LENNOX ATHLETES TRAINING HARD FOR COUNTRY CHAMPS
Lennox Head Alstonville SLC have registered one of their largest ever teams to contest the highly anticipated Country Carnival, to be held at South West Rocks on 4 and 5 February 2017.
With over 60 nippers, seniors and masters now signed up to compete for Lennox, there’s been a flurry of training activity as people hone and relearn vital skills in preparation for the carnival.
‘We are now entering the business end of the season, which kicked off at the end of January with Branch titles at Yamba, before moving into the Country champs and then the NSW State titles,’ said Lennox Head Alstonville SLC Junior Activity Coordinator (JAC), Sam Miller.
‘We are really excited to see so many seniors sign on for Lennox this season. All of our seniors have come through our nippers ranks and after a period of absence have returned to the club. We welcome them back with open arms and it’s great for our youngsters to see these U15, U17, U19 and open athletes training on the beach alongside them.
‘Our members have been training hard all summer for these events, with a big focus on the Country titles. The Country Champs are the only event on our program that allows all of our members to compete, with U8’s through to 70+ all collectively in action on the beach and in the water across a two day program.
‘Our nippers are really stoked to see our seniors and masters going around, and our seniors and masters are stoked to see what our young competitors can do.
‘We are so proud of the commitment that so many of these people have shown to learning the art of surf lifesaving skills, and whatever the outcome for them, they will come away fitter, stronger and more capable people who have learned the value of sportsmanship and teamwork,’ she said.