Mount trio named in NZ Black Fins squad

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Surf lifesaver Kane Sefton. Photo/file
Surf lifesaver Kane Sefton. Photo/file

Mount Maunganui lifeguards Libby Bradley, Hamish Miller and Kane Sefton have been selected in the Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Youth team to compete at the 2016 Lifesaving World Championships in the Netherlands this September.

The team, known as the Junior Black Fins, consists of 12 athletes; six male and
six female.

Libby Bradley competing in the Mount Monster ski leg. Photo/file
Libby Bradley competing in the Mount Monster ski leg. Photo/file

The Lifesaving World Championships is held every two years and attracts
competitors from over 40 nations.

The Youth team component was added to the Life Saving World Championships
by the International Life Saving Federation in 2012. The format is the same as
the Open national teams' event.

Hamish Miller competing in last year's Aquathlon national championship in Pilot Bay. Photo/file
Hamish Miller competing in last year's Aquathlon national championship in Pilot Bay. Photo/file

They will compete over four days of competition; two days of pool events and
two days of beach and ocean events.

Junior Black Fins coach Jonelle Quane said there was a great mix of athletes in the
team which she feels is one of the strongest yet.

"These athletes have performed really well, particularly in recent months at
regional and national champs, and I look forward to seeing them come together
and fight hard to win the Youth title this year," she said.

Rescue 2016 will be held in Eindhoven and Noordwijk in The Netherlands from
September 1-18 and the Junior Black Fins will travel alongside the New Zealand
Open team (The Black Fins) who will be announced next month.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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