The 21 members of Hayle Surf Life Saving Club who attended the recent British Youth Life Saving Sport Surf Championships at Portreath should be very proud of their efforts over the two day event which put all their lifesaving skills to practice in a mix of individual, paired and team events in the sea and on the beach. They equalled their 5th place overall of last year and came away with 5 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals and some silverware.

Team Manager, Alan Roberts, said “I am extremely proud of all the team, they have put a lot of effort into their training this year and it has again paid off with some outstanding results and an excellent 5th place overall against some stiff competition from all the other clubs that attended the championships. Thank you to the parents who helped out on the day and all those who have supported their children and the club this year and to Surf Life Saving GB for the excellent event.”

Parent, Vikki Corin, said after her daughter Emily’s outstanding success “Personal development and improvement is not only satisfying and rewarding for the individual for the hours they have put in, but also for the club support around them who have supported, trained, guided, encouraged and believed in that individual in many cases from a Nipper. I say thank you to all those individuals that give up their free time in the name of surf life saving and share their experience and skills.”

Eleven members of the team recently returned from Aberavon where they were part of the Cornwall team in the Celtic Cup, finishing in 2nd place overall behind Wales. They were Nick Trestrail, Daire Peters, Tegen Hughes, Emily Corin, Bethany Prisk, Vicky Burlingham, Brittany Smaldon, Nicki Russell, Amy Jolly, Jordan Roberts and Liam Jolly. It was a fantastic experience for them all and they were very proud to wear their black and white caps representing the Cornish Flag.

Individual medal winners at the British Championships were: –
Emily Corin (U17) – Gold in Ski race, Bronzes in Board race, Beach Sprint and 1km run
Jordan Roberts (U17)-Gold in 1km run, Silver in Ski race
Billy Read (U15)-Gold in Beach Flags
Team medal winners at the British Championships were: –
All in the Under 17 age group-Gold in Mixed Beach Relay for Tom Onley, Nicki Russell, Jordan Roberts & Emily Corin. Gold in Double Ski for Charlotte Sawyer & Emily Corin. Silver in Taplin Relay for Nick Trestrail, Jordan Roberts & Tom Onley and Charlotte Sawyer, Emily Corin & Nicki Russell. Silver in Board Relay for Daire Peters, Charlotte Sawyer & Emily Corin. Silver in Tube Rescue for Tom Onley & Ben Jolly and Bronze for Nicki Russell & Amy Jolly. Silver in Board Rescue for Nicki Russell & Emily Corin.
Other team members were: – Vicky Burlingham, Tegen Hughes, Michael Hammond, Ben Tredinnick, Brittany Smaldon, Sam Trestrail, Bethany Prisk, Liam Jolly, Nick Pearson, Isla Symons & Kathryn Onley.

Photo: Members of Hayle Surf Life Saving Clubs British Youth Life Saving Sport Surf Championship Team at Portreath

Carol Penberthy –Press Officer – Hayle Surf Life Saving Club
Tel: 01209 711322 or 01736 741004 (work) e-mail: carol@penberthy2000.freeserve.co.uk

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