Skateboarding for Hope Presented by Vans: Youth Day in Soweto

The good people at 5fm joined us on Youth Day, 16 June, at Phefeni High School in Soweto for Skateboarding for Hope presented by Vans where we held a skate contest for top local skaters and teach skateboarding and hand out skateboards to disadvantaged youth.

Some of SA’s most renowned skaters were there to spend time with the Soweto children and assist with the skate clinics. Thanks to Moses, Dean, Khule, Anthony, and everyone else who pitched in and gave their time to the kids on Youth Day.

With mega babe 5fm radio personalities Lorna Maseko and Thando Thabethe present, the skating was top notch from all the dudes. Khule Ngubane ended up in first (can you believe it?) and Allan Adams of CPT right behind in second. It was really rad to see Sketchy put on for the SSS fam and place in a contest in his home town and come in 3rd. Maybe next time we’ll see Sechaba on the podium? Congrats to everyone who came up on some cash and to everyone for their supporting the event.

Thanks to all of our sponsors and partners who made the event possible and contributed to another great KDC Grand Slam stop: 5fm, Vans, Kumba Iron Ore, Northern Cape Tourism, Red Bull, Top Grom, World Skateboarding Grand Prix, Aquavita, Old School Productions, and Pragmatics.

Results

Open Div.
1. Khule Ngubane
2. Allan Adams
3. Sketchy

TopGrom
1. Michael Stylianou
2. Brian Stylianou
3. Aiden Searle

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Sechaba repping in his hometown. Stoked to see the Funisu x SSS collab board drop and be under the feet of Joburg skaters everywhere.

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Khule Ngubane, always great with the kids.

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The girls were getting in on the session as well.

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Shout outs to all the skaters that spent some time with the kids and assisted with skate lessons.

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5fm radio personalities and mega babes Lorna Maseko and Thando Thabethe were at the contest distracting the skaters and getting the crowd stoked.

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Damian Bramley sticking to his territory and puts down a backside boneless for the Soweto crowd on the mini.

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Brian Stylianou, backside 5050.

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This moment would not have happened 25 years ago. Skateboarding has been bringing people of all races and creeds together for decades

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Khule Ngubane, noseblunt.

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Moses Adams, nosegrind.

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Backside Taylor slide.

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Congrats to the TopGrom finalists from left to right: Brian Stylianou (2nd), Brian Stylianou (1st), and Aiden Searle (3rd).

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Open division finalists from left to right: Sketchy (3rd), Khule Ngubane (1st), and Allan Adams (2nd).

All photos by Rudi Jeggle

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