Champions ready for new era

Left: under-17 Board Rescue State champions Jayde Hardstaff (back) and Jade Mickle (front). Right: under-17 Surf Team State champions Jemma Scott, Talia Jakubans, Jayde Hardstaff and Jade Mickle.
Left: under-17 Board Rescue State champions Jayde Hardstaff (back) and Jade Mickle (front). Right: under-17 Surf Team State champions Jemma Scott, Talia Jakubans, Jayde Hardstaff and Jade Mickle.

The club scored highly in several categories, defeating Trigg SLSC by 100 points.

City of Perth president Grant Trew said preparation for the State championships started a year ago.

‘It really was a great team effort throughout our club and a testament to our dedicated volunteers,’ Mr Trew said.

He said that gaining points in weekend events, skills in first aid and surf patrol were equally critical.

‘Our competitors train hard during the week, yet volunteer on weekends as part of our lifesaving patrol,’ Mr Trew said.

‘They possess excellent skills in both rescue and first-aid techniques.’

The club has 1300 members with a new chapter of the club’s life about to begin.

‘We are keen to expand further into the community, particularly with the new development,’ Mr Trew said.

In December 2013, the Town of Cambridge approved an $18 million redevelopment of the club’s beachfront.

The club will be the primary tenant of the new building, which will also house a new kiosk and restaurant.

‘We will be really keen to utilise the space provided, which will benefit both our administration and training centres,’ Mr Trew said.

Redevelopment will begin in late March, after approval from the WA Planning Commission.

Mr Trew is also excited about the future redevelopment of the club’s facility.

‘We’re working closely with the Town of Cambridge and are excited about potential to expand,’ he said.