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A FREE try-out day at Port Douglas Life Saving Club will teach participants how to enjoy Four Mile Beach in a safe manner.

Aspiring nippers and patrol members are encouraged to head down to the club’s Come and Try day on Sunday morning, March 18.

Douglas Shire Council Mayor Julia Leu said it was a prime opportunity for locals to not only get active, but educate themselves about how to make the most of one of Australia’s best beaches.

“Surf Life Saving Queensland is at the cutting edge of beach safety and our local club, who deal with a unique set of issues, plays a vital role looking after revellers at Four Mile Beach,” she said.

“What a fantastic opportunity to support this great club and get involved in one of our region’s most enjoyable and historic sports.”

The Australian and Queensland Governments, through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, provided $15,000 to Douglas Shire Council to deliver the Game On DS2018 – Come and Try project.
Game On DS2018 – Come and Try!” Surf Life Saving will be held at Surf Life Saving Club on the corner of Mowbray St & Esplanade on March 18.

Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club was established by a small group of volunteers in early 1980.
The club’s Surf Sports Officer Irene Cats said she fell in love with the sport about five years ago and would love to see new members join the club.
‘We are very excited to show everyone what surf lifesaving is all about,” she said.

“Adults and kids (from 5 years of age) are welcome to join us for a morning of fun on the beach that will finish off with a refreshing splash in the water from 9-11am.

“Surf Life Saving is a great way for kids to learn how to enjoy the beach and ocean in a safe way and the surf sport is a social and fun way to stay fit for kids and adults.”

All activities will be held inside the stinger nets.

SLSQ regional manager Rob Davidson said people will be surprised at the variety of what surf has to offer.

“We really want to encourage everyone to come down and meet with us to hear about what Surf Life Saving is all about,” he said.

“There are nippers for the younger ones and many options for the adults, from finding out how to attain your Bronze Medallion, or by taking on a role off the sand, there is truly something for everyone.

“We focus on family, fun and friends; there is really so much joy to be had in belonging to a club.”

Regular updates on future Come and Try days will be posted to Council’s Facebook Page and HERE

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