Encouraging the important work of South Australian surf clubs

Mobil is contributing to water safety in South Australian communities through engagement with local surf clubs
Image Little Nippers club members with their new Mobil sponsored boards.
Little Nippers club members with their new Mobil sponsored boards.

Mobil is proud to support water safety and education in South Australian communities through sponsorship of local surf lifesaving clubs including Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club’s popular Little Nippers program.

This latest contribution adds to the company’s long history of supporting surf clubs in the areas surrounding the Birkenhead terminal.

This funding was used to purchase training tops and surfing equipment consisting of foam and fibreglass boards for use by the program participants.

Semaphore SLSC was founded in 1953 and is a not-for-profit organisation which plays an integral role in the local community.

The majority of the club’s 550 members actively participate in patrols, spending 4500+ hours a year protecting their community along the 6km coastline spanning the Charles Sturt and Port Adelaide councils from October to April. They also provide a year round emergency response support to the community.

The Little Nippers program enables Semaphore SLSC to nurture its youth to become surf lifesavers. Their participation in this program helps children to effectively develop their social, sporting and life skills.

Mobil’s sponsorship will assist them in continuing to develop the Little Nippers program.

Semaphore SLSC’s Corporate and Community Relations representative, Michael McDonnell, said, “The Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club greatly appreciates the sponsorship from Mobil of our Little Nipper program.  Being able to provide new boards across multiple age groups is a game changer and helps keep our young competitors engaged and learn surf skills.

“Being unique to surf lifesaving, these skills transfer directly into our life saving volunteer programs and help keep our community safe and save lives.”