The younger members of Hayle Surf Life Saving Club certainly didn’t let the Club down when they attended the Youth and Nipper National Surf Life Saving Championships at Gyllingvase, Falmouth on the 10, 11, 13 & 14 August. Following the Masters success earlier in the week the 22 Juniors and 1 Intermediate (13 to 19 year olds) improved on last year’s result by finishing in 4th place overall with 5 Gold, 13 Silver & 17 Bronze medals and the 41 Nippers (8 to 13 year olds) equalled last year’s result finishing in 3rd place overall with 11 Gold, 9 Silver & 8 Bronze medals.

The weather was not so good on the first day of the Youth Nationals resulting in some challenging conditions in the sea with the strong cross winds and rain. This did not deter the Hayle youngsters who rose to the occasion and put in some excellent performances in the ski and board races and torpedo rescue events. Both championships were very well run by Surf Life Saving GB with the help of all the officials and there was an excellent commentary throughout the four days with some very exciting races for the spectators to watch.
Youth Team Manager, Alan Roberts and Nipper Team Managers Traci Parker and Emma Tredinnick did an excellent job and were thankful for the help and support of the parents and very proud of the fantastic performances by their team members showing all the hard work that the children have put in at their club sessions. Junior results: – Individual Medal winners: – 13 yr olds: Vicky Burlingham-Gold in 1km run, Silver in Beach Flags & Bronzes in Board Race & Beach Sprint. 14 yr olds: Tegen Hughes-Bronze in Beach Flags; Nick Pearson-Silver in Beach Sprint; Billy Read-Silver in Beach Flags; Abbe Reskelly-Silver in Board race & Bronzes in Ocean Girl & Beach Sprint; Sam Trestrail-Bronze in Surf race. 15 yr olds: Daire Peters-Bronze in 1km run; Nicky Russell-Silver in Beach Flags; Charlotte Sawyer-Silver in Ski race; Matt Trewhella-Silvers in U16 Ocean man & Ski race. 16 yr olds: Emily Corin-Gold in Ski race & Bronze in Board race; Tom Onley-Bronze in Surf race; Jordan Roberts-Gold in 1km run & Silver in Board race; Rowan Thompson-Bronze in Beach Flags. Team Medal winners: – U14 Board Rescue-Gold for Abbe Reskelly & Tegen Hughes and Bronze for Sam Trestrail & Vicky Burlingham. U14 Tube Rescue-Bronze for Abbe Reskelly & Sam Trestrail. U16 Tube Rescue-Gold for Matt Trewhella & Tom Onley & Silver for Nicky Russell & Amy Jolly. U14 Board Relay-Bronze for Tegen Hughes, Vicky Burlingham & Abbe Reskelly. U16 Board Relay-Silver for Matt Trewhella, Tom Onley & Jordan Roberts. U16 Taplin Relay-Gold for Emily Corin, Nicky Russell & Charlotte Sawyer & Silver for Matt Trewhella, Tom Onley & Jordan Roberts. U14 Mixed Beach Relay-Silver for Nick Pearson, Billy Read, Vicky Burlingham & Abbe Reskelly. Nipper results: – Individual Medal winners: – 8 yr olds: Tanni Smitham-Gold in Wading race & Silver in Beach Flags. 9 yr olds: Alistair Pearson-Bronze in Beach Flags; Lily Parsons-Golds in Board race & Surf race; Niamh Symons-Gold in Wading race, Silvers in Beach Sprint & 1km run, Bronze in Board race. 12 yr olds: Alec Fuca-Bronze in Beach Flags; Alex Pace-Gold in 1km run; Morva Hughes-Gold in Board race & Silver in Golden Nipper; Sophie Morris-Gold in Golden Nipper and Bronzes in Board & Surf races. 13 yr olds: Brittany Smaldon-Bronze in Surf race; Vicky Burlingham-Silvers in Golden Nipper & 1km run. Team Medal winners: – Board Rescue-11 yr olds: Gold for Morva Hughes & Sophie Morris. 12 yr olds:Gold for Brittany Smaldon & Vicky Burlingham. Board relay-8/9 yr old:Gold for Niamh Symons, Lily Parsons & Esme Adams. 10/11 yr olds:Silver for Sophie Morris, Morva Hughes & Millie Gordan-Dunn. 12/13 yr olds:Bronze for Vicky Burlingham, Brittany Smaldon & Kathryn Onley. Beach Relay-8/9 yr olds-Bronze for Esme Adams, Niamh Symons, Lily Parsons & Tanni Symons. Taplin Relay-8/9 yr olds: Gold for Esme Adams, Niamh Symons & Lily Parsons; 10/11 yr olds: Silver for Sophie Morris, Morva Hughes & Serenity Green; 12/13 yr olds: Silver for Brittany Smaldon, Vicky Burlingham & Bethany Mead. SEE SLIDESHOW PAGE FOR TEAM PHOTO ETC.