WB on the Waterfront

Fame came to Frankston earlier this month when Frankston Life Saving Club welcomed Kids’ WB to have fun on our foreshore.

Hosts Lauren Phillips and Shane Crawford were set some strenuous challenges by Frankston Nippers Amber Amalfi, Sophie Campbell, Gerard Comey and Jai Dodd while being enthusiastically cheered on by the junior Nippers and ably supported by SRC qualified junior members Tegan Amalfi, Isabella Comey and Tristan Saltmarsh and the rest of the FLSC Nippers community, including many parent volunteers and president Tim Cutrona.

Lauren and Shane also explored Sand Sculpting Australia’s annual display, tried their hand at flyboarding and explored the rockpools around the Frankston Waterfront precinct to promote the return of the Nine Network children’s show for 2017.

More than 10,000 Victorian kids participate annually in Nippers, the main surf education program for ages 5-14.  This family friendly national program is structured specifically to ages and abilities, gradually teaching youngsters basic lifesaving skills required to be safe around an aquatic environment as well as developing their talents to compete in surf sports.

Frankston Nippers meet on Friday afternoons at FLSC between spring and Easter and usually enjoy a barbecue after the session. Other social and training events maintain involvement across the winter season. Parent engagement is an integral part of the Nippers program with opportunities to volunteer as age managers and officials, in water safety roles and for social, event and fundraising activities.  For more information, go to www.frankstonlsc.com.au or Facebook: Frankston Life Saving Club Inc.