It's hard to describe a week where 2 teams from Sunset Beach represented NZ at the LWC Adelaide 2018 and became IRB World Champions with 4 x world titles to their names, as well as having our club take out 3rd overall in the World Inter-Club Championship with an additional 3 x World Inter-Club titles. Just an incredible result!
It was a huge team effort and a big thank you must go to all the team members, managers, supporters and our Port Waikato community who helped us make history. We thank everyone for their good wishes and support. Also a big thank you to Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and the organisers from Surf Life Saving SA and the International Life Saving Federation (ILS) for the opportunity to compete at this wonderful competition.
There were many great results from a team effort. Sunset Teams supported each other well.Whatever the lane, there was a Sunset swarm and flag showing a positive presence on the beach. Taylor Shrimpton and Jemima Ferrier with their patients Tanisha Robertson and Ethan Graham were rewarded with gold medals in the Single Rescue and Mass Rescue. Shane Edwards and Mark Edwards earned gold in their premier event Tube Rescue, patient was Taylor Shrimpton.
The excitement continued when we were awarded the Gold Medals for our wins at the prize giving. The most fantastic news of the night was receiving the third place trophy for overall point score - LWC World Interclub IRB Championships. 1st place was Williamstown (Australia) on 200 points, 2nd was Kirra SLS (Australia) on 127 points and third place trophy to Sunset Beach Surf Lifeguard Service just 3 points behind on 124 points. The team have plenty to celebrate for a first time effort with 46 clubs competing from around the world, 130 men’s teams and 88 women’s teams. Excellent performance!