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Wollongong life savers Bondi’s best

Wollongong City Council Lifeguards have won the prestigious 2013 Bondi Beach Annual Relay Professional Ocean Lifeguard Team Challenge. PHOTO: PHOTO: Warren & Diana.

Wollongong City Council Lifeguards have won the prestigious 2013 Bondi Beach Annual Relay Professional Ocean Lifeguard Team Challenge. PHOTO: PHOTO: Warren & Diana.

WOLLONGONG City Council Lifeguards have won the prestigious 2013 Bondi Beach Annual Relay Professional Ocean Lifeguard Team Challenge.

Wollongong City Council’s Beach Services Co-ordinator Jason Foye said th e challenge is the equivalent of the NSW championships and the team of eight lifeguards were competing against some of the best teams in in the state.

”The challenge had councils from Central Coast though to Eurobodalla contesting with Wollongong’s team taking victory in the event. This is a great accomplishment for our lifeguards, displaying the depth of talent we employee in the city to look after beach visitors,” he said.

The team challenge was held at Bondi Beach yesterday (Wednesday). The team consisted of Luke Mittwollen, Dillon Ruiz, Mark Norris, Chanan Clark, Benjamin Griffiths, Nicholas Squires, Beau Wheeler and Mackenzie Hynard.

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 Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Wollongong life savers Bondi’s best

  1. Thats awesome.. those guys put thier lives on the line everyday and to enter a competition like that and win it must give them a real buzz!
    Congratulations to the winning team, well the Wollongong City Council Lifeguards as your all winners!

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    Posted by wazza180 | February 14, 2013, 11:57 am
  2. Good on you guys!!! You have a responsibility far greater than many realise.

    Like

    Posted by Michael | February 14, 2013, 12:38 pm

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