O'Neill helps Durban kick off a junior lifeguard program
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 September, 2014 - O’Neill South Africa is proud to announce that they are teaming up with the Durban Surf Lifesaving Club and will be sponsoring the Nippers programme that kicks off this Sunday, 7 September and runs until the end of April 2015.
The Nippers programme is the ideal platform to introduce youngsters in the 8 -14 year age group into an active, healthy, outdoor lifestyle while at the same time teaching them ocean awareness and watersports. Sessions conducted by experienced coaches are held every Sunday morning from 8 – 10am at North Beach and anyone is invited to join the 100 youngsters already participating.
“O’Neill is honoured to be involved with such a prestigious club that has so much history and tradition,” says O’Neill South Africa Brand Manager, Paul Canning. “Durban Surf teaches the kids about the ocean and healthy living through Nippers and also has over 900 members who all enjoy the ocean. They swim, paddle various craft, SUP, surf, learn rescue techniques and use the clubhouse as their base on a daily basis.”
“I believe this association is a great fit with the O’Neill brand which makes the products that enable us to extend our time enjoying ourselves in the ocean,” Canning added.
All 900 members will receive a 10% discount at the O’Neill Concept Store at the Gateway Shopping Centre and there will be O’Neill prizes at all of the events on the Durban Surf calendar. O’Neill will also introduce monthly surf movie evenings for the youngsters at the clubhouse.