Challenge: Surf lifesavers Tyler Partland and Leila Walker are thrilled with their selection in the NW Country team.
Challenge: Surf lifesavers Tyler Partland and Leila Walker are thrilled with their selection in the NW Country team. Bruce Thomas

Coffs teens prepare for tri series

YOUNG surf lifesavers Tyler Partland and Leila Walker are preparing for a busy summer ahead.

The 16-year-olds have been selected to represent NSW Country in the upcoming Trans Tasman Tri Series where their teams will tackle Central Coast and New Zealand in a gruelling three-day block.

Three times in the space of four days the talented duo will take part in carnivals against the best the opposition has at Umina, Soldiers Beach and Avoca Beach.

Considering the tough ask comes on top of upcoming interbranch, country, State and hopefully national titles, the duo will need to call on all of the reserves built up during the current four swim sessions and four or five board sessions a week that they’re currently completing.

Partland who represents the Coffs Harbour SLSC admits that the preparations for this season have gone up a notch.

“We’ve been training a fair bit,” Partland said.

Walker who is another rising star from Sawtell is looking forward to the challenges that the busy summer schedule will bring.

“Competing against different people will be good,” she said.



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