Surf campaign’s up

The Ninety for Ninety social media drive to raise $1000 for every 90 years the club has operated will end on June 7.

Perth SLSC president Grant Trew said the club had come a long way since its first small wooden clubrooms just south of the City Beach groyne in 1925.

�There is so much excitement about our new facility; we�ve now got walls and structure to it, we�re starting to see light fixtures go in and how the whole precinct is going to look,� Mr Trew said.

�There is no confirmed date yet, but we expect to move in by July and be operating out of there for the beginning of the season in November.

�This last fundraising push is going out to the wider community for anything from $1 to $1000. It all counts. The money will go towards the fit-out of our first aid and training rooms. Our plan is to have one of the most professional first aid rooms of any surf club in Australia.�

Mr Trew said it had been �pretty tough� for members since their 40-year-old clubrooms were demolished 12 months ago to make way for the new development.

�We have been operating out of containers, some of our gear is stored down the road, downstairs at Clancy�s Fish Pub and even at houses nearby,� he said.

�But we only need to take a look at what we�re getting to realise it is all worth it.

�Now that we have room to grow, we are expecting our membership to increase from about 1300 to upwards of 2000 in the next few years.

�This new building is smack bang right in the middle of new cafes and parks where people will be hanging out. We feel this will be the best surf club in WA for connecting and interacting with the community.�

For more about the fundraiser, visit

www.chuffed.org/project/ninetyforninety