A regular column written by Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.
Last Tuesday saw Low Fulney Skate Park host Skate & BMX Jam.
The day was filled with BMX skateboard exhibitions and roller blading plus free coaching from Team Extreme. The free event was for all the young people in St Paul’s and was driven by ward councillor Pete Williams with live demonstrations from experts from BMX skateboard champions and coaches.
Large crowds gathered on the Low Fulney Skate Park to see three British champions display their skills. The event was created to show how the public can look after the skate park and use it for its primary use. It was amazing how the young people wanted to help with the clean up and make the area look good for the demonstration.
Champion roller-blader Danny Aldridge showed off his tricks and stunts throughout the day with his team. He has toured the world performing in extreme skating shows since the age of nine and has now set up his own skate park in Bognor.
Pete Williams organised and sponsored the event with help from other councillors who kindly donated money from their budgets. He said: “I wanted to give something to the youth of St Paul’s that could be developed into an annual event.” He was so passionate about the event he asked Gibbons Cycles to get involved with the competition and winners Tom, Pete and Harrie all went home with £60 worth of vouchers. The winners also had the privilege of being involved in the finale presentation given by the team.
Well done Pete, a great day out for all concerned. View pictures of the event on www.tulip-radio.co.uk