Trio gear up for big stage

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport - Therese Col­man

Lo­cal surfers Emma Cat­tlin, Seth Van Haeften and Cy Cox have wrapped up their time at the Surf­ing Aus­tralia High Per­for­mance Cen­tre.

The trio are the only West Aus­tralians re­cruited for the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Surf­ing Team and the in­ten­sive two-day train­ing camp pre­pared them for the up­com­ing World Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships.

The camp fo­cused on surf and land-based train­ing, util­is­ing the re­cently ex­panded HPC. Mar­garet River’s Van Haeften and Cox, and Yallingup’s Cat­tlin make up a quar­ter of the 12-strong team.

Team coach Kate Wil­comes said af­ter nar­rowly miss­ing out on a team bronze medal at last year’s cham­pi­onships in Ja­pan, the team will look to im­prove their fourth-place fin­ish. “We have a lot of valu­able ex­pe­ri­ences to draw from at past (In­ter­na­tional Surf­ing As­so­ci­a­tion) events,” she said.

The World Ju­nior Surf­ing Cham­pi­onship will be held at Cal­i­for­nia’s Huntington Beach from Oc­to­ber 27.

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