Sawtell U17’s ‘medal’ at the 2019 Australian Championships

Sawtell U17s have again done their Club proud, winning a Gold and a Silver medal at the highly competitive ‘Aussies’ carnival.

Kate Murray, Alyssa Golding and Emily Meacham won silver in the U17 Board Relay and then Libby Waugh, Alyssa and Emily then went on to win Gold in the hotly contested U17 Ski Relay.   The win was very convincing in the end with all girls comfortably finishing their leg in first place, despite first paddler Emily miscalculating her start-jump into the ski.

The girls have all put in many hours in the water, under the coaching of Sean Golding and with encouragement and guidance from a group of serious mature-aged ski paddlers they frequently train with.    The wins are victories for all involved.  Thanks also to Team Manager Leigh Golding who keeps the competitors and the parents informed of carnival proceedings.