European champions

PUBLISHED: 17:20 04 September 2012

European champions Lily and Ellie

European champions Lily and Ellie

Archant

North Devon teenagers Lily Nichols, 16 and Ellie Parker, 18, from Woolacombe Surf Life Saving Club have returned from Sweden with six European Surf Life Saving medals.

The North Devon pair were selected to represent Great Britain at the European championships in Jonkoping.

Ellie’s outstanding performances won her two individual silver medals in the board race and beach flags. Younger team mate Lily also excelled in the board race and won the bronze medal.

The pair then competed together in the board rescue, comfortably winning the silver medal.

The British team finished in fourth place overall, only 24 points behind third place - the closest they have ever come to taking the bronze.

Great Britain’s women excelled and won the overall beach and water events and were awarded third aggregate place in the whole competition.

Both Lily and Ellie hope to continue their medal success when they represent Great Britain again in the senior category after being selected to compete for GB in Japan in the Sanyo Cup later this month, when they will be joined by their Woolacombe team mate Jo Devine.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 23:53

Langford’s bout against Avtandil Khurtsidze for the interim world title was stopped in the fifth round

Read more
Yesterday, 18:21

Follow the action as Tommy Langford takes on Avtandil Khurtsidze for the WBO Interim World Middleweight title

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

The Robins were beaten 1-0 on the final day of the Southern League season this afternoon (Saturday)

Read more
Wed, 16:48

Bideford won their Division Three match against Holsworthy by 145 runs in the Hayes North Devon Cricket League

Read more
Wed, 13:59

This week’s North Devon Gazette Football League round-up

Read more
Wed, 11:00

Bideford have one match left after going out of the Devon Senior Cup

Read more
Wed, 10:00

Torry will play North Tawton in Saturday’s Devon Junior Plate final

Read more
Wed, 09:09

Barum need just two points to secure National League Two South safety

Read more
Wed, 09:09

Coaches react to Good Friday derby, which saw Torridgeside beat Appledore 1-0

Read more
Mon, 20:39

The Robins picked up their second draw in two days in Division One South and West

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 5°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications