Moyne and Colac bind together to facilitate state’s first online skate
Published on 10 September 2020
The Moyne and Colac contingents of youth development program FReeZa have joined forces to facilitate the Victorian Rumble – the state’s first online skate based competition – and the Barwon Southwest Scooter Championships.
Held across the month of September the joint initiative encourages young people in the region to remain active, healthy and working on their skate skills – all the while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Competitors are required to film and perform tricks in their own backyards, driveways, garages and enter their videos through the online competition platform Clippero.
With the event fully supported by the Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative (ASCI), Native Scoot, and Syndicate Street Store, Moyne Shire Council Mayor Daniel Meade said that the competition is a great opportunity for local skaters to get creative and have fun at home.
“From constructing their own ramps to performing tricks without equipment, there is no shortage of skill and ingenuity amongst the young skaters in the region,” said Cr Meade.
“The competition provides a platform for this community to connect with one another and showcase their skills, whilst also keeping them motivated and inspired during this time of restriction.”
The Victorian Rumble is open to all young people including under the age of 25 years living in the state of Victoria. Competitors can enter into the following age divisions:
- ●Under 12
- ●Under 16
The Barwon Southwest scooter championships are open to all young people living in the Barwon Southwest Region. Competitors can enter Junior (under 10) and Open divisions.
The competitions are judged by a host of professional skateboarders – including Tommy Fynn, Aimee Massie & Beau Hinge – alongside a public vote.
Rumble on the Reef Coordinator Donny Fraser said he is excited to be able to deliver the program to the region and people of Victoria.
“Victorian’s have certainly had it tough, and we know the multiple lockdowns, border closures and restrictions have been extremely difficult on skate park users,” said Mr Fraser.
“We are glad we can provide something positive to offer them while they are unable to travel freely and see their peers.”
FReeZA is a Victorian Government initiative that supports young Victorians to get involved in their community by planning and running drug, alcohol and smoke-free events for other young people.
For further information and to submit your entry to the Victorian Rumble and Barwon Southwest Online Scooter Comp, visit www.clippero.com/skateboarding or https://clippero.com/scooter/barwon-southwest-scooter-titles respectively.
Both events are also listed as events on the Moyne FReeZa Facebook pages.