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SunSmart WA Little Nipper Championships 2023

U8 Little Nippers ready to race

On the 26th of February, our Little Nippers (Age Groups U8 – U9) flocked to the beach, at Mullaloo SLSC, to compete in this season’s state competition.
Mullaloo was electric with energy, as you could hear the cheering, screaming, and support from everyone on the sand, as well as, the number of competitors and families that crowded around the arenas. The day was scheduled to get hot! and as hundreds stood on the sand or under the shade tents, watching their friends and loved ones compete, you could feel the breeze settle and the sun rays set in, with this, meant conditions in the water were calmer, with a small shore dump coming through occasionally as our younger members competed in water events.

Across the age groups, we had a number of members finish on the podium, taking home one of the coveted medals, and being recognized as top in the state for what they love to do.
We also want to acknowledge those who may not have medalled but finished strong in the finals to be recognized as top 6 in WA!
This is an amazing feat, and we’re very proud of all our younger members, who represented the club with tenacity and energy.

Full Results for Trigg Island SLSC:

Beach Flags:

U/9 – Female – 5th Place – Stevie Trott
U/9 – Male – 3rd Place – Gerry Conway

Beach Sprint:

U/8 – Female – 5th Place – Cooper Brooks
U/8 – Female – 6th Place – Lola Roberts-Loosjes
U/8 – Male – 4th Place – Franklin Etter
U/8 – Male – 6th Place – Blake Jones
U/9 – Male – 2nd Place – Gerry Conway

Board Race:

U/8 – Female – 2nd Place – Hawaii-Skye Straight
U/8 – Male – 3rd Place – Logan Bastaja
U/9 – Male – 4th Place – Hugh Hutchings

Surf Race:

U/8 – Male – 2nd Place – Finley Wade
U/9 – Female – 3rd Place – Stevie Woods
U/9 – Male – 6th Place – Grahem Culley

Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club acknowledges the traditional owners, the Whadjuk People of the Noongar Nation, of the beach on which we work and play. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and are grateful for their continuing connection to the land, sea and sky.