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Skateboarding Fame For Alfie

15 year old Cromer student, Alfie Butler, was delighted to be invited to take part in a BT Sport TV programme where he could show off his incredible skateboarding skills.

15 year old Cromer student, Alfie Butler, was delighted to be invited to take part in a BT Sport TV programme where he could show off his incredible skateboarding skills. The programme was run by students from Newham Sixth Form College in London who completed a seven week course to do this. As part of the programme focussed on skateboarding, the film crew descended on The FAR Academy in Whitstable where Alfie skateboards and filmed him in action. The fearless teenager started skateboarding after watching his Dad David, and also playing the Tony Hawks Playstation games. However, Dad, wasn’t keen on Alfie taking up the sport as he had personally broken his wrist three times  and felt it was too dangerous to allow his son to take it up. He did, thankfully, relent and Alfie has been following his chosen sport for the past 7 or 8 years – with no breakages! The brave lad skates every weekend and is sponsored by Revolution Skate Park and The FAR Academy where he teaches others and participates in showcase events. Alfie said “I can’t get enough of skateboarding. The fact that the Sittingbourne Skate Park will be opening soon means I won’t have to travel so far to do what I love”.  The film can be seen on YouTube under the following link https://youtu.be/ztCkjdYCnY0