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TANNUM Sands first aid teams will put skills learnt from hundreds of hours of dedicated training to use when they contest the Queensland Surf Rescue Championships at Broadbeach on the Gold Coast starting today.

Garry Norris and Gail Williams, who have already qualified for national championships competition, will look to repeat their winning ways this weekend after taking the honours at both the North Australian Championships and Wide Bay/Capricorn Branch Championships in December.

They will be joined at Broadbeach by clubmates Teneille Koenig and Taryn Robey who will compete in both the under-17 and under-19 competitions.

Williams, who is also Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club vice president, said the teams had spent the past month fine-tuning their skills to ensure they could match it with the best teams from throughout the rest of Queensland.

She said the task had proved difficult for the junior pairing of Koenig and Robey with the latter having moved to Biloela but was confident the experience they have gained previously from working together will serve them well this weekend.

Koenig and Robey were impressive in finishing second to their more senior clubmates at the Wide Bay/Capricorn Branch meet.

The under-17 event will be contested today with the under-19 and open competitions scheduled for tomorrow.



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