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Tannum planning a clean sweep at junior branch titles

Tannum Sands Under-14 Nipper Shaun Iddon competing at his beach is part of a large contingent heading to Hervey Bay on Friday.
Tannum Sands Under-14 Nipper Shaun Iddon competing at his beach is part of a large contingent heading to Hervey Bay on Friday. Luka Kauzlaric

TRAVELLING to Hervey Bay with a trailer full of trophies, Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club plans on needing the space for another year for the storage of the silverware.

In fact, the club wants to bring back to its cabinet all the silverware, including one extra trophy, the Overall Handicap Trophy for Wide Bay Capricorn Junior Branch Titles.

Starting on Friday, the junior branch titles will see 66 of the local club's young contingent head south for the challenge.

Beginning in the afternoon with pool rescue events, the competition continues until Sunday afternoon.

"It will include every event that we have been training for," club team manager Tony Poli said.

"Last year we had 68, but this year is on par with previous years."

Already owning four of the five possible team trophies, Tannum Sands will hope to at the very least match last year's efforts, which saw it take home four of the five awards on offer.

Though a tough task, Poli thinks the team heading to the junior titles will be able to get the job done.

"We have held the championship for the previous years and hopefully can repeat the success," Poli said.

"The kids will also make friends for life at carnivals like this, which is a big part of it all."

Tannum Sands trophy cabinet:

  • Archie Lowe and Shirley Holden Water Trophy
  • Brock Holden Shield
  • Overall Wide Bay Capricorn Championship Shield
  • P and D Burns Overall Beach Trophy

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