Grove nippers star at Cosy Corner

Great teamwork: Jemima Asher (left) tagging Olivia Ball in the Under 13 Girls Aqua Cameron. 163666 Pictures: MARK HEENAN MEDIA

By Mark Heenan

UP to 110 enthusiastic Ocean Grove SLSC nippers participated in the Life Saving Victoria state junior nipper carnival at Cosy Corner in Torquay earlier this month.
Among the highlights was the Under 13 Boys Aqua Cameron Relay final win from the Ocean Grove SLSC quartet of Marcus Bird, Darcy Freeman, Kruze Goedemoed and Charlie Mahoney.
Charlie Mahoney and Marcus Bird teamed up to claim the Under 13 Boys Surf Board Rescue final, while Bird won the individual Under 13 Surf Board individual final.
Star local youngster Tim Hannan won the Under 14 Boys Surf Board individual final.
“The club across all age groups enjoyed the day with some fantastic results,” Ocean Grove SLSC Junior Activities Manager Gavin Mahoney said.
It was the second junior carnival held this summer after the first LSV nipper event took place in the bay at South Melbourne in December.
IN other developments, four Ocean Grove SLSC nippers Lexie McNaughton, Tim Hannan, Tyler Walsh and Marcus Bird have been awarded Victorian state selection.