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HC UEA Campus Celebrity: Will Ascott

This week our campus celebrity is Will Ascott: UEA graduate, keen boarder and the leader of ABC Skateboarding Norwich. ABC Skateboarding was started in 2010 and founded by semi-professional boarder Alex Barton. Despite starting as “a way to introduce skateboarding to children of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ability, or gender”, ABC Skateschool Norwich has recieved a lot of attention from students and adults wanting to unwind from university or work. With talented teachers, competitive prices and an impressive brand, we can definitely see why ABC has gained so much attention. 

We sat down with Will to find out a bit more… 

Name: Will Ascott

Degree: International Development

Hometown: St Albans

Describe yourself in three words: “Gnarly, hesh and rad”

Favourite UEA memory:  

“There are too many to choose from but probably seeing Public Enemy at the LCR.”

Favourite place to go out in Norwich:

“Bedfords Crypt”

Tell us a little bit more about ABC skateboarding:

“ABC skateboarding provides skateboarding lessons for anyone aged 6 to 60 years old. We offer group lessons, one to ones and I’m currently expanding the business into youth groups and community organisations. I love skateboarding and if I could do one thing with it, it would be to pass on my passion to UEA skateboarders.”

What is the future for ABC skateboarding?

“For now I’d like to expand across Norfolk and in the long-term, I would like to see ABC franchised nationally and recognised as a quality brand for skate schools that offer lessons from quality skateboarders. “

How can Her Campus readers get involved with ABC Skateboarding?

“I encourage people of all ages, genders and abilities and would love to see more girl skateboarders in Norwich! Check out www.abcskateboarding.co.uk, find @abcskatenorwich on Facebook or Twitter or email me at [email protected] for details!”

Jen is a French and International Development student in her final year at University of East Anglia and an aspiring magazine editor. She is an active member of campus social life and when she is not writing future online content or updating her fashion and lifestyle blog, you will find her in Topshop or any cafe that serves tea and cake, reading tonnes of the latest fashion magazines.
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