Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team

The Story

Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team (KAAT) is responsible delivering unique adventurous activities to the young people in their local area. KAAT engage the local communities and schools in numerous activities which extend participants minds and bodies outside of traditional sports into new and exciting opportunities. KAAT recognised that Sk8safe offered the right mixture of services which aligned with their mission and that Sk8safe possessed a wealth of experience and structured accredited coaching services.


The Approach

“We had five of our Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team staff complete the Sk8 Safe Level 2 Skateboard coaching course. The course was well run and resourced, the teaching and coaching was excellent but more importantly the knowledge and enthusiasm of Sarah and the Sk8 Safe staff was inspirational.” 


The Results

As a result of the training KAAT have set up a mobile skateboarding provision at schools and youth venues and are delivering skateboarding activities with young people in the local community. “After we completed the course Sk8safe gave us fantastic after sales customer service as we sought advice and opinions from them on the setting up of our own provision, procurement of ramps and equipment.”

“We have been successful with a Sportivate bid to deliver 4x8 week skateboarding courses over the winter months. We have attracted funding to run a 10 week Saturday morning skateboard coaching course. In addition we have also set up a 6 week skateboarding provision for Kirklees schools as part of the KS2 P.E. curriculum. None of this would have been possible without the coaching, enthusiasm and support we have received from Sk8safe.”


Long Term Strategy

KAAT engaged Sk8safe’s services to enhance their innovative program with a simple goal in mind; by completing the Sk8safe accredited training KAAT would create a sustainable infrastructure to deliver Skateboarding Activities long term and utilise Sk8safe’s knowledge and experience in purchasing the correct equipment and safety protection wear to insure the safe running of all subsequent events. This meant they would not need to return to Sk8safe repeatedly for services consistently investing in our expertise.

“Sarah and the Sk8safe team have delivered above and beyond our expectations, giving an excellent and professional service which has been a catalyst and springboard for our own skateboard provision in Kirkless.”

Feedback provided by: 
Ian Jessop, Team Leader, Integrated Youth Services, Kirkless Council.