Under 19s on way to nationals

By | March 31, 2016

FOLLOWING a successful raid on the Victorian Surf Life Saving Championships in Lorne a couple of weekends ago, where they won three gold and one silver medal, the Torquay under 19s men surf boat crew are in training of the national championships.
The four local teenagers – Davis Kontelj, Manning Gatwick, Jacob Morgan and John Fannon – won gold in the under 19 and under 23 divisions and won silver in the men’s reserve grade surf boat championships.
The boys were also members of the Torquay SLSC surf boat relay team which also took out gold.
All four boys were selected to the Victorian team in February this year and represented the state in the Australian Surf Rowers League Challenge in New South Wales that month where they made the sis team final, finishing a very close fourth after working their way through the heats and semis involving 32 teams from around Australia.
Coached by local surf boat legend Scott Tannahill, the boys are now in training to attend the Australian SLSC Championships in Queensland in April.