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

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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.

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