THE Kenny name, synonymous with Alexandra Headland surf lifesaving, will feature in the famous black and gold again.
Former national champion and legendary ironman Grant Kenny, who won the junior and senior national titles as a 16-year-old Alex junior, will compete for the surf club again, along with his son Jett, after their switch from Noosa.
Alexandra Headland coach Jeff Lemarseny said he was excited to have his old mate formally join the club in a competitive capacity,
after the father and son had been training at the club lately.
"Both of them have been training with us and Grant will compete in Masters and open events," Mr Lemarseny said.
"It'll just be great to have them here for their wealth of knowledge."
The pair will join a third Kenny, Grant's brother Martin, at the club their father Hayden was so attached to.
Jett will compete for Noosa this weekend, however transfers could be processed so that Grant and Jett will be eligible for Alex at Dicky Beach next month.
Mr Lemarseny said the club's juniors would be the main beneficiaries of the duo returning to the club, but said equally importantly, they had left on good terms with Noosa.
"We're all good mates with Darren (Mercer) up there in Noosa," Mr Lemarseny said.
"It's just the ease for Grant and Jett living here and with Jett spending a lot more time on the beach working as a lifeguard, for them to train and compete here."
Alexandra Headland SLSC general manager Ashley Robinson said there were no expectations of the incoming duo.
"They've both been training here for geographic reasons, but we have no expectations," he said.
"We're a club that loves history, like most surf clubs.
"For me, it's a wonderful thing to have both of them here.
"I think it's just wonderful the Kenny name will have the black and gold on again.
"We just want Jett to enjoy himself. We have no expectations. We just want father and son to really enjoy their time back here."
Mr Robinson said while the pair would soon be competitively allied with Alexandra Headland, he was sure they would still enjoy close bonds with their former Noosa club mates.
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