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Equality in Surf Life Saving

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Surf Life Saving Queensland displayed a lack equality during the U15 Ironwoman and Ironman finals. With 16 females competing in the final, they were called to the line as a group and set off for their race. Following this, 16 males were called for their race individually with their names over the loud speaker, were filmed with professional cameras and were displayed on social media.

Personally, my sister and her friends competed in the Ironwoman final and asked parents and others around them why they didn’t receive such recognition for their achievements in qualifying for a state final. I respect there was memorial trophy for Matthew Barclay, however that did not prohibit them announcing the females onto the start line in the same manner. The weekend after International Women’s Day, it is saddening to see the lack of equality in such an admired sport.

Therefore, this petition was created in order to achieve recognition for the 16 females who competed in an equally testing race, but received no acknowledgement, and for equality among future female and male competitors.



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