Skateboard school holds Christmas party

Up to 30 young skateboarders from Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu attended Ziyaad’s Skate School’s Christmas party at the Eyethu Hout Bay Skatepark on Saturday December 2. Pictures: Miles Masterson

A Hout Bay skateboarding school gave its students gifts of stationery, party packs and shopping vouchers at a Christmas party on Saturday December 2.

Ziyaad’s Skate School’s year-end function took place at the Eyethu Hout Bay Skatepark, according to founder and skate instructor Ziyaad Davids.

They support up to 30 youngsters from Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu (’Skateboarding helps kids drop-in to better life,’ Sentinel, December 1).

“We got lots of gifts that were sponsored by some companies around the Hout Bay area,“ he said.

“We also had the Rotary Club of Hout Bay members who attended the event and provided the sound for us on the day.”

The Rotary Club of Hout Bay, which helped sponsor and champion the development of the skate park, which cost up to R1.9 million to build, has grand plans for the future of the park, according to director Keith Bull.

“Initially our goal was to help build a skate park to get kids off the streets, away from drugs and provide them with an after-school programme. We support Ziyaad and his colleagues who give up their afternoons to instruct and teach these kids.

“Our hope for next year is to provide more lighting around the park so that the facility can be used in the winter time. We also want to plant more trees and do some landscaping around the skate park,“ Mr Bull said.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact Ziyaad Davids at ziyaadskateschool790@gmail.com or 078 354 0784.

Jose du Plooy was awarded with a skateboarding certificate during Ziyaad’s Skate School’s Christmas party.
Nathan Sangiki shows off his skateboarding skills at the Christmas party.