2013 Allphones State Championships
Entries are now open for the 2013 Allphones Surf Life Saving NSW State Championships to be held at Ocean Beach - Umina from 1-10 March 2013.
Allphones is once again the proud major sponsor of the NSW Surf Life Saving State Championships, being held for the first time at Ocean Beach - Umina on the Central Coast.
2013 is the eighth year Allphones has been the major sponsor of this event. In 2012 Kingscliff Beach attracted more than 6000 individual competitors from more than 100 clubs.
The move to the Central Coast will bring over 9000 competitors across both weekends with 12,000 spectators expected each day.
Competition will commence with the State’s most talented junior members kick-starting the championships from Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March.
The following weekend the Masters and Opens competition will commence from Wednesday 6 March to Sunday 10 March.
The Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships provides the 75,000 Surf Life Saving NSW members from 129 clubs an opportunity to compete against the leading athletes from across the state.
Competition will be fierce with surf lifesavers battling it out to state their victory, defend titles, break records and aim to take home gold for their club. Medals are awarded for a variety of events including ironman and ironwoman, beach sprints, board rescue and surf ski relays.
Other than being the pinnacle event for every NSW surf sports athlete, the Allphones NSW Surf Life Saving Championships play an enormously important role in the development of grassroots participation within surf lifesaving in NSW.
The Championships is open to active surf lifesavers in the open and masters sections, and to nippers who are affiliated with a surf club in the junior section.
Fast Event Facts
- 400 events are held over the Championships with 1800 races conducted
- 2600 medals are presented
- 700 volunteer officials from across the state attend to assist with the conduct of the event
- These officials volunteer a total of 21,000 hours over the event
- A total of 3500 lunches, morning and afternoon teas are prepared for volunteers, officials and workforce
- Visitor spend to the area is estimated to be a minimum of $18 million dollars based on statistics from Tourism Australia
Fri 18 Jan 2013