The Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) North Australian Championships were held in Mackay over the weekend, with tough competition and great results culminating in the naming of the Queensland Country U13-U17 Representative team.
SLSQ regional operations manager and carnival coordinator Craig Holden said the three-day carnival, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October, proved competitive for the participants and entertaining for the spectators.
“We had over 500 competitors at Mackay’s Harbour Beach, with great weather and really strong performances by our competitors ensuring that the weekend was an overall success,” Mr Holden said.
“The results reflect the strength of surf sports competitors in the northern half of the state, with a really strong U13-U17 Queensland Country Team selected.”
The Queensland Country Team, featuring males and females in the age brackets of Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 17, includes 48 of the top regional surf life saving athletes from clubs in the North Queensland, Northern Barrier and Wide Bay Capricorn Branches.
“As you would expect following the results of the North Aussies, clubs like Cairns, Arcadian, Picnic Bay and Mackay are well represented in the team, but we also have competitors from the likes of Yeppoon, Ellis Beach, and Emu Park as well,” Mr Holden said.
“There’s a good spread of clubs and strong representation from across all regions.”
The U13-U17 Queensland Country Team will now compete at the Queensland Interbranch Championships on the Gold Coast on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November.
To view the team in full, please click here.