BMD Northcliffe Kiwi's Triumph Over Aussies
The New Zealand Black Fins have delivered a massive upset to defeat the Australian Team by 80 points at the World Surf Life Saving Championships in Adelaide. The Kiwi's had a convincing lead after the pool events but continued their good form in the ocean, easily holding off the Aussies for the first time in 14 years. The New Zealand Team included BMD Northcliffe members Kevin Morrison, Max Beattie & Andy McMillan who all contributed greatly to the teams success.
Australian Team Captain, Shannon Eckstein, did his best to peg bag the points in the ocean with dominant performances to win the Ironman, Ski Race, Board Race & Surf Race. Others to taste individual success were Miranda Bell claiming the Open Female Surf Race and Kristyl Smith the Open Female Board Race.
The Australian U20 Team, coached by BMD Northcliffe Head Coach Barry Newman, turned the tables on New Zealand claiming victory over the Kiwi's in the Youth Competition by 70 points. Standout BMD Northcliffe performers were BMD Northcliffe's Stefaan Demopoulos (AUS) who claimed 5 gold and a silver and Cory Taylor (NZ) who claimed 5 gold, a silver and a bronze.
A small contingent of BMD Northcliffe Masters made the trip to Adelaide to compete in the World Masters Championships. Standout performers were Stephen Fry with 6 Gold and a silver and Anna Ballara with 3 gold, 4 silver and a bronze.
For a full list of BMD Northcliffe's International Teams and Masters Competition Results, Click here.
Interclub competition begins tomorrow with 3 days in the pool followed by 3 days in the surf. BMD Northcliffe's open team will go in as favourites to retain the World Interclub Crown. Stay tuned for more results.
2012 Australian Pool Rescue Championships
Congratulation to all of our members that competed at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships on the weekend in Adelaide. Despite only having a small contingent, BMD Northcliffe managed to finish 2nd overall, only 19 points behind behind Maroochydore.
Stars of the team were Stefaan Demopoulos (4 gold, 2 silver, 3 Bronze), Lachlan Feather (3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze), Christina Ruiz (3 gold, 3 silver) and Stephen Fry (4 gold). A special mention to Miranda Bell who competed for BMD Northcliffe for the first time, winning 1 gold and 5 silvers.Congratulations to our youngest member on the team - Jarrod Shute (under 12s) who claimed 2 bronze medals at his first national competition.
For BMD Northcliffe Medalists, click here.
For a full list of all results, click here.
SLSQ Awards of Excellence
Congratulations to the following members who were honoured at the SLSQ Awards of Excellence Gala on Saturday night.
Junior Athlete of the Year
Rookie Official of the Year
Coach of the Year
Assessor of the Year
BMD Northcliffe Surf Club
The President's Cup
Also receiving nominations for awards on the night were Kevin Litzow (Official of the Year), Tiarne Smith (Masters Competitor of the Year) and Glen Russell (Life Saver of the Year).