Skate clinic has traction

YOUNGSTERS from Agnes Water, Miriam Vale and Baffle Creek took advantage of a holiday clinic with two professional skateboard coaches, thanks to Gladstone Regional Council.

Health decision youth worker Naomi Irvin, of Discovery Coast Community Health Service, said there was a strong turnout of participants and onlookers for the Knight Eagle holiday program, held in Agnes Water.

The clinics gave youngsters the chance to learn from the best in the business and was open to young people aged over nine, both beginners and intermediates.

She said it also gave young people an opportunity to be challenged and build their skateboarding skills and confidence while becoming physically active.

“We had families sitting on the side watching and there were also a few backpackers as well, and a varied age group coming and watching,” Ms Irvin said.

“We had so many people participating.”

She said people involved gave fantastic feedback and, despite no further events planned for the future, participants were keen to see them become regular events.

“We had people saying they would love to have more workshops like that and it was great to have this opportunity,” she said.

“People were still talking about the event on Monday and Tuesday and coming up and saying that their kids had a great time.”

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