‘Fantastic’ skatepark festival draws crowds to Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 10:10 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:17 12 June 2018

Scores of people watched the competitors in Millennium Park.

Scores of people watched the competitors in Millennium Park.

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Nailsea Community Skatepark Festival was a huge success with scores of children taking to the slopes to compete in the event.

Enthusiasts demonstrated their skills on the slopes. Enthusiasts demonstrated their skills on the slopes.

The 16th festival took place in Millennium Park on Saturday and organisers were thrilled with the turnout and community spirit.

The youngest competitor was three-year-old Ryan Horsfield.

Head of the event Phil Williams was delighted with how the festival went at the weekend.

He said: “After last year’s disappointment with regards to the weather, the whole team was so pleased to have such a fantastic event this year.

Competitors battled it out in the different classes. Competitors battled it out in the different classes.

“It was a great showcase for our community, which gave those who use the skatepark throughout the year a brilliant opportunity to display to their friends and family just how skilful they are.

“We can’t wait for next year’s event, which looks like it will be held on June 15, 2019.”

Organisers thanked everyone who supported the event.

The youngest competitor Ryan enjoying cheers from the crowd. The youngest competitor Ryan enjoying cheers from the crowd.

There were classes for skateboarders, scooters and BMX riders. There were classes for skateboarders, scooters and BMX riders.

The standard of competitors was very high. The standard of competitors was very high.

Crowds cheered the competitors along as they showed off their impressive stunts. Crowds cheered the competitors along as they showed off their impressive stunts.

The skatepark festival was a huge success. The skatepark festival was a huge success.

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