Avya-Mae Whittenbury (11) wins virtual national skateboarding championship

Avya-Mae Whittenbury (11) was crowned the winner of the Skateboard GB x Skiddle Virtual National Championships, after competing against 40 other females from across the country. While James White, won for a second year in a row for the men’s competition.

Skateboard GB hosted the UK’s only Virtual National Championships, with British skateboarders submitting a 45 second ‘run’ online,  in competition format, at a skatepark or skatepark. The runs were then scored by a team of 3 professional judges to decide the winners. Unlike most sporting competitions there were no upper or lower age limits, with entries ranging from 5 to 45 years of age.

Earlier this year Ayva-Mae competed at the Skateboard GB National Championships and became the youngest ever person to podium at a GB National Championships for skateboarding. She is regular at Graystone Action Sports in Manchester and was selected earlier this year for Pipeline Project, a talent pathway for skateboarders.

Over 100 skateboarders submitted entries for the competition, which ran over a 2 week period, and was viewed by over 430,000 people on social media channels.

James Hope-Gill, CEO at Skateboard GB said ‘The Virtual National Championships gives an opportunity to everyone in the UK compete at a national level, no matter of their location in the country. This years event was the biggest yet and its exciting to see more and more people engaging with competition skateboarding’

Lisa Braithwaite, Senior Marketing Manager at Skiddle ‘It has been fantastic to work with Skateboard GB and sponsor the Virtual Championships for this year. The wide range of talent across the country has been outstanding. We are proud to support grassroots skateboarding and give people from across the UK an opportunity to enter the Championships. A huge congratulations to Ayva-Mae, James and all of the other winners.’

The Virtual National Championships has been running for 3 years and was kindly supported by Skiddle and SkateHut.

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