Kieran Woolley was awarded a Tier 3 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Kieran was born on the South Coast of NSW, and discovered his love for skateboarding at age four (2007). Kieran competes as an All-Terrain Skateboarder (ATV), skating street, bowl, and park disciplines.
It wasn’t until 2016 that Kieran turned his hobby for skateboarding towards the competitive scene. He rapidly progressed through competitions with a focus on Bowl Skateboarding. In 2017 and 2018 he earned the Australian Junior Bowl Riding Championship titles.
The inclusion of Park Skateboarding in the 2020 Olympic programme shifted Kieran’s focus into this discipline.
In 2018, at the age of 14, Kieran qualified for his first World Skate Park Championships. This was his first major international competition and although he finished 31st, Kieran left the competition with a burning desire to succeed. The following World Championships (2019) in Sao Paulo, Kieran brought his passion and drive with him and placed 16th.
The 18-month Covid-19 break (2020/2021) in international competition allowed Kieran to skate more in his home country of Australia. This proved to work in Kieran’s favour as he won two ASF Park Skateboarding Championships and an ASL Street Championship during that time.
In 2021, Kieran was forced out of the final Olympic qualifier in Iowa due to positive Covid-19 cases within the Australian team however, he qualified for the Tokyo Olympics based on previously earnt points in other qualifying competitions.
In 2021 Kieran made his Olympic Debut at the Tokyo Olympic Games. It was the debut for the sport of Skateboarding on the Olympic programme as well. He placed second in the Semi Finals with a final placing of fifth in the Park Skateboarding event.
Kieran aspires to work with young skateboarders to help them grow through skateboarding, develop their skills and develop their skateboarding capabilities.
“It is amazing to be recognised as an up-and-coming skateboarder and to have the support of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame as I continue to chase my skateboarding dreams. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is an iconic institution, and it is awesome to be associated with it as a Scholarship Holder.” – Kieran Woolley on being selected as a 2022 Tier 3 Scholarship Holder.
- 2017 Australian Junior Bowl Riding Championships – Champion
- 2018: Australian Junior Bowl Riding Championships – Champion
- 2018 Combi Bowl Juniors California 3rd
- 2018: World Skate – Park World Championships – 31st
- 2019: World Skate – Park World Championships – 16th
- 2019: ISO Nanjing Open – 14th, Olympic Qualifier (park)
- 2020 (2021): Tokyo Olympic Games – 5th (park)
- 2020: ASF Australian Park Skateboarding Championships – Champion
- 2020: ASL Australian Park Skateboarding Championships – 2nd
- 2021: ASF Australian Park Skateboarding Championships – Champion
- 2021: ASL Australian Street Skateboarding Championships – Champion