June 2013 Recipients
St. Clair Surf Lifesaving Club has been awarded $5,000 by the Mazda Foundation to purchase four paddle boards for the Junior club. These boards will be used for both training and competing and are an integral piece of equipment for a Junior Lifesaver in training.
Junior membership at the club has grown from 30 to 120 children over the past five years. With such an increase in numbers there has been a lack of resources to service the entire membership and provide the proper training required to develop future Surf Lifesavers. These four boards will ease the pressure on the existing resources.
These are fantastic skills for young people to learn because New Zealand has some of the world’s most treacherous beaches.