City of Kalamunda residents Tyler Jennings and Karee Funeyvall travelled to Sydney last month to participate in the 2018 Australasian Scooter Association National Titles, where both secured a top five spot for their performance.
16 year old Tyler was awarded Overall Champion in the Boys Under 16 competition and 19 year old Karee secured fifth place in the Open Girls division.
Both train at their local High Wycombe Skate Park, the same park frequented by pro-scooter rider Ben Thomas. Ben is a big player in the Australian skate community, with an incredible 59,000 followers on Instagram.
Mayor John Giardina said “On behalf of the City of Kalamunda, I would like to congratulate Tyler and Karee on their achievements and contribution to the sport. It’s exciting to see the sport take off and we are pleased to be a part of that with the facilities and clinics provided here in the City.”
Tyler and Karee are passing on their knowledge to the next generation of scooter riders, having recently joined pro-skate, scooter and BMX group Freestyle Now’s coaching squad. They have been able to mentor other young people in their community through the City of Kalamunda’s skate, scooter and BMX Clinics in Forrestfield, High Wycombe and Kalamunda.
The initiative is helping pave the way for other young West Australian scooter riders coming up through ranks in the ever expanding Australian scooter community.