IRB Premiership Champion To Be Crowned At Newport Beach

The final rounds of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership will look to conclude the series and crown the champion at Newport Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches this weekend (22-23 June).

Newport SLSC will host the event for the first time in what will be a huge weekend of competition with rounds three and four of the Premiership running back-to-back.

With a number of teams in the running for the title including defending champions Kiama Downs SLSC and this year’s NSW State Champions, Caves Beach SLSC, the Premiership Series is set to conclude in exciting fashion.

After a closely fought series thus far, SLSNSW Surf Sports Manager Dan Pearce, says anticipation is high for the final rounds.

“Rounds three and four of the SLSNSW IRB Premiership will be a great weekend of rescue racing at a brand new venue on the Northern Beaches. There are still a number of clubs in the running to take out the Premiership Title. Two consecutive days of racing at Newport Beach will certainly test the skills and endurance of the athletes!”

With over 240 athletes from 21 different Surf Clubs descending on Newport Beach, Newport SLSC members have been busy preparing for the event.

Club President, Rob Emerson, says the club is looking forward to hosting such a major event in the Surf Lifesaving calendar.

"Newport Beach is an ideal venue for the IRB Series and the club has successfully staged many important surf lifesaving competitions in the past. We are delighted to have the opportunity to be the host club for such an important event."

The weekend of racing will also be the last chance for athletes to impress the State Team selectors that will select a representative team to travel to Darwin for the Interstate Championships in July.

Wed 19 Jun 2013