As proud sponsors of the Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club (QSLSC) since 2016, Pine Property is pleased to announce that the club has secured the rights to host the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships from 2022-24.
After five years based at Lake Macquarie, the event finally returns to Sydney from 24 February to March 13, 2022, with events across Freshwater, Queenscliff and North Steyne beaches.
The announcement is great news for local businesses with the economic benefit for the region forecast to be well over $10 million through accommodation, hospitality and associated spend, from the 21,000-plus expected attendees.
More than 6500 competitors aged 8 to 70-plus, all of them volunteer surf lifesavers from over 100 clubs in NSW, will attend the event and compete for the State titles.
Northern Beaches Mayor, Mayor Regan said: “This major event will drive our local economy and support local businesses as they recover from the Covid-19 pandemic – especially our hospitality and accommodation providers.
“What a cracking event and something to really look forward to after two years of, basically, crap,” he added.
And Manly MP James Griffin hinted that there may be more to come with council’s strategy to secure large, high-profile, and sustainable northern beaches events to help the economy rebound strongly after a challenging 18 months.
“It will be of enormous benefit to businesses big and small, in Manly, and up and down the northern beaches,” he said.
Pine Property Director, Patrick Kelleher said it is an amazing achievement for the local club Pine Property has sponsored for the last seven years, and a great outcome for local businesses and residents.
“With the club’s unique position overlooking the iconic Queenscliff Beach, and with a newly renovated bar, gym and function space, it is the perfect spot to hold the Championships.”
Competitors will contest a range of events including swim, ski, board and ironman/woman racing, through to beach sprints, flags, relays and surfboats. Other events include the Champion Lifesaver, first aid and rescue/resuscitation competition.
Prominent competitors include Kendrick Louis (Manly LSC) and Jemma Smith (Newport SLSC) who both feature prominently on the national professional Ironperson circuit, as well as former and aspiring Olympians for whom Surf Life Saving is still their greatest passion.
Surf Life Saving NSW President, George Shales said: “We’re certain that 2022 will produce the best event we’ve ever had.”
About Queenscliff Surf Live Saving Clun (QSLSC)
Nestled on the sand of the iconic Queenscliff beach, “Queensie Surf Club” is a club for the whole family that is supported by an incredible local community.
Perfect to involve the kids in nippers, host a function, or tie the knot, the club has a newly renovated bar, gym and function space.
Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to tour the facilities, book a function, or join. We are quite happy to assist.