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SKATEBOARDING AUSTRALIA

Skateboarding Australia (SbA) promotes the growth and development of skateboarding in Australia. Our role is to develop skateboarding at all levels and to increase opportunities for skateboarders.

SbA is the fundamental platform and linkage between the Federal Government and the Australian skateboarding community.

In 2005 the nonprofit National Sporting Organisation, Skate Australia (SA), established Skateboarding Australia to ensure the recognition of the unique skateboarding culture was nurtured with distinct branding and management that reflects the needs of Australia's skateboarding community.

SbA, along with valued support from the Australian skateboard industry, is increasing overall awareness and participation opportunities for skateboarders in Australia through the delivery of regular, high quality and professionally managed events.

Vision-

Skateboarding Australia seeks to be the agent of change, the vehicle which assists to propel and promote skateboarding's positive, creative and unique lifestyle.

Mission-

To embrace, connect , and unite this powerful community into action with progressive and original ideas.

Core Values-
• Accountable
• Innovative
• Relevant
• Visionary

sbaContact Us

Digital Content Manager: Morgan Campbell
Sponsorship Servicing Coordinator: Hayley Davis
VIC, TAS & SA Development Manager: Richard Flude
NSW & ACT Development Manager: Brenden Wood
QLD & NT Development Manager: Jim Dandy
WA State Manager: Ben Bowring
National Project & Logistics Manager: Steve Murphy
National Operations Manager: Andrew Currie
General Manager: Glenn Walker

Email: info@sba.org.au
Location:
Level 5 HQ Building, 58 Riverwalk Ave Robina, Q 4226
Post: PO Box 4233 Robina Q 4230
Phone: +61 (07) 55 757 808


EVENTS

If you would like to promote your skate event on the SbA website please email your event details and poster to info@sba.org.au

INSURANCE
All SbA events include minimum Public Liability Insurance (Coverage up to $20 Million)


FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions.

What is SbA?
Skateboarding Australia promotes the growth and development of skateboarding in Australia. Our role is to develop skateboarding at all levels and to increase opportunities for skateboarders.

SbA is the fundamental platform and linkage between the Federal Government and the Australian skateboarding community.

SbA, along with valued support from the Australian skateboard industry, is increasing overall awareness and participation opportunities for skateboarders in Australia through the delivery of regular, high quality and professionally managed events.

What is SbA’s vision?
Skateboarding Australia seeks to be the agent of change, the vehicle, which assists to propel and promote skateboarding's positive, creative and unique lifestyle.


What is SbA’s Mission? To embrace, connect, and unite this powerful community into action with progressive and original ideas.

How does Skateboarding Australia receive its funding?
In 2005 the nonprofit National Sporting Organisation, Skate Australia (SA), established Skateboarding Australia to ensure the recognition of the unique skateboarding culture was nurtured with distinct branding and management that reflects the needs of Australia's skateboarding community.

The Federal Government via the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) currently funds all skate activities through Skate Australia.

Skate Australia is?
Skate Australia is the ASC’s recognized NSO (National Sports Organization) for all skate-based sports.

What is the ASC?
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is a statutory authority of the Australian Government.

The ASC Mission is to - ‘To enrich the lives of all Australians through sport’

For More Details-
http://www.ausport.gov.au/about/what_is_the_asc

What is the composition of the Skate Australia board?
The Skate Australia board is an independent board of directors that have a legal responsibility to ensure that the organisation is run professionally, efficiently and honestly.

What is the voting procedure to elect members of Skate Australia board?
The Skate Australia board is elected by a council which comprises of representatives from each of the member states and branches.

Can skateboarders nominate to become a member of the Skate Australia board?
Yes.

Have skateboarders nominated to become a member of the Skate Australia board?
Yes (Simon Oxenham - 2012).

How is funding allocated within Skate Australia?
The allocation for funding between the skate sports of Skate Australia is decided by their alignment and capacity to achieve the goals of the ASC.

Is SbA a non-profit organization?
The development branch of Skateboarding Australia is non-profit. SbA Pty Ltd. is a private company limited by a guarantee.

How much funding will Skate Australia receive from the ASC for this financial year?
2013/14: $686,000

Click here to download a pdf outlining the NSO 2013/14 Grants & Allocations.

How much of this ASC funding will be allocated to SbA for this financial year?
2013/14: $425,000

How many of the (60+) ASC funded sports were given participation funding increases in 2010?
All sports had the opportunity to bid from funding only #29 of the 60+ sports received any additional participation funding.

Skate Australia was in the top ten.

Click here to download a pdf outlining the NSO Funding Chart.

How many of the (60+) ASC recognized sports were given business development grants?
To date only four organizations have worked with the ASC to develop new business project (Skate Australia was one of the four).

Does Skate Australia receive High Performance Funding?
No. Currently Skate Australia only receives participation funding.

What factors have given skateboarding this level of recognition and support from the ASC?
The capacity and history of working results from Skate Australia / Skateboarding Australia and the significant impact that the organization’s can have in assisting the ASC in achieving its goals.

No other government in the world has recognised the cultural significance of skateboarding as much as in Australia.

Is SbA a part of the current push to get skateboarding at the Olympics?
No.

What events and programs do SbA deliver?
The SbA Am Titles, SbA Pro/Am Events along with the development program Streetwise via SbA Hubs.

What is the criteria for judging SbA competitions?
All SbA competitions are judged first and foremost on the degree of difficulty of tricks, and the quantity of difficult tricks landed. Difficulty is determined at the individual discretion of our selected expert judges.
Other factors such as style, diversity, originality and speed are also contributing factors to a judge’s final score.

What is StreetWise?

'Streetwise’ is a targeted national grassroots development program designed to offer youth from all walks of life the opportunity to become actively involved in skateboarding in Australia.

StreetWise provides youth in all areas with the opportunity to be involved in skateboarding clinics conducted by some of Australia's best skaters who have completed the Australian Sports Commissions (ASC) National Coach Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) skateboarding course.

StreetWise

How do you become an SbA coach?
All interested parties can contact Skateboarding Australia to register their interest info@sba.org.au

How do I get StreetWise or Hub events in my local area?
Contact Skateboarding Australia at info@sba.org.au and let us know where you are from.

Does SbA support female skateboarding?
Yes. Through our open gender and female specific events and clinics (The SbA Am Titles is open gender). Paid employment as coaches or event staff within our Hub network. Media coverage via sba.org.au.

How does SbA help the wider skateboarding community?
By encouraging participation opportunities and promoting up and coming talent with the SbA Am Titles and SbA Hub Events.

We are also showcasing and offering significant prize money to the current top talent SbA Pro/Am Events.

Skate photographers, writers and videographers can also earn money by contributing to our website sba.org.au.

Click here to download a pdf outlining the code of practice for sba.org.au

Employment opportunities also exist to skateboarders as coaches, judges & emcee’s.

Plus the provision of insurance and event sanctions to enable skateboarding events to happen.

Letters of support for skateparks and park upgrades.

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