Get to know what Totem Skate School is all about.
Established in 2010 Totem Skateboarding facilitate skateboarding events and workshops around Sydney and across Australia. We provide competitions, demonstrations, corporate and team building events, after and in school activities, private and group coaching sessions, holiday programs, community fun-days, birthday parties and general skateboarding focused Photography/art workshops.
Totem believe in developing self esteem, personal identity and self image through positive attitudes and activities - skateboarding is simply our vehicle for this message.
Meet Our Team
Totem Skate boarding is a Sydney business, however our roots began in Leeton, rural New South Wales where Head Coaches Nigel and David grew up. It is this insight into city and country living that make Totem such a unique team.
Head Coach and Founder
Nigel has been skateboarding for sixteen years and coaching for a decade. The man lives and breathes skateboarding so it is no wonder he co-established Totem Skate School back in 2010.
Nigel has a genuine passion for working with young people and has completed certificates in Youth Work and Community Services Work at Northern Sydney Institute. He has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to skateboarding which has made him an asset to many small communities as he assists with the planning and development of local skate parks.
Nigel is accredited with The Australian Sports Commission and has First Aid Qualifications.
Regional Development Head Coach
David has been skateboarding for sixteen years and has been involved with many skate related projects since a young age, including all of Totems major events. David has a particular interest in taking skateboarding to rural Australia and spends much of his time travelling the country. Having studied yoga in India and experienced many cultures from around the world David brings a unique and wonderful skill set to Totem.
David is accredited with the Australian Sports Commission and has First aid Qualifications.
Joel is a Sydney based artist and designer, practicing with a range of mediums from illustration to sculpture. He has been the sole contributor across Totem's branding, naming and aesthetic.
For more on Joel please visit his website www.westobjectsworkshop.com