Sunday, 3 December 2017

Scooting his way to the top

I recently met nine-year-old Josh Newton, a winner of one of my Hexham Constituency Community Champion Awards. 

Josh, who is a pupil at Prudhoe West Academy and rides for Override Indoor Skatepark in South Shields, was crowned Under 8 Champion at the Scoot Sport GB National Finals as part of Scoot Fest, riding so well that he would have come third in the under 12 class had he qualified for that category. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Josh and hearing all about his experiences at the tournament- his enthusiasm and dedication to scooter competition is brilliant! Josh only began riding his scooter two years ago, so to have become the national under 8s champion already is an incredible achievement. Well done Josh!