Former Ironman Trevor Hendy is the newly elected President of the Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club.
The Lifesaving Hall of Famer and Member of the Order of Australia was voted in at the Club’s AGM.
Hendy said, “I am still as passionate today about the culture of surf lifesaving and surf sports and its flow-on affects as when I was competing around the world as a youth… forty years later.
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“As president of this iconic club which my family and myself have been a part of dating back to 1976, I hope to inspire our patrons and grow our charter, shaping future generations as leaders in surf culture and lovers of our unique part of the world, Surfers Paradise.”
Hendy won the Australian Championships six times and came second three times. He also took out the Uncle Toby’s Super Series four times.
Outgoing club president Craig Chapman who will be staying on as Director, Surf Sports said, “Our club is entering an exciting phase in its lifecycle with the appointment of Trevor Hendy, a man who loves challenge, this city and reaching for the stars.
“The key focus will be to develop the culture of the surf club through engagement of existing members, our sponsors, partners and the community in general with a revamped five year strategic plan and roadmap targeting our exciting new vision.
Other office bearers announced are: Vice President, Cassandra Sedgman, Secretary, Jason Pointing, Treasurer, Shane Aiken, Club Captain, Peter Callick, Chief Training Officer, Bronwyn Abraham and Junior Activities Coordinator, Danny Jones.