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Skate Australia Initiative: 2024 World Skate Games – Park Skateboarding Quota Nomination

The opportunity 

Skate Australia is looking to provide an opportunity to a select few of our talented skateboarders with a nomination to compete in Park Skateboarding at the World Skate Games in Rome, Italy, from 15-23 September, through their High Performance Program.

Who we are looking for

Highly motivated, passionate, and talented skateboarders with the vision of competing for Team Australia at future international benchmark skateboarding events (World Championships, World Skate international competitions, L.A. 2028 and Brisbane 2032 Olympics etc.). 

Eligibility

Skateboarders wishing to apply for this opportunity must satisfy the following essential criteria:

  1. You must be 13 years of age or older or turning 13 during the 2024 calendar year.

  2. Submit an application following the submission process outlined below.

  3. If you are successful with your application, you will need to be a member of Skate Australia.

  4. You must be an Australian citizen and hold an Australian passport.

  5. Athletes with a current OSWR of 1-44 are eligible for auto-selection for this event via a written application process to the High Performance Program. 

Application process

The application window will be open from Friday 5th July until midnight Sunday 14th July. To apply:

  1. Submit your personal details, answer the training, coaching and competition history, and goal-setting questions

  2. Submit 2 x unedited videos (outlined below) that demonstrate how you are going to take it to the world’s best skateboarders:

  1. Video 1: Your first 45-sec Olympic-style run.

  2. Video 2: Your second 45-second Olympic-style run, with notable variations* from your first run.

 

Please note the following:

  • Your 2 Olympic-style 45-sec runs are to be completed at a park of your choosing.

  • Your 2 Olympic-style 45-sec runs are to be completed at the same park.

  • *Your 2 Olympic-style 45-sec runs should have notable variations between them. Examples of these may be with respect to:

    • Different tricks

    • A different line

Skateboarder commitment

If selected and willing to accept this opportunity, skateboarders (and their families) should be prepared to commit to the following:

  • Self-fund all travel and accommodation costs for the skateboarder (approximately $8000AUD per person). 

  • Self-fund competition registration fee ($200USD)*

  • Skate Australia will provide relevant travel insurance for the athlete competing for a fee of $130*

  • Skateboarders under 18 years of age must travel with a parent/guardian as their chaperone.  

  • Skateboarders and their travelling chaperone/s must complete and abide by Team Australia's code of conduct requirements.               

 

        *The Skateboarding High Performance Program will cover travel insurance and competition registration fees for current nationally categorised athletes.  

Selection criteria

Selections will be made in accordance with Skate Australia’s Skateboard High Performance Committee (SHPC) Selection Policy guidelines.

Click here to view the 2024 WSG Park Skateboarding Selection Criteria​

Shortlisting for this initiative will occur the week commencing Monday 15th July and you will be notified of whether you have made the shortlist by Friday 19th July. Final selections will be determined based on appropriateness and viability from Wednesday 24th July 2024 onwards

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