Taranaki awards

TARANAKI PRIZE GIVING .

The annual Taranaki Surf life-saving awards will be held at the Devon Hotel

Saturday 17th June 2017

Tickets have sold to capacity the last 2 years and Fitzroy have a few nominees up.
Don’t miss out. There is a limited number and they are on sale NOW.
$10 per head.

Respond on the facebook account to secure your place, money will be collected later.

Awards night coming Saturday 30th April

Well, the final night of the season is upon us. Saturday night 30th April is Awards night and the theme is GOLD after our success at Nationals this year. We will be preparing the club and tidying up the gear shed in the morning, kicking off at 9:00. Look forward to seeing you there.

Taranaki Champs 2016

Taranaki Champs 2016

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Taranaki Champs were held at Fitzroy beach, commencing last Thursday night with boat, canoe and double ski. Saturday afternoon saw board rescue and tube rescue, with the rest of the program being run on Sunday. The weather was very hot over all the days, and surf conditions just enough to make it interesting.

All our competitors really got into the racing, putting themselves on the line time and again. It was especially great to see the new life guards not only turning up to race, but racing exceptionally well, and achieving Taranaki titles. Likewise it was also good to see some of our more senior members putting their bodies on the line, and being well in the chaise.

Fitzroy came out victorious in a very impressive manner, almost on double the points of East End who were in second place, with NPOB third.

Much of this achievement was due to the good and positive club atmosphere, and the ‘lets get in there’ attitude.
As always we owe a debt of thanks to all those that helped, especially the officials, without whom the event would not run. Brian was particularly diligent with his help, and his organisation keep the races running in timely fashion.
Also a mention to Jo Brimelow for coordinating the catering.

You can see the full 2016_taranakichamps_results.

Photos: If you would like to see more photos, you can find them here. They are all high resolution and so take a few moments to load. They can them be viewed in a slide show or down loaded.

New in the webshop

Shorts for kids and adults are now available in the Fitzroy webshop.

New users will need to login to the site to make a purchase.

If you do not already have an account then they will need to register with the site using your SLSNZ number.

Once you have registered you will need to confirm the account creation.

Note:  if you have a gmail email address sometimes Google treats the confirmation email as spam, so some new users will have to keep an eye out in the spam folder.

Fitzroy Focus

Eastern Regional Championships.

Mount Maunganui

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The main beach at Mount Maunganui once again hosted the Eastern Regional Championships. The two days of the event had totally different weather conditions. The heat of Saturday saw the mercury rising into the 30’s, and starting the beach events mid day, meant very hot feet in the sand.
Sunday’s conditions were significantly chilled by rain, which did eventually clear.
The surf conditions however were consistent, with a brutal pounding shore dump, that bruised bodies and broke equipment, even of the best athletes.
Fitzroy had a team of 26 on the beach along side over 900 other clubbies, representing 39 clubs. ERC’s is certainly a rehearsal for Nationals.

Podium Finishes

Place Event Competitor
Gold medals  U19 M Beach Relay Javon McCallum / Chad Collop / Bevan Spragg /  Thomas Cole
U19 M Ski Thomas Cole
Silver Medals U16 M Beach Sprint Bevan Spragg
U19 W Canoe Aleisha Sadler /  Sophie Jury / Brooke McAuley / Paige Shotter
Bronze medal  U19 2km run Emma Crewe

Taranaki Championships

Fitzroy Surf Club

This weekend, Fitzroy will be hosting the Taranaki Championships.
Starting on Thursday at 5pm with boat and canoe, the competition continues over Saturday and Sunday, culminating on Monday with IRB’s. If you’re not competing come down and support the team.


New Zealand Representative Challenge

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The inter-provincial championships saw a Youth and a senior team from each of the nine provinces competing on Monday. This is the first time for a few years that such a competition has been held, and the events were slightly variant to the normal Nationals events. Despite a drizzly Monday morning the beach was packed with spectators, and they were not disappointed. The Taranaki competitors held their own in many of the events, snatching some of the honours from the ‘Big Guns’.
Over all the Northern Region won both the Senior and Youth events, with Bay of Plenty not too far behind. Our Youth team placed third over all and the Senior team fourth. Fitzroy was well represented in both teams, with 6 of the 12 athletes in the Open team and 8 of the 12 in the Youth team.
Congratulations to Keely O’Keeffe, Natalie Walsh, Cassie Wilson, Thomas Cole, Abe Larsen, Gregor Park, Zac Reid, Bevan Spragg, for their selection into the Youth team, and Ariana Kereopa, Flossie Lundon-Moore, Sarah Wilson, Chad Collop, Javon McCallum, Scott Murfitt, for their selection into the Senior team.

See full placings and points here


This week’s reminder

If you use club gear, you are responsible for putting it away (and this includes after away-meets).


Alison Cole
Email; secretary@fitzroyslsc.co.nz
Txt/ph; 021 777856

 

 

NZ Rep Challenge

New Zealand Representative Challenge

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The inter-provincial championships saw a Youth and a senior team from each of the nine provinces competing on Monday. This is the first time for a few years that such a competition has been held, and the events were slightly variant to the normal Nationals events. Despite a drizzly Monday morning the beach was packed with spectators, and they were not disappointed. The Taranaki competitors held their own in many of the events, snatching some of the honours from the ‘Big Guns’.
Over all the Northern Region won both the Senior and Youth events, with Bay of Plenty not too far behind. Our Youth team placed third over all and the Senior team fourth. Fitzroy was well represented in both teams, with 6 of the 12 athletes in the Open team and 8 of the 12 in the Youth team.
Congratulations to Keely O’Keeffe, Natalie Walsh, Cassie Wilson, Thomas Cole, Abe Larsen, Gregor Park, Zac Reid, Bevan Spragg, for their selection into the Youth team, and Ariana Kereopa, Flossie Lundon-Moore, Sarah Wilson, Chad Collop, Javon McCallum, Scott Murfitt, for their selection into the Senior team.

See full placings and points here