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Warruwi youth experience skateboarding for first time

29 July 2021

‘Build up Skateboards’ visited Warruwi in the last week of June to show the young people how to put together ramps and make up skateboards. They also brought with them some boards, ramps and safety gear, which they have left for the community to use. While in the community, the Build Up Skateboards crew showed the young people how to skate and be safe, and as a group of accomplished skateboarders they put on a great show demonstrating their skills.

Leah, Blaze and Emma from West Arnhem Regional Council’s Youth Sport and Recreation team in Warruwi facilitated the workshop over the three days which ended with a barbecue.

Leah said, “they showed us their stunts, it was so exciting to see - I could see the eyes in the children light up so much as we have not seen skaters before. The kids picked up really quick and had so much fun.”