Kase Manns

Kase Manns

Kase Manns

Kase has been skating for 8 months. He was inspired after watching Keegan Palmer win gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Ever since he has been skateboarding every weekend and as much as he can through the week after school.

His Dad recently built him a half pipe so he can practice as much as he likes at home. Kase looks up to his local mentors Maison, Josh, Dean and Sam who he regularly gets to skate alongside. His dream is to compete in the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games.

Kase placed 2nd at CQ Open in his division and is currently equal 3rd in the Australian Standings in his division.

What event will you be participating at the NQ Games?

Skateboarding

How important is it for you to have local competition like this event?

Very important, to get into the national standings I have to regularly travel interstate. Having the NQ games in Townsville is just as good as having state of Origin in Townsville!

What’s your best piece of advice for athletes in your sport?

Dad always tells me ‘While you’re talking you’re not learning anything so make sure your listening!’ – my other advice is “don’t give up!”

Who has inspired you the most in your sport?

My mentors from Sk8M8, mason, Dean & Josh, they always give me good guidance and advice to improve my skating.

What part of North Queensland are you from?

Townsville

What’s your favourite thing to do in Townsville?

Skate! I like going to Murray skate park. I also play golf, rugby league and boxing.

How did you start/get into this sport?

My sister got addicted to the sport around the Olympics I got sibling rivalry and said anything you can do I can do better!

How long have you been playing/competing in this sport?

Competing since start of 2022, 8 months since started skating

What are your sporting career goals?

To go to the XGames or Olympics

The NQ games are a great event to meet and socialise with other athletes, have you made new friends through sport?

Yes, I was sponsored very early on by a WA skateboard company called Folklore, they have given me heaps of skateboards and helped me build a community of all ages. I have given a couple of them my sponsored boards and made friends of all ages. Its such a positive culture.

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