She Shreds Australia
Promoting Girls' Skateboarding
She Shreds Australia is a local community organisation that was established by keen skater and father of two Jared Andrew in 2014 with the intention of increasing girls' participation in skateboarding. What began as a social media group set up to find some like minded girls for Jared’s two young daughters to skate with, very quickly became an active skateboarding institution within the Australian Skateboarding community.
She Shreds runs skateboarding sessions for girls and those identifying, on weekends in the greater Hobart region. As well as an opportunity for friendly non-competitive socialising at skate parks, She Shreds also provides basic skateboarding lessons for beginners and is aiming to host skateboarding competitions.
As an incorporated body with an active committee and support from Local Council, Government and the local skateboarding industry, She Shreds Australia is fast becoming an icon in the Australian skateboarding community.
To promote and progress girls skateboarding in Australia, through establishing a community of like-minded and passionate skaters and supporters locally, Statewide and Nationally.
To be at the forefront of female skateboarding in Australia; from the grass roots learners through to professional international competitors. To promote a safety-first approach and promoting safe risk-taking, courage and resilience. To develop and promote a clear pathway that allows each girl to achieve their personal goals in skateboarding, whatever they might be. To establish skateboarding communities in regional areas within Australia, and work with Councils and skateboarding groups to improve skateboarding facilities.
Introduce skateboarding to girls as a safe, healthy and challenging fitness and wellbeing development opportunity. Conduct learn to skate programs in schools and through council partnerships, and develop facilities for skateboarding both privately and in the community. Implement recognised leadership programs within the group. Run girls' skateboarding competitions. Support girls to enter National and International competitions and have girls representing Australia in the Olympics and X-Games.
Recognise and celebrate each member for their individual strengths. Make a contribution to the group by sharing knowledge and teaching each other. Life-long friendships for girls and families, support of each other through skateboarding and in life. Develop self-confidence, resilience, courage and bravery in skateboarding and in life generally, and share these experiences with their friends and their families.