Spin Master’s Tech Deck named official sponsor of Skateboard GB’s National Championship 2021

Spin Master has struck up a new partnership with Skateboard GB that will see its popular fingerboard brand, Tech Deck, become one of the official sponsors of the National Championships 2021.

Confirmed to take place on April 11th in Manchester, the one-day competition will be the only British Olympic qualification event leading up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

With restrictions limiting the number of skateboarders able to take part this year, Skateboard GB also has plans to host a Virtual National Championships during the summer, giving more skateboarders across the UK an opportunity to compete on a national level.

Skateboard GB’s newest sponsor, Tech Deck, has an extensive range of mini fingerboards that are designed to feel like the real thing. Each fingerboard features authentic and iconic graphics from the biggest skate companies in the world, including Blind, Santa Cruz, Plan B and Sk8mafia.

In addition to the collectable mini boards, the Tech Deck range also includes higher price point products including the Build-A-Park World Tour ramp set which features everything needed for skateboarding fans to build their own custom park inspired by real world skate spots.

Phil Hooper, senior commercial director at Spin Master UK, said: “We’re very excited to have Tech Deck sponsor Skateboard GB’s National Championships. Tech Deck has a great range of expertly designed and authentic products that provide a fun and unique outlet for skateboarding fans, pros and amateurs alike.

“It’s brilliant to see skateboarding become part of the 2021 Olympics and for the sport to receive the proper recognition it deserves. This increased awareness for the sport will certainly provide the Tech Deck brand with lots of exciting opportunities and potential partnerships in the future.”

James Hope-Gill, CEO at Skateboard GB, said: “We are thrilled to be able to host the National Championships this month after last year’s were cancelled due to Covid. This is a very exciting opportunity to provide the UK’s top skateboarders with the chance to gain essential qualification points ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“We’re lucky to have a great range of new sponsors this year, including Spin Master’s fingerboard brand Tech Deck which truly embodies artistry and skill of the sport whilst resonating with the younger generation and aspiring skateboarders.”

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