Title Tony Hawk – world’s most famous skateboarder – calls for skate park in Portrush Media name/outlet Belfast Telegraph Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 28/04/23 Description Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk has supported calls for dedicated skateboarding facilities in Portrush.
Campaigners in the Co Antrim town have been calling for a local skate park since the 1990s.
Last summer, the Portrush business community also voiced its support for skateboarders after the council removed skate ramps without consultation.
Tony Hawk was recently speaking at a conference in California, when Ulster University academic Dr Jim Donaghey asked him the best way to convince council members of the benefits that allocated urban sports provisions could bring to the north coast.
Producer/Author Niamh Campbell URL https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/tony-hawk-worlds-most-famous-skateboarder-calls-for-skate-park-in-portrush/820190754.html Persons Jim Donaghey