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BMD Northcliffe Kiwi's Triumph over Aussies

The New Zealand Black Fins have delivered a massive upset to defeat the Australian Team by 80 points at the World Surf Life Saving Championships in Adelaide. The Kiwi's had a convincing lead after the pool events but continued their good form in the ocean, easily holding off the Aussies for the first time in 14 years. The New Zealand Team included BMD Northcliffe members Kevin Morrison, Max Beattie & Andy McMillan who all contributed greatly to the teams success.

Australian Team Captain, Shannon Eckstein, did his best to peg bag the points in the ocean with dominant performances to win the Ironman, Ski Race, Board Race & Surf Race. Others to taste individual success were Miranda Bell claiming the Open Female Surf Race and Kristyl Smith the Open Female Board Race.

The Australian U20 Team, coached by BMD Northcliffe Head Coach Barry Newman, turned the tables on New Zealand claiming victory over the Kiwi's in the Youth Competition by 70 points. Standout BMD Northcliffe performers were BMD Northcliffe's Stefaan Demopoulos (AUS) who claimed 5 gold and a silver and Cory Taylor (NZ) who claimed 5 gold, a silver and a bronze.

A small contingent of BMD Northcliffe Masters made the trip to Adelaide to compete in the World Masters Championships. Standout performers were Stephen Fry with 6 Gold and a silver and Anna Ballara with 3 gold, 4 silver and a bronze.

For a full list of BMD Northcliffe's International Teams and Masters Competition Results, Click here.

Gold Coast 600 - thrills & spills

Shannon Eckstein showed why he should stick to the surf after a test run with Mark Winterbottom before the start of last weekend's Gold Coast 600. The car was left with a few bumps and bruises but luckily no-one was hurt and Shannon can concentrate on what he does best - speed on the sand and in the ocean......

Shannon also teamed up with fellow Kellogg's Nutri Grain Series members - Bonnie Hancock, Harriett Brown and Mitch Miller for a board session with Mark and co-driver Will Power. Fortunately, no craft was hurt during the training.  

BMD Northcliffe Worlds Rescue 2012 Team

BMD Northcliffe is proud to announce their 20 member team travelling to Adelaide to compete at Rescue 2012. 
Good luck to all our members, captained by five-time Australian and three-time world Ironman champion Shannon Eckstein and 2010 World Iron, Swim and Board champion Kristyl Smith.

Joining them will be:

The men's team will include recent K4 Olympic Gold medallist, Tate Smith; New Zealand London Olympian swimmer, Andrew McMillian and Kiwi National Team members Kevin Morrison and Max Beattie.

2009 World 25km open water silver medallist and recent world record breaker for the English Channel
Trent Grimsey.

Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman
Cory Hill, who was fourth at this year's Aussies as well as Australian open belt and tube rescue champion Dev Lahey; U19 Ironman champion and KNG Ironman qualifier Mitch Miller; and Townsville-based pool rescue star Stefaan Demopulous.

Joining Smith in the women's team will be 2011 Australian Ironwoman champion
Courtney Hancock; her sister KNG Ironwoman Bonnie Hancock and fellow KNG Ironwoman Harriett Brown; World record holder for 200m super lifesaver and world 200m obstacles champion Miranda Bell; Australian rep and pool specialist Christina Ruiz; former Australian Open Ski champion Casey Leo-Litzow; former NZ ironwoman champion Maddy Boon; and fellow pool specialists Ashleigh Adams and Jess McDonnell

Several members will also be travelling to Adelaide to contest the U20 and Masters events:
U20 members: Daniel Booth, Jake Nicholson, Matthew Sharp, Corey Taylor, Eliza Smith and Kirsty Waugh.

Masters: Bruce Kolkka, Stephen Fry, Scott Unicomb, Gavin Hill, Paul Blackbeard, Paul Davis, Richard Bedford, Noel Mills, John Gorely, Marg Kyle, Jo Marrable and Anna Ballara.

Congratulations also goes to the following members who will be competing in the International competition.

Australian Team - Shannon Eckstein (captain), Kristyl Smith, Miranda Bell, Christina Ruiz
Australian U20 Team - Stefaan Demopulous
New Zealand Team - Max Beattie, Kevin Morrison, Andrew McMillan
New Zealand U20 Team - Cory Taylor

Tate Smith wins Olympic Gold

BMD Northcliffe congratulates Tate Smith on his efforts of captaining the Australian 'K4some' to its first Olympic team gold with fellow lifesavers David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear.
Tate has won every major Australian Surf Lifesaving Ski Title and now can add Gold Medal Olympian to his long list of achievements.

He now heads back to the surf, coaching at the clubs ski sessions and training for the upcoming World Rescue Championships.

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