Monday, August 19, 2013

Blackpool Skater Boy Jordan Ward Vies For Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 Award

The British regional newspaper the Blackpool Gazette has posted a profile of and a interview they recently held with Blackpool teenager Jordan Ward, who has been nominated to win the coveted Best Skater award at the Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013, the awards show which honours kids across the UK who have seriously impressive skills such as street dancing, skateboarding, BMXing and a host of active skills in-between! You can vote who YOU want to win a coveted Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Award by visiting the official Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 voting website at, watching videos of each nominee, and clicking the vote button for who you think deserves to win! Voting closes Saturday 31st August 2013. The article below also features a exclusive video of in-line skater Jordan Ward showing us his skills, which you can watch by scrolling down/clicking the 'More' button below!

Nickelodeon's Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 will be hosted by British diver, London 2012 Summer Olympic Games medalist and Kids' Choice Awards winner Tom Daley at London's O2 Indigo Arena, situated on the Greenwich peninsula in South East London, England, UK, on Saturday 7th September 2013, and shown the very next day (Sunday 8th September 2013) at 5.00pm (repeated from 6:00pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nick+1)!

The individual awards will be presented by some of the biggest names in sport, film and television, alongside live music performances, including by Nickelodeon Star Brad Kavanagh, who plays the character Fabian Rutter in Nickelodeon's hit mystery drama series "House of Anubis", who will be making his first musical TV performance, Union J, and The Luminites! Tickets cost just £1 (an Admin fee (for printing & postage)) and will let you be there person to see the Skills, the Stars and the Slime! The Age Recommendation to attend the 2013 Skillies Awards are 6 - 15 years, and all children attending must be accompanied by at least one adult. Disabled tickets include one free carer (One ticket admits two people). Please note: All persons entering the venue, must have a valid ticket. You can purchase tickets to attend the 2013 Nick Fruit Shoot Skills Awards here on the awards official website,!:
VIDEO: Skater boy Jordan vies for national award

Teenager Jordan Ward is proving he has what it takes to become the nation’s next skating sensation.

For the Blackpool teenager is bidding to turn pro in in-line skating, after regularly winning competitions across the country and wowing spectators of the sport he has loved since he was just three years old. Now he is hoping the people of Blackpool will help him secure the title of Best Skater in England. Jordan, 15, has been shortlisted for the Fruit Shoot Skills Awards, in association with Nickelodeon, which recognise talented sporting youngsters across the UK. He said: “I think It’s amazing. I am really happy. It would be an honour to win this award, and I would use it to help teach other children how to get involved in this sport and get fit and healthy.”

Jordan, of Silverwood Avenue, South Shore, said he fell in love with skating when he first tried it, and has been competing since he was six. He has received sponsorship from That Rolling Brand. The Higfield Humanities College pupil added: “I am down at the skate park most days that I can.

“When I go into spins and flips I get a real rush that I wouldn't get anywhere else. “It’s definitely my ambition to compete in the pros leagues and travel around the world with it.” Jordan’s proud father, Scott, said: “Skating is something we encouraged for Jordan from a young age and it’s really paid off.

“Extreme sports are very much brushed under the carpet in the UK compared with America, so it’s pleasing to see the Fruit Shoot awards helping to promote them. “Maybe in-line skating could become an Olympic sport one day?” Jordan will attend a televised ceremony at the O2 arena next month, when the winner will be announced. To vote for him, visit and click “vote for your favourite”.

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