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Shoalhaven City Council is joining Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club in hosting Round One of the Surf Life Saving NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership series this weekend.
Over 300 competitors representing 25 clubs throughout NSW will compete over Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 April in the first of four rounds of state wide competition.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor welcomed the NSW IRB Premiership competitors to the Shoalhaven encouraging local residents to head down and take in some of the exciting action.
“This weekend’s competition marks the first time the Shoalhaven has hosted a round of this prestigious series in over 10 years,” said Clr Green.
“The NSW IRB Premiership is part of our ongoing work to attract sporting events, which is an important part of how we market the region and continue to promote growth in our tourism industry.
“Sporting events, including events such as the NSW IRB Premiership, provide a significant financial benefit to the Shoalhaven economy.”
“I would certainly encourage all local residents to head down to Mollymook Beach and view some of the best lifesavers in the state taking part in what I’m sure will be extremely tight racing.”
Surf Life Saving NSW Surf Sports Manager, Chris Parker said interest in ‘rubber duck’ competition is growing each year saying Mollymook was an ideal location for the event.
“Participation is growing at around 10 per cent each year, so it’s great to see that IRB competition is gaining a bigger profile in the surf sports community,” said Parker.
“IRB competition requires a huge amount of skill, strength and determination and is a great spectator sport.
“These events are important as they allow crews from throughout the state to develop vital skills for use in real surf rescue situations,”
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