The ONE road to France beginsFriday, 31 May 2013
Surf Life Saving New Zealand is excited to announce the official start to our 2014 Life Saving World Championships campaign - ONE road to Montpellier, France. The New Zealand Black Fins won the Life Saving World Championships in Adelaide last year and now the focus turns to Rescue 2014 with our first training camp for the 2013-2014 World Championships squad taking place this weekend.
The same coaching team of Scott Bartlett (Head Coach) and Jason Pocock (Assistant Coach) who lead the New Zealand Black Fins to victory last year have been reappointed and they are looking forward to the next 16 months leading into Rescue 2014.
Bartlett says he and Pocock are really looking forward to bringing most of the World Champion team together for the first time since the win in Adelaide and having a sprinkling of new and talented athletes joining the squad. "We are the current world champions and we all know that the hard work starts again now. We know countries like Australia, Italy, Japan and France will be out to take us down - this weekend gives us the opportunity to further build our culture and ONE belief," he says.
The World Championships Squad includes:
- Max Beattie, Omanu
- Lisa Carrington, Mt Maunganui
- Nikki Cox, Westshore
- Paul Cracroft-Wilson, Fitzroy
- Chris Dawson, Midway
- Carina Doyle, St Clair
- Olivia Eaton, NPOB
- Devon Halligan, Midway
- Kodi Harman, Papamoa
- Chanel Hickman, Mairangi Bay
- Natasha Hind, Lyall Bay
- Steven Kent, Titahi Bay
- Samantha Lee, Lyall Bay
- Nick Malcolm, Mairangi Bay
- Danielle McKenzie, Mairangi Bay
- Andrew McMillan, St Clair
- Chris Moors, Red Beach
- Kevin Morrison, Mairangi Bay
- Liam O'Loughlin, Taylors Mistake
- Natalie Peat, Papamoa
- Laura Quilter, Wainui
- Samantha Richter, Mairangi Bay
- Cory Taylor, Midway
- Kirsty Wannan, Piha
Follow the squad throughout the weekend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/slsnzhp and Twitter: @slsnzhp.
For more information on Rescue 2014, taking place from 13-26 September 2014, visit the website www.rescue2014.fr.