Nippers from the Brunswick Junior Surf Lifesaving Club line up for training on a Wednesday night on the Brunswick River, rain, hail or shine.
Nippers from the Brunswick Junior Surf Lifesaving Club line up for training on a Wednesday night on the Brunswick River, rain, hail or shine.

Bruns sponsors sought

Next time you answer a knock at the door, it could be one of these smiling Nippers from the Brunswick Junior Surf Lifesaving Club (BJSLC).


The Nippers and their parents will be taking to the streets to ask residents of the Byron Shire to sponsor them in the upcoming Paddle-a-thon on the Brunswick River on November 7.


“We’re encouraging the community to give generously to help us meet coaching and operating expenses and to purchase and maintain the equipment we need to train our future surf life savers,” BJSLC spokesperson Ian Heiniger said.


“Come and support us on the day. We’ll have every possible watercraft out on the river and there’s always a great atmosphere of excitement with the kids,” he said.


The club is also holding its first branch carnival on November 14, which Ian says will be huge.


“Hundreds of kids are coming from all the clubs up to Fingal in the north and Yamba in the south, plus all the parents and officials,” he said.


“We’ll have an exciting line-up of beach and water events, plus delicious food. It will be a big show and we’re just hoping for good weather.”


For more information about either of these events or about becoming a nipper, call Ian Heiniger on 0412876140.


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