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10th Nailsea Community Skate Festival 2012 date changed to Sunday 26th of August 2012.

24th August 2012

Due to a deteriorating weather situation organisers for the very popular 10th annual Nailsea community skateboard Festival have decided to bring the event forward to Sunday, 26 August, rather than Bank Holiday 27th Aug. Please spread the news to anyone else that you think may be interested.

Registration will be at 1:30 PM, with the competition starting at 2:30 PMThe rest of the press release below explains more about the event.Plans are well under way for what organisers believe will be a fantastic day at Nailsea's Scotch Horn Skate Park. This year’s event will be held on Bank holiday Sunday, 26th August 2012.

This extremely popular event has grown year on year, and it is hoped that this year will be the biggest yet, with one or two new attractions.The event is organised by Holy Trinity and Trendlewood churches in partnership with Christian Surfers UK and is supported by Nailsea Town Council, Quartet Community games, and other key community bodies within the town.As well as this year’s top class skateboard, BMX and Scooter competition which will be taking place at Nailsea Scotch Horn Park, there will also be other community attractions such as face painting, volley ball, dance performances, and various refreshment options from BBQ to pancakes.

If you’re interested in getting an application form in advance, please email philchristiansurfers.co.uk or for those people who have previously been involved, you should have got an entry form directly via email.This year there will be an Olympic theme to the event as the Festival has been accepted as one of the network of ‘Community games’ events. To add to this flavour we are very pleased to be having a visit from local celebrity Corrine Day who will be bringing her Olympic torch to the event between 2 PM and 4 PM. In addition to this we will also be having the ‘Rock band Project’ with us for the afternoon. They give 7 – 18 year olds the opportunity to have a free try on a guitar, bass guitar and drums.

Following on from the success of last year, we will also be having ‘Simply Street’ giving dance performances, which brought great crowds when they did this last year.Owing to the success of last year’s event, we will be continuing with the addition of the scooter competition, providing funds can be obtained.Even at this late stage if you’d like to get involved in any form of sponsorship for this great community festival, or would like to ‘showcase’ your sports club or society then please get in contact with Phil Williams (E-mail address below), or if you have ideas to make the event even better, we would love to hear from you.

The Contest starts at 2.30pm (Registration from 1.30pm) and runs through to 6pm, with the finals taking place around 5pm. Last year saw an entry of over 40 in the various skatepark categories with over 400 spectators for most of the event, as they enjoyed a beautiful warm summer’s day.In order to encourage the younger age group to get involved, there are also categories for 12’s and under in both Skateboarding and Rollerblading events, along with two age limits in the BMX park section. With great prizes, and entry costs of £2 or £3 depending on age group, there should be a strong turn out again this year.

We are looking forward to a great day to close the summer holidays, where the local youngsters can perform to a very appreciative crowd, showcase their skills, and highlight a great positive example of youth activity in the town.Contact Phil Williams on philchristiansurfers.co.uk if you need more information, or keep checking the website www.christiansurfers.co.uk for all the latest news.Kind RegardsPhil WilliamsContest Organiser

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