WARRNAMBOOL Surf Lifesaving Club’s junior competition squad is gearing up for the Lifesaving Victoria Junior State Championships at Lady Bay this weekend.
The 73-strong squad completed their second last training session on Tuesday night, with squad coordinator Leigh Moncrieff commenting on the progress of his squad.
“We are looking really good ahead of the weekend,” he said. “They have been training really well over the last few weeks and should be ready to go.
”I’m hoping conditions will be favourable and we can get a bit more swell than the forecast says to better suit our kids.”
Warrnambool will host the state titles for a fifth year in a row, with the two-day event attracting 34 surf lifesaving clubs and over 1400 junior lifesavers from across the state.
Moncrieff said having the titles hosted here provided many benefits for the region.
“Having the state titles down here again brings new people to Warrnambool and they love coming down here, which is a positive for the town,” he said.
“It’s also really good for the sport in the region as people who live here can see how the sport works and it entices them to join up to local clubs.
“Our own membership has benefited from the event being held here as our squad continues to grow each year.”
Warrnambool, along with the Mentone, Jan Juc and Mornington surf clubs 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.