Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club lottery funding success

PUBLISHED: 16:36 12 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:11 15 June 2018

Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club celebrating the lottery funding award. Picture SIMON HORN

Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club celebrating the lottery funding award. Picture SIMON HORN

Simon Horn

Following a successful Sports Lottery Grant application for £10,000, Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club saw the delivery of six new single learner racing skis and a racing double ski last week.

Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club action. Picture SIMON HORNSidmouth Surf Life Saving Club action. Picture SIMON HORN

The skis are used in surf lifesaving competition and are specifically designed to negotiate waves in the fastest possible way.

The club has been developing its competitive squad over the last four years and has been highly successful at a county and national level. The club boasts a number of British champions and a third of the Devon youth team are made up from Sidmouth competitors. Sidmouth is the most successful south coast club at Devon and national championships.

Good weather and calm seas welcomed the arrival of the new skis at the club’s Wednesday night training session.

This gave the 50-strong competitive squad a great opportunity to try their hand at ski paddling.

Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club action. Picture SIMON HORNSidmouth Surf Life Saving Club action. Picture SIMON HORN

Dave Manley, chairman and head coach, says: “We have been extremely successful over the last few years in most surf lifesaving competition disciplines - such as swimming, board paddling and beach events. However, where we have lacked depth is in ski paddling.

“These new learning skis will help get our members paddling at a young age, allowing them to progress their skills and be ready to compete when they become old enough.

“Ski paddling is an excellent form of fitness specifically working the upper body and core.”

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 16:23

Sidmouth Town Reserves made a terrific start to their defence of the Devon Senior Cup when they cruised into the next round after a 6-1 Manstone Lane win over Stoke Gabriel Reserves.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:20

Beer Albion Reserves booked their place in the third round of the Firewatch Devon Senior Cup, with a hard won 2-0 victory over visitors Kingkerswell & Chelston Reserves from the South Devon League, writes Mike Adkin.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

East Devon Tennis Academy players based at Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre have made a strong start to the winter season with some great tournament wins.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:55

Beer Albion slumped to to their fourth league defeat in six starts on Saturday when they were beaten 5-0 by Newtown in the Devon and Exeter League Premier Division, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:39

Harry Tincknell’s Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT finished third at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan on Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:10

The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett

Read more
Yesterday, 08:05

Sidmouth seniors’ captain Tony Stoyle selected Honiton as his away day venue this year which proved popular for those who’s golf game doesn’t travel too well, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Read more
Tue, 13:01

Sidmouth Town Under-12s showed their growing spirit by coming from 2-1 down to defeat Heavitree Youth 3-2 with striker James Randall scoring all three of the Town goals, his second successive hat-trick.

Read more
Tue, 12:39

Exeter teams dominated prizegiving at the Bradleys East Devon Youth League awards evening, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Tue, 12:33

With the 2018 eventing season drawing to its conclusion, Bicton Arena will be in celebratory mood next weekend with its four-day international competition, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Show Job Lists


Find planning applications