Boost for surf life saver

November 15, 2002 - A young Broome Surf Life Saver will today be rewarded for his enthusiasm by Greens (WA) MLC, Robin Chapple.

Mr Chapple will present fourteen year-old surf skier Matthew Miller with a new winged paddle, which is certain to complement the surf ski that he purchased himself earlier this year.

An active member of Broome Surf Life Saving Club and a keen surf skier, Matthew was chosen as a worthy recipient of Mr Chapple's donation for his enthusiasm and potential according to Broome Surf Life Saving Club President, Brad Carr.

“Matthew is a great young kid who has saved up himself to buy a ski and asked if he could store it one the surf club premises so he can have regular access to it. He is very tall which helps with reach in this sport and if he sticks with it, he has a lot of potential to be a very good skier,' he said.

Mr Chapple said that he was pleased to help Matthew to update his equipment, allowing him to train more effectively.

“Members of Surf Life Saving Clubs all over WA provide an invaluable service to the community. I believe it is extremely important to support our up and coming life savers by providing them with the best equipment and training available regardless of whether they are in the city or regional areas,' he said.

The Broome Surf Life Saving Club has recently completed its 15 th year as a fully affiliated club. It has more than 300 members including 12 cadets and about 80 children and enjoys the support of many businesses in the local community.

Mr Chapple will present Matthew with his paddle and meet him for the first time at Broome Surf Life Saving Club at 9.30am today, Friday, 15 November 2002.

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