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The first Tavistock Skate Jam took place on Friday 2 October at Tavistock Skate Park, with an electric atmosphere, music pumping and over 60 young people coming along to support the event and watch 35 young people aged from 11 to 22 years old taking part in the competition.

Organised by West Devon Borough Council in partnership with the Skate Warehouse, Tavistock Youth Café and Okehampton Community Recreation Association, the event was open to all with an interest in BMXing, inline skating and skateboarding. Prizes were donated by the Skate Warehouse, Lifer BMX and 247 Magazine.

Winner of under 15 skateboard competition: Chris Tyrell
Winner of over 15 skateboard category: Sid Hill
Winner of Best Trick: Sid Hill
Winner of under 15 BMX comp: Mark Hurford
Winner of over 15 BMX comp: Sam Shelvey

Sports Development Officer and event organiser Hannah Colston told us, “This event was truly inspirational, the support from partners such as the Youth Service and the Town Council were key to its success and the young people have given us lots of ideas for future events. The standard of competition and skills were very impressive at the Jam, we have some real talent in and around Tavistock and the Skate Warehouse did a fantastic job of entertaining the crowds and supporting the competitors.
Thank you to all that were involved.”

For more information on Street Sports and Street Surfing Clubs in West Devon, please contact Hannah Colston, Sports Development Officer on 01822 813628.  See below for some shots of the competition…