ROUGH RIDE: Big swells made for some exciting competition at Kings- cliff on the weekend. Red Rocks Under-19 boys in action.
ROUGH RIDE: Big swells made for some exciting competition at Kings- cliff on the weekend. Red Rocks Under-19 boys in action.

Surfboat crews in thick of the action



THE Red Rock/Corindi Surf Life Saving Club surfboat crews travelled to Kingscliff last weekend for the first round of the North Coast Surfboat Premiership Series.

On Saturday the waves increased in size with some spectacular rollovers and close calls by the end of the afternoon.

Alexander Bourke, Brenden Albert, Jesse Madden, Matthew Callaghan and Damien McSkimming led the charge for the club competing in the Under-19 Male Division.

The crew performed extremely well securing places on both days to finish the carnival with a total of 8 points.

The girls' crew of Amy McLachlan, Jessie Edgar, Lacey Hansen and Michelle Wright tackled the carnival with enthusiasm on Sunday securing 3 points.

The carnival was the first for the female crew and although both crews returned home tired and sore.

The crews are now concentrating on training for the next carnival of the series at Crescent Head on November 19.

Hopoate evidence

SYDNEY. ? John Hopoate and his accusers yesterday presented their evidence to a subcommittee set up by the NSW Rugby League to hear the allegations made against the former NRL player.

Hopoate has been accused of threatening and abusing junior match officials while acting as a waterboy for Manly Cove during a game involving his son's under-13 team.

The referee and a touch judge involved in the semifinal against the Western City Tigers complained of Hopoate's behaviour in their match reports.

The NSWRL established the sub-committee because Hopoate was unavailable to front the organising body's board.



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