Surf Life Saving Australia celebrates 40 years of women

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In early 1980, Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Council held a meeting, which would be remembered for decades to come as fundamentally changing the face of surf lifesaving in Australia forever.

Via motion, it was recommended that from 1 July 1980, surf clubs across Australia give women the chance to get their Bronze Medallions and then give women the chance to become active patrolling members.

Ashleigh Werner sliding her way to the Winter Olympics

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rowing up, Ashleigh Werner had a dream of representing Australia in the Olympic Games, but you might say that over the years she has had some trouble picking just one sport to compete in.

Throughout her life Werner has participated in plenty of sports, including swimming, athletics, touch football, netball, rugby sevens, rugby union and rugby league, so it might surprise you to learn that she’s currently working towards representing Australia in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in monobob.