding factors that gave Roman the two votes needed. Corey Brown 4th place. Albie Livesley (2nd place qualifier) is 7 years old. He sat waiting for the results of the previous battle to see who is challenger was going to be, Roman Depiazzi. These two young riders are definitely rad and it could have gone either way. It was super close. The judges took some time to cast their votes weighing up all the rad factors of each of their two 60 second runs. But it was Roman who took the two votes, could have been his 360 up the waterfall that was the deciding factor. Albie Livesley 2nd place. Tyler Gayski had been waiting for his challenger after qualifying in 1st. Tyler has been riding bmx for a lot longer than Roman and is a lot more powerful in his riding. Roman put up a good challenge but it was a unanimous decision from the judges, three votes to Tyler Gayski. Great riding, good airs and lots of flow gave Tyler the win. Roman Depiazzi 2nd place, Tyler Gayski 1st place.

Clockwise from top left – Tyler Gayski took the win in the Rad class with some great flow and dexterity. – Roman Depiazzi sent it hard in the battle finals, this manual across the waterfall hip help to secure the 11 year old the second place. – Albie Livesley lets his riding do the talking, he lets it speak loudly. Racking up a respectful 3rd place. Great riding from the 7 year old radical rider. – fourth place went to over 40 year old Corey Brown. Age is a number and skill is a level. He rode really well in the Rad class and it was awesome to see the father and son battle in the finals.

Jacob Kestel with one of the most raddest moves of the comp. Old school bmxers call this trick a Hanna named after motocross legend Bob Hannah other will just call it a front tyre head butt. Whatever you want to call it is definitely rad.

The RADDEST class

This was going to be one rad competition with a good mix of riders of different styles. In qualifying it was Luke Tooze that was 34 points ahead of 2nd place qualifier Brad Evans who had 132 points, 3rd place was Ryan Aqulina 131 points and Jay Roadley qualifying in 4th place with 130 points. That is a super tight qualifying result. Heading into the battle finals Nick Morgan had to taking on 6th place qualifier Kieran Ramsay. With 3 judges all voting on Kieran to move onto the next round. Kieran sent flairs and good air and flow as well as a few handplants which sealed the deal for him. Nick rode good but just was airing not as high as Kieran. Nick Morgan 7th place. Going into the next battle Kieran was taking on Jacob Kestel. These two guys were only 1 point separated in qualifying. Both completely different styles. Jacob rode well in the qualifiers but in the battle finals spent a bit too much time trying to jump from the waterfall hip up and out over the coping to the top of the ramp. Had he pulled that he would have moved up into the next round. Jacob did some awesome tricks in his run though, his downside handplants looked rad just like his head butts on the front tyre jumps and drop ins. Judges gave two votes to Kieran. Jacob Kestel 6th place. Kieran Ramsey was moving into his third round and had to take on Jay Roadley. Jay had some tech skills that Kieran did not. Jay rode with more variation although Kieran did put up a good fight to progress into the next round but it was Jay that got the two votes from the three judges that sent him into the next battle round. Kieran Ramsay 5th place.

Clockwise from top left – Brad Evans or as he is now called Rad Evans did amazing job of bicycle stunting at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle. Taking the 3rd place and getting rad all at the same time. – Western Australian bmx legend Aquaman a.k.a. Ryan Aqualina straight up ruled. It was amazing to watch him use his bunny nut out riggers on the coping. A 4th place to Aquaman. – Big Orse Kieran Ramsey wanted to look at the Scarborough beach bowl from every angle so he did a flair to see how it looked from that angle, when asked did it look any different his reply was definitely did. – Nick Morgan had a heap of fun and won a stack of prizes. He also got rad as well. Thanks for rolling Nick.

Jay Roadley is a technical rider with fantastic skills. He can also grab some great air and did so at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle and scored himself a 2nd place in the Raddest class.

Moving into round 4 Jay Roadley was taking on Western Australian BMX legend Ryan Aqulina. Both these riders like to use their pegs and both these rider ride hard. Ryan let loose with some great rad lines and tricks but Jay just had that little bit more. The judges had a bit of time to deliberate as where their votes were going and it was Jay Roadley that would progress into round 5. Ryan Aqulina 5th place. Brad Evens had qualified in 2nd and really wanted to keep that place. Jay Roadley had moved up from 4th place qualifier and now was taking on 2nd place, he was knocking on Luke Tooze’s door whole Luke was just chillin. Brad Evan rides big transitions loves to do turndowns and one handed flatties and they were abundant in his run. Smooth flow great control and style. Jay Roadley sent it hard and threw in 540’s, flairs and 270 barspins smith stalls. Brad had it almost in the bag with one vote to each rider until the last vote from the third judge went to Jay. Brad Evans 3rd place. The final battle round was about to begin. Luke Tooze was feeling relaxed and energized while Jay Roadley had just had 3 battle rounds and was now moving into his 4th. Luke had a relaxed warm up and was ready. Jay sent it hard with bar spins, big 540 in the deep end, a 360 drop in to flat at the small section and a rad barspin fakie to half cab into the waterfall. His two runs were rad. Luke went fast, big griz airs, barspins to x ups gapping the waterfall hip, whips and flairs. At the end of his run the fire brigade had to attend to, Luke was on fire! The judges huddled together to have a chat about what they had just witnessed. They were taking a bit longer than anticipated, while Jay had the tech and tricks, Luke had the speed and flow. The judges announcement came and it was unanimous, Jay Roadley 2nd place and Luke Tooze the winner of the RADDEST class at the 2020 Groundswell festival Scarborough Beach Bowl BMX battle.

 

 

The final battle between Luke Tooze and Jay Roadley is definitely worth a watch.

 

Luke Tooze took the win with great flow and rad tricks like this griz air.

The Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle was a rad competition. The format was super engaging for the public to witness, BMX was in the spotlight for many people attending the festival. Many different styles of riding were on display. If you did not attend the Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle you will definitely need to attend next year.

Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle – 3rd October 2020 – Official results

Contest supporters Groundswell Festival, Freestyle Now, Colony BMX , Local BMX , Sneaky Wholefoods

The RAD class – 1st Tyler Gayski, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Albie Livesley, 4th Corey Brown, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Noah Campbell-Ward

The RADDEST class – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Jay Roadley, 3rd Brad Evans, 4th Ryan Aqulina, 5th Kieran Ramsey, 6th Jacob Kestel, 7th Nick Morgan

 

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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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