Waves shaping up as top sports

Gabby Peacock, Tiani Whyte, Ruby Clarke and Ilah Watson. 169417

Over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 11 Surfside Waves Soccer Club players headed to Morwell for the 2017 Victorian Country Championships.
Selected from the region to represent Geelong, these talented young players are building a potential pathway to a higher sporting career.
Over the last few months they and their parents have committed to extra training and travelled throughout the area with all their hard work culminating in the Latrobe Valley.
The excited representative players made their way from the club for a three-day tournament with ages ranging from under-11 boys to under-16 girls.
“It will be a great thrill for all the regional players attending the tournament and to have 11 represent from our club is a wonderful testament to all the hard work these players and they’re coaches have put in. I am especially pleased by the number of girls teams heading to Morwell,” Waves president Kev Bwoers said before the event.
“It backs up the statistics that female participation in soccer is in great shape.”

Josh Royle, U11 Boys.
Gabe Lunz, U11 Boys.
Jesse Briffa, U12 Girls.
Nyoka Evans, U12 Girls.
Josh Kuipers, U15 Boys.
Noah Broomhead, U16 Boys.
Pat Skuza, U16 Boys.
Grace Hudson, U16 Girls.
Gabby Peacock, U16 Girls.
Ilah Watson, U16 Girls captain.
Ruby Clarke, U16 Girls vice-captain.
Tiani Whyte, U16 Girls assistant coach.