Campbell awarded coach of the year
In breaking JA news, king Jock Campbell has taken out the Australian Surf Lifesaving coach of the year award. This is great reward for Jock's unwavering commitment to his athletes, many of whom are featured in the news below. This award means a great deal to him, and all of us here, because it shows just how far our JA surf athletes have come over the past few seasons. As we will get in trouble from Jock for leading the athlete news with a story on him, we will leave it there, but be sure to check out Jock's article on his journey to Australian SLS coach of the year: http://jockathletic.com/blog/jock-campbell-award-slsa-coach-of-the-year
JA RUNNING FESTIVAL
The annual Jock Athletic running festival was an outstanding day out at wanda beach. Thank you to our fantastic sponsors and volunteers who help make this day a reality. A snapshot of results:
Wanda X-Treme 6km:
1st Male - Ali Najem
2nd Male - Lachie Crawford
1st Female - Laura James
2nd Female - Annika Durante
Jane McGrath Classic:
1st Male - Kai Hammond
1st Female - Alexia Kalamvokis
2nd Female - Chloe Gentle
3rd Female - Sienna Alderson
Laura's Bolt Corporate Relay
In a dramatic upset, Crust Cronulla won the men's relay, beating our own star-studded Jock Athletic team for the first time!
We (JA) took out the female race, however.
Congratulations to Eloise Wellings who won the Launceston 10km event, which she then backed up with 2nd in the Noosa Bolt 5km the following week.
Big Sutherland quick Tom Pinson continues to progress, being selected again for ACT/NSW Metro side who are currently playing Western Australia in a 4-day match in Perth.