Scarboro SLSC gets $3000 for audio-visual
IN its 90th year, Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club members are getting ready to move into new clubrooms and have received a $3000 grant to upgrade their training room.
Club president Alan Carville said the funding from developer 3 Oceans Property would go towards fitting out the club’s training room with audio-visual equipment which would also benefit community first aid courses.
Mr Carville said the club had come through a challenging period during construction, operating out of shipping containers at the northern end of the beach.
“We’ve been one of the strongest clubs on the coastline up until very recently with the downturn and not having club rooms is hard,” he said.
“The most important thing is doing patrols on the beach and we’ve managed to do that pretty well over the time we’ve been working out of the containers down the other end of the beach.
“Once we get through this summer it will be a club where everyone will want to be a member with new spick and span rooms and the pool.”
Mr Carville said the club rooms should be functional by the 2018 Aussies Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in April and he expected to be moving gear in from December - January.
Surf lifesavers Adam Watts and Angus McMillan are looking forward to the new clubrooms after months of working out shipping containers.Picture: Andrew Ritchie