News

Bulli celebrates a century with funding for extensions

Bulli Surf Club members kick up their heels at the Australian Titles earlier this year. PHOTO: Bulli Surf Club.

THE NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, Graham Annesley was joined by State MP for Heathcote Lee Evans on Saturday in a ceremony to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Bulli Surf Life Saving Club.

Minister Annesley unveiled a special commemorative plaque to mark the historic occasion.

“The New South Wales Government recognises the invaluable contribution surf lifesaving makes to the community and the Bulli SLSC has achieved the rare distinction of 100 years of service,” Mr Annesley said.

“I congratulate Keith Caldwell and his committee on this on this magnificent community record and trust everyone enjoys the Bulli Surf Life Saving Club’s traditions, mateship and memories for many years to come.”

Club President Keith Caldwell said the club was determined to maintain its record of zero lives lost while its members patrolled Bulli Beach.

“We are a club steeped in tradition, mateship and memories that last a lifetime,” Mr Caldwell said.

Mr Caldwell said the club had received a $350,000 NSW Sport and Recreation grant to help build extensions to the surf club. The funding was part of a $690,390 windfall of NSW Government funding for local surf clubs in the Heathcote Electorate.

Mr Evans said Bulli has always been proud of its formidable reputation in terms of membership, competitions and surf rescue strength.

“Now the impressive milestone of 100 years of saving lives is another achievement to be proud of,” he said.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,293 other followers

Twitter

  • THREE houses have been destroyed by fire at Coalcliff on Friday night. Emergency services were called to Lawrence... fb.me/vr3tf1nZ 2 days ago
%d bloggers like this: