Skateboarding WA hosting free clinics in City of Bayswater

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SKATEBOARDING WA will be hosting free skateboarding clinics in the City of Bayswater in a bid to increase participation in the sport across all ages.

The clinics, funded by the City, will see Skateboarding WA director Ben Bowring teaching skaters about safety on the skateboard, awareness of others and moves at Wotton and Crimea reserves.

Mr Bowring encouraged kids who were interested in having ago and experienced skaters to take part.

“Beginner skaters can practice some basic moves on the grass before joining the group as their confidence grows,” he said.

“It’s really rewarding to work with kids who start off scared and nervous and then by the end of a clinic or two they’ve gained confidence and are skateboarding on the concrete along with other kids.”

Mr Bowring said Crimea Reserve in particular was well-regarded by skaters in Perth.

Skateboards and helmets will be provided at all clinics, but participants under the age of 18 will require consent from a parent or guardian to take part.

The next clinic will be held on October 22 at Wotton Reserve, with one each month until May 2018.

There will be a jam session on November 24 with music and a mini skate competition.

For more information, go to http://www.bayswater.wa.gov/about-bayswater/recreation-and-leisure/skate-events.

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