April 20 - 26, 2014: Issue 159
Newport Surf Club Wins Australian Championships on Handicap
Newport Surf Club Wins Australian Championships on Handicap - 15 April 2014
Newport Surf Club has created history in its 105th year capping a year of triumphs winning, on a handicap basis, at the Australian Championships held in Perth in April.
The club finished an amazing fourth in the overall points score competing against the might of clubs such as Northcliffe and Manly. This came on top of the club winning the Northern Beaches and State Surf Life Saving Titles earlier in the season.
"As if that wasn't enough, Max Brooks was made Athlete of the Carnival at the Australian Championships having won six Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals, competing against the cream of Australian surf life saving talent.
"We had a ten year objective through the Newport Kinghorn Surf Racing Academy to be in the top ten surf clubs in competition. It is hard to believe we have achieved that objective in the first season since the Academy was launched.
"Our Under 17 & Under 19 competitors put in some wonderful efforts over the course of the championships but it was truly a team effort with Newport team members supporting each other with great enthusiasm. The results are just reward for the efforts the team has put into training.
"We have a dedicated crew of coaches who have worked hard to get the competitors to reach their physical peak at the right time as well as honing their surf skills through many months of training," said Rob Emerson Newport Surf Club President.
The fundamental objective of the Newport Kinghorn Surf Racing Academy is to create a self-sustaining infrastructure that allows competitors to be as good as they want to be, and provide athletes with other life skills. whilst ensuring that the fundamental culture of the Newport club is maintained.
The club is always on the lookout for sponsors and support from local businesses for the Academy and for major events held every season. For more information go to www.newportsurfclub.com.au
Australian Titles 2014 Medallist
Under 19 Male Ironman -Max Brooks
Under 19 Male Surf Board -Max Brooks
Under 19 Male Taplin Relay - Lachlan Reid, Jonah Beard, Max Brooks
Under 19 Male Surf Team - Lachlan Reid, Jonah Beard, Jayke Rees & Max Brooks
Open Male Single Ski Relay - Luke Morrison, Chad Alston & Mitchell Trim
Under 19 Male Surf Board Relay - Lachlan Reid, Cody Marr & Max Brooks
Under 19 Male Double Ski - Peter Euers & Max Brooks
Under 19 Male Surf Board Riding - Bodi Smith
Under 17 Male Taplin Relay - Ollie Signorini, Charlie Brooks, Noah Attansio
Gold under 15s board relay
Open Male Single Ski Relay - Mitchell Trim
Under 19 Surf Belt - Jonah Beard
Under 19 Male Recue Tube Recue - Cooper Halligan, Jonah Beard, Cody Marr & Fletcher Davies
Under 17 Male Surf Team - Charlie Brooks, Ollie Signorini, David Euers & Jackson Borg
Under 19 Male Surf Board Relay - Jonah Beard, Fletcher Davies & Jayke Rees
Under 17 Male champion Lifesaver - Jackson Borg
Under 19 Male Champion Lifesaver - Liam Yeates
Under 19 Surf Board Rescue - Max Brooks, Jayke Rees
Silver - lifesaver relay
Open Male Taplin - Jonah Beard, Luke Morrison, Tom Atkinson, Max Brooks, Mitchel Trim & Kendrick Louis
Under 19 Male Ironman - Jonah Beard
Under 19 Male Rescue Tube Rescue - Lachlan Reid, Peter Euers, Jayke Rees & Jacob Nielson
Under 17 Male Surf Board Relay - Charlie Brooks, David Euers, Guy Rees
Under 19 Single Ski Relay - Peter Euers, Cody Marr & Max Brooks
Under 19 Board Rescue - Cody Marr, Cooper Halligan
Jollytails Bronze Under 19s Boats: Connor Milham, Lachie King, Jake Renneman, James Robson
Report by John Guthrie, pictures by Newport SLSC members, 2014.