Lollback injured

FORMER Yamba Surf Life Saving Club ironman Jacob Lollback is out of the Queensland state titles and is only a 50/50 chance of competing at the national titles in Perth next month.

He dislocated his shoulder and suffered a grade two tear in his AC joint in a training wipeout.

Lollback, along with other former Yamba club members and now Burleigh Heads teammates Hugh Dougherty and Alyce Bennett, was expected to be among the top performers at these major surf life saving events.

Bennett finished seventh and Dougherty ninth in the Kellogs Nutri-Grain series, while Dougherty last week was named in the Australia team for an international test series in Durban, South Africa, next month.

Meanwhile, in local events, Harry Fahey, 12, won his first Carl Schaeffer memorial handicap surf race; Jessie Harvey, Zac Robison, Dylan Brown and the masters boat crew won medals at the Far North Coast branch titles at Brunswick Heads, and; Liam Foster competed strongly at the NSW state junior titles at Soldiers Beach, Newcastle.