Nippers win medals at state championships

Wamberal SLSC’s Nippers at the Age Championships

Surf Life Saving NSW’s 2020 Age Championships have been completed with many Nippers from Central Coast based surf clubs returning with state medals.

The Championships were hosted by Swansea Belmont Surf Club at Blacksmith Beach from February 28 to March 1.
Fourteen of the Coast’s clubs took part.
North Curl Curl Surf Club ultimately won the day, taking out first place in the overall point score, but the Coast still made an impact, with a breakdown below of how each club in the Coast Community News readership area fared.

Wamberal ranked 15th and had medalists: Hayden McGregor, gold Under 11 Male Surf Race, gold Under 11 Ironman; Noah Nakagawa, gold Under 14 Male Beach Sprint; Keenan White, silver Under 14 Male 2km Beach Run; Billy Brown, bronze Under 14 Male 2km Beach Run; Maia Abell, gold Under 12 Female 1km Beach Run; and, Harley Dimech, Matthew Humphries, Noah Nakagawa and Keenan White, gold Under 14 Male Beach Relay.
MacMasters ranked 24th and had medalists: Hamish Taylor-Martin, gold Under 13 Male Board Race; Airley Arnold and Skye Hackshall, bronze Under 13 Female Board Rescue; and, Marcus Aitchison, Patrick Sheppard and Calum Walters, bronze Under 13 Male Board Rescue.

Avoca Beach ranked 18th and had medalists: William Josling and Will Tebb, silver Under 11 Male Board Rescue; Talia Tebb, bronze Under 9 Female Surf Race, gold Under 9 Female Board Race; Ava Knight and Talia Tebb, bronze Under 9 Female Board Relay; and, Tully Craik, Ava Knight Cameron Lewis, Talia Tebb, bronze Under 9 Female Beach Relay.
North Avoca ranked equal 35th and had medalist Emma Duggan, bronze Under 13 Ironwoman.

Copacabana ranked equal 39th and had no medalists.
Terrigal ranked 19th and had medalists: Tahj Hamilton, gold Under 12 Male Beach Sprint, silver Under 12 Male Beach Flags; Cooper Armstrong, Christian Coff, Thomas Rice, Harvey Smith, silver Under 9 Male Beach Relay; Paige Casey, gold Under 9 Female Beach Sprint; and, Tyla Channells, silver Under 11 Female 1km Beach Run.

Website, Mar 1
SLS NSW: 2020 SLS NSW Age Championships Final Results Portal
Reporter: Dilon Luke