Bribie Island nippers make their mark on Queensland Champs

March 23, 2015

Bribie Island nippers have made their mark on the 2015 Queensland Surf Life Saving Youth Championships on the Sunshine Coast, walking away from the prestigious event with a number of medals and a swag of top ten finishes.

A team of 19 Bribie nippers were joined by almost 1,500 nippers from all corners of Queensland to contest the annual Championships, which is the pinnacle sporting event for young lifesavers aged 11-14 years.

There was plenty of success for the relatively small team, particularly on the sand.

Patrick Wooton won a bronze medal in the under-13 beach sprint, and backed up to place 6th in the final of the under-13 beach flags.

Lachlan Alleyne showed his class with a solid win in the under-14 beach flags, before joining club-mates Oscar Douglas, George Goodman and Ethan Witt to claim gold in the under-14 male beach relay.

There was also success in the endurance events, with Kate Watson winning a silver medal in the under-15 2km beach run.

The club narrowly missed another medal when Ethan Witt placed fifth in the final of the under-14 male beach flags.

The Championships wrapped up on the Sunshine Coast this afternoon after three days of fierce competition, during which, the state’s top junior lifesavers competed in a wide range of events, including the surf swims, board paddles, beach sprints, flags and the blue riband ironman and ironwoman.

The Championships is the pinnacle sporting event for young lifesavers aged 11-15 years old.