Gill flags a new national champ
THE Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club is once again boasting a national champion.
The long line of success that the Sawtell club has enjoyed continues after the success of Marg Gill at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships that were held at Kurrawa beach last week.
Competing in the Masters Division of the beach flags event, Gill showed sheer grit, determination and strength to overcome 14 of her fiercest rivals and proudly step onto the dais and claim her well-deserved gold medal as well as the title of Australian Champion.
The gold medal is just reward for the number of hours that Gill puts in at the club not only training for competition but also the many hours that she spends performing her duties as a Volunteer Surf Life Saver on Sawtell beach.
The hours and hours of training every week to keep her in great shape paid off earlier in the summer when she won gold at the NSW Country titles in both the beach sprint and flags events to qualify for last week’s national titles.
With volunteers of Gill’s calibre patrolling the beach at Sawtell it’s little wonder that swimming between the red and yellow flags is the safest place to be.