On behalf of Director Junior Development Dave Love, the Branch congratulates the following members who are our Junior Lifesaver of the Year finalists for 22-23. The calibre of nominees is extremely high and clubs are to be congratulated on their members they have nominated for this honour.
As per Branch Circular, interviews will be conducted in January and final announcement of the Branch Junior Lifesaver of the Year will be at the Branch Championships.
All the best to Caitlyn & Calum!
Congratulations to John Mison on being award Life Member at Randwick Rugby Football Club at their AGM on 14th December 2022.
You can read all about the award via this link: Randwick Rugby Life Member Announcement
A huge congratulations to our recent Aussie Champions at the National Short Course Surfboat Championships held at Queenscliff. Our Reserve Grade Women’s DMGs took out first place which was an amazing effort in very challenging conditions. The short nature of these races means crews can't afford to make any mistakes. They showed tremendous surf skills and great race pace to secure the victory. It is the first time Coogee has secured a Gold medal at the nationals in Surfboat racing since 2008 and they were our first female surfboat crew to ever achieve a Gold medal at national level. The crew consisted of Caitlin Trumble, Kelsey McGuinness, Samantha Murray, Lauren McLean and was swept by Paul Beale.
Special mention should also be made of the Reserve Mens crew who narrowly missed out on a medal and finished 4th in their first carnival of the season. The Coogee Sons Reserve crew consisted of Jack, Joe and Paul Beale, along with Harrison Smith and Lachlan Smart. No doubt there would have been some proud fathers looking on. This will give them lots of confidence moving forward into the new year.
Well done too the Boaties and hopefully more Gold to follow in the new year at the Nationals in Perth.
Thanks to Greg Smart for the photos.
GOLD TO COOGEE!!
Our women’s reserve crew (DMGs) with Paul Beale, Lauren McLean, Kelsey McGuinness, Caitlin Keenan-Smith and Sam Jade Murray have taken our gold in the Australian Short Course Champs.
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