Parkour brings young people together

Parkour brings young people together

Parkour event brings young people from different backgrounds together to support each other

Posted on 28.08.2019

A parkour enthusiast from Sydney named JP Gauntlett is leading a mentoring movement for youth via the sport of parkour.

The Jump Off event he created brings young people together to gain technique in a sport they are passionate about and to support each other’s endeavours.

It has developed into Australasia’s largest parkour and freerunning gathering, with athletes flying into Sydney from all around Australia and the world.

Jump Off 2019 saw around 1,500 parkour athletes take part in the skills, freerunning, and speed run disciplines.

Finalists in three disciplines were awarded airfares to Singapore to compete in the Asian Championships to be held in September.

“When Jump Off started, it didn’t have a name, it wasn’t supposed to be a big deal,” Gauntlett said.

“It was a birthday party for the rinky-dink gym that had only just grown out of a community centre and a garage I ran with mates.”

Key points:

  • The Jump Off parkour and freerunning event was recently held in Sydney
  • Jump Off is not a competition but instead, brings people together to enjoy the sport
  • Parkour is embraced by athletes from six to 70 years old

AAPES is committed to keeping this a free event, for competitors, participants, jammers, observers and friends. Parkour/Freerunning community yo’ … Share it up

 

The Jump Off gathering is one big family, with older competitors mentoring younger ones so they can achieve their best.

Source
Kelly Williams
ABC News

 

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