UP and coming skateboarder Charlotte Heath, of Arthur’s Seat, is taking her skating skills to new heights.
Last week she received a youth encouragement award after success in the Phruntside Skate Park Jam competition at Mansfield.
Charlotte, 8, was presented with her award by Hayley Wilson, under-14 Australian female skateboarding champion.
They know each other, with Charlotte skating with her idol for the past season in the North Western Skateboarding Series.
Wilson says she sees a future for Charlotte in the sport, with the youngster able to compete successfully against girls nearly twice her age – after skating for only 10 months.
Charlotte says she loves skating and dreams of being in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics representing Australia, but, right now, she’s just enjoying learning new tricks every week with her coach Craig Mitchell, of Progressive Skateboarding lessons, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Results for SPL Open Women’s division: Hayley Wilson first, Charlotte Heath second and Amelia Hitchcock third.
The top three competitors from each state will go into a national series.