Friday, 23 March 2007

Warrington Surf Club news (updated)

The Warrington Surf Life Saving Club has just concluded another very
active and successful season with our closing day on 18th March. In
the last two months our junior athletes have competed at the Ocean
Athlete (South Island Champs) in Christchurch where our juniors
excelled picking up numerous placings. This was a great trip and the
children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, gaining many medals, and all
participated with great enthusiasm. Thanks to Lyn Hastie for her
assistance as Manager, cook, organiser. The Otago Junior Champs and
Kaka Point Carnival were also well attended and and our athletes
competed sucessfully.

The club is working hard to secure funding for the extension to the
clubrooms and to this end a garage sale is to be held at the Blueskin
Country Fair and Clearing Sale, Bland Park, Waitati on Saturday 31st
March commencing at 9:30 am. Goods may be left at the ground either on
Friday night or Saturday morning. To arrange storage or collection of
goods please phone Jane 4822661 or Kaye on 4822494.

The Life Guards finished patrolling the beaches on the 11 March. Thank
you to all our Life Guards for the wonderful job you have done this
summer. We do realise it has been a rather difficult season with our
number of active life guards being low, we do appreciate all you
efforts.

Our existing and future Surf Life Guards are preparing for next season
already. Swimming at the "Moana Gow Pool" at Hawkesbury is up and
running again thanks to our great coach Cherie.

On 10th March the South Island IRB champs were held in Warrington.

Special Thank You to the following people:
• Les Rainbow for fixing the flag poles
• Pru Casey for her continued efforts at obtaining Donations and
Grants to enable us to extend our facilities
• Peter Ibbotson for fixing the taps in the Girls changing room
• Lee Hunter for securing sponsorship from Fulton Hogan, enabling us
to purchase the lovely warm micro fleeces
• Lyn Hastie for the organising and ordering of the fleeces
• Steph Kelly for the organising of barbeques
• Errol Ferguson for the donation of the deep freeze

Huge congratulations to Elise Dickson who was selected as part of the
team in the Otago U14 Development Team. As a result she recently had
a very successful and enjoyable trip to Red Beach in Auckland. A
wonderful achievement, we are very proud of you.

by Jane Hailes, Kaye Burns, Lyn Hastie and Peter Dowden

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