Skateboarder Chloe Covell rolls into first place at the Australian Skateboarding League Championships

Riverslide skater Moomba

The Y in partnership with Skate Australia hosted the Australian Skateboarding League Championships at Riverslide Skate Park during Melbourne’s Moomba Festival on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March.

Chloe Covell was one of the many young skaters who travelled from interstate to compete in the championships. The 11-year-old Tweed Heads local was the athlete to watch at this year’s championships after coming second in the female opens last year.

Chloe not only impressed the judges and spectators throughout the weekend, she was also interviewed by many news broadcasters and media outlets who were equally impressed by the talented young star.  

After months of practising multiple days a week and perfecting her tricks, Chloe went head to head with some of Australia’s best skaters, including future Olympian Hayley Wilson. 

“I’m so happy and excited that I won the championships. I’m going to continue practising and perfecting my tricks so I’m ready for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024,” said Chloe.

The Y also hosted the BMX Skullcandy Jam on Friday night and planned to host the Scooter Hut’s Moomba Mania on Monday. However, due to the rain the event was cancelled and will be rescheduled in the coming weeks.

YMCA Action Sports Manager Paul McPherson said the weekend was a great way for locals to support athletes who have been unable to compete for the past year due to COVID-19.

“The Y feels incredibly lucky that the Australian Skateboarding League National Championships went ahead, and that skaters from across the country finally got a chance to showcase their incredible talent and skills after months of lockdowns and event cancellations,” said Paul.

Congratulations to all the skaters, BMX and scooter riders who competed over the weekend. You can find a full list of the winners below.

Australian Skateboarding League Championships

10 and under female

1st Elise Chapman

2nd Lilly Sherriff

3rd Isabel Oboyle

10 and under male

1st Paddy Mccaughley

2nd Oscar Robson

3rd Johnny Kwon

13 and under female

1st Emma Smart

2nd Luca White

3rd Keira Ellis

13 and under male

1st Daniel Woolley

2nd Nate Larkin

3rd Leo Mccaughley

16 and under female

1st Felicity Turner

2nd Megan Smart

3rd Ally Woodhouse

16 and under male

1st Taj Boyle

2nd Jett Dehaan

3rd Henry Wright

Open female

1st Chloe Covell

2nd Hayley Wilson

3rd Felicity Turner

Open male

1st Kieran Woolley

2nd Bradley Saunders

3rd Joey Cormack


Skullcandy BMX Jam

10 and under male

1st Ollie Philip

2nd Noah Martin

3rd Tyler Phillips

13 and under male

1st Kyle Sleightholm

2nd Jaxon Philip

3rd Archie Gallagher

16 and under male

1st Otis Walsh

2nd Orlando Oakley

3rd Steven Cogger

Open female

1st  Ash

2nd Sophie Franziska

Open male

1st Jacman Hinss

2nd Nathan Freman

3rd Alex Danelutti 


Scooter Hut’s Moomba Mania

10 and under male

1st Kouper Apex

2nd Lucas Bond

3rd Blake Bond

13 and under male

1st Taj

2nd Riley Adams

3rd Payton