Back To Back Interbranch Titles for SNB
The tri-colours have gone back-to-back Interbranch champions increasing their margin throughout the final days' events to finish on top by a staggering 70 points ahead of Sydney.
Sydney Northern Beaches have now won the last four out of five Interbranch Championships, with this weekend’s effort proving to be one of their best wins.
Meanwhile, Central Coast rounded out the top three followed by Hunter and Far North Coast who were crowned country champions for the third straight year.
Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Head Coach, Tony Williams, is proud of his teams efforts but was a little nervous this morning after dropping points.
“On the first day we were probably a little surprised to be ahead by the amount of points we were but it only takes three or four events for that to go away,” Tony Williams said.
“Going into the first couple of rounds for the board rescue today, we dropped about 12 points quickly and we were getting nervous. The kids were all told that they’re selected for a reason and just to relax and do their job, and it paid off towards the end of the day.”
Sydney Branch Team Manager, John De Cean, was very happy with the teams efforts over the two days of fierce competition.
“We’re very happy for the kids this weekend. We didn’t go as well as we would’ve thought but as long as they had fun that’s all we worry about,” said John De Cean.
“It was good to have Hayden (Allum) back in the team after being with Queenscliff for a couple of years, and having Lizzie (Welborn) compete for the Branch was unbelievable as she’s a favourite with our younger athletes and an amazing competitor.”
Central Coast started the day perfectly winning the Open Male Rescue Tube Rescue and the team continued their efforts in the morning to lock in third place for the sixth straight year.
Surf Life Saving NSW President, Tony Haven, announced at Cape Hawke SLSC this afternoon that the 2016 Interbranch Championships will be held at The Lakes SLSC in the Central Coast on 10-11 December.
2015 Interbranch Championships Final Pointscore
Sydney Northern Beaches – 1242
Sydney - 1172
Central Coast – 1106
Hunter – 1014
Far North Coast – 884
Illawarra – 809
North Coast – 626
South Coast – 595
Mid North Coast – 526
Far South Coast – 438
Lower North Coast - 191
Sun 13 Dec 2015