"Doing well in sport helps with self confidence and motivation. "
Five years after forming his Newcastle based influential designer street wear brand, Gambian born Lamin Gibba is helping to bring the community together and addressing physical and mental health issues amongst young people through the sport of skateboarding.
Lamin started Jerry J Clothing in 2016 after attending college in Newcastle. He has created a highly visible brand with the slogan “For Elevated People.” The phrase comes from his upbringing in Gambia where he dreamed and aspired to make something of his life. Now with a successful brand and previous support from The Princes Trust he is aiming to elevate other young people in the region through a free day of skateboarding.
On Saturday September 4th, Jerry J Clothing will be organising a Skate Jam at the Five Bridges Skateboard Park which is located under the A167 interchange near Old Durham Road in Gateshead. (NE8 4AU). The free event will be held between noon and 6pm and the competition will attract cash prizes and trophies for three age groups.
Lamin said: “With our Skate Jam we are aiming to help bring the community together and bring new faces into Skateboarding. The recent Olympics have shown what can be done with the right training, dedication, and attitude.
“The first competition will be the Under 14s Street, followed by Under 18s Street and then 18 plus Street. After the Street Skating is done there will be a half pipe contest and competitors can enter both Street and half pipe if they wish.
“Skating can be such a healthy release and outlet for so many people, it helps with physical and mental health by encouraging people to constantly improve their skating skills. This in turn leads to an increase in motivation and self- confidence.”
Lamin is hoping that around 60 skaters will turn up on the day for the competition which will be judged by Louisiana born You Tuber Rick Ferro.
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Photo shows Rick and Lamin with skaters at Five Bridges (Highlights PR)
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