The Australian Skate Park Leagues are proudly managed and run by YMCA Action Sports (YAS).
YAS is a not-for profit social enterprise that specialises in the innovation, development and delivery of programs and events at skate parks around Australia.
YAS currently manages the Skate Park Leagues, the Australian Skateboarding League along with offering clinics, other competitions, skate park activations and other action sports based events throughout Australia.
Since 1996 the YMCA has been managing skate parks. For the past 20 years YMCA has invested in YAS to build and support the Australian Skate Park community.
YAS does this by working with like-minded organisations to train and employ people so they can deliver programs and events across Australia and the wider Asia pacific region.
In 2007 the League was launched in partnership with the Victorian Skateboard Association as a series of seven interconnected events throughout the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
In 2015/16 the series had grown to consist of 66 interconnected events across Tasmania, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
Within 2017, YAS is set to deliver 80+ individual skate park competitions within Australia.
Looking forward, YAS is working towards 100 events annually throughout Australia.
About The Skate Park Leagues (SPL)
The SPL are community based grass roots events focused on positive participation.
The SPL is not an exclusive or elitist competition series. The intent behind the SPL is to celebrate Skate Park culture and the community by bringing people together, positively using public spaces and allowing skate park users the opportunity to feel connected.
Participants build up points through participating in multiple events and the top 3 from each state (skateboarding only) get an invite to participate in the National Final in Melbourne in March 2017.
The aim of the SPL is to have fun and provide young people with multiple opportunities for engagement and to develop skate park skills in a competitive environment.
These programs are typically funded and supported through VSA, YMCA, government and community partnerships.