CELEBRATING YOUTH: The skate park was a hive of activity for the Road to Rumble Biloela Youth Event.
CELEBRATING YOUTH: The skate park was a hive of activity for the Road to Rumble Biloela Youth Event. Glen Porteous

Youth Week celebrated with a rumble of fun

BILOELA skateboarders and scooter riders celebrated Youth Week in style with a Road to Rumble Biloela Youth Event.

To celebrate Youth Week, Anglicare CQ Banana Shire Support Service partnered with Banana Shire Council, Scripture Union Queensland and Australian Skateboarding Federation to bring a free youth event to Biloela Skate Park.

Banana Shire youth worker Maurica Wilson said it was an awesome turnout on the day.

"There were over 100 youth who turned up today and we had that many goodie bags to give out and they all went quickly,” MsWilson said.

"They have all come together to help celebrate Youth Week and put on a positive platform for skateboarding and scooters.

"Young people in our community need to know there are local support services available to them.

"The purpose of this event is to promote what services are there so they know who they can call in their time of need.”

Inside each of the goodie bags were lollies, a water bottle and support service information and merchandise.

Special guest judge Steve Ward from the Australian Skateboarding Federation was on hand for a skate competition.

A free sausage sizzle and drinks were served by the Callide Valley Chaplaincy Service.

Ms Wilson was very grateful for the generous donations from local businesses.

"We hope that we can organise more youth events like this in the future, and with the support of our local community and local businesses I'm sure we can make it happen,” Ms Wilson said.

Queensland Youth Week is on from April 3-14 and is an annual celebration to reflect on young people aged 12 to 25 and the positive contributions they make to Queensland communities.

This year's theme is 'unlimited' - celebrating the boundless energy youths bring to our communities and encouraging them to look to the future and see limitless possibilities.

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