Skateboard clinics prove a hit

James Ahern gave some tips to Charlie Arbon (8) of Willagee.
James Ahern gave some tips to Charlie Arbon (8) of Willagee.

Skate coach and event co-ordinator James Ahern said the events, at Coolbellup Skatepark, Montreal Street Skatepark and Atwell skatepark were something parents and youngsters were keen to see repeated.

‘We had really good numbers, plus parents watching their kids and others on scooters, so it was a great turnout,’ Mr Ahern said.

‘Most of the kids have a skateboarding background so there was only four or five who needed help going down ramps and stuff, and we were glad to help.’

Skateboarding Australia state manager Ben Bowring said skateboarding’s accessibility made it a popular sporting choice.

‘Skateboarding is the most fun you could ever have,’ he said.

‘It’s all inclusive; there’s no time limit, there’s no need for a team but you can skate with mates and you don’t even need a skate park to board.’

There will be a girls’ cruiser skate clinic at South Beach from 1pm to 3pm on March 16.