Surf life saving stars primed for NSW Interbranch Championships

North Coast representative Isaiha Phillips (Sawtell)

North Coast representative Isaiha Phillips (Sawtell)

PAIGE Jackson from Nambucca Heads Surf Life Saving Club is on the North Coast team who will contest the 2019 NSW Interbranch Championships at Bulli this weekend.

Paige is in the Under 12s girls division, and part of a North Coast representative squad which includes Sawtell's Toi Wordsmith who took out the Country Championships Under 13 Beach Sprint as well as Mitchell Hickey, Margaret McConnachie, Rhys Mulholland (Sawtell) who won Under 14 Mixed Surf Teams.

Grace Milligan and Sophie Hinterholzl (Minnie Water-Wooli) also made the team.

Conditions are looking perfect ahead of the State's major representative surf life saving event.

The championships bring together the best athletes from all 11 Surf Life Saving branches for two days of elite competition.

Bulli SLSC is more than ready for the onslaught of 350 athletes and hundreds of officials, team managers and coaches, after hosting the Nutri-Grain Iron Series event last weekend.

Each team of around 40 athletes consists of three males and three females across Under 12, 13, 15, 17 and Youth (Under 19s) as well as the Open division. The individual and teams events span both the beach and ocean, giving the athletes one final opportunity to impress selectors ahead of the NSW Interstate team being named.

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