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Brett Chenoweth Appointed To Board Of Surfing Australia

Brett Chenoweth Appointed To Board Of Surfing AustraliaWednesday, 10 June 2015
Senior executive and media and digital business specialist Brett Chenoweth has been appointed to the Board of Surfing Australia.Brett is a proven Chief Executive Officer in both public and private companies, specialising in media, with particular expertise in digital businesses and international operations. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of APN News and Media and has held senior executive roles at the Silverfern Group, Telecom New Zealand, Publishing & Broadcasting Limited, ecorp, ninemsn and Village Roadshow Pictures.Brett has also held Board and Chairman positions on a number of private and public companies over the past 15 years in the media, telecommunications, technology and entertainment sectors, in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Asia. He is currently Chairman of Madman Entertainment, Chairman of Yellow Pages Group, Chairman of The Advisory Board of HRL Morrison & Co., Managing Director of HJB Limited and a Principal of the Bombora Group.His expertise in media, technology, content and the evolving digitally driven communications sectors will provide crucial guidance as Surfing Australia continues to develop its digital and broadcasting initiatives.“I am thrilled to have been asked to join the Board of Surfing Australia,” Brett said. “To contribute to the development of the sport of surfing and in particular, to work with Norm, Andrew and the Board to expand the Surf For Life Project, is something that I feel privileged to do.”Surfing Australia chairman Norm Innis welcomed the appointment of Brett to the Board.“On behalf of the Board, I welcome Brett Chenoweth to Surfing Australia,” Norm said. “As we increasingly rely on digital media and marketing as part of our business model, Brett’s background and experience will be an invaluable addition to our Board’s skill set.“In addition, with an ever increasing emphasis on corporate governance now being a prerequisite for sport, Brett’s extensive knowledge of boardroom operations ensures Surfing Australia will continually strive for, and achieve, best practice in this aspect of our operations.”For regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.

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POSITION VACANT – SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORThursday, 4 June 2015POSITION: SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORREPORTS TO: General Manager – Sponsorship and EventsSALARY: Based on skills and experienceTERM: Full timeCOMMENCING: Early July 2015PURPOSE: To service the organisation’s commercial partnersLOCATION: Coolangatta, QLDQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing / Business preferred, not essential
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Experience and track record in commercial partnerships and sponsor servicing / reporting
Strong digital content and social media experience
Candidates must be willing to undertake intrastate and interstate travel
Strong knowledge of SA’s customer demographics
Excellent communication skills
Ideally have a background within the sports / surfing industry
Surfing interest / passion is desirable
KEY POSITION OBJECTIVES:To execute the following:Working with the General Manager – Sponsorship and Events to service more than 25 corporate partners across more than 5 key event series and programs per annum
Maintaining and further developing partner servicing and reporting practices
Ensuring partner KPI’s are met and exceeded
Reporting for Surfing Australia’s corporate and event program partners
Preparation of Surfing Australia partnership proposals
Assisting with the management of event program launches
Assisting with the management of Surfing Australia partnership agreements
Assisting with the development and planning of the sponsorship Content Calendar
Assisting with the development and execution of social media competitions and general promotion
Working with the Digital Content team to ensure AV and social media content requirements for corporate and event partners are fulfilled
Applications Open: Thursday 4 June 2015Applications Close: Friday 12 June 2015Submit Applications to: kristin@surfingaustralia.comFor regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.

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Coffs Harbour To Host Country’s Top Surfers For Australian Surf Festival – July 31-August 17

Coffs Harbour To Host Country’s Top Surfers For Australian Surf Festival – July 31-August 17Thursday, 4 June 2015
Coffs Harbour will play host to the biggest gathering of surfers in the country when the Australian Surf Festival is held from July 31-August 17.More than 500 surfers from around Australia will contest the two-week surfing showpiece.National titles will be decided in Open Surf Masters, Longboard, Logger and Bodyboard divisions.Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the event promises to provide a boost to the local visitor economy.“The Australian Surf Festival will see more than 500 competitors from around the nation descend on Coffs Harbour this winter, filling our hotels and restaurants and boosting our local visitor economy. I’m happy that the event was secured for Coffs Harbour by the NSW Government, and look forward to this great event coming to our city,” he said.Coffs Harbour City Council Mayor Denise Knight said the region was the ideal location to host the festival.“I have the pleasure of living in the most beautiful city in NSW with its glorious beaches, this festival will bring vibrancy and activity to our pristine beaches from Arrawarra in the north to Sawtell in the south,” Cr Knight said.“It’s a wonderful way to showcase our city and of course our beaches by welcoming with open arms the 500 competitors, their families and their friends who will be visiting our region over those three weeks.”Former World Championship Tour surfer and Coffs Harbour local Lee Winkler is looking forward to seeing some of Australia’s most talented boardriders competing for a prestigious Australian Title.“The Australian Title has and always will be the benchmark of grassroots surfing competition and something that is fiercely contested. I look forward to seeing some of Australia’s best fighting for their chance to earn one of those coveted titles.”Coffs Harbour is home to a number of great beach break options that work in a variety of wind and swell conditions. The main base for the event will be Park Beach which is located north east of the Coffs Harbour CBD. The event is fully mobile in the Coffs Harbour region with numerous beach break options which include Park Beach, Macauley’s Beach, Diggers Beach, Jetty Beach, Gallows, Arrawarra Beach, Mulloway Beach, Woolgoolga Beach, Emerald Beach and Sapphire Beach.A hotline – 0458 247 212 – will be operating for the festival which will feature a recorded message updated at 6:45am each morning with the confirmed daily schedule and contest venue.The official opening ceremony will be held on July 31 at the Hoey Moey, 84 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour.2015 Australian Surf Festival – Coffs Harbour, NSW, July 31-August 17- Opening Ceremony – July 31- Australian Surfmasters Titles – August 1-5- Australian Longboard Titles – August 5-13- Australian Logger Titles – August 6-9- Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 13-17For regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.

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Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles Opened at Bells Beach

Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles Opened at Bells BeachMonday, 25 May 2015
Bells Beach, VIC/AUS (Sunday 24th May 2015): The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles has been launched at Bells Beach this afternoon with a traditional smoking ceremony.The event will bring together the top Indigenous surfers from around the country to compete at the sacred site of Bells Beach.Local Victorian surfer, Jordie Campbell (Sandy Point), is looking forward to a great week of surfing at the famous break.“I am pumped for the event. The surf is really good today, so hopefully it holds throughout the week.”“Its always awesome to catch up with everyone, its only once a year that we are all together in the same place so it is pretty special to be down here.”“So many of the guys competing rip, its inspiring to go up against them and watch them surf out at Bells.”Official event forecaster, Coastalwatch PLUS, is calling for a slight decrease in swell with contestable conditions on Monday before a further decrease on Tuesday. Another swell is expected to hit the coast on Wednesday with offshore winds predicted for the entire week.For the first time ever, surfing fans can catch all the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles finals action as NITV (Channel 34 free-to-air & Channel 144 Foxtel) broadcasts live from Bells Beach.From Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, the national Indigenous broadcaster will bring viewers daily updates, competitor interviews and news across its digital platforms with live streaming of the Finals event. The channel will follow the digital coverage with a special broadcast recap and Around the 44 competitor discussion show on Sunday 7 June.Live scores and results can be found at www.indigenous.polarproductions.com.auFor regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.

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Joel Parkinson Puts Australia’s Top Junior Male Surfers Through Their Paces At The Subway® Summer Surf Camp

Joel Parkinson Puts Australia’s Top Junior Male Surfers Through Their Paces At The Subway® Summer Surf CampThursday, 30 April 2015
Thirteen of Australia’s top junior male surfers are being put through their paces by former World Champion Joel Parkinson at the Subway® Summer Surf Camp at Casuarina in northern New South Wales.The 13 surfers won the Under 18 divisions during the Subway® Summer Surf Series held across Australia last summer and were invited to an all-expenses paid training camp at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC) at Casuarina.Parkinson, the 2012 World Champion and a Subway® Summer Surf Series ambassador, surfed with the participants and took them through a video analysis of the session along with a question and answer session.“The Subway® Summer Surf Series has been a huge success and it’s great to see Subway® Restaurants supporting junior surfing in Australia,” Parkinson said.“It’s good to see what the future holds and the talent we have. In Australia at the moment the talent level is amazing and from a Series like this you can tell Australian surfing is in good hands.”The surfers at camp are:Jared Hickel (Cronulla, NSW)Noah Cooney (Byron Bay, NSW)Tane Bowden (Jan Juc, VIC)Luke Wrice (Coldedale, NSW)Rudy Davis (Clifton Beach, TAS)Kian Shahar (Byron Bay, NSW)Cooper Saunders (Seaford, SA)Chris Zaffis (Angourie, NSW)Duke Nagtzaam (Yallingup, WA)Felix Leaver (Yallingup, WA)Connor Lyons (Castaway Beach, QLD)Shane Dennis (Yamba, NSW)Jeames Young (Yamba, NSW)During each camp the surfers conducted a series of surfing sessions with video analysis and were given guidance by Australia’s top coaches at the HPC in competition strategies and strength and gymnastics training.At the conclusion of the camp the Best Performing Award will be chosen by Parkinson and includes $1000 provided by Subway® Restaurants.The boys’ camp concludes on Saturday and on Sunday the girls’ camp starts with the respective Under 18 female winners from the series joining World Surf League surfer and Subway® Summer Surf Series Ambassador Laura Enever.The girls’ camp will include;Holly Wawn (Newport, NSW)Paris Whittaker (Cronulla, NSW)Courtney Dunlop (Phillip Island, VIC)Lucy Callister (Palm Beach, Qld)Kirra-Belle Olsson (Avoca, NSW)Lizzy Stokely (Bruny Island, TAS)Bella Wilton (Manly, NSW)India Robinson (Jan Juc, VIC)Amy Gore (Christies Beach, SA)Alysse Cooper (Queenscliff, NSW)Emi Campbell (Denmark, WA)Bailee Hastie (Gracetown, WA)Alyssa Lock (Coolangatta, Qld)The Subway® Summer Surf Series, organised by Surfing Australia, was held across 13 events around Australia this past summer, showcasing the country’s best male and female surfers in the under 16 and 18 age divisions and under 21 category.The new series reinforces the Subway® brand’s commitment to healthy active living, and was created to fill a competition void which exists at a crucial point in the development of Australia’s leading junior surfers.The inaugural Subway® Summer Surf Series event saw more than 950 teens take part in 2014/15. Subway® Surf Camp Dates: Boys’ Camp: 30th April – 2nd May Girls’ Camp: 3rd May – 5th MayFor more information on the Subway® Summer Surf Series, visit – www.summersurfseries.com
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