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Surf Life Saving Australia opens entries for 2014/15 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Series Trial

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has today opened entries for the 2014/15 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series Trial which will be held again this year at Salt Beach in Northern New South Wales on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September, 2014. Entries are now open to current, proficient SLSA members via http://carnival.sls.com.au.

North Burleigh SLSC wins National IRB Title for 12th year

North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has impressed spectators, winning the National IRB Championships at Kingscliff Beach this weekend for a 12th time.

After today’s finals, North Burleigh SLSC finished with the highest pointscore on a total of 52 points, 29 points in front of New South Wales favourite, Kiama Downs SLSC on 23 points and Queensland’s Kurrawa SLSC in third on 21 points.

North Burleigh SLSC also won the title in 1994 (tie with Nobbys SLSC), 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Surf Life Saving assists search and rescue at Byron Bay

The National Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships are underway at Kingscliff in northern NSW and concurrently event organisers and hosts Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club are supporting the search and rescue team at Byron Bay following reports three male surfers were caught in a rip while surfing at approx. 11 am Saturday 19 July 2014. 

Two of the surfers have been located while search and rescue continues for the third man. 

Queensland wins Interstate IRB Championship for 6th year running

The Queensland Cyclones showed off some outstanding skill today at the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Interstate Championships at Kingscliff Beach, earning them the Interstate title for the sixth year in a row.

QLD won eight of their nine races, finishing on 53 points, 17 points ahead of Victoria in second (36 points) and New South Wales in third (33 points).

The National IRB Championship continues throughout the weekend, bringing together the strongest crews from around the country to compete for the National Title.

Independent Director – Surf Life Saving Australia

Surf Life Saving exists to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities. As one of Australia's most respected organisations and world leader in lifesaving, coastal public safety, rescue and education services we embody and inspire a truly positive and uniquely Australian attitude to life through our members and clubs.

We are looking for a highly experienced professional with demonstrated experience within finance, risk management and corporate governance to join the SLSA Board. The SLSA Board meets six times a year.

Surf Life Saving Australia sends condolences to US Lifeguard

Surf Life Saving Australia today joins the international lifesaving community mourning the tragic loss of Orange County lifeguard Ben Carlson, who drowned while undertaking a rescue on Newport Beach, California overnight.

“Surf Life Saving Australia conveys its condolences to Ben’s family, Orange County Fire Chief Scott Poster, Chief Lifeguard Rob Williams, all of Ben’s colleagues and the United States Lifesaving Association for their loss,” Surf Life Saving Australia CEO, Greg Nance said.

Australian Sports Commission (ASC) SLSA funding reduced

Surf LIfe Saving Australia (SLSA) is disappointed to confirm the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has made a decision to reduce SLSA’s High Performance funding from $605,000 to $205,000. 

As a result of this decision, SLSA has confirmed the phasing out of its Olympic Pathway program known as ‘The Next Wave’. 

Surf Life Saving Australia is working with a broad range of stakeholders affected by the outcome of this Winning Edge funding announcement from ASC.

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