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Lady Bay abuzz over the long weekend

News Article Date: 
Thursday, 8 March 2018

More than 1400 junior lifesavers will arrive in Warrnambool this weekend for the 2018 Victorian Junior Lifesaving Championships.

It is the fifth consecutive year the event has been hosted by the Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club.

Life Saving Victoria’s Sports Coordinator Kirsty Clark said 34 surf lifesaving clubs would compete at the two-day event, which usually attracts more than 2000 spectators.

"We've seen a lot of strong clubs competing over summer, so it's anyone's guess who will end up this year's champions," Ms Clark said.

"One thing is certain - the events will be exciting to watch and hotly contested!"

Warrnambool Mayor Cr Robert Anderson said the city was thrilled to once again host the event, which made the most of the magnificent Lady Bay beach.

“We welcome the competitors and their families to Warrnambool. It’s great to see so many young people engaged in sport and having fun competing in the surf,” Cr Anderson said.

“The championships provide a wonderful opportunity to showcase our city to the families who are staying for the long weekend.

“It’s an event that Council is proud to support.”

Mentone, Jan Juc and Mornington clubs all have over 100 competitors registered and will be the teams to watch on the weekend with key events including beach sprints and beach flags on the sand, as well as board and iron events in the water.

"None of it would be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers both on and off the beach who work tirelessly to make sure the nippers can enjoy a great couple of days at the beach, competing and making new friends," Ms Clark said.

"We wish everyone good luck!"


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