Today marks the start of the Green & Gold Runway to Brisbane 2032, with sports across the country gearing up to make the most of this unique opportunity.
The next decade is an opportunity to unearth a new generation of talent and further introduce skateboarding among other skate disciplines to the Australian community.
It’s also an opportunity to encourage more people to Have A Go and get involved in the sport.
Celebrations are being held across Queensland to mark the occasion with many of Australia’s leading skateboarders overseas taking part or preparing for leading international competitions.
Across Australia, fans, athletes, coaches and volunteers can start to get excited because the 10-year journey will provide more opportunities to get involved and see the best of the best in action at international events.
Skate Australia's Executive Director, Ariane de Rooy said the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games offers the chance to see what a global multi-sport event can do for the sport.
“With skateboarding being one of the newest sports on the Olympic program, we have never had the chance to experience what a home Games could do for our sport and now have a great opportunity to get more young people involved,” she said.
“The green and gold runway to Brisbane 2032 presents skate sports with an incredible opportunity to not only attract and retain athletes but also connect with more young people and communities.
“Come the Olympic Games in 2032, we want skateboarding to be in a strong position to really maximise the great platform a home Games will offer and get young people off the couch, on a skateboard and having a go,” she said.
Skate Australia is excited to see the sport grow over the next decade and beyond as more young people get up and have a go.