Cudgen duo to compete for NSW
LUKE Chaffer, of Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club, has been named in the New South Wales team to contest the Interstate titles this month.
"I'm very excited to compete for NSW as part of the youth team.
"It's an honour to represent your state and I'm looking forward to doing my best to help make sure that NSW reclaims the trophy," the 17-year-old said.
As well as Chaffer's selection in the youth male team, Cudgen SLSC coach Scott McCartney has been named an assistant coach to the team.
"I'm very confident with the team and the staff selected to represent NSW in January," Mr McCartney said.
"We have some amazingly talented young athletes coming through, as well as some of the most experienced and accomplished athletes in surf lifesaving.
"With this mixture, we will be extremely hard to beat."
NSW has a proud record at the championship, having won six out of the last eight contested, but it lost the title by a narrow margin to Queensland last year.
The NSW team will go into camp on January21, where they will fine-tune their preparations and undergo team-building exercises.
The Interstate Championships are at Newport Beach on Friday, January23.