Suc­cess at Broome car­ni­val

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tom Zaun­mayr

The Pil­bara’s surf life­savers have re­turned from a suc­cess­ful trip to Broome to com­pete in the an­nual Sun­set Car­ni­val.

Port Wal­cott Surf Life Sav­ing Club had 14 nip­pers and six adults head north for the 30th an­niver­sary of the car­ni­val, which at­tracts com­peti­tors from all cor­ners of Aus­tralia.

Laura Povey shone brightly, win­ning gold in the open women’s flags against this year’s Aus­tralian cham­pion.

Rob­bie Povey came sec­ond in beach flags and Nikki Ralph placed third in the women’s sprint.

Nip­pers Samson O’Brien, Yani Davis and Max Grasso each recorded wins at the car­ni­val.

De­spite not hav­ing a boat crew, Paul Willett was drafted into the Sor­rento team.

With the 2017 sea­son now wrapped up, the club is look­ing to next sea­son, where it hopes to build its cadet and se­nior ranks, with train­ing run­ning on Sun­days along­side the nip­pers pro­gram. Beach pa­trols, a club­house, na­tional cham­pi­onships and re­gional car­ni­vals are also on the agenda for years to come.

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