Habito signs 11 year-old skateboarding sensation Roxana Howlett in first brand ambassador deal
Roxana Howlett, the 11-year-old winner of the 2020 and 2021 Skateboarding National Championships has signed a deal to become Habito’s first brand ambassador.
The six-month partnership has been created to shine a spotlight on skateboarding’s incredible emerging talent and supercharge the next generation of skateboarders. It kicks off just two days before the start of the Tokyo Olympics where skateboarding will make its highly anticipated Olympic debut.
Over the next six months, Roxana will take on the role as a mentor to an up-and-coming skater in her native Devon, where she’ll also be spending her time passing on her knowledge and skills to the local skating community.
Roxana Howlett said: “Hyped to announce I will now be working alongside Habito on this exciting project with them this year. It is such an important year for skateboarding and Habito is a great supporter of the sport as they sponsored the Nationals which I won earlier this year. I’m excited to be their ambassador for the next 6 months and mentor another new young skater.”
Roxana started skating at her local skatepark in Newton Abbot, Devon, when she was just six years old. She’s since gone on to win multiple competitions, including two consecutive wins at the Skateboarding National Championships in 2020 and 2021 in the Street discipline. Owing to Covid restrictions, Roxana’s family remodelled their back garden and created a home-made half-pipe to enable Roxana to participate in the 2020 Championships remotely.
Abba Newbery, chief marketing officer at Habito said: “We’re so proud to be adding even more fuel to the skateboarding fire, in what is shaping up to be a massive year for the sport. Rox is a powerhouse of talent, energy and community spirit and her future is incredibly bright. I’m delighted that we can play a part in shining a spotlight on this amazing sport, help Rox on her stellar trajectory and kick-start her mentorship of the next generation of skateboarders.”
James Hope-Gill, SkateboardGB, said: “Skateboarding is an incredibly diverse and inclusive sport and its far-reaching appeal and popularity, particularly in the last 18 months, really pay tribute to that. Roxana is an extraordinary young skateboarder and has already won various competitions at just 11 years old. Knowing Habito’s values and Roxana’s passion for the sport, I have no doubt their partnership will help build a legacy of accessibility and community spirit within skateboarding.”
Roxana’s Olympic commentary, skateboarding videos and progress with her mentee will be documented on her Instagram feed @Roxsk8girl.