PDSLSC calls for new­bies

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

WITH the stinger nets set to come down in less than a month, the num­ber of beach­go­ers and swim­mers is about to rise.

The red and yel­low army from the Port Dou­glas Surf Life Sav­ing Club is putting the call out for new re­cruits to join their ranks, from nip­pers to se­nior patrol.

Peo­ple from the age of five to 105 are en­cour­aged to join the club from roles such as nip­pers, vol­un­teer pa­trols, train­ing and of­fice and com­mit­tee roles.

Nip­pers from the age of five take part in beach games and learn about wa­ter safety and aware­ness, tides, stingers and stranger-dan­ger.

At around eight years old the nip­pers start prac­tic­ing in wa­ter sports and learn­ing all about what it means to be a Surf Life Saver.

PDSLSC mem­ber and Nip­pers pres­i­dent Brian Markham said he hopes to see some good num­bers at the sign on day on Sun­day.

‘‘Fam­i­lies are wel­come to join the Port Dou­glas Surf Life Sav­ing Club,’’ he said.

‘‘Chil­dren join as nip­pers and get to have fun, play games and learn about wa­ter safety while par­ents and older sib­lings can be­come a surf life saver and patrol the beaches, learn first aid and be el­i­gi­ble to travel to surf sports compe- titions.

‘‘But if the wa­ter isn’t for you there are other op­tions to be in­volved with the club, we al­ways need help in the of­fice.’’

The sign on will be at the Port Dou­glas Surf Life Sav­ing Club this Sun­day 5 May from 10am un­til 12pm.

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