Australia’s most successful rope jumper has skipped into town to share his skills with students from Clyde Fenton Primary School.
Luke Boon is a current world record holder and 28x World Champion in the sport of Jump Rope. As one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the sport, Luke has mentored world-class athletes and coached at a national and international level. Earlier this year, Luke Boon impressed celebrity judges and audiences all over the country with his performance on Australia's Got Talent.
Skipping NT has brought Luke to the Territory to support their aspirations of growing participation and skills in the sport of skipping throughout the Territory.
“Skipping is a fantastic sport. It builds strength, endurance and coordination and allows participants to be creative and have fun," said Skipping NT President, Claire George. “We are so delighted that some Katherine students have been able to see Luke’s amazing skipping skills and learn some new tricks themselves.”
With a mission to grow the sport of skipping on all levels, Luke Boon established his business Jump Force International to provide unique educational fitness experiences to people of all ages, genders and ability levels.
"The Jump Rope is the best fitness tool on the planet” said Luke. “Like everything else you do in life, it's powered by you."
Students from multiple classes from Clyde Fenton Primary School joined Luke for interactive skipping workshops. Health and PE teacher, Amy Buick, organised the workshops and will join other teachers from across the Top End this weekend to complete a Jump Force International skipping coaching training course.
"I am so impressed how quickly our students have improved their skipping skills” she said. “They have loved learning new tricks and rope skipping is definitely an activity that we are keen to do more of in the future."
Earlier this year, Skipping NT was officially recognised by the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture as a peak sporting body, and has supporting Skipping NT with the cost of delivering the workshops.