Young people are the future of lifesaving and Southport Surf Life Saving Club in conjunction with SLSQ aim to provide our younger members with the opportunity to make friends and learn new skills in an enjoyable environment.
There are many ways that the youth of our community can be involved in lifesaving and there are heaps of programs and activities that SLSQ and Southport Surf Life Saving Club run to help keep them motivated, involved, and that help them get ahead in life outside lifesaving! We also run social activities and programs that help fitness and strength in the water and on the sand, and also teach vital leadership and teamwork skills.
WHAT AGES QUALIFY?
Youth Development is for members in the Under 14 age group through to 25 years of age – the age range where we have the least amount of members. In conjunction with Gold Coast Private Hospital’s generous sponsorship of our youth, the Club has a fund that we use to organise some really fun excursions away from the club. We want to encourage fun and friendships, develop skills and capabilities and make you aware of the avenues available to you as a member of the club.
YOUTH CAMP AND OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES
Each year we send around seven members from the Under 13 – Under 15 age group (including the club/vice junior captains) to a Youth Camp, which is always a lot of fun. We have a youth ball later in the season which 600 or 700 youth attend from all across South Coast Branch. We also do a lot of just plain fun stuff like Fright Night, movies, camping trips and ice skating.
LOOKING TO JOIN?
If you are new to Surf Life Saving, join now and sign up for one of our Surf Rescue Certificate (minimum age 13) or Bronze Medallion (minimum age 15) courses now!