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Kumba Skate Plaza in Kimberley, which was awarded Skate Park of the Year at the recent Global Skateboarding Awards, has attracted more than 120 000 visitors during the past four years.

This according to Tim McFerran of World Skateboarding Grand Prix. who told the New Age newspaper: “Since the Northern Cape provincial government has embraced skateboarding as part of their youth development programme, the skate park has played an enormous role in uniting the youth of the province and creating a sense of ownership among the burgeoning skateboarding community.”

John Block, Northern Cape MEC for Economic Development and Tourism, also told the New Age: “As a provincial government, we will continue our involvement with skateboarding and help to spread the positive message among the youth of our country.”

Kumba Skate Plaza will host the Kimberley Diamond Cup from October 7-10 this year, in which the world’s best skateboarders will compete.

Follow @KimberleyDiamondCup on Twitter for updates about the Kimberley Diamond Cup.

The video below showcases some highlights and interviews from the 2014 event.