DROPPING IN: Tim Earle takes over as owner of Hervey Bay’s Rock Off Indoor Park today. Earle also confirmed the park will host an Australian Scooter Association event later this year.
DROPPING IN: Tim Earle takes over as owner of Hervey Bay’s Rock Off Indoor Park today. Earle also confirmed the park will host an Australian Scooter Association event later this year. Matthew Mcinerney

Rock Off skate park getting new owners

YOU would be hard pressed to find a busier family than the Earles.

Last weekend Jayn Earles took sons Cooper and Jaden to Sydney's Monster Park for the Australian Scooter Association national titles.

Jaden matched it with the best and finished second in his division but do not be surprised if he improves on that next year.

The Earles are set to spend a lot more time practising at Hervey Bay's Rock Off Indoor Park after they assume ownership of the facility today.

How dad Tim will fit the new gig in his busy schedule is anyone's guess but the successful musician more than likely has a plan in place.

"Managing the band (Dagwood Crossing) is a full-time job in itself, let alone this," he said.

"We've been great friends with the previous owners since it opened and we've always been interested in it."

On top of assuming ownership over the park, Earle confirmed Hervey Bay was set to host an ASA event. No date has yet been determined but Earle said he was excited by the opportunity.

"Scootering is a massive sport," he said. "It's really taken off in the last five to 10 years.

"It's now officially a sport and we'll be hosting an event later this year.

"We'll have an ASA competition, pro riders, entertainment ... all of it."

While he prepares to run Rock Off he is also in the midst of planning Dagwood Crossing's next tour.

"We're just about ready to hit the road," he said.

"We'll start at Cairns and work our way down to Brisbane and the Gold Coast."



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