Teens shoulder surf challenge



THE boat crews and a large contingent of under-15 competitors will lead the Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club charge at today's third round of the Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Series at Agnes Water.

Club coach Brian Carroll said about 50 Tannum competitors would contest today's event and was confident of a strong club showing.

'Our under-15s are just outstanding and they're such a big contingent and they're very strong,' Carroll said yesterday.

He said the introduction of an incentive scheme for under-15 competitors had proved beneficial, with youngsters in that age group getting involved in all facets of club activities including competition, patrols and fund-raising.

Carroll said the club would also field six or seven surf boat crews ? the largest field in his time with the club, while the likes of Chris Marlow, Clint Swanton and Leisa Lowe will assure Tannum is prominent in open competition.

One division in which the club is struggling is masters competition in which only Carroll and Julie Withoos will line up.

Despite that, Carroll believed the club was travelling well in the branch series although official results were kept quiet by the branch until the series was completed.



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