Nippers carnival in the fog
4:44pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A BARRY-BASED lifesaving club introduced a carnival atmosphere to Barry Island to mark the season finale.
Whitmore Bay Surf Life Saving Club hosted their first ever Nipper Carnival – on a fog bound beach – on Sunday, September 22 – with clubs from Rhoose, Llantwit Major, Pen Y Bont, Aberavon, Mumbles, Rest Bay and Southerdown rolling up.
More than 150 children competed in swimming, boards, beach flags, sprints and a fun tug of war race.
Whitmore took the cup with seven points separating them and second place Rhoose.
Angharad Foscolo, of Whitmore Bay Surf Life Saving Club, said: “All the clubs competed to a very high standard with fantastic spirit and sportsmanship.
“The event was run and marshalled by parents and coaches of Whitmore Bay and without them it wouldn't have been possible.
“Special thanks to Steve Chambers from Aberavon, Mark Scarborough from Vale Coast Surf Boards and Mike Allan from Pen y Bont who assisted Whitmore.”
The club thanked all its sponsors and Ask Frank who supplied the sign for the day.
Angharad said: “2013 has seen this Whitmore Bay grow, teach and develop local children and young adults into confident nipper life guards.
“2014 is going to be even better.”
Club secretary Diane Nelson added: “A good day was had by all.
“We’ve been running the Nippers club for eight years and it’s building up and up.”