Today we would like you to meet our newest member of the team, Kyle Hamilton.
Kyle is in his late 20's, he is a father or 4 and he met his wife in Roller Derby.
He has been roller skating since the age of 2 and plans on skating till he is 102. Roller hockey was his main sport growing up where he played in first national championships at the young age of 5. In the under 17 division he went on to play for New Zealand at every age group and made the New Zealand Men's team when he was just 16 years old.
Currently, Kyle is coaching the New Zealand Woman’s Roller Hockey team.
Kyle found his way into roller derby in 2013 and quickly made a name for himself on the track and had the pleasure of playing for New Zealand in what was to be the first ever men’s international bout against Australia.
Kyle impressed us with his sponsorship application by sending us around 15 videos of him skating on all different disciplines, inline, quads, skateboarding and scootering. His mother sent him to the skate park when he was around 10years old and let’s just say he has never left. He started out on quads but quickly started to pick everything else up as well.
After spending so much time in the skate park Kyle ended up picking up a job there, this started out as a few hours a week and the turned into a full-time management role. In 2016 Sk8zone closed down and Bay Skate opened up and Kyle transitioned to running this facility.
Kyle is also currently theNew Zealand rep on the Australasian Scooter Association with his main focus on hosting bigger and better scooter comps in New Zealand.
Now his focus is on having fun, passing on his knowledge to anyone that wants it and trying to get as many people rolling as possible. Kyle is always trying to be the best he can be when it comes to skating and roller sports, and we must say he is pretty damn awesome.
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