Emu Park talent shines at Qld Youth Championships
SURF LIFE SAVING: The Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club has put in one of its strongest showings at the 2017 Queensland Youth Championships.
Junior activities co-ordinator Zane Hooton said there were great outcomes from the competition, with three members of the club's 16-strong contingent bringing home medals.
The three-day championships, held at Hervey Bay, attracted 1600 competitors from more than 30 clubs from across the state.
Emu Park's Joshua Williams, who was competing in the under-15 boys division, won a silver medal in the rescue tube race and a bronze in the surf race.
Maggie Tapp (under-11 girls) won a bronze medal in the board race and teamed up with Ella Murphy to claim gold in the board rescue.
The duo were joined by Danielle Clark and Asha Verma who just missed a medal in the surf team, coming in fourth.
Zane said the club's nippers were now preparing to join forces with members from Yeppoon and Tannum Sands for the North vs South representative teams challenge at Agnes Water on March 4 and 5.
Two weeks later, six members will head to the Gold Coast for the Australian titles.
Brittany Hooton and Brodie Williams will compete in the under-14 age group, while Joshua Williams, Max Tapp, Colby Lewis and Tom Harte will compete in the under-15s.