TOUGH CHALLENGE: Kingscliff High School students Nina Jackson, Evee Thuys, Rory Matthews and Sofie Boyd will compete in the Surf Life Saving State Championships.
TOUGH CHALLENGE: Kingscliff High School students Nina Jackson, Evee Thuys, Rory Matthews and Sofie Boyd will compete in the Surf Life Saving State Championships. Liana Turner

Kingy students take on the state in surf life saving

FOUR Kingscliff High School students will compete in the NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships at Umina, in the Gosford region, this weekend.

Evee Thuys, Nina Jackson and Rory Matthews will all compete in the under 17s category, while Sofie Boyd will take on the under 15s.

The older trio have all competed in the championships before, while Sofie will take it on for the first time this year.

Evee said it was a great opportunity to put their skills to the test.

“I’m nervous, but excited,” Evee said.

Kingscliff High School’s sports co-ordinator Dean Hillard said he was proud of the students, who are all part of the school’s Sports Excellence Program.

“The school supports them in giving them time to catch up on study to allow them to train,” Mr Hillard said.

All four students are members of the Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club and have been involved in surf lifesaving since joining nippers at a young age.



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