Search begins for King of the Hill

Published on Wednesday 14 February, 2018

King of the Hill

Skate and scooter fans won’t have to wait long to find out who will be crowned this year’s King of the Hill.

The Cities of Gosnells, Armadale, Belmont and Canning have again partnered with Headspace Armadale to present the annual regional skate and scooter competition over February and March.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said the City was excited to be a part of this popular event, which was first held last year to raise awareness about mental health issues and improve access to services, particularly for young males aged 12 to 24 years.

“The focus for the 2018 event remains on mental health support for young men but we’re also encouraging all young people, and families in general, to be more aware of issues affecting our young people,” he said.

“Skate parks are a great way for young people, especially boys and young men, to feel part of something and connect to their community.

“That was clear at last year’s event, with more than 1,000 people turning out to compete or watch the action at the various skate parks in our region.”

King of the Hill offers $10,000 in cash and prizes and involves four qualifiers and the final to be held at the following venues: 

  • Saturday 24 February – Gosnells Skate Park
  • Saturday 3 March – Roleystone Skate Park
  • Saturday 10 March – Willetton Skate Park
  • Saturday 17 March – Belmont Skate Park
  • Saturday 24 March – Roleystone Skate Park (Final) 

This collaborative project is also supported by Beyond Skate, the 4 Skate Company and Gosnells/Canning Youth Collaborative Action Network. For more information and to download the registration form please visit bit.ly/headspaceskate2018.

For more information, please call 9397 3000 or visit the City’s youth website thehive.net.au.