Ten of the country’s most promising young athletes will represent the Australian Life Saving Team at the annual Sanyo-Bussan Cup in Japan.
National selectors have looked to the future in assembling the squad, rewarding lifesavers who achieved outstanding results at the recent Australian Surf Life Saving Championships on the Sunshine Coast.
Northcliffe SLSC’s Nik Green heads to Japan in fine form after being crowned the male athlete of The Aussies 2016.
Daniel Collins (Redhead SLSC/ The Hills) and Alyssa Koenen (Northcliffe SLSC) return to Japan after featuring in the team which won the Sanyo-Bussan Cup last year.
“This is an extremely strong squad and their results at The Aussies are testament to that,” team coach Craig Holden said.
“These young athletes are a big part of the future of lifesaving so this event in Japan is a great opportunity in their development.”
The team heads to Japan on June 29.
The Australian Life Saving Team to contest the Sanyo-Bussan Cup is:
Nik Green (Northcliffe SLSC), Daniel Collins (Redhead SLSC/ The Hills), Joshua Brown (Currumbin SLSC/ The Hills), Tim Delahunty (Currumbin SLSC), Jackson Borg (Newport SLSC), Ela Heiniger (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC/ Port Hacking), Alyssa Koenen (Northcliffe SLSC), Naomi Scott (Manly SLSC), Ngaire Hadfield (Cronulla SLSC), Carla Papac (Cronulla SLSC). Coach – Craig Holden. Medical Personnel & Assistant Coach – Nick Marshall.