Skate, Scooter & Bike Comp a success
More than 200 young people and their families came together at Cessnock Skate Park for the annual Skate, Scooter and Bike Competition on Saturday.
While the weather was a little miserable to start with, the young ones braved the elements to show off their talents and compete for the great prizes on offer.
Luckily as the competition heated up so did the weather, turning out to be a fantastic day of thrills, skills and thankfully, no spills, highlighting the commitment and passion of competitors.
This popular event is hosted by Cessnock City Council’s Youth Service and supported by Samaritans Foundation Information and Neighbourhood Centre and the Cessnock Community and Youth Development Project.
The event wouldn’t be the success it was without the local young people who assisted with set up, judging, organising, photography, cleaning and pack-up.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it is great to see events like these attracting so much community support.
“It’s so important to put on events like these for our local young people and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in putting it together.”
Prizes were donated by local businesses including Bike Trax Cessnock, Bombora Surf, Thread and Ink and Morgan's Bikes and the winners were:
1st Nat Person, 2nd Henry Andrews, 3rd Andrew Barry
1st Bailey Baker, 2nd Trae Hawes, 3rd Andy Clifford
1st Levi Saich, 2nd Aamen McDonald, 3rd Jai Pearce
Best Trick Jai Pearce
1st Liam Burns, 2nd Jake Langdon
1st Angus Lethbridge, 2nd Blake Dawson, 3rd Matt McDonald
1st Jake Burton, 2nd Caleb Browning, 3rd Ethen Burns
1st Noah Smith
1st Destry Parkter, 2nd Matt Garraty