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Streetgames SPL Success

Streetgames SPL Success

Skate Park League hits Gippsland

Morwell Skate Park played host to the first ever Gippsland SkatePark League event on Saturday, with Latrobe Streetgames running the event in association with YMCA Action Sports.

The competition was the first of five that will grace Gippsland's skateparks in the coming months, with 12 clinics, and weekly beginner-level open-sessions across the Latrobe Valley for skateboarding, scooting, and bmx also planned.

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Den Lim the Program Coordinator at Latrobe Streetgames, spoke about how the idea to focus on action sports in the valley came about.

"We know that there is a gap at the moment in regards to action sports within the valley, there is a huge group of young people that just gather at skate parks, skating regularly every day, but there is no local package that allows these young people to develop there skills or compete locally on a regular basis or with clinics"

"From engaging with young people within the skate community we are finding that they love the alternative nature of the sport, that they can just rock up too the skateparks and its a community that they've developed, something fun that's an outlet for them".

The next SPL event, will be on Sunday the 13th of January 2019, at the Churchill Skatepark.

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