Skateboard GB

Skateboard GB is the governing body for skateboarding in the UK and represents the home nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland at the National Olympic Committee.[1]

Skateboard GB
AbbreviationSBGB
FormationOctober 6, 2017; 5 years ago (2017-10-06)
PurposeGoverning body for skateboarding in the UK
HeadquartersSheffield
Chair
Alex Jordan
CEO
James Hope-Gill
AffiliationsBritish Olympic Association
UK Sport
Sport England
UK Anti-Doping
Skateboard Scotland
Skateboard England
Skateboard:NI
Staff
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Websiteskateboardgb.org

In December 2020 Skateboard GB was the recipient of a UK Sport grant of £1,672,485 for the Paris 2024 Olympics.[2][3] The grant represents a significant increase from the £166,825 awarded by the UK government-backed Aspiration Fund in 2018 for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.[4][5]

In July 2020 founding chair Lucy Adams stepped down to spend more time with her family and was replaced by Alex Jordan.[6]

Team GBEdit

Skateboard GB is responsible for selecting, preparing and managing the British Skateboarding Team which includes Sky Brown who was set to become Britain's youngest Olympian at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.[7][8] The other team members include Alex Decunha,[9] Sam Beckett, Alex Hallford and Jordan Thackary,[10] with Team Manager Darren Pearcy[11]

Skateboard England mergerEdit

In December 2020 it was announced that Skateboard GB and Skateboard England, the National Governing Body for skateboarding in England and Wales, would merge[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sky Brown and James Hope-Gill building the sport of skateboarding from scratch". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  2. ^ "UK Sport outlines plans for £352million investment in Olympic and Paralympic sport". UK Sport. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Paris 2024: UK Sport funding decisions signal shift towards greater diversity and winning 'the right way'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Tokyo 2020 funding boost for Team GB surfing, softball and skateboarding". The Week. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  5. ^ "New sports backed by Aspiration Fund to support ambitions for Tokyo 2020 Olympics". UK Sport. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Adams to step down as Skateboard England and Skateboard GB Board chair". Inside The Games. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Sky Brown: Meet the 11-year-old girl set to become Britain's youngest summer Olympian". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  8. ^ "UK National Skateboard Championships". Visit Manchester. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  9. ^ "Skateboarding". Team GB. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Sky Brown: Skateboarder, 10, chooses Great Britain Olympic team". CNN. Retrieved 24 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Darren Pearcy Interview". Slam City Skates. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  12. ^ "Skateboard England & Skateboard GB unite into a single organisation". Skateboard England. Retrieved 23 December 2020.

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