Three straight wins for NSW Country
A SUCCESSFUL tour of New Zealand ended with the NSW Country surf lifesaving team crowned Trans-Tasman champions sealing their third consecutive title in the process.
Byron Bay athletes Caitlin Callahan, Brad Hunt, Will Jones and Jy Timperley were all part of the team.
The Far North Coast branch was also represented by Nadine Canning, Luke Chaffer, Claudia Crawford, Josh Jones, Angus Macphail, Anthea Warne and Shaylla Young.
A 20-strong team contested the three-meet biennial series against surf athletes from Northern Region (New Zealand) and the Central Coast at the beaches of Waipu, Pakapuna and Omaha during the competition.
The team got off to a flying start on the first day of competition finishing 44 points ahead of Northern Region and Central Coast both on 32 and enjoyed plenty of success on the sand and in the surf.
The defending champions saved their best performance for the series finale blitzing the field in the team and water events to finish with 43 points.
NSW Country ended the three-meet series with nine points on the overall standings (Three points for winning each meeting) while Central Coast and Northern Region couldn't be split finishing the competition with 4.5 points.
Coach Alan Beveridge was delighted to be coming home with the extra weight in the team's kit.
"Every single member of this team can feel rightly proud of their contribution to this success,” Beveridge said
"Once we got over here everyone switched on and was really supportive of each other and this good environment really came out during the competition.”
The NSW Country titles will be held next month.