Nailsea Skatepark Festival hits record high

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 08:59 02 July 2015

Competitors wait their turn in the scooter classes at the skatepark festival.

Competitors wait their turn in the scooter classes at the skatepark festival.

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Hundreds of people flocked to Millennium Park to enjoy the town’s 13th community Skatepark festival and showcase.

Competitors took to the ramps to show off their skills and tricks on their skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.

The skatepark festival was organised by Holy Trinity and Trendlewood Church and Christian Surfers UK, with support from COIN and other local groups including Nailsea Town Council.

Event organiser Phil Williams said: “It was a fantastic day full of colour and variety for the people of Nailsea and the surrounding area to enjoy. “Huge thanks to so many people who donated their time and resources throughout the day.”

Special trophies were awarded to Holly, Flynn, Killian and Woody in the new under five’s category.

Tom Cowan came in first in the hotly contested 12 and under scooter category, while Ryan Linham won gold in the older age group.

Some fantastic tricks delighted fans watching the BMX classes and Nailsea’s James Ashworth won the 15 and over division, while Nathan Lyndon was victorious in the junior category.

In the skateboarding contest, Ethan Jones from Nailsea won the 12-15 class, with Rob Feltham winning the older age category.

Festival organisers teamed up with Nailsea Showcase for the third time to enable visitors to find out what clubs and activities are on offer elsewhere in the town.

Families were also able to try out a number of sports including golf and touch rugby and police officers took along a football cage which was hugely popular.

Welly-throwing competitions, craft exhibitions, dance displays and more than 30 stalls also filled the field.

The event has been hailed as the best so far with more than 1,000 people turning up to enjoy the festivities.

Supporters were also able to find out more about Nailsea Skatepark Project, which was launched last year to raise £150,000 for a new concrete facility.

Organisers are hoping the new skatepark will be built in time for the next year’s festival and showcase.


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