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2 Mar 2020
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Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Anglican parish decides to sell St Andrews church
Tesch calls for more Return and Earn machines
Beach sculptures 'pop up' after storms
Future of Peninsula real estate given mixed assessment
Biddy turns 103
Work starts on traffic measures in Memorial Ave
Discussion about Mt Ettalong reserve plan invited
Mattress recycle project may extend to Woy Woy tip
All future council meetings to be held in Wyong
Council supports Coastal Twist festival with $50,000
Chair of Local Planning Panel announced
Springwood St seniors housing project to start this year
Two road projects approved
Local author's story included among 100
Rotary club hosts 20 exchange students for weekend
Golden retriever starts fortnightly visits
CWA branch receives donation for sock campaign
Evening patchwork in Ettalong
Village residents raise $1050 for bushfire appeal
Company grows from Ettalong lounge room
Union claims power delays due to job cuts
Rotary club provides shirts for Ugandan school teachers
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Pacific Link proposal reduces social housing
Rubbish spoils thoroughfare to beach
Repeating an action and expecting a different result?
Council has always been opposed to Wallarah 2
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Woy Woy Hospital to receive four new nurses
Clowns entertain aged care residents
Golf club donates pumps for 'chemo at home'
Hosts wanted for mental health barbecues
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Two contribute to award-winning film
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
School adopts web software for administrative efficiency
Laptops and smartboards usher in new era
Leave precious items at home, parents warned
Canteen manager celebrates 25 years
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent use encouraged
Learning to make sushi
Annabelle returns with medals
Student artworks chosen for regional exhibition
School library transformed to match book fair theme
Charlotte receives scholarship for further education
Parents reminded about cycling helmets
Students selected for mentoring program
A taste of rugby league
Praise for settling in quickly
Splash-A-Thon to be held at Umina
Education department officials visit school
Staff win first round of volleyball tournament
Four well-being programs are offered
Science and technology program for indigenous girls
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Umina boxers in Olympic qualifying round
Soccer club rejoins Premier League after 30 years
Social cup celebrates 40 years of touch football
Spirit beaten for minor premiership in narrow win
Surf club member to provide livestream coverage
Pirates win medals in country championships
Narrowly beaten for bronze
Surf club mourns loss of long-time member
Major Fours hotly contested

Surf club member to provide livestream coverage

Umina Surf Life Saving Club's Mr Harold Marshall has been given the role of providing livestream coverage of Surf Life Saving NSW's State Championships as well as hosting a highlights show which will be aired on Fox Sports.

The role will see him cover the Champion Lifesaver Patrol Competition and Age, Open and Masters Championships from February 22 to March 8 for the livestream.

A long-time member of the club Mr Marshall said being a part of the surf lifesaving movement had helped everyone in his family find their place within the community and contribute in a way that meant giving back and becoming happy, healthy individuals.

"The best part is being able to spend so much time with my wife and kids while teaching the real values that will get them far in life," he said.

"Ayya, my eldest daughter was really enjoying her time in Under-8s back in 2010 and I wanted to get involved too.

"I wasn't a great swimmer, never paddled a board and had no tangible first aid skills.

"My wife knew my limited capabilities and encouraged me to try.

"I did and have never looked back, always looking for more opportunities to help out in any capacity," he said.

Mr Marshall said he had always measured his children by how much fun they were having, how many new friends they had made, what they had learnt and how they had made a positive contribution back to the club and community."

He had no idea that walking through the doors of Umina Surf Club 10 years ago would have such a profound effect on their family and their lives.

"Family is everything to us at Umina.

"It's not your own bloodline but everyone dons the black, blue and white cap.

"It's a special bond that isn't akin to many other sports.

"There just aren't many other sports or activities where a family does everything together," he said.

In 2011 Mr Marshall gained his official's accreditation and has been religiously on the beach at surf events since.

He said being an official had been great for him.

"You always have the best seat in the house, first up," he said.

"Also, you're actually helping. You get to be part of the fabric of the event.

"You learn so many technical aspects of sport from watching the best athletes right down to the fine details of the surf sports manual," he said.

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