Wayne’s world a real R and R family affair at Freshie

slsa logo 2014Surf Life Saving Australia, March 22, 2017: Freshwater Surf Club certainly has a long and proud history when it comes to Surf Lifesaving and particularly in R and R competition and at this year’s Aussies at North Kirra the Freshie teams will be chasing another slice of history.

Long standing surf correspondent JOHN TAYLOR uncovers a very special family that will leave their stamp on the famous maroon and whites.

Freshie club stalwart and Life member Wayne Freakley feels he’s a pretty lucky man, revealing: ‘’There’s not many sports where you can compete in an open level with your kids when you are my age.’’


Wayne is closing in on a milestone. He’ll be 60 in June.
But he’s still going strong in the R and R competition – once the blue ribbon event in surf life saving.


Son Jarrad and daughter Clare join Wayne in the 6 person R and R team, along with Ian Donald, Chris Tyrrell and newcomer, 17-year-old Hugo Weston. Hugo came into the team this this season, replacing Alex Obern.

‘’It has been a lot of fun and real privilege doing it with my kids,’’ Wayne said.


DOWNLAOD: Read JOHN TAYLOR’s full story of team Freakley with photos in this edition of the Northern Beaches Riptide.

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