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South Coast surfers vie for elite junior program

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Some of the South Coast's best young surfers are expected to be part of Surfing NSW's new Junior High-Performance Program when it starts in December.

However to secure their spots the young surfers will need to do well in key events during November.

The program includes team training camps, digital team catch-ups, guest speakers, wildcard allocations, Lean Performance Gym subscription and an exclusive team uniform.

This program is supported by NSWIS and Surfing Australia, and will provide the state's top junior male and female surfers with the pathway and resources to reach their full potential as surfers and as people.
 
The team is selected based on results at the NSW State Titles, taking the top eight men and top six women in the Under U18, 16 and 14 age groups, as well as the top seven men and top five woman from the under 12 Woolworths Surfer Groms Series.

The program will consist of two state camps with one three-day camp taking place at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre and a one-day camp taking place at URBN Surf in Melbourne. All participants will be provided with filming and imagery from all camps.

2020 Junior High-Performance Program participant Saxon Reber said, “I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to attend the JHPP this year and the benefits I got out of it were terrific in the development; not only my surfing ability but also my confidence, thanks to the amazing staff and program."

Mambo CEO, Paul Cannon, echoed the sentiment.

“We’re excited to see the return of surfing events in NSW and are honoured to support the Junior High-Performance Program, preserving and establishing the next generation of surfing athletes in Australia," he said.

The 2021 / 2022 program includes team training camps, digital team catch-ups, guest speakers, wildcard allocations, Lean Performance Gym subscription, an exclusive team uniform and money-can’t-buy opportunities.
 
The program aligns with the Surfing Australia High-Performance talent pathway with the overarching goal of developing NSW’s top junior and grommet surfers to become the best surfers and people they can be.
 
The program will run from December 2021 until April 2022 and is supported by Mambo, Blackroll, Musashi, Lean Performance Gym, and Ocean and Earth.

Image: Ethan Smith / Surfing NSW 

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