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Calling all skaters and scooters for Youth Week Kick Flips and Tail Whips Skate and Scooter competition

To celebrate Youth Week in Grafton a skateboard and scooter competition will be held at Grafton Skate park this Saturday, April 9, called ‘Kick Flips and Tail Flips’. 

It will be held at Grafton Skate Park. Sign up starts at 11am, with the comp set to start at 12pm.

Registration is open to skaters and scooters, for various age divisions. The event is being organised by not-for-profit organisation Social Futures, in collaboration with Clarence Valley
Council and headspace Grafton.

In case of bad weather check the Clarence Valley Youth page for updates on the event: Social Futures Youth Program Manager Vanessa Lewis said the competition was aimed at beginner, intermediate and advanced riders and would provide a platform for young people of all skill levels to take part and showcase their moves.

“I know there are a lot of skateboards and scooters out there with impressive skills and expertise and this will also give Grafton a chance to see them in action” said Ms Lewis.
Social Futures Youth Program Worker, Nathaniel Williams has organised Art in the Park, which is being held at Grafton Skate Park on Wednesday, April 13th, to celebrate youth

Youth Week, which runs from April 4 to 14, began in New South Wales in 1989, and has since grown to be a celebration of young people in every state and territory across Australia.
It is organised by young people, for young people and became a national event in 2000. If you’re aged between 12 -24, Youth Week is an opportunity to:
• share ideas
• attend live events

For immediate release
• have your voice heard on issues of concern to you
• showcase your talents
• celebrate your contribution to the community
• take part in competitions
• have fun!

Media enquiries: Christine Tondorf | Media and Communications Lead 0427 556 892
• Social Futures is a community service organisation with 45 years’ experience working to create positive social change in regional Australia. We work directly with individuals, families, communities, organisations and governments across our focus areas of homelessness and housing, youth and family, wellbeing, community inclusivity and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability, to support communities to thrive and people to live well