Junior Black Fins named

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Surf Life Saving New Zealand has announced a team of 12 Youth athletes who will represent New Zealand at the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships.

Known as the Junior Black Fins, the team consists of 12 athletes; six male and six female.

Held every two years and attracting athletes from over 40 nations, the 2018 event will take place in Adelaide, Australia from November 15 - December 2 with the national team’s competition taking place from November 21-25.

The team will compete in 43 pool and beach lifesaving events over five days of competition including three days of pool events and two days of beach and ocean events.

Junior Black Fins:

Aidan Smith, Papamoa

Briana Irving, Waikanae

Claudia Kelly, East End

Declan Dempster, Mount Maunganui

Lochlainn O’Connor, Mount Maunganui

Lucy Makaea, Piha

Macy Burns, Lyall Bay

Mitch Cowdrey, Papamoa

Olivia Corrin, Midway

Oscar Williams, Piha

Tessa Bradley, Mount Maunganui

Zac Reid, Fitzroy

The athletes will be led by the management team of Matt Cairns (coach), Shane Smith (manager), Simone Spencer (assistant manager) and Mike Ellis (physio).

The Junior Black Fins will travel alongside the New Zealand Open team (The Black Fins) who will be announced in due course.

We wish them all the best in their bid to win the 2018 Lifesaving World Youth Championships and look forward to following their build up to the event.

To keep up-to-date with the team’s journey, visit the High Performance Facebook page or on Twitter and Instagram @slsnzhp.

For more information about the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships, visit http://www.lifesaving2018.com/


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