Sports games

Mandurah Action Sports Games returns to the Western Foreshore

Mia Twine, 7, will face women four times her age. Photo: Shane Taylor

The Mandurah Action Sports Games are set to feature a stella lineup of skateboarders, BMX, scooters and freestyle motocross when they return to the west foreshore this weekend.

After being postponed due to extreme weather conditions in March, the land events will take place on Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 at Mandurah Skate Park.

Seven-year-old Mia Twine is fired up and ready to skate Mandurah’s big bowl and can’t wait to take on the older girls in the Star Surf and Skate Women’s Open Division.

Mia is a skateboarding prodigy who has been riding and skating since the age of five and has developed a reputation that surpasses that of many professional skateboarders.

“I love the Mandurah skatepark and it’s one of my favorites…the street section and the flow bowl are amazing, but the big bowl is what I love the most,” said Mia.

“Wish this was my local park as I spent so much time asking my parents to drive me to Mandurah, luckily we only live in Murdoch.”

Hardwired Entertainment’s Matty Curtis will bring the dynamic Hardwired Freestyle Motocross (FMX) team to Mandurah for the Apex Radiology FMX demo on Saturday.

The crowd should be wowed by incredibly talented athletes such as Brayden Davies and Daniel Ford who will throw backflips and huge FMX tricks.

“We love coming to Mandurah, the crowds love their FMX in Mandurah and the boys are always eager to put on a show for them,” Curtis said.

Events manager Tim Thirsk says Mandurah is one of the best places in Australia to host the Action Sports Games.

“We are thrilled to host this prestigious event in Mandurah and to race skate, BMX, scooter and freestyle motocross this weekend,” said Thirsk.

Action Sports Games is sponsored by Mandurah Mazda, City of Mandurah, Drug Aware and Visit Mandurah.