What we do

Our programmes

We provide one to one skateboarding tuition, group tuition, after school workshops and skate camps

We arrange indoor and outdoor skate trips; learner video premiers; skateboarding competitions.

We are dedicated to sharing our experience of learning to skate with young people who fear they lack the resources, ability or confidence.

We make skateboarding (more) accessible (in particular to less privileged) by:


  • Providing free/subsidised (minibus) transport to appropriate space/skate park
  • Hosting free/subsidised day/weekend/holiday skate camps (at schools, sports centres/skate parks) with tuition and equipment to teach beginner kids to skate
  • Introducing young people to skatepark etiquette, culture and rules
  • Organising free/subsidised weekly after school skate clubs to keep kids progressing and ensure they continue with their interest in the sport
  • Arranging weekly/fortnightly/monthly board and equipment giveaways

Did you know....


Skateboarding is inaccessible to a number of children and young people due to:


  • Lack of appropriate local facilities/space
  • Lack of parental awareness, understanding and support
  • Lack of confidence (skateparks can be quite intimidating places)
  • Lack of instruction, guidance and advice
  • Lack of funds to cover the cost of:

- Equipment (not just board but safety equipment – pads and helmet)

- Transport to/from facility/space

Benefits of skateboarding

Skateboarding, like many other sports and activities, has many great benefits.


However, unlike many other sports and activities, skateboarding can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, gender, religion or race.


Children who begin skateboarding at an early age learn to love physical activity and will often enjoy the health benefits of that activity for years to come. Skateboarding is also an ideal cross trainer for other sports such as surfing and snowboarding.

The Skateboarding Foundation helps young people to develop their skills and abilities to enable them to fulfil their potential and participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

 

© 2015 The Skateboarding Foundation.

 

UK registered charity with the Charity Commission No. 1166397.

 

info@theskateboardingfoundation.org

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