About us

 

The Skateboarding Foundation was established to introduce the benefits of skateboarding to young people.

 

Our vision is a world where all young people are provided the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

 

Our mission is to help young people, especially but not exclusively through skateboarding, to develop their skills and abilities to enable them to fulfil their potential and participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.

We have some fantastic coaches with patience, good humour, care, a love of skateboarding and a passion for helping children and young people to learn to love it too.

 

The following Board of Trustees are responsible for the governance, strategy and management of The Skateboarding Foundation:

 

 

Paul Rompani (Founder / Acting CEO / Chairman / Secretary)

Paul has more than 20 years’ senior management experience in the charitable not for profit sector focusing predominantly on health and youth development. He has undertaken numerous voluntary and representative roles in the sector and is currently also a trustee of Apollo Music Projects. He has an MSc in Voluntary Sector Organisation from the London School of Economics, is an alumnus of the Henley Business School Leadership Programme and a Fellow of the Clore Social Leadership Experienced Leader Programme. His eldest son has been skateboarding since he was 13. 

Dom Trethewey

A skateboarder of 20 years Dom began teaching skateboarding to children and young people in 2010 and started fundraising for UK children’s charities through skateboarding in 2011.

Charlie Haigh 

A London based film editor with a passion for skateboarding, Charlie has also worked in the skate industry since 2005 as a skate event supervisor for Tribe Enterprise, which involved opening skateparks and setting up events all over Britain, and running the Skate Academy. He believes that many children would love the opportunity to have an introduction to the sport but lack confidence and funding.

 

Stefan Schrey

Stefan began skateboarding in Reading at the age of 13. Since the age of 19 he worked in skate shops in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Following a move to Bolton in 2016 Stefan set up his own skate shop, Tuesdays Skateshop, selling clothing, footwear, accessories and skateboard hardware.

 

Former Trustee:   

Steven Terry

A skateboarder of 20 years Steve established a skateboard and retail store YEUK in 2012.

 

 

We are currently recruiting new trustees. Please contact us if you are interested. Terms of Reference for members of the Board of Trustees are available on request.

 

The Skateboarding Foundation helps young people to develop their skills and abilities to enable them to fulfil their potential and participate in society as mature and responsible individuals.
 

Established 2015. Foundation CIO registered with the Charity Commission No. 1166397.

 

info@theskateboardingfoundation.org