Swag of medals for team
TWEED Rowing Club juniors cleaned up at regattas at the weekend and are primed for an assault on next month's state titles.
Murwillumbah hosted events on both days, with a Queensland meet on the Saturday and Northern Rivers rowing on Sunday.
Tweed head coach Garry Annand said his junior team got a swag of medals and he was impressed with the overall talent.
“It was one of the best regattas I had seen down there for years,” Annand said.
Emily Carey, 15, was a standout and won a number of races on both days.
Annand said she was one of the top scullers in Queensland in her age group.
“She is going really well,” he said.
The weekend's strong performance was a good sign ahead of next month's Queensland State Titles in Bundaberg.
Annand has a squad of about 20 juniors, aged 14-21 at the club.
“A few of them have got good chances of winning state titles,” he said.
“From there they will go on to the Australian Titles in March.”
Two of the brightest prospects are Nathan Goldstone and Cassandra Surmon.
Golstone, 17, is among the top three rowers in the state and has been selected in the Queensland Youth 8s.
Surmon, 21, is another bright prospect who is in the Queensland Women's 8s team.
The club will host a fundraiser to support the team in its quest for a state title with an exclusive preview screening of Due Date at the Coolangatta cinemas.
The movie stars Robert Downey Jnr as a high-strung father-to-be who is forced into a road trip with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, played by Zach Galifianakis.
It is not due for release until late November, but the preview screening is tomorrow night from 6.30pm (AEDT).
Tickets are $15, which includes entry into a number of raffles to be drawn on the night.
To book, call Judy on 0412 899 934.