Bill, Peter, Robert, Michael and Greg Ryan from the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club.
Bill, Peter, Robert, Michael and Greg Ryan from the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club. Scott Powick

Celebrating 100 years of service

The Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club is celebrating 100 years of service.

The club will officially celebrate its centenary on Sunday, March 13.

Members of the Ryan family – which hails from Tipperary in Ireland – are an essential component of the club.

The family has almost 300 years of surf life saving, rugby league and sporting experience between them.

Family members Bill, Rob, Greg, Mick and Peter Ryan are now in recruitment mode as the club celebrates its years of service.

Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club promotional officer Wade “Moose” Morley said the club was seeking more members to get involved in the boat section.

“We want juniors, under 19 to Masters (30 years plus), women’s, open and reserve grade members to come along and get involved in the rowing of surf boats. We are chasing sponsorship for new gym equipment, something the club has long needed to upgrade to keep our ever increasing team of fitness fanatics busy,” Mr Morley said.

“To build on our future stocks, we are trying to recruit more juniors in the under 19 and under 23 age groups from our local footy clubs etc. Give them something to do in summer for their pre-season and hopefully ensure they don’t get wrapped up in the problems that occur nightly on the streets of Coolangatta.

“We teach them team work and to respect community worth and give them a sense of pride in themselves, something many of our kids seem to be lacking. The wholesome and healthy lifestyle that surf life saving offers its members is something I have grown up with.”

Residents who are interested in joining the club or participating in the 100-year celebrations can contact the office on (07) 5536 1506.



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