QUEENSLAND'S TOP JUNIOR SURFERS SET TO COMPETE IN THE 2005 FCS REGIONAL JUNIOR TITLES
On the weekend of April 9th & 10th, Queensland's top junior surfers will be taking their first step toward claiming a World Grommet Title, when they compete in the FCS Queensland Regional Titles on the Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island, and the Sunshine Coast. Boys and Girls in Under 18, Under 16, and Under 14 year's divisions, plus under 12's in the Boy's will be looking to claim a Gold Coast, North Stradbroke or Sunshine Coast Regional Title. From there the Under 14's, 16's, & 18's will progress to the FCS Queensland Junior Titles (Sunshine Coast, June 18/19), and if successful the Under 16's &18's will compete in the Quiksilver Australian Grommet Titles (Tasmania, 26 Nov - 3 Dec).
The Sunshine Coast will have surfers full of talent to make up their team for the Queensland Titles with Julian Wilson, Jasper Endersby, Shane Felsigner, Alex Coleborn, Brianna Lenton, Shayla Moore, Jackson Winter, James Cervi, and Thomas Pringle all making the top 4 in their divisions last year, and will be looking to represent Queensland again this year at the national titles, plus a whole new crop of juniors set to hit the contest scene.
Similarly on the Gold Coast surfers like Brendan Leckie, Dale Richards, Michael Levitt, Chris Bennetts, Izzy Chilcott, Tiana McNeven, and under 14 Qld champion Lance Pirie will be out to make the team for the Queensland titles, most like Lance Pirie will be stepping up a division.
North Stradbroke Island has a dearth of up and coming talent, with Jade and Murray Antioneff, Curtis Ewing, and Lincoln Taylor who competed in the World ISA Junior Titles in Tahiti late last year. All will be looking to one day join fellow Stradbroke Islander Bede Durbidge on the World Tour, and Durbidge first of many to come from the surfing nursery that is North Stradbroke Island.
FCS are once again the major sponsor, and FCS Queensland Manager Chris Chamberlin said "FCS are proud to support Junior surfing and stoked to play even the smallest part in the fostering of the new wave of Australian talent".
Entries are still available and entry forms can be downloaded from the Surfing Queensland Website; www.surfingqueensland.com , or by calling the Surfing Queensland Office on 07 55201165.
Contestants will meet at 6.30am on Saturday the 9th of April, at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Point Lookout SLSC on North Stradbroke Island, and at Maroochydore SLSC on the Sunshine Coast.
Surfing Queensland Events Manager
Mobile - 0428-743-113
North Stradbroke Island
Surfing Queensland Operations Manager
Surfing Queensland Office (Burleigh Heads):07-55-201-165
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Pictures to the right are surfers set to compete in the FCS Queensland Regional Titles on the Sunshine Coast.
Alex Coleborn - Maroochydore
Julian Wilson - Coolum
Harrison Roach - Sunshine Beach
Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, North Stradbroke Island, Not Assigned
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