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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.

Board Members

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


Paul Rompani (Founder / Chairman / Secretary)

Paul has more than 20 years’ senior management and voluntary experience in the charitable not for profit sector focusing predominantly on health and youth development. He is currently CEO of Addiction Family Support. 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 2015. 

Ryan Davies (Bio and photo to be added)

David Hughes (Bio and photo to be added)

Rosa Johnson-Flint (Bio and photo to be added)

Simon Leach (Bio and photo to be added)

Tom Wicks (Bio and photo to be added)


Former Trustees: 

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.


Richard Porteous

Richard began skating at ten years old, and is now an educator, writer, and campaigner. He cares about spreading access to skateboarding all over the world, and believes it can build confidence and community among young people. He currently teaches English in east London as part of Teach First's Leadership Development program.


Steven Terry

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

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.

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.

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