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Australian health insurance group backs Victoria

HIF's Graeme Gibson & Surfing Victoria CEO Max Wells © Surfing WA



Industry Updates

HIF extends partnership to include Surfing Victoria

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 December, 2013 - Perth, Western Australia - Surfers right across the country will now benefit from a new national partnership HIF (Health Insurance Fund of Australia) has announced with Surfing Western Australia and other state branches - to help deliver a range of programs through Surfing NSW, Surfing QLD and Surfing VIC.
Managing Director of HIF and avid surfer Graeme Gibson said it was important that all Australians and visitors could enjoy the water safely. "We live in one of the most beautiful coastal locations in the world and it's important that we all stay safe in the water," he said.
Surfing NSW CEO Mark Windon said it was great to see one of Australia's leading health insurers getting behind surfing on a national front.
"Surfers have a natural affinity to leading a healthy lifestyle, which is at the core of HIF's philosophy," he said. It makes sense to see Australia's number one lifestyle sport with Australia's number one health insurer, joining forces to promote health and wellbeing."
Surfing VIC CEO Max Wells said Surfing Victoria is super excited to be part of the HIF family. "We have seen the great things Surfing WA and HIF have been doing and we are rapt to bring similar programs and opportunities to our state."
Surfing QLD CEO Scott Gillies said the partnership is a sound investment into the future of surfing within Queensland.
"Surfing is synonymous with a healthy lifestyle and is a sport which is great for the mind, body and soul. Partnering with the Health Insurance Fund of Australia (HIF) will deliver many benefits to our members from one of Australia's leading health insurance providers."
In Victoria HIF will come on board as naming rights sponsor for the Victorian SUP Titles and the newly launched Clip of the Season online video competition. They will also help deliver a range of other programs across the state.
Surfing Victoria members will receive a 12% discount on HIF health insurance when signing up with their member code. Further details on this benefit will be announced in the coming weeks.

Liam Robertson

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