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A highly successful tour of New Zealand ended in the best possible fashion for the local members of the NSW Country Surf Life Saving team who were crowned Trans-Tasman Champions last week, sealing their third consecutive title in the process.

A 20-strong team contested the three-meet biennial series against surf athletes from Northern Region (New Zealand) and the Central Coast with the athletes in fine form at the beaches of Waipu, Pakapuna and Omaha during the competition.

NSW Country Coach Alan Beveridge was delighted to be coming home with the extra weight in the team’s kit.

‘It’s been a wonderful competition and was a real team effort over the three days of competition. Every single member of this team can feel rightly proud of their contribution to this success,’ Beveridge said from New Zealand last week.

‘What has been most pleasing from a coaching perspective has been how well the team came together. Once we got over here everyone switched on and was really supportive of each other and this good environment really came out during the competition.’

The 2017 NSW Country SLSC Team includes: Will Jones, Caitlin Callahan, Jy Timperley and Bradley Hunt from the Byron Bay club and Shaylla Young, Luke Chaffer, Angus Macphail, Nadine Canning, Anthea Warnen and Joshua Jones from the Cudgen Headland SLSC, and Claudia Crawford from the Cabarita Beach SLSC.


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