Young Woolacombe SLS members taste success in Brighton

17:09 16 July 2014

Young members of Woolacombe SLSC enjoyed several good results in Brighton

Young members of Woolacombe SLSC enjoyed several good results in Brighton

Archant

Club brings back several medals from Paddle Round The Pier

LAST weekend a small but merry group from Woolacombe Surf Life Saving Club travelled to Brighton to take part in the annual Paddle Round The Pier.

This year, SLSGB were putting on a small competition on the famous Brighton beach, with many prizes up for grabs.

The competition started in a purpose built, beach flag arena in tricky conditions.

The flags were hotly contested with all of the members of the club making it through to their respective finals, and Miles Miller (U13) and Olivia Sayer (U17) each taking home a gold medal.

After a short rest and time to get changed, the competition moved to the sea, where the conditions had deteriorated.

The ‘nippers’ didn’t compete in the sea on Saturday, but the youth competitors ventured out on their sea swim closely followed by boards.

Woolacombe had medal positions in both these events with Summer Whiteley (U17) taking home the gold, Liam Ward (Mens Open) silver and David Miller (U17) silver in the swim.

The conditions were much better on Sunday, allowing the large field of nippers to take part in exciting swim and board races.

Miles Miller brought home a gold medal in both events, while Nalani Whiteley took the gold in the swim and Francesca Sayer the gold for the boards with Alice Hood fourth.

The girls’ ski race provided perhaps the most impressive result of the weekend with the girls taking first (Summer Whiteley), second (Millie Hood) and third (Olivia Sayer).

In the Ironman event Liam Ward took the bronze medal position for the men’s open age group and Summer Whiteley (U17) gold, which took her tally to an impressive three gold medals.

The final race of the day was a siblings’ board rescue - an extraordinary event with no fewer than six teams taking part from Woolacombe alone.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Barum lost 2-0 to Bishops Cleeve in Division One South and West this afternoon (Saturday)

Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Club chairman reveals plans for improvements at Mill Road after being awarded a ‘long awaited’ grant

Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Barum ran in four tries in their National League Two South Game, but were on the wrong end of a 43-26 scoreline.

Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bideford played their first home match of the new Tribute South West One West season on Saturday.

Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The club earned promotion from the C Division East via the playoffs in the Tolchards Devon Cricket League.

Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Barnstaple Town got back to winning ways in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West at the weekend.

Read more
Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Robins beat Bishops Cleeve 2-1 in the Evo Stik Southern League Division One South and West clash at the Sports Ground.

Read more
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Teams from the police, fire and RNLI faced off to raise money for the lifeboat service.

Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Robins drew 4-4 at Salisbury in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West

Read more
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

Read more

Most Read Sport

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 13°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

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications