October at the
Inauugral Annual Waitati Voluntary Fire Brigade vs Warrington Surf
Life Saving Club Softball Match. The teams enjoyed near perfect
conditions at Warrington Domain following the opening day of the Surf
Club who now have their flags up for voluntary patrols for the next 20
weekends of summer noon - 5pm.
Few beach goers braved the waves today
apart fron the hardy life gaurds who swam the channel and brushed up
on their Life Guard skills for the season.
With 55 life guards on the Warrington patrol roster, the Fire Service
were outnumbered but still strong. Clearly the softball prowess was
held by the Fire Service but
the stamina and fitness of the younger life guards awarded victory to
the surf life savers after a bitter battle.
Charlotte Ibbotson, Warrington life-saving coordinator is pictured
shaking hands with trainee firefighter and softball captain Nick
Berends of Waitati Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Brent Bell, clearly a seasoned pitcher delivers the ball to Byron
Dodge (in red life guard jacket) and to Mark Buckley (Life Guard in
yellow shirt). Lance Ormsby is the Umpire and Rhys Bell is the Fire
Photos by Pru Casey
Warrington Surf Life Saving Club