Sunday, September 01, 2013

Kirkcaldy Inline Skater Tony Hoggan Vies For Nickelodeon Fruit Shoot Skills Awards 2013 Award

The Fife Free Press, a Scottish regional newspaper which covers Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area of Scotland, has posted a short profile of Kirkcaldy inline skater Tony Hoggan, 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!

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, The Vamps and The Luminites!:
Skater boy up for top award

Tony Hoggan from Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy skater Tony Hoggan has been nominated for a top award.

The 12-year-old schoolboy has been put forward for the title of best under 16 skater in the UK as part of the Nickelodeon Fruitshoot skills awards.

The award ceremony is being held at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, September 7, and will be live on Nickelodeon TV, hosted by Olympic diver Tom Daly.

The winner will be decided by online voting, and Tony is the only Scot among the four skaters nominated.

Tony is hoping that the Fife public [has helped] him win the title by voting for him at Voting [ended] Saturday [31st August 2013].

Tony has been skating since the age of eight and is competing in national competitions. He has already caught the eye of Brian Aragon, the 2009 world champion, who has posted a video of Tony on his Facebook page.

Tony’s skating career was also given a boost in January when he secured sponsorship from, the UK’s biggest skateshop located in Cardiff, to add to his skatepark sponsor, Unit 23 Skatepark in Dumbarton.

He was also featured in an article in the Bleach Collective action sports magazine’s first issue, based in the north of Engalnd, that was published in July.

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