Young surfers selected for Grommet Games

2016-02-04 06:00
PHOTO: supplied The Ugu District Surfing team (one person unavailable for the photo) that is hoping to go to the Billabong SA Grommet Games, funds permitting.

PHOTO: supplied The Ugu District Surfing team (one person unavailable for the photo) that is hoping to go to the Billabong SA Grommet Games, funds permitting.

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THE Billabong SA Grommet Games take place in Port Elizabeth in March and 14 Ugu District surfing team members have been selected to attend, but finances to get them there are proving to be a problem.

To raise funds to enable them to participate, a golf day will be held at Port Shepstone Country Club on 27 February.

“Five of the children are from underprivileged homes and all have enormous surfing talent.

“I am honoured that they will be representing our town and district. We have not had a team compete in these games for two years,” said head coach Kyle Maher.

The main sponsors for the golf day are Re/Max Coast and Country, Barry Botha & Breytenbach and Dr André Attfield.

“To take 14 children and three coaches on this tour to represent our area involves costs. Accommodation­, team kits, transport to the event, food and all the added costs makes fund-raising a must,” said the project manager, Claudia Attfield.

The tournament is mainly sponsored by Billabong for the seventh year and is supported by the Department of Sports and Recreation.

If you would like to assist with this fund-raising project for this team of young surfers, you can sponsor a tee, green or donate prizes. Contact Sandy on 082 401 0037 for prices.

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