Members of the Tradies Surf Stars were fortunate to take part in an exclusive training sessionwith the current Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series Champion, Liz Pluimers, in Gunnamatta Bay last week.
Based in Queensland, Liz was in Sydney for the Ohana Surf Classic, which was postponed over the weekend due to dangerous surf conditions. She made the most of her visit by sharing some of the secrets to her success with the eager group of sixteen young Shire life savers.
With a long list of accolades to her name, there is no better role model for the Shire’s surf life saving athletes and emerging leaders and Liz made sure she pushed them to perform at their best in the two hour training session.
“We’re grateful to Tradies and Ohana Ocean Athletics for creating this fantastic opportunity for the Tradies Surf Stars. To be trained by and have the chance to learn from the best Ironwomen in the country is invaluable,” said Sutherland Shire Mayor, Kent Johns.
“We also thank Liz for taking time out of her busy schedule to provide this once in a lifetime training session for the local surf life saving representatives. Our local Surf Life Saving Club always do us proud and once again the talent and tenacity of our surf stars was on display,” he said. Liz Pluimers is the current Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series Champion, the 2014 Australian Ironwoman Champion, 2014 Australian Board Race Champion and the Coolangatta Gold Champion – Long Course.
The Tradies Surf Stars is funded by Tradies and coordinated by Sutherland Shire Council and is in its second year. The program brings together Shire surfers and surf life savers who have shown promise and have been selected by their respective clubs as emerging talent and promising leaders of the future.