Surfing NSW teams up with NRMA to benefit youth
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 July, 2014 - Surfing NSW has secured the support of The National Roads & Motorists’ Association (NRMA) for 2014/15 as the organisations’ major sponsor. The NRMA will support more than 30 youth surf events to be held at NSW beaches along the east coast.
The sponsorship, announced today by NRMA and Surfing NSW will benefit youth surfing and support Surfing NSW water safety initiatives including Surfers Rescue 24/7 a free CPR course available to the NSW community thanks to this partnership.
NRMA local Director Tim Trumper said this partnership enables the NRMA to support one of Australia’s favourite leisure activities going to the beach to surf and swim as well as upcoming achievers in the sport. Over 40 per cent of NRMA’s 2.5 million Members live outside Sydney and many of them live by the coast and surf and swim regularly.
“This NRMA and Surfing NSW alliance brings together two community minded organisations focused on helping people. Surfers are at the beach from dawn to dusk, every day; they are instrumental in numerous water rescues. Similarly, NRMA patrols rescue people every day when they break down,” Mr Trumper said.
The NRMA’s youth programme Free2go, a special Roadside Assistance Membership for young drivers aged 16-20 will underpin the organisations’ support which commences next week as naming sponsor of the 2014 NSW Junior State titles to be held in Port Macquarie.
Surfing NSW CEO Mark Windon said to coin an old surfing phrase we are “stoked” to have the NRMA as our major sponsor, both organisations are member based that give back to their Members and local communities.
“This year the NRMA celebrates 90 years as an integral part of road safety in NSW. Surfing NSW has just celebrated 50 years of involvement in surfing as a sport and making beaches safer. Our organisations have a lot in common, I am looking forward to developing our like-minded partnership,” Mr Windon said.
Surfing NSW, established in 1963, is the largest and longest running of the recognised state bodies for the sport of surfing in Australia. Surfing NSW has over 100 affiliated board rider clubs and 45 licensed surf schools, operating from Kingscliff in the north of the state to Tathra in the south.