Success in the Surf Boats Again
A big two days of racing for our surfboat crews last weekend (14 & 15 December). Saturday was the 69th annual Nth Cronulla Christmas carnival, which doubled as the first of three NSW state team selection carnivals. The u23 women, Thunder (Abby Ballesty, Tara Doyle, Megz Barr and Claudia Harris) won their division and the Open Men Hellfish (Alex Brown, Jake Butcher, Hugh Pender, Lucas Wilson and Mitch Foran) were a very close third. The reserve grade men, Shellfish and women, Nudibranchs were both sixth in their finals. Sunday, also at Nth Cronulla, was the Australian team trials and after plenty of tough racing against the best in the country, the u23 girls finished second, so no green and gold cap this season. The Hellfish finished just out of the the final four in the open men and the Nudies stepped up to open women for some extra racing.
Newport Competitors have been selected in the Insterstate Team set to compete on the Sunshine Coast, 24 January
Newport has seven athletes chosen in the NSW team to defend the Interstate Championship title at Alexandra Headland next month. Ski specialist Mitchell Trim will captain the team, which also includes Max Brooks, Jackson Borg and Lizzie Welborn (opens), Emily Doyle, Zach Morris and Finn Askew (youth).
NSW Youth Pathway Cup Team
Twenty Under 14 and 15 athletes will head to Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast in January to defend their title. Newport has five representatives in the team. Congrats guys!
NSW & Northern Beaches Rays Lead the Super Surf Teams after Two Rounds
A number of Newport athletes are in 3 of the 4 NSW teams that are competing in the Super Surf Teams League, run in conjunction with the Nutri Grain Series.[unordered_list style=”bullet”]
- NSW Country Dolphins – Finn Askew (Newport), Isaac Smith (Newport)
- Northern Beaches Rays – Zach Morris (Newport), Jake Lynch (Newport), Emily Doyle (Newport), Madison Spencer (Newport), Madison Louw (Newport)
- Hunter Central Coast Orcas – Blake Drysdale (Newport)