Naming Rights Partner Announced For Premier Junior Surf Life Saving Event

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The future of junior surf life saving has been given a significant boost with the announcement that ahm Health Insurance has signed a two year naming rights sponsorship agreement of Wave Warriors Junior Challenge.

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ahm Health Insurance is very excited about our association with Wave Warriors Junior Challenge

The future of junior surf life saving has been given a significant boost with the announcement that ahm Health Insurance has signed a two year naming rights sponsorship agreement of Wave Warriors Junior Challenge.

Wave Warriors is the brainchild of Australian Ironman Zane Holmes and has the potential to become the largest single annual event on offer for Junior Life Savers (Nippers) to engage in competition at a national level.

First held in Wollongong NSW last year, the beach was specifically set up by organisers to mirror the famous Ironman series. Cheered on by 3,000 spectators, 180 excited Nippers competed across a variety of beach and ocean events over three days. With several Ironmen and Ironwomen travelling to Wollongong to support and participate in the event, the Nippers were also given the unforgettable chance to meet and compete beside some of their heroes.

Plans are now well underway to grow and build on the success of the inaugural Challenge which will be held in Wollongong again between the 18th and 20th of January. With expectations of around 850 Nippers, some of whom will come from as far as New Zealand, 2012 will see ahm Wave Warriors Junior Challenge become a true Trans Tasman event.

“We are very pleased to be announcing a naming rights partner for Wave Warriors Junior Challenge which will allow the event to grow across Australia and beyond for the benefit of the junior surf lifesaving ranks,” said Zane Holmes.

“While Wave Warriors has strong backing from Destination NSW, Tourism Wollongong and Wollongong City Council, for us to take the event to the next level and open it up to more competitors we needed a substantial injection of funds.

“ahm Health Insurance is the perfect fit for us. I am looking forward to working with them over the next two years to encourage junior life savers and their families to maintain their passion for this important Australian sport and to living a healthy life.”

As one of Australia’s leading private health insurers, ahm has a long history of helping its members to think more about their health and supporting them to make a positive change.

“ahm Health Insurance is very excited about our association with Wave Warriors Junior Challenge and we hope it will prove to be a long one,” said ahm Executive General Manager, Dean Tillotson.

“A great Australian icon, Surf Life Saving Clubs are at the heart of many communities around the coast of Australia. They both harness the strength of their local communities through volunteers and give back to them by ensuring the beach can be safely enjoyed by all. Just as importantly they promote a healthy lifestyle by encouraging members to stay fit and strong.

“ahm shares this commitment to community and good health and our support of Wave Warriors provides us with a wonderful opportunity to help inspire young Australians to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Being a Nipper and competing at events such as Wave Warriors enables children to experience the benefits of physical activity whilst learning new skills, nurturing talent and, most importantly, having fun.”

Registrations can be made through the ahm Wave Warriors website, with all registrations received by 30 October 2011 going into the draw to win 4 nights accommodation for ahm Wave Warriors 2012, courtesy of Quality Suites Wollongong.

About ahm Health Insurance
Proudly Australian, ahm health insurance is a leading national private health insurance provider with more than 40 years’ experience in the Australian health care industry.

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