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Willing and eager to join in the fun Wendy Pascoe has been a member of the Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Life Saving Club (TPBSLC) since 2000, with her son Will joining nippers 10 years later. Now 11, Will is the current Junior Club Champion. He has a go in all areas of competition but is more focused on the water events. He trains hard and he and his mum are both involved in fundraising for the club. “As soon as Will was old enough to join nippers we took him along as it’s such a family friendly environment,”
says Wendy, who is a patrolling member of the club. “This year, Will placed fifth in the final of his surf swim with a starting line-up of 120 competitors and his goal for next season is to reach finals in Youth States on the Sunshine Coast.” Wendy grew up in Scotland and came to Australia in 1999 on a working holiday visa. She was offered a position as a Radiation Therapist at
the Townsville Cancer Centre where she’s still happily employed today. “Meeting new friends was a major motivator for joining the club as I was new to Townsville,” Wendy says. “I was also keen to achieve my bronze medallion and join a surfboat crew.” The Pascoes went to the Ewan Races last year, which was a lot of fun, and they also enjoy going over to the Magnetic Island clubhouse.
Published on Jul 31, 2017