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Venus Bay boys win gold

THE recent Labour Day long weekend saw a keen group of 26 competitors from Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club travel to Warrnambool for the Victorian Junior surf lifesaving titles.
There, amongst some 1500 other competitors from around the state, they battled heavy surf, some wild weather and two days of very demanding competition in the surf and on the beach.
The courage and determination of the Venus Bay team, against the big name clubs from around the state, was never underestimated with many outstanding results.
In the Under 9 Girls, Anika Stebhens continued her unbelievable form over the summer in the beach flags taking out the silver medal in a thrilling fight for the gold.
A mere fingertip separated her from first place.
The following day the Under 9 Girls team battled hard to take fifth in the final of the Girls’ wade relay; a fantastic result for the girls.
Another outstanding individual performance came from Venus Bay local Taite Cumming who took out the silver medal in a hotly contested Under 10 Boys’ board race final.
Team events were run on the Sunday with the Venus Bay Under 10 Boys determined not to be denied.
They proved just how awesome a group of boys they are by winning gold in the final of the beach relay.
In an unbelievable race the four boys (Taite Cumming, Sam Knights, Patrick Duncan and Sascha Turner) were never headed in the final and crossed the line ahead of the Fairhaven team which took out second.
Jubilation and celebrations followed but the determined group of boys continued their great success by finishing in the top five in the finals of the wade relay, surf swim teams, aqua Cameron and just missing out on a bronze medal in the board relay.
Venus Bay SLSC coach Dave Cumming commented on the success of the club adding that, “Training, self-motivation and determination are the key to the club’s success.
“Some of these children trained right through winter in the cold ocean and on the wet sand to better themselves and their team. “They thoroughly deserve their success. “
Venus Bay SLSC is already preparing for next summer’s competition with training commencing on weekends throughout the year.
New members and competitors are welcome and enquiries can be made via our website or at info@vbslsc.org.au
Venus Bay SLSC will also be taking registrations for its very popular nippers program from July 1.
Junior coordinator Ann Cornish suggests you email nippers@vbslsc.org.au to reserve a spot for your children for next summer.

Golden boys: from left Sam Knights, Patrick Duncan, Sascha Turner and Taite Cumming took state gold in the beach relay.

Golden boys: from left Sam Knights, Patrick Duncan, Sascha Turner and Taite Cumming took state gold in the beach relay.

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