Well done to Freya Bools (Year 13) who took part in the TSB National Surf Life Saving Championships at Mount Maunganui from 22 to 25 March.
Freya has been a volunteer with Oreti Surf Life Saving Club for 3 years and competed for the second year running in the National Surf Life Saving Championships. Last year it was in Gisborne.
Freya and her team competed in the Under 19 Girls Canoe events and the team is now placed 8th in New Zealand.
Oreti is the Southern-most club to compete at the national competition. It took the Team Manager 3 days to make the trip with the canoe in tow. The girls were particularly impressed with the water temperature which was a full 6° warmer than they are used to.
Oreti's canoe stars (pictured from left) St Peter’s student Freya Bools, along with teammates Abigail Ball, Kelsey Lewis and Brianna Morrison, and masters athlete Tim Ball, have traveled a long way to compete in the TSB New Zealand surf lifesaving championships in Mount Maunganui. Photo by Jamie Troughton/Dscribe Media