Search on again for Belmont, Gosnells, Armadale and Canning’s King of the Hill

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THE search is on again among local skate and scooter fans to find out who will be crowned this year’s King of the Hill.

The cities of Belmont, Gosnells, Armadale and Canning have partnered with Headspace Armadale to present the annual regional skate and scooter competition over February and March.

The competition offers $10,000 in cash and prizes during four qualifiers and a final.

Gosnells Skate Park has already hosted the first event on February 24, while the three remaining qualifiers and final will take place at Roleystone Skate Park on March 3, Willetton Skate Park on March 10, Belmont Skate Park on March 17 before heading back to Roleystone on March 24.

City of Belmont Mayor Phil Marks said the council was excited to be a part of this popular event, which was first held last year to raise awareness about mental health and improve access to services, particularly for young males aged 12 to 24 years.

“The focus for the 2018 event remains on mental health support for young men but we’re also encouraging all young people, and families in general, to be more aware of issues affecting our young people,” he said.

“Skate parks are a great way for young people to feel part of something and connect to their community,” he said.

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