Nailsea Sk8 Contest
NAILSEA SKATE BOARD & ROLLER BLADE CONTEST
MONDAY 28th AUGUST 2006
4th Nailsea Skate Festival, the most successful one yet
The afternoon of August Bank Holiday Monday saw the fourth Nailsea Skateboard and Rollerblade competition take place at the town’s Millennium Skate Park.
This year’s exciting event attracted 30 competitors in a total of five categories and crowds of between 300 and 500 spectating throughout the afternoon. The weather for the competition was ideal, bright and sunny with a cooling breeze, enabling the competitors to perform to their best abilities.
Holy Trinity and Trendlewood Churches, in conjunction with Christian Surfers UK, ran the event, and many of the congregation (Both young and old) helped in the planning and running of the event.
Entrants came from Weston, Clevedon, Pill, Congresbury, Yatton, Bristol, as well as Backwell and Nailsea to the event that is the only event to be staged at the park each year.
In addition to the top class skate and rollerblade competitions, the crowds were entertained by two live bands, “The Perrings” - a local Nailsea group, and “Liselle”, a singer songwriter heralding from South Africa. Well known Bristol DJ, Kubiks, provided the music for the skaters during the competition. Food was provided from the BBQ and Crepe Stall, with home baked cakes throughout the day. The children were entertained with face painting, a nail bar, and volleyball.
The main winners of the competitions were:
Skateboarding (over 15) Ben Gillam (Nailsea)
Skateboarding (12-15) Michael Arnold (Flax Bourton)
Skateboarding (under 12) Steve Jaronz (Nailsea).
Rollerblading (under 12) Matt Davey-Young (Pill)
Rollerblading (over 12) Dan Brain (Bristol).
Best move Dan Brain (Bristol) - winning with a sequence of amazing big radical aerial moves, which had the crowd on there feet.
Contest organiser Phil Williams, a member of Holy Trinity Church said, “It was once again great to see Nailsea’s youngsters show their talents on the skateboards and rollerblades. For many this was their first contest and it was a real encouragement for them to have such a good crowd cheering them on. It’s great to see the youngster’s of Nailsea and surrounding area in such a positive light and the whole event had a real community atmosphere. Each year the event seems to grow in size and the skill level of the competitors just gets better.”
Nailsea Council and Nailsea Community Trust gave valuable support to the contest this year, as did Bristol skate sponsors, including Shiner and Sharkbite Surfshop.
For more details, full results and pictures of the event log on to: www.htnailsea.org.uk www.christiansurfers.co.uk or contact Phil Williams on 07774 138143 or e-mail Phil@christiansurfers.co.uk.
If interested to find out more about Christian Surfers UK or Holy Trinity and Trendlewood churches, check out : www.christiansurfers.org, and www.htnailsea.org.uk