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Norths Golf Day & 2019 Season Launch

Norths Golf Day & 2019 Season Launch

12/02/2019, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 28507636

Norths Rugby’s 2019 Golf Day and Season Launch!

 

Date: Friday, 29th March 2019
Time: 
Venue: Long Reef Golf Club 
Tickets: Purchase Tickets Here
Event Type: Ambrose Event, Shotgun Start 8.00am (Registration & Breakfast 7.15am)
Other Details: Breakfast & Lunch Included
Carts can be booked individually via the pro shop
Registration close Friday 22nd March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Bon Andrews Tickets – On Sale Now

Bon Andrews Tickets – On Sale Now

12/02/2019, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 28507637

We look forward to seeing you at the Norths Rugby Bon Andrews 2019 Lunch.
Tickets ON SALE Now!

Date: Friday, 28 June 2019
Time: 12pm – 4pm
Venue: Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf
Tickets: $200 Individual | $1900 Table of 10
Raffle Tickets: 1 for $50 | 3 for $100

 

Booking: Purchase Tickets Here!

Entertainment, Host, Rugby Panel, Prizes, Games and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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SHOREMEN 7’S BACK IN ACTION

SHOREMEN 7’S BACK IN ACTION

12/02/2019, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 28507589

Shoremen 7’s Back in Action In Newcastle at the

 Mick “Whale” Curry Memorial Rugby Sevens 7’s.

 

The Shoremen bowed out of the Mick ‘Whale’ Curry Memorial 7s in a Semi-Final loss to crosstown rivals Gordon 1.

Following pool game wins over Liverpool, Gordon 2 and Randwick and a loss to Warringah.

Welcoming back Aussie 7’s representative Sam Myers for the first tournament of the season, it was a great building block for the following 2 tournaments in successive weeks at both Lake Macquarie and Kiama.

The Shoremen 7’s  featured a mix of 1st Grade talent, new recruits, and some fresh faced colts for the first 7’s tournament for the season.

Gary Bautz (c)
Brodie Leber
Sam Myers
Jack Radford
Eddie Gregory
Connor Winchester
Seb Cameron
Mitch Magrath
Taulogo Lalaga
Tike Lokotui
John Pale
Tom Mencinsky
Manel Querious

Coach: Jack Burey
Manager: John Wardell

This tournament was established to honour a great player and bloke from Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club: Mick Curry. He passed away in 2015.

Norths Board Member, Justin Tamsett played with Whale in 1989 and 1990.

JT shared his thoughts, “In my first season playing Grade, I was so glad to have Whale on my team. He took it upon himself to teach me about grade rugby with a very long Friday night when the first game of the season was a wash out.”

“He looked after me on the field on too many occasions to count. He may not have been the most skilled player but he always gave his all. He would grab me after a game let me know what I did well and where I can improve from his second row perspective. He had such a manner that you just listened. Then it would be off to the pub and share a beer with the opposition.”

“He taught me the importance of respecting your opposition for their skill on the field and as quality humans after the game. That’s his legacy in my life.”

RIP: Mick Whale Curry

It’s great to back playing 7’s!

Norths: we better the player, better the person, better the community.

 

 

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Celebration of Life – John Thornett

Celebration of Life – John Thornett

24/01/2019, New South Wales, Rugby, Shute Shield Rugby, Article # 28400622

Celebration of Life

Northern Suburbs and the rugby world is mourning the passing of Wallaby great John Thornett MBE.

The man at the centre of what is generally considered the first golden age of Australian rugby passed away on Friday on the NSW south coast at the age of 83 after a lengthy battle with illness.

Thornett, Norths club patron since 1997, played 37 Tests for the Wallabies in a career that spanned 12 years from his Test debut in 1955 until his final Test (against France in Paris) in 1967.

He started in all of those Tests and finished on 118 matches overall, just the second player at the time to play 100 matches for Australia behind Nicolas Shehadie.

In all he captained the Wallabies in 16 of those Tests (for six wins, nine losses and a draw) and if he played today he would surely have notched up well beyond a century of Test matches.

At the peak of his powers Thornett became known as ‘The Thorn’ – a pointed reference to the love, respect and esteem that he was held in, not unalike Sir Donald Bradman being called ‘The Don’.

The eldest of three brothers, John’s brother Ken represented Australia in rugby league and the third, Dick, was a dual international.

Thornett debuted for NSW against Queensland in 1955, going on to make his Wallabies debut later that year, as flanker against the All Blacks.

Good things were brewing for the Wallabies in 1961 and by the end of 1962 after their tour of New Zealand for three Tests they were considered to be world class outfit under the leadership of Thornett.

But the icing on the cake came on the tour of South Africa in 1963 where Thornett’s Wallabies became the first side to beat the mighty Springboks in successive Tests in 67 years.

Northern Suburbs life member and Wallaby tour team-mate in 1967 Russ Tulloch said Thornett was very much the heart and soul of life on these tours.

“It wasn’t just what he did on the field which of course was substantial,” Tulloch said.

“It was the way that he made everyone feel part of the team and that we were all working away on the one goal.

“When I first came into camp for that tour from Victoria he was one of the first blokes to come and welcome me on board.

“Thorn will be missed.”

Thornett’s rugby life began at Sydney High and he graduated from Sydney University with an honours degree in engineering.

He was immediately an important member of the students’ First XV taking out Shute Shield titles in 1953, 1954 and 1955.

When he came from Sydney High he was a centre but as his ample frame filled out he moved to the back row, the second row and eventually the front row.

Once he had finished his studies at Sydney Uni district qualifications at the time meant that Thornett along with Rod Phelps and Derry Hill moved across the bridge to Northern Suburbs in the early 1960s and help drive considerable success at the club.

They won Shute Shield titles in 1960 and 1963 and were a constant threat come finals time and played in five consecutive grand finals.

Once his playing days were over at Norths he served on their football club committee in numerous roles and was president from 1981 until 1984 when the club was fighting their way back to first division.

He was elected as a Life Member in 1983 and appointed club patron in 1997.

“He was always available for fund raising for tours or club events. Very much a man of the people and a great club man,” Tulloch added.

Thornett’s mark on the wider Sydney competition is still being acknowledged today with Sydney Uni and Norths playing off for the John Thornett Cup.

He is a member of the Sports Australia, Rugby Australian and World Rugby halls of fame and is one of 11 legends in the World Rugby list.

Thornett was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 1966 for his services to rugby.

He is survived by his wife Vivienne and their children Michael and Pia as well as Jamie and Toby from his first marriage. A daughter from his first marriage Ally passed away a number of years ago.

Words are thanks to Mark Cashman
From Cashcow Media

 

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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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Click here for more>>>
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World Cup kicks off TODAY! 

Cheer on the Australian team this weekend at the Gymnastics World Cup Melbourne!
Missed out on tickets? Catch all of the World Cup excitement with OVO andFox Sports Australia! 

Welcome to our new clubs!

Gymnastics is not only fun to participate in, it is also an exciting way to engage with the local community! The staff at Gymnastics NSW are excited to welcome our new affiliated clubs for 2018. Read more>>>

Can you help Aimee? 

Towards the end of last year, Aimee from the Hunter Region had a serious accident resulting in the permanent loss of leg function. 
Click to read more and donate to her Go Fund Me account here>>>
 
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