LOCAL skateboarders will be able to show off their skills at a free skate competition in Ellenbrook this weekend .
The competition, which is being run in partnership between the City of Swan and Skateboarding WA, will be for skaters aged nine to 18 and will have three divisions – groms, 14 and under and open 15 plus.
The event is about having fun, but there will be prizes on offer for the winner of each division.
City of Swan deputy mayor Dave Lucas said the competition was not only a chance for young people to show off some skills, but support a good cause.
“The competition is being held as part of Youth Week 2017 as just one of more than 100 events being held across the City and the country to celebrate young people,” he said.
The event will include live entertainment with a DJ and a free sausage sizzle by the Dungeon Youth Centre.
Ellenbrook ward councillor Patty Williams said the event was also a chance for councillors to hear from young people across the City, face-to-face.
“City councillors will be down there to check out the action and chat with young people about what matters to them most,” she said.
“Whether it’s a simple question, their biggest concern or passion or an idea they think could transform the City; we want to hear it all.”
The competition will be held at Ellenbrook Skate Park on Saturday April 8 from 12pm to 4pm.
To register or for more information visit Skateboarding WA on Facebook or www.swan.wa.go.au.