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MIKEY PINDER in action web - by Jon Shrimpton PhotographyLiverpool’s famous dock area is now home to a booming sport that has helped to transform the life of one previously shy young man. Mikey Pinder, 31, from West Kirby, spent many years trying to overcome difficulties associated with autism. He found it hard to communicate and interact with others. Out of curiosity he tried wakeboarding at the Liverpool Wake Park in October 2013 a few months after it opened by the Queens Dock in the heart of the city, and he has never looked back. Mikey now has social media accounts and is about to become a YouTube sensation.

Wakeboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Think skateboards on water, with participants propelled across the surface and over floating obstacles by a controlled cable tow. Nearly two and a half years on, the sport has transformed Mikey’s life. He is fitter, stronger and now enjoys an active social life.  Mikey says: 

"Wakeboarding is a way to clear my head. I really love it. I use my membership like a gym, and also to swim, any day I want, so I feel really healthy.  One year after my first session I made my debut at the Grassroots Tour competition. I was nervous but it was a great experience. I came in ninth place and everyone cheered me."

Mikey’s progress delighted the staff at the Liverpool Wake Park facility.  The team offers support and training to users of all ages and abilities, and Mikey has quickly become a star down at the dock.

The three-minute film was shot on location at Queens Dock. It’s showcases Mikey’s inspirational journey and highlights how the confidence he has gained from the sport now overspills into his everyday life.  Wakeboarding has opened many new social circles, as Mikey explains:

"I meet loads of new people now. We talk about what we have done, what tricks we have practiced, and I have lots of wakeboarder friends on Twitter, and especially Facebook.  People should give it a go. Anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a pro."

Mikey’s message to anyone considering trying the sport is simple: “Do it for fun; feel happy!”

MIKEY PINDER in action 2 web - by Jon Shrimpton Photography

Photos by Jon Shrimpton Photography.

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Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) aim to promote and support sport and physical activity. We can support your club, school and workplace with a range of services including:

If you think we can help you please get in touch… Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk or call 01225 781500.

Courses and Events

Mon Oct 01 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Time to Listen in Swindon
Wed Oct 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Trowbridge
Wed Nov 14 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Panathlon School Games
Tue Nov 20 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Emergency First Response in Trowbridge
Mon Dec 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Swindon
Thu Jan 17 @12:30AM - 05:00PM
Girls Basketball School Games

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