Ballina nipper competing in Australasian competition
BALLINA will have one nipper flying the flag at the Wave Warriors Junior Challenge this weekend.
Georgia Wheatland will compete in the under-14s girls division at Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta.
A handful of nippers from the Far North Coast branch compete at the event each year.
It is a two-day event and the first of the Medibank Wave Warriors season.
The Challenge is a beach and surf event designed to mirror the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Series and promote further development for junior lifesavers between nine and 15-years-old.
Champion ironman Zane Holmes was instrumental is setting up the series with the event now in its fourth year attracting competitors from across Australia and New Zealand.
He will be at the Gold Coast leg of the series this weekend.
"My goal was to create a unique ocean and beach spectacular for junior lifesavers, so they can come together from around Australia to participate in an exciting competition," Holmes said.
There are four events in the series with Perth next month before Ocean Grove, Victoria in January and Newport Beach in Sydney.