Day: January 28, 2022

Meet the dedicated Lifesavers

Meet the dedicated Lifesavers of Bondi Surf Club who have patrols named in their honour.

H.B. (Tibby) Fletcher [back left] joined Bondi Surf Club in 1912. He was selected as a member of the first instructional team by SLSA in 1921 and was also a member of the first gear inspection committee, he was on the SLSA board of examiners, and Vice President of SLSA.

A consummate swimmer and veteran of many surf races and rescues, Tibby was ‘scratch man’ for the Bondi Swimming Club and twice winner of the three-mile marathon event. H B Tibby Fletcher is the only member to receive an Honour Cap. Tibby represented BSBLSC winning 5 Australian Championships in R&R and won Premierships as an ‘A’ team member from 1914 – 1928.

Tibby also received a Royal Humane & Shipwreck Society award for bravery in rescuing a shark attack victim on Coogee Beach in 1922.

Throughout his career with the BSBLSC, Fletcher held positions including Life Member, Club Captain 1920-1928, Committee member / Trustee / Handicapper, Vice Captain / Senior Vice President, and SLSA representative.

AO Tennis at Bottles this Sund

AO Tennis at Bottles this Sunday!

This Sunday we’re showing the men’s final of the Australian Open on the back deck at the Club, so you can watch all the action with friends in the sunshine and fresh air.

Channel your inner Rafa or Ash – come dressed in your tennis gear or as your favourite tennis star – past or present! There’ll be prizes for best dressed and $5 beers from 5pm.

Watch this space for more details and join us for all the fun at the best venue in Bondi to round out your weekend at the beach.

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