Kieran Woolley is a skateboarder and Olympian who 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 in 2003 and began skateboarding at the age of four. He started competing in 2016 and is known as an All-Terrain Skateboarder who competes in the Street, Bowl and Park disciplines.
Kieran enjoyed early success in Bowl and won the Australian Junior Bowl Riding Championships in 2017 and 2018, and at the age of 14 qualified for his first World Skate Park Championships. He returned to the world championships a year later to lift his placing from 31st to 16th.
He then shifted his focus to Park when this discipline was chosen for inclusion in the Olympic Games. After intermittent training during COVID-19 restrictions, he won the Australian Skateboarding Federation Park Skateboarding Championships in 2020 and 2021, and the Australian Skateboarding League Street Championships in 2021 on home soil. COVID caused further disruption when it forced him to sit out the final Olympic qualification event in Iowa, USA, but Kieran was selected in the Australian team due to previous results, such as his 14th place at the ISO Nanjing Open in 2019.
Kieran then made history when he competed in skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo and finished fifth in the Park Skateboarding event. He plans to return to the Olympic scene in the future and to help young skateboarders develop their skills and to grow through their sport.
“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.
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 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
- 2022: Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder – Tier 3