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The Club offers all aspects of surf sports, catering from nippers through to masters competitors. Whether you just want to be involved for fun and fitness or you’re a serious contender, there’s a place for you. “We sent a team of 25 to the junior state titles in Hervey Bay earlier in the year and came home with some medals,” Darrin says. “We also sent competitors to state and Australian senior state titles and won medals there as well.” This year’s overall club champion in the nippers is Will Pascoe from the U11 age group. “He trains hard, and is continually improving, but is also regularly involved in our fundraising,” Darrin says. “We encourage our younger members to help out in these areas and we find they are only too happy to help. It also benefits them in the long-run as it allows them to access travel subsidy and new equipment.”

Party On at The Surf Club Boasting what is arguably the best position in town, right in the heart of The Strand with spectacular ocean views out to Magnetic Island, The Surf Club is the functions arm of the The Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club. An adaptable indoor/ outdoor venue, The Surf Club has a large indoor function room, spacious covered deck and the exclusive ability to extend private functions onto the adjacent Burke St Headland. As Events and Functions Manager, it’s Rachel Moodie’s job to make sure the venue is booked out Monday through to Saturday and oversee public/member openings every Sunday. “We’re perfect for conferences, meetings or workshops for up to 50 people during the week

with an amazing break-out space on the deck (fits up to 200) complete with all the expected facilities – projector, screen, audio/speakers and café-quality coffee machine,” Rachel says. “In addition, our bar/ deck means you can offer your delegates a well-earned knock-off drink postconference.” Any night of the week, The Surf Club deck is ideal for a cocktail or dinner party with the function room becoming the dance floor to dance the night away. “Our venue is also an idyllic wedding setting,” Rachel says. “With our ability to extend our liquor licence onto the headland, we can offer a seamless ceremony and reception location.”

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DUOMagazine August 2017


Duo Magazine August 2017  

Every month, DUO captures the unique spirit of our region and grabs the attention of our community.