Youth events

NLNL Girls Make Your Move

No Lights No Lycra Fremantle are teaming up with the national Girls Make Your Move campaign aimed at inspiring, energising and empowering young women to be more active no matter who they are, all over Australia.This is a FREE event for girls aged 13-19.We'll be holding a one-off NLNL session for young women to come and experience the feeling of dancing while nobody's watching and losing themselves in the music. As anyone who has been along to one of our 75 locations worldwide, No Lights No Lycra is a great way to get active without feeling like you are exercising. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. It is a place where you can completely let go and shake your stresses out in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol free atmosphere.NLNL is a global dance movement where people from all backgrounds and walks of life come together and dance in the dark. Starting in Melbourne in 2009, it now exists in over 75 locations worldwide – from Sydney to Perth to Helsinki, London, Hong Kong and Myanmar.Currently, only one in 10 young Australians move enough, and teenage girls in particular are doing less physical activity than recommended.There are a lot of reasons many young Australian women don’t feel they can be physically active. They can be self-conscious about how they might look when exercising, and it’s a time in their life where feelings of being judged or ridiculed are ever-present. Historically there has also been less options for young women to participate in physical activity and sporting pursuits than their male counterparts.The Girls Make Your Move campaign is about pushing past those barriers and generating positive perceptions of physical activity. It’s about inspiring, energising and empowering young women to be more active, and reinforcing the many benefits of an active life, whether through recreation, sport or incidental physical activity. Dancing at least once a day has proven benefits to not just physical health, but mental health and wellbeing. It feels great, and it’s great for you!More info is available at:www.nolightsnolycra.com

Switch it up

National youth week is closing with a spectacular event on our own Esplanade. A local lineup of musicians, DJs and WA’s best skateboarders surrounded by chill zones and food vans to provide for all your desires. The SWITCH ( Fremantle youth advisory council) will also be hosting a Ferris Forum - jump in for a ride and share your opinion on the forums hot topic.     LINE UP:   - Skate Comp 12-4pm *‘Game of Skate and Best Trick’ - Ferris Forum 1pm -3pm - Parkour 1pm - 2.30pm (8-11yr) & 2.30pm-4pm (11yrs+) - Silent Disco - Game Vault 1pm-3pm - Roving Circus 2pm - Live Music 3pm - Food vans and chill zones available all day.

Esplanade Youth Plaza

The award winning Esplanade Youth Plaza is located in the heart of Fremantle on the  south eastern corner of Fremantle's Esplanade Reserve. This facility is an iconic world class $1.6M plaza and has one of the most impressive skateboarding areas ever seen in Perth. Featuring an extensive street section that caters for all ages as well as a central focal marine buoy in the middle of the bowl section. The plaza also caters for a variety of other interests such as ping pong, rock climbing, slacklining and parkour. Workshops are run regularly for skateboarding and parkour during the school holidays.…

Youth events

There is plenty on offer for young people in Fremantle. The City of Fremantle coordinates a program of youth events at the Esplanade Youth Plaza and a regular school holiday program. If you are looking for things to do in Freo with kids you’ll find it on our Fremantle story listings pages.