Melville kids get into grind on Youth Week


Local skaters with Skateboarding WA representatives at Melville Skate Park.
Local skaters with Skateboarding WA representatives at Melville Skate Park.

It will be held as part of National Youth Week celebrations.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said organising events and activities such as Paint ’n’ Grind enabled young people to showcase their talents and creativity.

“National Youth Week empowers the City’s young people; they get to raise important issues of concern that they have within the community and explore possible solutions to these issues,” he said.

“Along with National Youth Week celebrations, the City will be launching Youth Pitch, an initiative run by YAC to get young people pitching their ideas for what they would do with $4000 to make Melville a better place, now and in the future.

“The YAC came up with the idea to hold a combined skate and urban art event at the Melville Skate Park.”

Skateboarding WA will hold a skate clinic from 2pm-4pm.

Registrations are essential and the form can be downloaded from skateboardingwa.com.au.

After the clinic, skaters can show off their newfound skills in the best trick competition with prizes on offer.

Local urban artist Dan Duggan will also run free urban art workshops, where participants can design and paint their own skateboard deck art or canvas.

Local youth agencies such as Headspace will be at the event, which will also include a visit from the Healthy Melville Road Stars.

There will also be a sausage sizzle and a DJ playing tunes all afternoon.