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Llantwit Major Surf Lifesaving Club reaches Sydney


After several months of putting the miles in through running, walking, cycling and other outdoor and indoor exercises, Llantwit Major SLSC’s virtual journey to Australia, has been completed.

Last week the ‘club’ virtually arrived at the Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club, 10,698 miles away, in Sydney on Sunday 14th March.

The Welsh club has had a strong connection with the Freshwater club in Australia for some time now. So, it seemed fitting that they would collaborate with each other during the lockdown.

To keep busy, Llantwit Major SLSC, encouraged all its members to get involved and help reach the virtual distance to Australia.

A Welsh flag was arranged to be delivered to the fellow club down under, to coincide with their arrival. This was held up on the beach by some of the patrolling members (pictured above).


Jon Foster, the junior coordinator for the club, had the following to say about the finale to the club’s challenge: “This has been a great opportunity for all of our members to be involved in a club activity while all of our training and social events have been on hold. It has helped keep members and families connected and fit during the winter months.”

The challenge had received some great coverage on social media recently. Lots of great photos were shared by club members on social media.

Things got under way back in late January and Jon praised all of those that took part.

“Seeing the Welsh flag held up on an Australian sunny beach has made us all think about getting back to training in the coming months. Fingers crossed we will be back at Llantwit beach soon. Well done everyone, da iawn pawb!”

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