Surf Life Saving WA Receives Lotterywest Support For Nippers Program

Surf Life Saving WA Receives Lotterywest Support For Nippers Program

Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray

Nippers Funding Makes A Splash

Victor P Taffa

  • Lotterywest provides $700,000 to Surf Life SavingWA to support nippers program
  • Funding to purchase equipment and safety devices

Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) has received $700,000 towards equipment and safety devices to support the nippers program, thanks to the State Government and Lotterywest.

“Western Australia Government, through Lotterywest, is extremely proud to be supporting community programs such as SLSWA’s nippers program, which keeps kids active, healthy and safe.” Minister for Sport and Recreation Mick Murray said.

“Western Australia is a State of beach lovers and every bit of this grant will go towards ensuring kids are able to safely enjoy our beautiful coast.”

SLSWA counts 8,000 Western Australian children aged 5-12 in their nippers program, held at 31 of their clubs around the State with enrolments growing from year to year.

New equipment and safety devices will contribute to a development program that sees nippers taken all the way through the journey from learning water awareness and surf safety to becoming a qualified surf lifesaver.

This will add to the already extensive pool of surf lifesavers who provide an invaluable service to the community in patrolling our beaches and keeping Western Australians safe in the surf.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray presented SLSWA with the State Government funding at the Parliament of Western Australia,where he wished the organisation the best in shaping the next generation of strong swimmers and surf lifesavers.

Abbreviations:

WA                 Western Australia