Looking forward It’s been a terrific season with more than 220 nippers now a part of ‘Team Lennox’ spending their Sunday mornings improving their skills in the water and on the beach, and many nippers in our U8-U14 age groups testing their abilities at carnivals held up and down the North Coast.
The season is drawing to the business end, with just three more Sunday nippers days, and training has skipped up a notch for those who are preparing to battle it out at the Country Championships at Cudgen on 2-3 February. Can Lennox go one better than last year’s equal fourth place? Let’s wait and see.
In March, a team of around 25 Nippers, Opens and Masters will head to Blacksmiths Beach near Newcastle to compete at the annual State Championships. This blue-ribbon event sees some 6,000 competitors from around the state battle it out in individual and team glory, and we wish our crew all the best in their efforts.
Sun safe Nippers We are enormously grateful to John Holland who have come on board this year as a Gold Sponsor of the Club. Their support has resulted in the distribution of white long-sleeved jackets to our nippers aged U8 to U14, providing them with some much-needed sun protection while competing at carnivals, and the undisputed title of coolest kids on the beach. John Holland are currently undertaking some major infrastructure projects around Australia including the redevelopment of Lismore Base Hospital on the North Coast.
Home-grown champions The reputation of rising stars Maisie Miller and Nathan McKenzie continues to grow, with the two selected to participate in the eighteen-member Trans-Tasman NSW Country Team; and the NSW Country Interstate team. Congratulations.
We’d also like to give a shout-out to former Lennox nipper Hannah Sculley, who in January topped the podium at the Nutrigrain Ironwoman series at Currumbin for the first time in her career. Well done Hannah.