Skaters to show skills at South­ern Riv. event

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Skaters across the South­ern Rive­rina have a golden op­por­tu­nity to show off their skills at the Skate Park Leagues in Tocumwal on Satur­day.

In con­junc­tion with the Ber­ri­gan Shire, YMCA and Vic­to­rian Skate­board as­so­ci­a­tion, the com­pe­ti­tion is part of the Lod­don Hume Mallee League.

But the event isn’t lim­ited to skate­boards, as scoot­ers and BMX rid­ers can also reg­is­ter for the free com­pe­ti­tion.

Ber­ri­gan Shire Mayor Matt Han­nan said it’s won­der­ful to see this event in the shire.

‘‘We have a lot of young skaters across the shire that no doubt will love this event,’’ Cr Han­nan said.

‘‘Coun­cil in­vested heav­ily into the skate park so it’s good to see that the park is be­ing used.

‘‘If you drive past our skate parks after school times, there are al­ways keen young skaters and scooter rid­ers do­ing tricks and en­joy­ing them­selves.’’

Each par­tic­i­pant is re­quired to show off their best tricks for 45 sec­onds and earn points for the tricks they per­form — the more ‘rad’ the trick the higher the points earned.

Each par­tic­i­pant will have two 45 sec­ond runs.

The win­ners of each sec­tion on Satur­day will win prizes from spon­sors.

Lod­don Hume Mallee League spokesper­son Alice Ho­gan said the day is about par­tic­i­pa­tion.

‘‘Not only is this about par­tic­i­pa­tion for skaters but a re­ally good way for oth­ers to join and try out skate­board­ing, scoot­ers and BMX,’’ Ms Ho­gan said.

‘‘You don’t need to be ner­vous be­cause ev­ery­one is try­ing their best.’’ The events and times are as fol­lowed: Scooter 11am (14 & Un­der, 15 & Over) BMX 12:30pm (14 & Un­der, 15 & Over) Skate 1:30pm (12 & Un­der, 14 & Un­der, Open Male, Open Fe­male) Spec­ta­tors are also en­cour­aged to watch. The event is at Apex Park, Deniliquin St. To reg­is­ter visit www.skateparkleagues.com/en­roll/vic-lmh­series-reg­is­tra­tion/

Sascha Jones on the podium at the Vic­to­rian Open Short Course Swim­ming Cham­pi­onships ear­lier this year.

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