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Program skates back into valley

Yamba and Maclean skate parks will be hosting StreetWise skateboard clinics this Saturday.
Yamba and Maclean skate parks will be hosting StreetWise skateboard clinics this Saturday.

THE popular StreetWise skateboard clinics are rolling back into the Clarence Valley as part of the ongoing Out of the Box program.

Skateboarding Australia's Northern Rivers Hub, in partnership with Clarence Valley Council, is bringing learn to skate clinics to Yamba and Maclean skate parks this Saturday.

Mayor Richie Williamson said the StreetWise coaching sessions, led by Dylan McNamara, were designed to provide young people with the opportunity to get active, stay healthy and enjoy freestyle sports in a safe and professionally-managed environment.

"Council has been running StreetWise clinics for a number of years," he said.

"The clinics are a great opportunity for young people to improve their skateboarding skills while being mentored by a professional athlete."

Skateboarding Australia's Northern Rivers Skateboard Hub is growing each year. Participants are grouped according to their skill level and are coached based on their ability. The interactive sessions are led by some of Australia's best freestyle sporting athletes and accredited coaches.

StreetWise clinics are free and will run from 9am-noon at Yamba skate park and 1pm-4pm at Maclean skate park.

A number of StreetWise sessions will be held at Maclean, Yamba, Coutts Crossing, Iluka, Copmanhurst, Grafton skate parks throughout the year.

Registrations require the signature of a parent or guardian. For further information and event updates visit http://www.sba.org.au/hubs.

Topics:  clarence valley clarence valley council maclean out of the box yamba