The YMCA Australian Skateboarding League is a nationwide skateboarding league that showcases some of the best amateur skateboarders throughout the country. Unlike the YMCA Skate Park Leagues that focus on participation in skate, BMX and scooter, along with aiming to break down social barriers and positively bring local communities together, the YMCA Australian Skateboarding League is a skate-only amateur series that shifts focus on providing a pathway and platform for Australian skateboarders to showcase their talent and love for skateboarding.
Although the two leagues (Skate Park Leagues and Australian Skateboarding League) are completely individual in their aims and outcomes, they do have a small link, as the top three skateboarders from each series of the Skate Park Leagues are invited to the National Final of the Australian Skateboarding League.
Along with a $16,000 prize pool spread throughout the series (equal amounts for open male and female), sponsor prizes for the 12 & Under and 16 & Under divisions, the YMCA have teamed up with The Boardr to offer skateboarders points toward their global ranking.
The 2018 Australian Skateboarding League is currently underway with the NT National Qualifier being held back in August 2017 and with the QLD, SA, TAS, NSW and VIC events just being dropped on Facebook and the website! Check out the list of events below and links to the Facebook events. Note: All competitions are $20 on the day to register.
Sun 4th Feb – QLD National Qualifier: Bracken Ridge Skate Park
Sat 10th Feb – SA National Qualifier: Temporary City Park
Sat 24th Feb – TAS National Qualifier: Kangaroo Bay (Rosny) Skate Park
Sun 25th Feb – NSW National Qualifier: Bato Yard Skate Park
Sat 3rd March – VIC National Qualifier: Prahran Skate Park
Event partners: Brisbane City Council, Adelaide City Council, Clarence City Council, Central Coast Council, City of Stonnington, City of Darwin, City of Melbourne, Riverslide Skate Park, YMCA Victoria, YMCA QLD, YMCA SA, YMCA NSW, YMCA Hobart, YMCA of the Top End, The Boardr, Skate Australia, Victorian Skateboarding Association, Skateboarding NT.
Sponsors: Nike, Element, OCD Skate Shop, Pro-Tec, Skullcandy, Goliath.