SPL Spotlight aims to shine light on individuals who have supported the Skate Park Leagues program. These people always show high levels of commitment, passion and enthusiasm.
Meet Teejay Wagg, a scooter rider from Tassie. Here’s what he had to say when we asked him a couple questions about riding and competing.
1. Your name, age and where you are from?
My name is Teejay Wagg, I am 17, and live at Swan Point which is 20 minutes North of Launceston.
2. When did you start scooter riding?
I started riding scooters when I was 11 years old.
3. When did you first start competing at SPL comps?
I started competing in SPL competitions in 2017. Winning first place at Launceston Royal Skate Park, Beaconsfield and Rosney Skate Parks.
4. Why did you start scooter riding?
I became interested in scooter riding when I saw YouTube videos of Ryan Williams, Dakota Shultz and Max Peters just to name a few. These riders are my idols. I thought that one day I would love to be able to pull off some of the tricks these guys do. My very first scooter was a Madd Gear Pro Scooter which my mum purchased from Kmart.
5. What do you like about the Skate Park Leagues Program?
I love that the SPL holds their competitions all over the state, at many different Skate Parks. I love getting together with all the other riders. I enjoy the adrenaline of competing. Its great to see the sport grow. Its very expensive to travel interstate to compete, so its great to have SPL State based competition which supports local riders.
6. How have you grown as a scooter rider and individual from competing at Skate Park League Comps?
Competing in SPL competitions has given me more confidence in myself and in my riding. It has given me the drive and motivation to keep pushing myself to learn new tricks. It gave me the drive, motivation and confidence to compete at a National level.
7. Favorite Skate Park / spot? Why?
My favorite Skate Park would have to be my local – Royal, right here in Launceston. The park is in a great location. It is designed well compared to some other parks. I have learned almost all of my tricks at this park. Great people hang at Royal Skate Park.
8. How do you think local communities and skate parks benefit from the SPL program coming to their towns?
The community benefits by SPL getting kids active and involved. We really didn’t have any form of competition in Tasmania until SPL came along. It motivates kids to take part. Its awesome to see a great turn out on comp days. The community comes together to support the riders whether it be Scooter, BMX or Skateboarding.
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