Pro rider Paul Regan (DVS Shoes, Girl Skateboards, Revival Dist.) mentions Rubicon in his recent interview for Caught in the Crossfire. When asked about teaching skateboarding he says “what better job could I get really”.
What are you doing with yourself when you’re not out skating? Are you in college or gettin’ stuck into some graft?
Well I’ve finished College now, so looking into a uni course at London Southbank doing Digital Media Arts, start that next September if I get in. I got laid off from my job, but I’ve been doing bits here and there working on HGV’s to get by, I’ve applied to Rubicon Skate School to be a teacher for skateboarding in schools. Hopefully I’ve got the job, just waiting for the CRB check….fingers crossed!
Tell us about the skate school. Have you any experience of mentoring before? And how do you feel about being a Big Brother type figure for younger kids?
Well It’s run by Rubicon and Geoff Else is one of the main people involved as he set it up, I just applied for it online after hearing people teaching skateboarding, so I thought what better job could I get really, so I just went for it! I’ve helped kids out in skateparks and stuff, always had a chat with them if they asked questions about things, tricks or what have you. I think it’s standard really to help anyone out if they ask… hmm- I guess being a big brother type figure would be quite cool, it’s a good feeling when someone looks up to you, it makes you feel like you’ve actually done something good to help someone. It’s always good to give.
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