Martha Eggleton

Eight-year-old Martha Eggleton joined the Wight Trash skateboarding team in 2018.

The youngest female skateboarding to be on the team, Martha is a dedicated and gutsy skater, who practices every day after school at her local skatepark and travels to the mainland on weekends to take part in competitions.

Martha is also part of the Isle of Wight’s Talented Athlete Scheme.

Below are some of the articles about Martha.

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder in female skateboarding zine

martha eggleton at great wonderfest

Eight-year-old Martha from Niton is featured with three photos in the first issue of new female skateboarding zine, Plank. She continues to be an inspiration to many.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 6:21pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight skateboarding legend latest to feature in Isle Create series

john cattle

Up next in the Isle Create series of short documentaries highlighting the Island's creativity is John Cattle from Wight Trash Skateboards.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry

Eight-year-old skateboarder’s speech about concrete skatepark dubbed ‘illuminating and inspirational’ by Mayor

martha reading her speech

The eight-year-old skateboarder's speech on the benefits of a concrete skatepark was dubbed by the Mayor of the town council as "very illuminating and inspirational". Watch here.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

74 Isle of Wight athletes, from eight to 80, now part of Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented athletes

From an eight year-old skateboarder to an 80-year-old athlete, 75 gifted sportspeople are being supported by the Talented Athlete Scheme this year.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder breaks leg in five places – Even before op she’s looking up new tricks

martha wight trash skateboarder with leg broken in five places cropped

Martha's response to breaking her leg in five places whilst attempting a 360? What competitions am I missing and when I get back on the board what tricks can I learn?

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight skateboarding brand Wight Trash 15 years old and still going strong

john cattle with martha and bam margera

Legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder, John Cattle, founded Wight Trash back in 2004. 15 years on and the brand is known around the world, he's running skate session five days a week and will be celebrating five years of having a shop in Ryde this summer.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Lauran Hibberd’s latest music video features Isle of Wight skateboarding stars

lauran hibberd and martha

The track was recorded in a former water tower on Queen Victoria's estate on the Isle of Wight and the music video recorded at John Cattle's Skateclub. We love it!

Friday, 26th October, 2018 6:37pm

By Sally Perry

Seven-year-old Martha joins the Wight Trash Skate crew

martha and john skating green

This sparkly seven-year-old from the Isle of Wight has just been recruited to the Wight Trash skateboarding team. Check out these great videos of her awesome performance.

Thursday, 21st June, 2018 2:31pm

By Sally Perry