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Trial game Team Lists

Trial game Team Lists

09/07/2020, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 29944377

Trial Game|Northern Suburbs v Eastwood

July 11th @ TG Millner

Trial Game v Eastwood – Saturday, July 11th, 2020 @ TG Milner
1st Grade – 3:00pm   2nd Grade – 1:25pm   1st Colts – 11:40am 3rd Grade – 10:30am
1 German Haeffeli 1 Jack Brewer 1 Dylan Saunders 1 Michael Dowsett
2 Jesse Muir 2 Gary Bautz 2 San Parkinson 2 Andrew Dovgan
3 Jayden Lynch 3 Ryan Lomas 3 Sifa Amone 3 Will Hunting
4 Declan Carroll 4 Dave Henaway 4 Sam Shepard 4 Jamo Coombs
5 Nick Palmer 5 Hamish Sinclair 5 Ollie Hughes 5  Nick Phillips
6 Brad Hemopo 6 Felix Quinn 6 Boston Kerapa 6 Sam Lowe
7 Hugh Taylor 7 Charlie Jeavons-Fellows 7 Harry Janson 7 Cale Holmes
8 Heinrich Brendel 8 George Murrin 8 Braedyn Collins 8 Ben Martin
9 Nick Duffy 9 Jack Radford 9 Charlie Radford 9 Josh Lo
10 Angus Sinclair 10 James McKinney 10 Tevita Vei 10  Valentin Lavasseur
11 Reece Mauu’ 11 Ed Gregory 11 Josh Fraser 11 Bailey Cox
12 Harry Burey 12 Junior Pale 12 Daniel Harkin 12 Sean Toohey
13 Nathan Russell 13 Seb Cameron 13 Luke Ryan 13 matt Listz
14 Tommy Gilbert 14 Harry Cudmore 14 Liam Dalibozak 14 Andrew Bexuidenhout
15 Connor Winchester 15 Max Burey 15 Jack Vincent 15  Max Booth
Res.  Isaac Cavu Res  James Margan Res. Res.
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Res.  Dewald Dekker

Matt White

Brady Dawson

Travis Gifford

Leon Akopian

Mitch Magrath

Evander Swan

Jack Hayson

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Spectator Update v Eastwood 

Spectator Update v Eastwood 

09/07/2020, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 29944263

 

Spectator Update v Eastwood 

In line with NSW government guidelines, TG Millner will be limited to a capacity of 500, inclusive of all players and support staff for our trial game against Eastwood on July 11th.

At this stage, any non-Eastwood / RSL Member spectators are advised NOT to attend.

Any further updates will be provided on our website and social media pages when they come to hand.

 

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2020 Season Preview

2020 Season Preview

09/07/2020, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 29944264

2020 Season Preview: With Earl Va’a

By Mark Cashman | Rugby News

Northern Suburbs have been one of the more stable Shute Shield clubs in recent seasons but 2020 has seen some major changes and they will have a fresh look by the time the competition kicks off.

Earl Va’a, the former Samoan Test No.10, took over as head coach and they have recruited hard to replace a number of stars who were either retiring or heading to fresh fields, both at Super Rugby level and overseas.

It’s been major generational change from the side that won the premiership in 2016 and played in the grand final a year later.

Rugby News caught up with Norths Head Coach Earl Va’a as he tries to pull together all the loose ends that make up a successful rugby club.

WHAT LIES AHEAD:
It’s a pretty exciting time for the club as we head, finally, into the start of the 2020 Shute Shield.

There’s been some major playing roster changes at the club and a whole new coaching team has taken over so it’s very much a blank canvas.

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a feeling of uncertainty to the table for everyone but in my short time at the club I think we have grown substantially through it all.

We’ve found different ways of doing things and being able to manage our training weeks a lot better to what was the norm pre Covid-19

Can’t wait for the week-to-week routine of playing, recovering, analysing and improving ourselves and doing it all over again.

LAST SEASON: 10 wins and seven losses to finish fourth. Played Warringah and lost 24-7 in week one of the finals but eliminated by Sydney Uni the next week 40-7.

I’m told finishing in the top four came about mostly through a cracking start to 2019 and in many ways papered over what ended up being a pretty disappointing season for the Shoremen.

Norths didn’t win in any of final five weeks of their season and we will search for some consistency in 2020.

COMINGS AND GOINGS:
Ins: German Haeffeli (Argentinia), Ryan Lomas (Ireland), Dewald Dekker (RSA) , Isaac Cavu (Perth), Jesse Muir (NZ), Heinrich Brendal (RSA) Brad Hemopo (Manly / MLR), Max Burey (Wests Tigers NRL), James McKinney (Ireland), Angus Sinclair (back from Toyota Verblitz JPN).

Outs: Richie Woolf (Easts), Ezra Luxton (retired), Michael Dowsett (UK), Sam Giltrap (back home to NSW North Coast), Will Miller (Brumbies), Connor Vest (Uni of Queensland), Jack Lindsay (NZ), Andrew Tuala (Souths), Lachie Creagh (UK), Lawrance Hunting (retired), Josh Noonan (Eastwood), Dan Solofa (injured)

WHERE WE’LL NEED TO IMPROVE:
I watched a lot of the Norths games before I came on board at the back end of last year and it was obvious that the scrum needs to work a lot better for us to improve as a title-contending rugby side.

It was a constant negative to be honest. If we’re going to compete against Sydney Uni, Eastwood, Warringah and all the others we’ve got to be able to secure our ball at scrum and not have to worry about that part of the game being a negative.

Lineouts, attack and defence all seemed to work well but scrum time is definitely where we need to lift our game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH:
It’s been hard for me through this time doing a lot of my work remotely but from what I have seen young Max Burey will play a role for us throughout the Shute Shield.

He’s just come back from rugby league with the Wests Tigers to join his brothers Harry (first grade centre) and Jack (General Manager) at the club. He can play 10, 12 or 15 and he will give us something that a lot of other clubs haven’t seen.

Angus Sinclair is back from playing in Japan and looked pretty good in the internal trial last weekend. His experience and leadership at flyhalf will be great.

Personally though I’ve enjoyed working with club captain Nick Palmer. His fitness and work ethic has been first class and along with his co-captain Declan Carroll, ‘Sticksy’ has driven a lot of the stuff that we want to be known for.

HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR 2020:
We’d love to continue our run of playing finals footy and as you know from there anything can happen in the sprint that the Shute Shield will be this year.

But away from that we have set a number of goals internally. These revolve around getting better as rugby players and also as people – something that Norths has done very well in recent times.

OUR BIG IMPROVER WILL BE:
Jayden Lynch is a young prop who got some exposure in first grade last year and has been doing all the right things through the pre-season and the Covid-19 stalling of the competition.

He’s still young enough to play colts this year and I would like to see him grow and be an important part of of our top group not only this year but for many seasons to come.

WHO WILL YOUR TEAM PLAY IN THE GRAND FINAL?
It’s pretty hard to go past the two teams that played in last year’s premiership decider (Sydney Uni and Warringah) although to be honest any of the top six or eight teams could get on a run in this competition.

Because we are playing every team once and then into finals the side that doesn’t get hit by injuries and if they are have the depth to cover those will do well. Looking forward to it!

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CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THE 2018 BILLABONG OZ GROM CUP AT COFFS HARBOUR.

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THE 2018 BILLABONG OZ GROM CUP AT COFFS HARBOUR.

18/04/2018, New South Wales, Surfing, Surfing NSW, Article # 26447058
 
 

CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT THE 2018 BILLABONG OZ GROM CUP AT COFFS HARBOUR.  

 
ABOVE: The Billabong Oz Grom Cup pres. by Flight Centre saw nine champions crowned today as competitors duked it out in an attempt to bag themselves a coveted title.
MANDATORY IMAGE CREDITS: Print: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW. Social: @ethdogsmith / @surfing_nsw
 
KEY POINTS
  • 2018 Billabong Oz Grom Cup pres. by Flight Centre crowns champions across nine divisions. 
  • Will Martin (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Ruby Trew (Seaforth, NSW) post perfect ten-point rides in respective finals. 
  • DOWNLOAD HIGH RES IMAGES HERE 
 
MACAULEYS BEACH, COFFS HARBOUR (Tuesday, 17 April 2018): The Billabong Oz Grom Cup pres. by Flight Centre saw nine champions crowned today as competitors duked it out in an attempt to bag themselves a coveted title.
 
Ethan Hartge (Caves Beach, NSW) claimed the biggest win of his young career taking out the 16-and-Under Boys division. Despite remaining in second position to Arch Whiteman (Avalon, NSW) for a solid portion of the heat, Hartge was able to slingshot himself into the top spot thanks to posting a respectable 6.93 wave score to jump into the lead, while Whiteman was left to claim the runner-up spot.
 
Summa Longbottom (Kirra, Qld) joined Hartge in the 16-and-Under winner's circle, claiming the Girls division Longbottom was able to get a narrow lead over fellow Gold Coast surfer Shaye Leeuwendal (Currumbin, Qld) thanks to a respectable 6.00 wave score, which allowed her to claim the top spot on the dais.
 
Marlon Harrison (Coolangatta, Qld) claimed his third Billabong Oz Grom Cup pres. by Flight Centre title in as many years, taking out the 14-and-Under Boys. Harrison posted a near-perfect nine-point ride in the final minutes of the 20-minute affair to gain the upper hand over fellow event standout Lennix Smith (Barrack Point, NSW) who finished the heat in second position.
 
Despite snapping her board in her semi-final, Grace Kama (Elanora, Qld) was able to borrow her mum’s board for the 14-and-Under Girls final. Kama proceeded to execute a barrage of giant and powerful backside carves and snaps to post an excellent 8.83 wave score and get the upper hand against her opposition.
 
Willis Droomer (Jan Juc, Vic) made his interstate journey worthwhile, taking out the 12-and-Under Boys. Droomer continued to build on the exciting performances he threw down in the earlier rounds, posting a decent 14.00 heat total to get the win ahead of Mateus Bersot (Maroubra, NSW).
 
Willow Hardy (Margaret River, WA) added another title in the kitty for the interstate competitors taking out the 12 Girls division. Hardy posted a modest 6.03 wave score for a chain of forehand snaps to get the edge over Amarnie Barber (Peregian, Qld) who finished in the runner-up spot.
 
Local competitor Will Martin (Coffs Harbour, NSW) finished his Billabong Oz Grom Cup campaign with a bang, locking in a 19.00 two-wave heat total, the highest of the event so far. Martin’s score consisted of a perfect 10-point ride and a 9.00, which left his fellow competitors requiring two-wave totals to take away his lead. 
 
Paddling into waves unassisted paid dividends for Ruby Trew (Seaforth, NSW) in the 10 Girls division as she proceeded to post a perfect 10-point ride. Trew performed an eclectic mix of turns over the course of the final to amass a 17.33 heat total and take the win ahead of Oli Taylor (Peregian, Qld) who finished in second position.
 
Fletcher O’Sullivan (Sawtell, NSW) ensured a title would remain in the Coffs Harbour region, taking out the 8-and-Under Mixed division. O’Sullivan and runner-up Luca Martin (Coffs Harbour, NSW) both shone in the final with both surfers posting scores near the excellent range, however, O’Sullivan was able to get the nod thanks to a 14.34 total.
 
All results and two-wave heat totals can be found below.

The prestigious five-day event – now in its fifth year – ran from the 13th – 17th April and catered for over 200 competitors in nine different divisions.
 
Former champions include 2016 World Junior Champion Macy Callaghan who claimed her respective division in the event's inaugural year. Since then the event has been won by a range of Australia’s best and most promising junior surfers.
 
Most states were represented with surfers coming from Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
 
Boys and Girls divisions for the event included: Under-8 Mixed, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16.
 
RESULTS AND WAVE TOTALS
16-and-Under Boys

1 – Ethan Hartge (Caves Beach, NSW) – 14.1
2 – Arch Whiteman (Avalon, NSW) – 14.0
3 – Beau Buckpitt  (Culburra Beach, NSW) – 13.57
4 – Olly Bolton (Copacabana, NSW) – 8.73
 
16-and-Under Girls
1 – Summa Longbottom (Kirra, Qld) – 10.57
2 – Shaye Leeuwendal (Currumbin, Qld) – 9.67
3 – Ellia Smith (Coolum, Qld) – 7.13
4 – Carly Shanahan (Wooli, NSW) – 5.84
 
14-and-Under Boys
1 – Marlon Harrison (Coolangatta, Qld) – 14.83
2 – Lennix Smith (Barrack Point, NSW) – 12.5
3 – Taj Simon (Port Kembla, NSW) – 9.46
4 – Matt Boyle (Currumbin, Qld) – 7.97
 
14-and-Under Girls
1 – Grace Kama (Elanora, Qld) – 13.33
2 – Lucy Tandler (Coolangatta, Qld) – 12.4
3 – Liliana Bowery (Tewantin, Qld) – 9.76
4 – Gabi Spake (Collaroy, NSW) – 6.2
 
12-and-Under Boys
1 – Willis Droomer (Jan Juc, Vic) – 14.00
2 – Mateus Bersot (Maroubra, NSW) – 12.46
3 – Dane Henry (Fingal Head, NSW) – 8.67
4 – Isaak Brown (Lake Munmorah, NSW) – 8.63
 
12-and-Under Girls
1 – Willow Hardy (Margaret River, WA) – 10.26
2 – Amarnie Barber (Noosa Heads, Qld) – 9.57
3 – Zahlia Short (Austinmer, NSW) – 9.4
4 – Shyla Short (Austinmer, NSW) – 6.53
 
10-and-Under Boys
1 – Will Martin (Coffs Harbour, NSW) – 19.00
2 – Mitchell Peterson (Noosaville, Qld) - 10.1
3 – Taj Air (Thirroul, NSW) – 10.03
4 – Ocean Lancaster (Merewether, NSW) – 8.67
 
10-and-Under Girls
1 – Ruby Trew (Seaforth, NSW) – 17.33
2 – Oli Taylor (Peregian Beach, Qld) -14.2
3 – Ocea Curtis (Lennox Head, NSW) -7.2
4 – Mia Baker (Lennox Head, NSW) – 5.00
 
8-and-Under Mixed
1 – Fletcher O’Sullivan (Sawtell, NSW) – 14.34
2 – Luca Martin (Coffs Harbour, NSW) – 13.76
3 – Malakai Carson (Old Bar, NSW) – 8.97
4 – Laihani Zoric (Byron Bay, NSW) – 7.2
2018 VISSLA CENTRAL COAST PRO PRES. BY SLIMES TO LIGHT UP AVOCA TOMORROW.

2018 VISSLA CENTRAL COAST PRO PRES. BY SLIMES TO LIGHT UP AVOCA TOMORROW.

06/03/2018, New South Wales, Surfing, Surfing NSW, Article # 25988816
 
 

2018 VISSLA CENTRAL COAST PRO PRES. BY SLIMES TO LIGHT UP AVOCA TOMORROW.

 
ABOVE: Former Central Coast Pro runner-up and local Central Coast resident Shane Holmes (Shelly Beach) will be looking to post another solid result on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series when the Vissla Central Coast Pro pres. by Slimes Boardstore kicks off. 
MANDATORY IMAGE CREDITS: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
 
KEY POINTS
  • Vissla Central Coast Pro pres. by Slimes Boardstore to kick off at Avoca tomorrow. 
  • Over 200 male and female surfers will compete in the event, which will see over 18 different countries represented in both divisions.
  • DOWNLOAD HIGH RES IMAGES HERE 
 
SYDNEY (Tuesday, March 6, 2018): The Vissla Central Coast Pro pres. by Slimes Boardstore will form the final event on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series, when the competition hits Avoca tomorrow.
 
The elite five-day World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1,000 rated competition will take place from 7 –11 March 2018.
 
Over 150 male and female surfers will compete in the event, which will see over 15 different countries represented in both divisions.
 
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the event was a firm favourite on the Central Coast’s summer sports calendar.
 
“The Central Coast Pro showcases our stunning region to hundreds of surfers and fans from around the world, and I’m delighted to welcome them back to the coast for a third consecutive year,” Mr Crouch said.
 
“As part of the NSW Pro Surf Series, this event provides a significant boost to local businesses and accommodation providers and I’m looking forward to seeing Avoca Beach packed with competitors and spectators in March.”
 
Previous event champions include CT surfer and local Adrian Buchan, former World Championship Tour surfer Justine Dupont (France) and former US Open of Surfing champion Hiroto Ohhara (Japan).
 
Local Central Coast event entrants include Lennox Chell (Avoca), Caleb Tancred (Avoca), Shane Holmes (Shelly Beach), Troy and Jamie Skillin (Norah Head), Kirra-Belle Olsson (Avoca) and Molly Picklum (Shelly Beach).
 
Event dates and locations:
Event One: Carve Pro
Location: Maroubra Beach
Date: January 18th – 21st, 2018
 
Event Two: Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro
Location: Cabarita Beach
Date: January 31st – February 4th, 2018
 
Event Three: Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D'Blanc
Location: Boomerang Beach
Date: February 7th – 11th, 2018
 
Event Four: Vissla Central Coast Pro pres. by Slimes Boardstore
Location: Avoca Beach
Date: March 7th – 11th, 2018
 
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian and international surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The Series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
 
The 2018 NSW Pro Surf Series will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The series will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Randwick City Council, Central Coast Council, Destination Tweed, Mid Coast Council and Tourism, NBN, Toyota, Coastalwatch, World Surf League and Surfing NSW.


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TANCRED AND FULTON TAKE TOP HONOURS AT KEY SUN ZINKE SYDNEY PRO JUNIOR.

TANCRED AND FULTON TAKE TOP HONOURS AT KEY SUN ZINKE SYDNEY PRO JUNIOR.

25/02/2018, New South Wales, Surfing, Surfing NSW, Article # 25901373
 
 

TANCRED AND FULTON TAKE TOP HONOURS AT KEY SUN ZINKE SYDNEY PRO JUNIOR. 

 
 
ABOVE: Caleb Tancred (Avoca, NSW) and Sophia Fulton (Mollymook, NSW) have taken top honours at the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior following an action packed day filled with high scores and tricky conditions.
MANDATORY IMAGE CREDITS:  Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
 
KEY POINTS 
  • Caleb Tancred and Sophia Fulton take victory at the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior. 
  • Vissla Sydney Surf Pro QS6,000 divisions to get underway tomorrow. 
  • DOWNLOAD HIGH RES IMAGES HERE
 
MANLY BEACH, SYDNEY (Sunday, February 25, 2018): Caleb Tancred (Avoca, NSW) and Sophia Fulton (Mollymook, NSW) have taken top honours at the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior following an action-packed day filled with high scores and tricky conditions.
 
Having not had a podium finish for roughly three-years, Caleb Tancred (Avoca, NSW) was able to get the monkey off his back by taking out the Men’s division in the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior. In what was an action-packed final filled with torrential rain and power outages, Tancred was able to gain the upper hand thanks to posting an excellent 8.50 wave score. Tancred then backed up his position in the top spot thanks to a 8.75 score and was able to comfortably claim the victory.
 
“It was my goal to win a Pro Junior event this year and hopefully finish in the top four to qualify for the World Juniors,” said Tancred. “With all the rain and the power blacking out, I wasn’t sure if I was in first, second or third. I knew all guys in this final could have got decent scores, so I was flying blind a little bit. I haven’t been on the podium for three years or so, so to get this is definitely a great feeling.”
 
Spending the majority of the final in the fourth spot, Kyuss King (Byron Bay, NSW) managed to leapfrog his way straight into the runner-up position thanks to an impressive 8.20 wave score in the dying five minutes. King looked on point throughout the duration of the entire event, consistently posting excellent scores over his entire campaign.
 
“I feel quite good with this result,” said King. “I felt like a had a few good heats so I couldn’t be happier. My gameplan in that final was to strictly wait for a wave that was good enough to win, so I stuck to my guns and managed to get that one 8.20, but I couldn’t find the backup.”
 
Surfing with a maturity beyond her years, Sophia Fulton (Mollymook, NSW) saved one of her best performances to claim top honours. Fulton executed a barrage of mammoth turns to finish the heat with an impressive 15.50 two-wave heat total and take the victory ahead of fellow event standouts Zahli Kelly (Qld), Molly Picklum (Shelly Beach, NSW) and Shino Matsuda (JPN) who claimed second, third and fourth respectively.
 
“It was fun, but I got pretty lucky to get those few at the start that got me out in front for the rest of the final. This is my first time surfing in Manly and it’s been a good weekend, especially when the sun was out,” said Fulton. "Pam Burridge is my coach, she grew surfing here so it’s good to have her experience and secrets to surfing North Steyne.”
 
Zahli Kelly (Qld) put on a dominant performance over the course of the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior, but unfortunately was unable to gain the edge over Fulton in the final.
 
"The waves were fun but a little inconsistent,” said Kelly.  “When I needed the score at the end it just closed out and didn’t help me, but I got to lock in the two seven-point-rides early. It’s been a lot of surfing this weekend but I’m excited for the QS event this week if the waves and conditions stay like this."
 
The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro QS 6000 events will begin tomorrow.  
 
All the NSW professional surfing action gets underway from early January with the World Junior Championships, followed by the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series, The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final, Surfest and the Vissla Sydney Pro.
 
The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Northern Beaches Council, WSL and Surfing NSW. 
 
The 2018 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro and Sydney Women's Pro will be held from February 26th  - March 4th. For more information, highlights and images, head to www.worldsurfleague.com or sydneysurfpro.com and on the WSL App.

RESULTS:
Men

1 – Caleb Tancred (Avoca, NSW) – 17.25
2 – Kyuss King (Byron Bay, NSW) - 14.95
3 – Callum Robson (Evans Head, NSW) – 14.05
4 – Billy Harrison (Barwon Heads, Vic) – 11.55
 
Women
1 – Sophia Fulton (Mollymook, NSW) – 15.50
2 – Zahli Kelly (Qld) – 14.70
3 – Molly Picklum (Shelly Beach, NSW) – 13.90
4 – Shino Matsuda (JPN) – 8.90
 
COMPETITORS GATHER IN MANLY FOR THE VISSLA SYDNEY SURF PRO.

COMPETITORS GATHER IN MANLY FOR THE VISSLA SYDNEY SURF PRO.

23/02/2018, New South Wales, Surfing, Surfing NSW, Article # 25881221
 
 

COMPETITORS GATHER IN MANLY FOR THE VISSLA SYDNEY SURF PRO. 

 
 
ABOVE: Local surfer Winter Vincent (Manly), Vissla Sydney Surf Pro wildcard Cole Houshmand (San Clemente, California), local competitor Jordy Lawler (North Narrabeen) and Vissla Sydney Surf Pro top seed Keanu Asing (Hawaii) met at Manly Beach today to launch the 2018 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, which kicks off tomorrow. 
MANDATORY IMAGE CREDITS:  Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW
 
KEY POINTS
  • Vissla Sydney Surf Pro to begin tomorrow. 
  • Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior to kick off nine days of exciting surfing and run over the opening weekend with the WSL QS 6000 event to begin Monday. 
  • DOWNLOAD HIGH RES IMAGES HERE
 
MANLY BEACH, SYDNEY (Friday, February 23, 2018): The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro is set to kick off tomorrow with the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior opening up the first weekend of competition.
 
With 6,000 QS points up for grabs, over 200 of the world’s best surfers will be in attendance as they look to kick off their 2018 campaign in style.
 
The Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior will see just under 100 of Australia’s and the world’s most promising junior surfers partaking in the action with the finals presentation set to take place on Sunday, 25 February.

All the action in the QS6000 event will begin on Monday, 26 February. 
 
Event top seed and 2018 World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) surfer Keanu Asing (Hawaii) is excited to get a solid result under his belt prior to the start of the 2018 Championship Tour and build on his momentum ahead of the 2018 Quiksilver Pro.
 
“It’s great to be back in Manly for the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro,” said Asing. “The Northern Beaches have always been a favourite stop for me and being Hawaiian, I feel some ties to the place thanks to Duke Kahanamoku first surfing here over 100 years ago. Hopefully, the waves turn it on over the course of the next week and we see some exciting surfing from the world’s best.”
 
2017 WSL Championship Tour Rookie of the Year and Sydney local Connor O’Leary echoed Asing’s sentiments.
 
“It’s amazing for me to have an event like this in Sydney,” said O’Leary. “To have it at the start of the year is awesome, especially just before the Championship Tour (CT) begins as it really helps me to get some momentum for competition. It gives you a huge confidence boost going into the year. Manly is the surfing hub of Sydney. Obviously, Layne (Beachley), Midget (Farrelly) and Barton (Lynch) and people like that have all come from Manly, so it has a lot of significance."
 
The entire event will kick off at 7.30am tomorrow with the opening rounds of the Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior. 


All the NSW professional surfing action gets underway from early January with the World Junior Championships, followed by the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series, The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final, Surfest and the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro.
 
The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Northern Beaches Council, WSL and Surfing NSW.  

The 2018 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro and Sydney Women's Pro will be held from February 26th  - March 4th. For more information, highlights and images, head to www.worldsurfleague.com or sydneysurfpro.com and on the WSL App.
 
Catch the games LIVE at LUX!

Catch the games LIVE at LUX!

22/02/2018, New South Wales, Gymnastics, Gymnastics NSW, Article # 25869213
 
 
 
 

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TOP SEED NIKKI VAN DIJK TO LEAD THE CHARGE AT SYDNEY WOMEN’S PRO.

TOP SEED NIKKI VAN DIJK TO LEAD THE CHARGE AT SYDNEY WOMEN’S PRO.

20/02/2018, New South Wales, Surfing, Surfing NSW, Article # 25849166
 
 

TOP SEED NIKKI VAN DIJK TO LEAD THE CHARGE AT SYDNEY WOMEN’S PRO. 

 
 
ABOVE: World Surf League Championship Tour competitor Nikki Van Dijk will head to the upcoming Sydney Women's Pro as the event's top seed.  
MANDATORY IMAGE CREDITS:  Ed Sloane / WSL
 
KEY POINTS
  • Former winner at Manly Nikki Van Dijk comes in as top seed. 
  • Over 10 Championship Tour competitors to compete in Manly. 
  • Promising long-term forecast. 
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MANLY BEACH, SYDNEY (Tuesday, 20 February 2018): With less than a week until the Sydney Women’s Pro hits Manly, some of the world’s best female surfers are preparing for the WSL Qualifying Series 6000 event. With valuable QS rankings points up for grabs, Manly will become the epicentre of world surfing for Sydney’s biggest surfing event.

With Manly being the home of one of her biggest WSL victories, Victorian Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) is pumped to return to the iconic strip of coast to compete at this year’s Sydney Women’s Pro. It will play as the perfect kick-start to the 2018 Championship Tour (CT) season.

“I’m feeling really great heading into the 2018 season,” Van Dijk said. “I’ve had a great off-season spending some much needed time at home, but I'm ready to get back on the road. I can’t wait to head to Manly, it’s one of my favourite places in Australia. I have friends that live on the Northern Beaches so have spent a lot of time there plus it holds great competitive memories. As I have won at Manly before I definitely feel really comfortable surfing and competing there.”

Although Van Dijk spends the majority of the year competing for a shot at the World Championship, these major Qualifying Series events provide the perfect proving ground for her and her CT counterparts.

“The field at Manly is crazy,” Van Dijk continued. “Events like the Sydney Women’s Pro are a great way to get your year rolling and the best way to warm you up for the CT's. The level of competition and talent at these QS events are so high, every heat is tough.”

There will be over 10 females from the elite Championship Tour competing at the Women’s Sydney Pro when it kicks off in just under a week. WSL Australia / Oceania Regional Manager Will Hayden-Smith is excited to see the worlds best continue surfing’s great lineage with Manly.

“Manly has so much surfing history over the past 100 plus years and WSL are excited to work closely with Surfing NSW for the latest chapter. We have 10 of the top 18 female surfers coming to the event and it’s exciting for us to have the likes of Nikki Van Dijk who’s won a major event here in the past coming to town again. There are early indications that we should have some really fun surf and I’m looking forward to watching our biggest event in Sydney get underway.”

In addition to the QS components of the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro, the WSL sanctioned Key Sun Zinke Sydney Pro Junior event will also take place on the opening weekend of the 24 – 25 February.
 
All the NSW professional surfing action gets underway from early January with the World Junior Championships, followed by the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series, The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final, Surfest and the Vissla Sydney Pro.
 
The Vissla Sydney Surf Pro will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Northern Beaches Council, WSL and Surfing NSW.  

The 2018 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro and Sydney Women's Pro will be held from February 26th  - March 4th. For more information, highlights and images, head to www.worldsurfleague.com or sydneysurfpro.com and on the WSL App.
 
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