Port Macquarie Surf Club confident about the future of surf lifesaving after last weekend's open day

PORT Macquarie Surf Club is comfortable with where they are headed after last weekend’s open day.

But secretary Bill Amy conceded they could never have too many members.

“Everyone commits for half a day every three or four weeks,” he said.

“That becomes a bit of a problem when you have a few people who have to back up every weekend.”

He wasn’t concerned about the future of surf lifesaving with his club as they continue to push for new members.

“These things go in cycles a little bit,” he said.

“Our numbers were a bit of a concern last season, but this season it’s better.

“Big clubs like us and Tacking Point are always going to be okay, but it’s the smaller clubs like Camden Haven who I know are struggling a bit.”

Amy understood there were a lot of sports options for people to become involved in.

“There’s a lot of competition for time these days,” he said.

“But it makes a difference especially over the Christmas holidays if you have a lot of members because many hands make light work.”

Surf Life Saving NSW acting services manager, Brett Quince said surf lifesavers had a great time showing members of the public what their surf club had to offer.

“The open day was a great success with surf clubs across the state welcoming the public and showing the different roles they can undertake as a volunteer,” Quince said.

“A big thank you to the clubs in NSW who took part as it’s a great reminder to the public that surf lifesavers do a lot more than patrol the beach, they’re a big part of the community.”

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