Star Athletes: Skateboard

We have some of the best Skateboarders from Scotland and beyond at the Youth Urban Games.

Ben Grove

Age: 33
Nationality: Manchester
Hometown: Portsmouth

Ben burst on the skateboarding scene about nine years ago and quickly became one of the best street skateboarders to come around in a long time. He is famous for being the UK’s premier street skater.

Ben has been sponsored by some of the biggest names in the sports industry like Relentless, Note skate shop, Spitfire wheels, Indy trucks, Vans shoes, Urbankreation jeans, Zukie clothing, Shake junt hardware and now Smuggling Duds underwear. He’s had a fast moving career, appearing in local productions, feature films, advertisements and promotional performances.



Jak Tonge

Age: 29
Nationality: UK
Hometown: Portsmouth

Jak is a member of the UK’s Team Extreme, a staple in their mini ramp display and one of their top coaches. Known as their skateboard genius, Jak has an uncanny ability to stay on his board through just about whatever he tries, including ‘double kickflip fakies’.



Year of Young People

Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage. The Year of Young People 2018 will offer even more opportunities for both locals and visitors to enjoy a trip to, and around Scotland. From adrenaline filled adventure breaks and breath-taking road trips, to a range of exciting events and festivals, Scotland offers endless things to see and do during the celebratory year.

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