Skating for Youth Week | St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Greenhills Skatepark saw the best of local skateboarding last week at the annual Lodown skate competition usually held as part of Youth Week.

This NSW Qualifier Skate Competition event is run by Cronulla’s Lodown Skateboard store and supported by Sutherland Shire Council.

Greenhills skate park was built seven years ago in Marang Parklands Kurnell and is the main skate facility on the south side of Sydney.

Skateboarding, which is now an Olympic event, means participants have to start young, and the Greenhills event saw three different divisions, from under 9 and 12 and open.

This was also a sanctioned event and qualifier for the Australian titles with many prizes and giveaways: opening money, best trick prizes and a bowl jam.

Lodown’s Gavin Aston said the event had been postponed twice due to weather.

“It was great to see everyone having fun and the level of skateboarding was so high.

“I’m really proud of all the kids and they put on a great show with impressive tricks and runs and it was such a good day overall.” he said

Best trick went to Tyrone Sutherland (opens) and Ace Aston and best bowl run to Josh Matwijiw (opens) and Levi Palmer.

Tyrone Sutherland also won the Men’s Open Final and Falicity Turner the Women’s.

The boys under 12 winner was Nate Larkin, the girls Gabby Holmes and the boys under 9 were won by Dusty Darby over Duke Goodman.

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