English Junior Team Announced
The start of 2018 saw the top surfers in England over eight divisions (U14, U16 & U18 Boys Shortboard, U18 Boys Longboard, U18 Girls Shortboard & Bodyboard & U16 & U18 Boys Bodyboard) selected as part on the English Junior Development Squad.
The squad was made up of surfers based in Cornwall, Devon, Wales, Jersey, Bali, Canary Islands, Mexico, Australia, British Virgin Islands and South Africa.
Each squad member was driven and committed to gain selection for the travelling team of fourteen, to represent England at the 2018 ESF Euro Junior Surfing Championships held in Santa Cruz, Portugal.
The competition takes place in Santa Cruz, Portugal from the 20th – 29th of July. The competition will attract all the best junior surfers from all over the Europe. The contest will also be lived streamed on www.eurosurfing.org
The management team for the 2018 campaign have been hugely impressed by each squad members commitment to both training camps and competitions, UK and internationally. We feel that all athletes have made noticeable improvements both in and out of the water, whilst gaining vital knowledge from the trained professionals involved in the 2018 programme.
The selection process for the 2018 ESF Euro Junior Surfing Championships has been highly competitive, both for the surfers based in England and the English surfers based internationally. The selection committee has taken into consideration the athletes performances nationally and internationally at competitions. They have in addition to this, analysed performances in different fitness tests, training sessions and heat drills at the two training camps. The selection committee has also taken into consideration an athlete non-surfing traits as part of selection in 2018, thus highlighting the importance of team harmony and cohesion when travelling to the ESF Euro Junior Surfing Championships.
The two-squad development camps were held between April – June.
The first camp was held at Gwithian, West Cornwall 20th – 22nd April, appreciations must be passed onto the team at Atlantic Coast Holiday Park & Sunset Surf Cafe for accommodating and feeding the squad during this trip.
The second of the squad development camps was held at Fistral Beach, Newquay 09th June. Thank you to all the surfers, parents, supporters, volunteers, beach owners, facility owners & sponsors who all contribute to make these development camps happen.
Therefore the 2018 campaign selection committee, taking into consideration the four training camps and relevant competition results are proud to announce the following squad members have been selected to represent England at the upcoming ESF Euro Junior Surfing Championships held in Santa Cruz, Portugal.
Final Selection by Ranking
U18 Girls Shortboard
- Ellie Turner
- Lily Pierce
U14 Boys Shortboard
- Sam Hearn
- Alex Townsend
U16 Boys Shortboard
- Stanley Norman
- Max Hudson
U18 Boys Shortboard
- Fynn Lee Miller Cooley
- Barnaby Cox
U18 Boys Longboard
- Zordan Zevas
U16 Boys Bodyboard
- Marcus Reed
- Tom Catten
U18 Boys Bodyboard
- Perran Champen
- Xander Harris
U18 Girls Bodyboard
Congratulations must go to the selected fourteen surfers who are extremely proud and honored to represent England at the ESF Euro Junior Surfing Championships in 2018. The team will now be upping their training to ensure that England achieves it’s highest ever placing at the event.
Training will be ongoing with all squad members to ensure selection for future international competitions will be as competitive as the ESF Euro Junior Surfing Championships.
Thank you for all the parents, squad members and coaches for making the 2018 squad so strong and the team selection so competitive. Surfing in England is going from strength to strength and it’s the athletes and individuals behind the scenes who are rarely appreciated to make these opportunities possible.
Thank you to the sponsors who have supported our junior team:
Caravan and Motorhome Club
And an enormous thanks to the volunteer team who’ve worked so hard:
Chris Brown, Team Manager
Damon Beveridge, Boys Head Coach
Miles Lee-Hargreaves, Boys Coach
Beau Bromham – Strength & Conditioning Expert
Jamie Wride – Head Sports Physiotherapist
Russ Pierre – Team Psychologist