READY TO GO: Tannum Sands competitors have been training hard in preparation for the state youth surf lifesaving championships which get underway tomorrow.
READY TO GO: Tannum Sands competitors have been training hard in preparation for the state youth surf lifesaving championships which get underway tomorrow. Contributed

Tannum Sands nippers go for gold at state titles

TANNUM Sands Surf Life Saving Club representatives won four medals at last year's state titles and the locals are looking like they can produce the same effort once again.

The club has a 40-strong team heading to the rebranded Surf Life Saving Queensland's Youth State Championships which will get underway at Maroochydore tomorrow.

If results at Wide Bay Capricorn Branch Championships are an indicator of Tannum Sands' potential, the club is on track for a strong showing at the Sunshine Coast.

Tannum Sands won every available trophy at Branch level, including the handicap for points earned per competitor.

And despite having lost a number of talented competitors who have relocated, the Tannum Sands contingent is determined to impress.

The team has been training all season in preparation for the three-day carnival and the workload has increased recently in anticipation.

Under-12 competitor Sophie Duff will be chasing more success after winning silver in the under-11 beach flags event last year.

Queensland Youth Titles:

  • Where: Maroochydore
  • When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Who: 1500 competitors, 40 from Tannum Sands
  • Last year: Four medals for the Tannum Sands team


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