Pilbara Kids urged to have-a-go at nippers
The Pilbara’s nippers are raring to get back in the water as surf lifesaving season kicks off for the new year.
Port Walcott Surf Life Saving Club will host a come-and-try day on the Dampier foreshore from 9am this Sunday.
Club president Ben Unbehaun said surf lifesaving provided invaluable life experience no matter your age.
“We have lost a few, which happens here, but we’ve also gained a couple of experienced clubbies from Perth as well,” he said.
“This will be a completely fun day, they can come down, have a go at the races and take out the boards.
“We want the kids to have a go at everything and see if they want to give nippers a go for the season.”
The club has bought full-sized training gear over the off-season to help develop the senior ranks as well.
“We want to develop that and get a few more people competing at Broome at the end of the season, and engaging in training courses,” Mr Unbehaun said.
“From word of mouth we have people interested so we will look to ramp up advertising to make sure we have instructors and assessors around.”
The first season meet will be hosted at Wickham’s Boat Beach on February 25 and meets will move between Port Walcott, Dampier and Point Samson.
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