A pivotal part of queensland’s continued success in surf sports is slsq’s strong focus on development at grassroots level to ensure we have highly skilled athletes. As competitors from clubs around the state fight it out for surf rescue supremacy.
SLSQ has implemented an athlete development program which provides an opportunity for surf sports athletes to further develop their skills, allowing our members to reach their full potential. Traditionally, Queensland has produced some of the country’s best surf sports athletes and SLSQ is committed to continuing this tradition as well as offering athletes of any ability the opportunity to perform at their best.
High Performance Program
The SLSQ high performance program aims to cultivate the state’s most promising surf sport athletes.
The SLSQ High Performance Program changes from year to year, but aims to provide opportunities to develop athletes across all sport disciplines in surf life saving, from summer competition, pool rescue, IRB racing and surf boat rowers.
Regional Athlete Program
Surf life saving queensland is committed to developing athletes throughout queensland and has a dedicated regional surf sport program to cater for northern competitors.
NORTH AUSTRALIAN SURF LIFE SAVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
The North Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is one of Queensland’s major events, and is the largest surf sports event held outside of South-East Queensland. It is third only in size (number of competitors) behind the Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships and the Queensland Junior Surf Life Saving Championships.
The North Australian Surf Life Saving Championships are restricted to entry by surf lifesavers from clubs located within the Wide Bay Capricorn, North Barrier, and North Queensland branches as well as the Northern Territory – Hervey Bay in the south to Port Douglas in the north and across to Darwin and Gove. Competition is held across a range of events and caters to under-11 to masters’ competitors.
Queensland Country Team
The Queensland Country (under-13 to under-17) representative team is selected each year based on results achieved at the North Australian Championships. The team comprises of 48 competitors, with six males and six females selected from each age group – under-13, under-14, under-15 and under-17. The team competes annually at the Queensland Interbranch Championships against Sunshine Coast, South Coast and Point Danger branches.
Queensland Country High Performance Pool Rescue Squad
With a strong emphasis currently being placed on Pool Rescue Competition development within regional Queensland, SLSQ – through the SLSQ Regional Surf Sports Advisory Panel – have implemented a Queensland Country High Performance Pool Rescue Squad. This squad is selected annually (normally in May/June) with squad members given exposure to specialised coaching, attendance at training camps and an opportunity to attend high-level competitions and carnivals such as the State and National Pool Rescue Championships and the Arafura Games.
The Queensland Cyclones is the name SLSQ gives to its multiple state teams. SLSQ has four separate Queensland Cyclones teams that compete across summer competition, pool rescue, IRB and surf boats. These teams compete for an overall point-score trophy at each event as well as the Alan Whelpton Trophy, which is awarded to the winning state across all four championship events.
Combined Queensland Cyclones Teams
Team will be selected in December 2021 for the 2021/22 Season.
Surf Boat Cyclones
Surf Life Saving Queensland is pleased to announce the 2021 Queensland Surf Boat Team. Congratulations to the below athletes who will represent Queensland at the 2021 Surf Championships later in the year.
Open Men - Northcliffe Thunder
|2nd Stroke||Jon Pepper|
|2nd Bow||Ben Townsend|
Open Women - Currumbin Cockatoos
|2nd Stroke||Tara Coats|
|2nd Bow||Lisa Moseley|
Reserve Men - Currumbin Krakens
|2nd Stroke||Bill Psaltis|
|2nd Bow||Gabe Hanmer|
Reserve Women - Noosa Bowerbirds
|2nd Stroke||Kate Tomba|
|2nd Bow||Rachel Paterson|
U23 Men - Northcliffe Hurricanes
|2nd Stroke||Ethan Ferroro|
|2nd Bow||Finnien Mitchell|
U23 Women - Dicky Beach Tooshies
|2nd Stroke||Kate Morcom|
|2nd Bow||Samantha Artley|
U19 Men - Maroochydore Force
|2nd Stroke||Sean Cauley|
|2nd Bow||Tom Barrett|
U19 Women - Noosa Heads Kookaburras
|2nd Stroke||Cjai Rosenkranz|
|2nd Bow||Ayva-Maree Tomba|
Pool Rescue Cyclones
Surf Life Saving Queensland is pleased to announce the 2021 Queensland Cyclones Pool Rescue Team. Congratulations to the below athletes who will represent Queensland at the 2021 Pool Rescue Interstate Championships later in the year.
2021 Queensland Cyclones Pool Rescue Team
|U14||Milla Jansen||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U14||Mikayla Bird||North Burleigh SLSC|
|U14||Rowan Toon||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U14||James Leigh||Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC|
|U15||Cyra Bender||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U15||Jasmine Rayward||North Burleigh SLSC|
|U15||Riley Brennan||Currumbin SLSC|
|U15||Ryley Harland||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U17||Claudia Bailey||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U17||Lily Nicholson||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U17||Matthew Magnussen||Maroochydore SLSC|
|U17||Callum Brennan||Currumbin SLSC|
|U19||Jessica Oates||Currumbin SLSC|
|U19||Emily Noyes||Northcliffe SLSC|
|U19||Samuel Short||Maroochydore SLSC|
|U19||Corbin Zahn||Northcliffe SLSC|
|Open||Mariah Jones||Tweed Heads & Coolangatta SLSC|
|Open||Rachel Eddy||Currumbin SLSC|
|Open||Summer Short||Maroochydore SLSC|
|Open||Lani Pallister||Alexandra Headland SLSC|
|Open||Jacob Loughnan||Currumbin SLSC|
|Open||Daniel Miller||Northcliffe SLSC|
|Open||Steven Coombes||Maroochydore SLSC|
|Open||Ruben Zikarsky||Maroochydore SLSC|
Surf Life Saving Queensland is pleased to announce the 2021 QLD Cyclones IRB Team. Congratulations to the below athletes who will represent Queensland at the 2021 SLSA IRB Interstates Championships later this year.
2021 Queensland Cyclones IRB Team
|First Name||Last Name||Club|