Surf Life Saving Clubs Win Big in Ampol's National Irb Hull Giveaway

Sydney –Tuesday 6 June

Inverloch SLSC and Mudjimba SLSC are the proud winners of an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) hull powered by Ampol in partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA).

Across April and May, Ampol and SLSA ran a competition for two Surf Life Saving Clubs to each win a brand-new IRB hull to help deliver essential services and protect their communities. 

Over 640 entries were received, highlighting the high level of member and club engagement in the competition, including entries from 214 Surf Life Saving Clubs, making up two-thirds of the entire number of clubs in Australia. 

SLSA CEO Adam Weir said that the number of entries highlighted the importance and need for this vital equipment in local communities with the membership actively engaged in the opportunity to win these rescue craft.

"Congratulations to Inverloch SLSC and Mudjimba SLSC and thank you to Ampol for continuing to help us power local Surf Life Saving Clubs and volunteers in supporting our communities," Weir said.

"IRBs are a critically important resource for our frontline surf rescue capabilities that allow our people to respond and act efficiently and effectively, when protecting our coastline.

"All 315 Surf Life Saving Clubs around Australia would benefit from having this equipment, so I am not surprised by the number of entries and thanks to every club who entered and again to Ampol for providing this valuable equipment and opportunity."

Ampol Chief Brand Officer, Jenny O'Regan, said: "We are proud to see our partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia break new ground with the delivery of these IRBs. 

"Safety and wellbeing are key focus areas of our community investment strategy, and I am pleased that this new infrastructure will make an important difference for the Inverloch and Mudjimba communities as we head toward the next beach patrol season."


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