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FREO FIRE FUND SKATE JAM TONIGHT

Posted in city of fremantle, esplanade youth plaza, event, skatepark, skaters, skating, Uncategorized, youth by freoview on January 17, 2020

 

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City of Fremantle & Skateboarding WA supporting the Freo Fire Fund

A night for the skateboarding community to come together to raise funds to help fire-affected communities

Freo Fire Fund Skate Jam TONIGHT Friday 17 Jan 6pm-9pm
Games, Best Trick Jams, Giveaways & Prize Raffles

Donation on entry on the night.
Please pre-register www.skateboardingwa.com.au and bring QR code for check-in

Bring your spare change and donate to enter games, best trick jams & prize raffles.
Skateboarding WA Apparel for sale.
BBQ Fundraiser by Fremantle Rotary Club

Prizes generously donated by
1991 Skateshop Beyond Skate Hillzeez Momentum Skateshop Soggybones Star Surf+Skate Livid Skateboards

Butter Goods WA Skate Ramps Modus Bearings Picture Wheels GMTA Skateboards

Family friendly event, all ages welcome, drug & alcohol free.
100% of proceeds go to Freo Fire Fund, hosted by Fremantle Foundation.

To read more information here.
https://fremantlefoundation.simplero.com/purchase/99035-Freo-Fund-for-Fire-Affected

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FREO’S FUTURE CELEBRATES ESPLANADE YOUTH PLAZA

 

 

The Fremantle Esplanade Youth Plaza skate and parcour park celebrated its fifth birthday today.

Great to see so many very young people attending and loving the exciting sport.

I was asked by a City of Fremantle officer why I had mentioned in a blog post early this week that the majority of new Fremantle Youth Network members are female. For two reasons. It is a fact, and I like it that in a time when political partied quarrel about female quotas Freo has a Youth Network with a lot of young women in it-and five young blokes as well.

Let’s not forget also that the 13-member Fremantle Council only has four female Councillors, so I am all for more women power!

Roel Loopers

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YOUTH PLAZA TEAMWORK A LESSON FOR ALL

Posted in city of fremantle, skaters, youth by freoview on August 25, 2014

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The Fremantle ESPLANADE YOUTH PLAZA skatepark is getting rid of some misconceptions and urban myths about modern youth I hope, because it is a fine example of how well a large group of young people can respectfully engage and have fun.

There is no screaming, no four letter words, no alcohol, no vandalism, but there is a lot of consideration, sharing, learning, teaching and supporting going on. It is how the entire community should be, because the kids at the EYP are far more selfless than a large percentage of grown ups in our society are.

There is no queue jumping, no elbows out to get in first, and ahead of others who have been waiting their turn, and it’s all done with appreciating the efforts of others, complimenting them, or giving tips on how to improve. Although they all come as individuals they have amazing skills at team work.

Roel Loopers

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FREO SKATE PARK BIG SUCCESS

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What a delightfully positive article by a mother about the Fremantle skatepark in today’s Fremantle Herald. Do we need a more tangible example that it is a huge success?

No doubt those who complain about the costs to build it and future maintenance costs will find a negative angle, but I think it is just great that the Esplanade Youth Plaza has been embraced by most in the community.

It is a great and very respectful place for young people to hang out, for families to connect and for oldies like me to admire the acrobatic skill of the skaters, BMXers and scooter riders.

Roel Loopers

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