Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club

The extra numbers of young surf life savers at Fitzroy this year will get the equipment they need, thanks to funding from the Mazda Foundation. A grant of $2,375 will pay for new rescue tubes, boogie boards and nipper boards needed to train the club’s junior section.

Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club co-ordinator Leigh Laurence says the number of junior members has increased from 50 members to 80 members over the last season, so there was a desperate need for extra equipment to teach the young lifeguards essential skills so they can help keep the beaches safe.