- +600 nippers take part in a massive surf lifesaving clinic at Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club
- 2023 Coolangatta Gold winners Ali Day and Lana Rogers, together with many Australia’s leading iron men/ iron women led activities
- Clinic followed by Q&A session with lifesaving legends discussing their journey from Nippers to the top of the sport.
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More than 600 nippers from around the state joined star Australian ironmen and women today at Sorrento Beach, for one of Australia’s largest clinics for junior surf life savers.
The Nipper clinic is a key event for the Shaw and Partners Financial Services WA RACE WEEK, which has attracted over 1,200 of the worlds best ski paddlers vying for the $180,000 in prize money on offer.
More details on WA RACE WEEK can be found here: https://oceanpaddler.com/ocean-events/wa-race-week/
These athletes, who are competing in the five-event series - the biggest, richest, and most exciting week of surf ski racing globally – shared their knowledge by directing a series of masterclasses at this free-to-attend clinic.
The Nipper clinic was for juniors in the U10’s – U13’s category.
Commenting on the clinic, and the important role it plays in shaping WA’s future lifesavers, Shaw and Partners Financial Services Co CEO Earl Evans said, “To see some of the best ironmen and ironwomen in the country giving so much of their time to support the Nippers was phenomenal.”
“While we are all here to race, it is important that we all contribute to our future lifesavers.
“To have the best athletes in the country in the one spot, guiding and teaching these young Nippers is something the children will remember for a very long time.”
Ali Day and Lana Rogers, the respective male and female champions of the Coolangatta Gold – one of the premier events on the Australian ironman calendar – led proceedings.
The champion pair were flanked by other legends of the sport, including two-time Australian Life Saving Championship Female Competitor of the Carnival Jemma Smith, Corey Taylor who was crowned World Ironman Champion at the 2022 World Lifesaving Championships, as well as recent Surf Life Saving Australia Hall of Fame inductee Georgia Miller.
Other legends to attend the clinic included Kendrick Louis, Cory Hill, Emily Doyle, Hannah Sculley, Jake Morris, Zach Morris.
The 90-minute clinic was followed by an exclusive Q&A session held in the Race Week marquee, with the athletes discussing their own journey from being a Nipper to reaching the pinnacle of the sport. The Q&A session also saw a handful of prizes awarded, including a pair of nipper boards as well as countless other giveaways.
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