Sport­ing bod­ies urged to unite

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

LO­CAL sport­ing bod­ies now have the op­por­tu­nity to help each other thanks to a new ini­tia­tive in the re­gion.

The Air­lie Beach Com­bined Clubs is a group driven by lo­cal not-for-profit sport­ing clubs of the Whit­sun­days who are work­ing to support one-another, share re­sources to strengthen the com­mu­nity’s lo­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion and fur­ther con­trib­ute to tourism pro­mo­tion.

“Our small not-for-profit clubs are re­spon­si­ble for bring­ing huge events to Air­lie Beach ev­ery year, in­clud­ing the Whit­sun­day Run­ning Fes­ti­val, BMX Car­ni­vals, Scout Fest, the Air­lie Beach Triathlon and much more,” Air­lie Beach Com­bined Club’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Labes said.

“So far the run­ning club, triathlon club, moun­tain bike club, life­sav­ing club, AFL ju­niors, BMX club and scout club are work­ing to­gether and are grate­ful for the in­ter­est shown by Whit­sun­days Mar­ket­ing and De­vel­op­ment.”

The ini­tia­tive is open to any not-for-profit club, and Labes en­cour­ages those in­ter­ested to con­tact her at whit­sun­

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