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The official Western Suns state team launch took place Saturday afternoon at Scarborough Beach as athletes representing the ocean/beach and surf boat rowers teams; and youth development squad were presented with their state team uniforms.

This included the announcement of team captains Dan Humble (Trigg Island SLSC) and Tegan Maffescioni (North Cottesloe SLSC) who, with 15 years of state team representation between them, will be leading the charge as the 24 strong ocean/beach team contests the Interstate Championships, to be held at Newport Beach, NSW, later this month.

In congratulating team members on their selection, Surf Life Saving WA President Craig Smith-Gander urged them not to be content with the recent 3rd place finishes (2017 & 2018), encouraging them to go one better and “split” perennial favourites and first and second placegetters, NSW and QLD.

“This year’s team has a great mix of experience and youth and we need to keep pushing and show the east coast teams that surf sports in WA is alive and well and a force to be reckoned with,” said Mr Smith-Gander.

Alongside the Interstate Championships, the Youth Development Squad will be competing at the Youth Pathway Cup, also at Newport Beach, giving 26 young WA athletes from 11 clubs a taste of top level surf sports competition and the chance to rub shoulders with some of the bests in businesses.

Early February, the surf rowers interstate team, comprising representatives from North Cottesloe, City of Perth and Mullaloo surf life saving clubs, will be looking to best last year’s fourth place finish as they head to Elouera Beach, NSW to contest the surf boat interstate championships on the 15th.

Thanks also to Engine Swim, the official apparel partner of the Western Suns, and we wish all representatives the best of luck.

For a full list of the 2019 Ocean/Beach Interstate Team; Youth Development Squad; and Surf Rowers team visit here.