More than 100 skateboarding enthusiasts, their families and the community braved Queensland’s heatwave and gathered at Flagstone Skate Park on Sunday 6 December to cheer on South East Queensland’s top skateboarders in the final regional competition of the year, thanks to a joint initiative between Peet Limited and Australian Skateboarding.
The event marked the finale of the Australian skateboarding season and saw competitors compete in the open, women’s, under 12s and under 16s street competition for cash and prizes.
Pro Skateboarder and Australian Skateboarding Ambassador for Indigenous Affairs, Josh Weribone, said he was excited to be on hand to rev up the crowd and share his energy and love for the sport, while offering support to competitors.
“Flagstone Skate Park has one of the best community facilities across Australia and I love coming here to encourage and motivate the next generation of skateboarders,” he said.
“Skateboarding offers an amazing day out for the experienced, amateur or beginners as it challenges you, provides a positive outlet for making new friends and is a fun way to exercise.”
The free community event offered fun for the whole family including live music and catering by Domino’s Flagstone.
Peet Limited CEO and Managing Director, Brendan Gore, said Peet was proud to offer Flagstonians and surrounding residents state-of-the-art outdoor facilities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
“The Flagstone Regional Skateboard End of Year Festival was a great way to end what has been a challenging year for many in the community and a fantastic way to celebrate the start of summer and school holidays,” he said.
“We look forward to welcoming families to Flagstone Regional Rec Park this summer to enjoy the Skate Park, Adventure Playground and to cool off at the popular Water Play Park.”