Lifesavers kick off Mission
NORTH Queensland Surf lifesavers of all ages are gearing up for their first carnival of the year to be held at Mission Beach this weekend.
Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club expects to field a strong contingent in several age groups from Under-8s through to the Masters.
Former green cap Jonte Revell, who has watched from the sidelines for a number of years, is excited about competing in his first carnival.
He will compete in wade races and on the beach alongside fellow newcomers Hunta Langley, Jasmine Edmondson, Troy McNeill, Oliver Ferguson and Poppy Maunder.
Meanwhile, seasoned Nipper competitors Elisa Markham, Finn and Mia Devine Cameron, Mitchell Knight, Alison Munro and Harry Goodman are all expected to place well in their age categories having had additional preparation following their selection to compete at the Queensland Junior State Titles earlier in the year.
Port Masters’ competitors are also in the running to place well in a number of events.
Grant Knight has been training hard on the ski and is expected to outperform more seasoned competitors.
All rounders Ed Lukin, Brian Markham, John Goodman and Col Cameron will be hard to beat in their age groups alongside Kelly McNamara, Nikki Innes, Lynn Butterss and Sara McLeod who will contest everything from swims, ski races, ironwoman events and beach sprints.
In other club news, life member Melanie Goodman was recently announced as a Queensland State finalist in the Awards of Excellence category.
The winner will be announced at a gala dinner in Brisbane later this month.