Surf lifesavers chosen for training camp
BYRON Bay surf lifesavers Jy Timperley and Caitlin Callahan were part of the NSW Senior Performance Academy in Sydney at the weekend.
Callahan and Timperley are no strangers to high performance programs and represented the Australian Youth Team last year.
The pair were joined by Cudgen's Haley Smith and Anthea Warne at the three-day camp.
About 28 surf lifesavers across four divisions were able to fine tune their skills in a high performance environment at the Sydney Academy of Sport.
Cudgen coach Scott McCartney was part of the program while Australian head coach Danny Short was also there.
"It's important that we continue to offer opportunities to all our athletes to enhance their skill development and with these excellence facilities on Sydney's Northern Beaches,” NSW development officer Tim Piper said.
"All the athletes who attended have been identified by their clubs and branches as capable of making that step up to the next level of competition.”
During the program the attendees participated in training sessions, technical analysis, education sessions and team building exercises with some of the best minds on the surf sport circuit.
"While the Senior Performance Academy isn't the only way for a surf sport athlete to improve their skills it is a great stepping stone to higher honours,” Piper said.
"I'm sure that everyone who attended gained a lot out of the experience and we will be watching their results with great interest over the season ahead.”