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Millicent Skate Comp draws crowd

18 October 2018

The Millicent Skate Park was packed last Saturday with the successful running of the YMCA/Skate Australia Skate Park Leagues competition in the region. The event was held over 2 days incorporating a volunteer training day on Friday, 12 October, followed by a full day of competition for all ages on the Saturday.

Supported by Wattle Range Council, more than 500 spectators and competitors witnessed a combination of skate, scooter and BMX events across several categories. Catering was provided by local service clubs.

Wattle Range Council CEO, Ben Gower said, “It was great to see the Millicent Skate Park full of people, young and old, taking in the days’ events in almost perfect weather”. 

The event co-ordinators from YMCA/Skate Australia were also impressed with the success of the 2 days, which was reflected in the distance that many of the competitors and spectators had travelled to attend the event, with a number coming from as far afield as Adelaide, Murray Bridge and Portland.

The competition winners on the day were:

SCOOTER
 
14 & Under
1st Blake Werchon
2nd James Grant
3rd Thomas Currie
15 & Over
1st Zeth Bennett
2nd Ryan Smaling 
3rd Josh Currie
BMX
 
14 & Under
1st Danny Golding
2nd James Grant
3rd Noah Cockrum
15 & Over
1st Travis Reddington
2nd Shea Reddington
3rd Jordan Matthews
SKATE
 
12 & Under
1st Bohdi Smith
2nd Calvin Raddon
3rd Louis Kain, Frank Kain & Tarkyn Gambell     
Open 
1st Brad 'Bulldozer' Dempster
2nd Zachary Jackson
3rd Daniel Flavel

“As a result of the overall success of the event for all those involved, we’re certainly keen to follow it up with other similar events in the future”, Mr Gower concluded.

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For further information regarding this release please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Email:                       council@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0900

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