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Waimari – The History Makers!

posted Feb 21, 2011, 10:06 AM by info Waimairi   [ updated Feb 21, 2011, 2:23 PM ]

Last weekend - 19 - 20 Feb - Waimairi SLSC made history, taking out the inaugural South Island Surf Lifesaving Championship. This event was formally the Canterbury Championships, but this year for the first time, it was opened up to the whole South Island.  Rightfully, Waimairi’s name will now be the very first name on the new cup – a fine piece of silverware that it is.

Waimairi has always been a top three Canterbury Club, but this year the team dug deep to take out longstanding champions South Brighton by one point. Guts and hard core effort were the markers of the 2011 Waimairi team, and in this competition, every member can be proud that they took a share of the load to bring the silverware home.

This victory was a continuation of a fine effort by our Juniors last weekend at Warrington Beach, where St Clair narrowly beat them into second place by 3 points in the Southern Ocean Athlete Carnival.

This combined effort puts Waimairi at the top of the South Island club standings.

All eyes now to the New Zealand National Championships at New Brighton 10th - 13th March

Awesome effort Waimairi!