No losers on Club Championship Day

A SMALL but enthusiastic group of approximately 20 members faced the starters gun for the Minnie Water Wooli Surf Life Saving Club’s Championship Day which was held Sunday, April 18 at Minnie Water Beach.

For the second year running Cale Callaghan won the prestigious President’s Trophy which is awarded to the winner of the Open surf swim. In the senior division honours were shared with the Geoff Broden winning the board race and ironman events.

Tim Jarrold won the sprint while cagey fox Peter Young won the beach flags. Tamara McSkimming won the senior ladies division and Rachael Gallagher the under-19 ladies division.

The result of the under-19 and under-15 men’s divisions as well as the open men’s divisions haven’t been finalised as the final results have to be calculated and the count back system has to be finalised. There were a number of highlights throughout the day none the least being the closure of the beach for half-an-hour following a shark sighting.

Peter Young crashing through the field in the swim leg of the ironman event where he came from sixth place to clear first on a fantastic wave. Cale Callaghan also delighted those present with his post beach sprint demonstration.

The club thanks all those who attended and in particular recorder Sue Nowak, official Terry Byrne and IRB co-ordinator Mark Casson.

In other news, members are requested to come to the beach today to help out with a bit of tidying up around the clubhouse. As it’s the last patrol of the year, it’s a bit of a throw back to the old container pack-up days but it will also be a great opportunity for members to get together have a BBQ and farewell a great season.

The club’s presentation night will be on Saturday, May 22 at the Grafton District Services Club commencing at 6.30pm.

It’s $20 per head and members are asked to get attendance numbers to club president Tony Benfield or secretary Sheree Lloyd by May 17 so that catering can be finalised. The club’s AGM will be held on June 30 in Grafton.

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