Young surfers need funding for Grommet Games


Finances are proving to be a problem to get 14 Ugu District surfing team members to participate at the Billabong SA Grommet Games in Port Elizabeth in March.

A golf day will be held at Port Shepstone Country Club on February 27th in order to raise funds for them to participate.

“Five of the children are from underprivileged homes and all have enormous surfing talent,” Head Coach, Kyle Maher, told News24.

 “I am honoured that they will be representing our town and district. We have not had a team compete in these games for two years.”

The main sponsors of the golf day are Re/Max, Coast and Country, Barry Botha & Breytenbach and Dr. André Attfield.

“To take 14 children and three coaches on this tour to represent our area involves costs. Accommodation­, team kits, transport to the event, food and all the added costs makes fund-raising a must,” said Project Manager, Claudia Attfield.

The tournament is supported by the Department of Sports and Recreation and for the seventh year running, Billabong remains the main sponsor.

If you would like to assist with this fund-raising project for this team of young surfers, you can sponsor a tee, green or donate prizes. Contact Sandy on 082 401 0037 for prices.

Additional reporting by News24