NOOSA HEADS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA: Sunshine Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Nippers and team managers are sporting some very snazzy new ‘hoodies’, courtesy of a sponsorship struck with Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa and its restaurant, View on Little Hastings.
Not only are the light-weight white ‘hoodie’ jackets turning heads at Nipper events along Sunshine Coast beaches, they’re also reinforcing the importance of being sun-smart during long days on the beach.
Paul Brady, chairman of Junior Activities for Sunshine Beach SLSC said he was delighted that Outrigger Little Hastings Street has come on board this year with a generous sponsorship of the Nippers program.
“As all surf lifesaving competitors are now required to wear hi-visibility vests for training and carnivals, sun protection between events has become more important than ever.
“The kids are often out on the beach for many hours so the hoodie jackets allow Nippers to cover up when not competing, which is vital when they have such a long day,” he added.
General manager of Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Niel Mason said he was thrilled to support the Sunshine Beach Nippers for the first time and he hoped to forge a strong and long-term relationship with the club.
“From all reports, the kids, officials and their parents are loving the new ‘hoodies’ – feedback which is both pleasing and humbling.”
Paul Brady added: “Working with local businesses is important to us and Outrigger’s support has helped us to provide all our competitors with high-quality sun protection jackets.”
“Having such a smart new uniform also gives the kids a real sense of pride in the club and their team,” he said.
About Sunshine Beach SLSC Nippers:
Sunshine Beach Nippers is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and now has more than 170 Nippers.
As all surf lifesaving competitors are now required to wear hi-visibility vests (pink at Sunshine Beach SLSC) for all training and carnivals, sun protection between events has become more important than ever.
Nippers competitors, age managers and team managers wear the white sun protection ‘hoodies’.
The jackets are worn when not competing, as kids are often out on the beach for many hours.