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Local skateboarders showing their skills in Dubai tournament


The pair departed for Dubai on Monday, March 4 and are currently testing their skills against skaters from across the world in the tournament that is running from March 6 to 10 2024.

The Northern Cape MEC of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, Abraham Vosloo, joined by Northern Cape skateboarders, Boipelo Awuah and Natalie Bramley and Northern Cape Premier, Dr Zamani Saul. File Picture

Kimberley’s rising skateboarding talents, Boipelo Awuah and Natalie Bramley, are eyeing a spot in the Paris Olympics as they currently compete in the World Skateboarding Tour in Dubai.

Having departed for Dubai on March 4, the duo is testing their mettle against skaters from across the globe in the tournament running from March 6 to 10, 2024.

Awuah expressed her excitement not only for the opportunity to showcase her skills on a global stage but also to represent her province. “The Kimberley Diamond Cup (KDC) has been pivotal in our journey, fostering our skills and passion for skateboarding. Now, we’re thrilled to represent our city internationally,” said Awuah.

Bramley echoed Awuah’s sentiments, emphasising their commitment to representing the province with honour. “Competing at the World Skateboarding Tour is a dream come true. We’re grateful for the support from our community and the provincial government. It’s an honour to carry the KDC and Northern Cape spirit with us in Dubai,” added Bramley.

Tebogo Velembo, spokesperson for Northern Cape Tourism, extended his best wishes to the teenagers for the competition. “Boipelo and Natalie are not new faces to the skateboarding scene. Both have honed their craft through the Kimberley Diamond Cup, a platform that has been instrumental in nurturing local talent.

“With the unwavering support of the provincial government, they have been given the opportunity of a lifetime to participate in the World Skateboarding Tour, where they aim to accumulate valuable points towards the Paris Olympics.

“The World Skateboarding Tour in Dubai promises to be an electrifying event, featuring top-notch talent from around the globe. Boipelo and Natalie are determined to make their mark, showcasing the world-class skills they have cultivated through dedication and hard work. The fact they have qualified for the skateboarding tour is evident of their skills and talents they possess.

“We are certain they will fly the Northern Cape and the South African high during the tour,” Velembo said.

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