A professional skateboarder who travels around the world is inviting children to take up the alternative sport to have fun and keep fit.
Paul Regan, 26, of Skirlaugh, runs free sessions for children aged six and over at after-school sessions at Headlands School every Friday from 4pm to 6pm.
Paul said: “I have been working with the Town Council for the past three to four years and they have been funding sessions for me to come and do skateboarding lessons with the kids.
“Skateboarding is not just about doing tricks, it’s about physical activity. It’s also something you can do on your own, you don’t need to do it in a group to have fun and keep fit.”
Paul works in schools around the Hull and East Yorkshire area to provide the lessons to children free of charge. He added: “I wanted to give something back to the community and engage them with skateboarding. It’s usually seen as an antisocial activity, but it’s a great way to have fun, become more confident and get fit.
“I take my knowledge and give it back to the kids and I’m in a fortunate place because I can do what I love as a living. “
Paul’s skateboarding career sees him travel all over the world including Los Angeles, where he has just returned from spending several weeks there. Now Paul wants to invite more youngsters to try skateboarding.
“If they want to get involved they should come and have a go. I take them under my wing.
“I provide all the safety equipment and take them right through the basics.”
If you would like more information on Paul’s free skateboarding lessons at Headlands School on Fridays you can give him a ring on his mobile phone at 07454 785661.