Operation Drop In: Helping Surfers in PNG02/11/2014
Students and staff at SFX are being encouraged this month to donate an unwanted surfboard, legrope, wetsuits, wax, board shorts, ding repair kits …..virtually anything “surf related” to an initiative being promoted by Jill Emberson on 1233 ABC Radio called “Operation Drop In’.
This initiative aims to help support a fledgling surfing movement in PNG that is changing lives. Anything that is “surf-related” is being packed into
a freight container that will be shipped to the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea (SAPNG) who will then distribute the resources to
communities in need.
A donated surfboard is an amazing gift and it doesn’t go to one particular person, but is shared by all children from the villages engaged in surfing. It is vital equipment for PNG surf clubs which are a great source of activity and empowerment in remote coastal communities. SFX has a long and prestigious history in surfing and proudly boasts hosting the longest continuous school based surfing competition in Australia. The College celebrated 40 years of the SFX Show Holiday Surf Competition in 2013. The College also won the Australian Team surfing title in 2013.
So with such an alliance with the sport of surfing it would be wonderful if students, staff and family and friends of SFX could support this very
worthwhile cause. Paul Dan (Sport Co-ordinator) is the contact person at the College. Feel free to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions on Operation Drop-In.