Group of five ready to go for Queensland Country
SURF LIFE SAVING: Inspired by each other, these young surf lifesavers are helping each other to get to the top.
Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club's Nathan Robinson, Jack Lester, Ky Woods and Tynan Smith-Rasmussen have all been selected for Queensland Country after impressing recently at the North Australian championships in Mackay.
Robinson led the way, winning two gold medals in U17 beach flags and beach sprint with Woods winning in U15 beach flags.
They will now compete for Country against three other Queensland branches in the interbranch championships starting this Friday on the Gold Coast.
"This is my second time selected,” Robinson revealed.
"I'm looking forward to representing Queensland Country again.”
The other three will be at the competition for the first time and will be joined by Baylee Holden who was selected for Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club.
Smith-Rasmussen is just happy to be there.
"I didn't too well this year (in Mackay) but because of past events I was picked,” he said.
"I was preparing for surgery on my sinuses but I will be good to go for this.”
And he will have to be.
It's a fierce rivalry against the Sunshine Coast, South Coast and Point Danger branches.
"It's very tense. Sunshine Coast are a bit aggressive at times,” Robinson said.
"They are the team to beat.”
The goal is simple for Robinson and Lester who will compete in U17.
"I got second in sprints and flags last year,” Robinson said.
"It would be pretty good to go one better.
"I'm competing in beach sprints and flags and I hope to maybe just get a medal,” Lester said.
Looking to join the five athletes will be Queensland Country reserves and fellow Bundy lifesavers Jasmyn Theuerkauf and Joshua Smith-Rasmussen.
Theuerkauf said she hoped to get a medal at the event if she is given a crack.