Skateboard England has been created at an exciting time for Skateboarding
The directors of Skateboard England are delighted to announce that following two years of hard work, the governing body for skateboarding in England was formed on Friday 18th September 2015 with its first AGM and Board Meeting.
This represents a huge step forward for the sport as it looks to help increase participation and support the creation of better facilities in this exciting time.
The aims of Skateboard England are to manage, support, develop and promote skateboarding in England, increase participation, develop a coaching and judging pathway, create and support a sustainable and robust competition structure at all levels in conjunction with existing competitions and stimulate international interest in English skateboarding through the development of world-class facilities and skaters.
Lucy Adams, chair of Skateboard England said "we are very excited about setting up the governing body and the potential we have to grow the sport as we look to the future."
Skateboard England has been recognised by the World Skateboarding Federation as the national governing body of skateboarding in England and is working towards official recognition by Sport England.
Tim McFerran of the World Skateboarding Federation said "The World Skateboarding Federation, a governing body for skateboarding is proud to have Skateboard England as a part of WSF. Skateboard England is a natural choice to look after and develop the sport as well as prepare England for a future Olympics and they will receive our full support."
For more information please contact:
James Hope-Gill, CEO of Skateboard England
Formed in September 2015, Skateboard England is a not-for-profit organisation that is taking experience from the past and inspiration from the present to enhance and support the future of Skateboarding in England.
Skateboard England is a democratic membership organisation working towards recognition by Sport England.
Skateboard England has been recognised by the World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) as the national governing body of skateboarding in England.