ALKIMOS BEACH HOSTS INAUGURAL SURF LIFE SAVING CARNIVAL
Over 400 Nippers across Perth descended on Alkimos Beach earlier this month for the Junior Surf Life Saving Carnival.
Surf Life Saving WA Chief Executive Officer, James O’Toole said it was fantastic to see Alkimos Beach host such a successful event in only its second year as a club.
“Feedback from participating clubs was overwhelmingly positive with many commenting on how smoothly the event ran,” he said.
Alkimos Surf Life Saving Club was founded in June 2017 through a partnership with Lendlease, LandCorp and Surf Life Saving WA. As part of the partnership, an award-winning temporary surf club was delivered. A permanent facility is planned for 2025 by the City of Wanneroo.
Alkimos Surf Life Saving Club President, Maren Scriven, said the event was the perfect way to showcase the growth of the club over the last 12 months.
“We have come a long way in such a short time with already 200 members signed up. We are looking forward to seeing where the next twelve months will take us,” she said.
For the rest of the year the club and its members will remain busy with Nippers and adult programs, carnivals and fundraising for additional equipment on the agenda.
General Manager of Communities WA, Anthony Rowbottam, said the Surf Life Saving Club has become an important community hub within Alkimos Beach.
“The club delivers integral water safety programs for residents but it also provides a place for new members of our community to meet and bond over shared interests which is essential for a well-connected community,” he said.
For more information visit the Sales & Information Centre, located on the corner of Graceful Boulevard and Painted Parkway, Alkimos Beach, open seven days from 10am to 5pm.