Girls, get on your skateboard

Press Release                    22 April 2013

UK’s best female skateboarder Lucy Adams will be coaching young women (ages 14-25) for eight weeks in skate parks across the city from the 12 May.

Those who sign up for the Sportivate Girls Skateboarding sessions will visit four local skate parks, and learn a range of confidence boosting board skills.

Lucy Adams said: “The project will give local young women opportunities to learn a new skill and also help to improve their health and fitness.

“The course is designed to inspire more young women take part in exercise whilst breaking down any barriers to participation.”

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chair of Brighton & Hove’s economic development & culture committee, said: “This is a great opportunity to get expert coaching from the country’s leading female skateboarder, as well as making new friends, and keeping fit at the same time.”

The lessons are £16 for 8 weeks, and will take place on Sundays at 9.30 – 11.30am. If you are interested in taking part, call Ricardo Magee, the city council’s Skate Park Development Worker on 01273 292726 or email him on:

Partners involved are Sportivate, Brighton & Hove City Council, Brighton Youth Centre and Active Sussex.

Notes for Editors

Read about the city’s skate parks