Ironbark helps out Ironman
Be watching the ironman titles in 7 or 8 years, because we’re betting young Tobey Ring will be up there with the best of them!
The 11 year old, a Year 6 student of Talara Primary College at Currimundi joined the nippers at Metropolitan Caloundra Surf Club this year and has become a keen paddler. He recently competed in his first Queensland title and despite being new to the sport, placed in the top 32 paddlers in the state. Tobey is looking to improve substantially next season after taking delivery of a new paddleboard sponsored by Ironbark Timber at Maroochydore. The board was created by the renowned Hayden Surfcraft factory.
Toby has been training three to five days a week since receiving the new board. “It’s great to see a young fellow who’s so into his paddling and willing to do the hard yards when it comes to training,” said Ironbark Timber owner Simon Brady. “When you choose timber it needs to be tough and it needs to go the distance in terms of endurance. I reckon Tobey fits those criteria as well, which is why we’re happy to sponsor him,” said Simon. ”We like to support the local community and surf lifesaving. We look forward to seeing him improve in the season ahead. Who knows, in years to come he could be the first Ironbark Ironman!”