Surf Life Saving GB announces Surf Team to compete in Sanyo Cup, Japan 2016

Surf Life Saving Great Britain (SLSGB) is pleased to announce a surf team to compete at the 2016 Sanyo Cup in Japan in July.

The team, known as SLSGB-HighPerformance, consists of 10 athletes; five male and five female, who will compete over two days of beach and ocean events. SLSGB has a strong history of competing at International surf events including Sanyo Cup and International Rescue Challenge, alongside pool-based events such as the German Cup and Orange Cup.

This years Sanyo Cup Team was selected by Keith Gammon, Rob Phillips and Matt Trebilcock, and has been ratified by the Sport Committee. The Team Manager, appointed by the Sport Committee is Sara Garner. Sara is a member of the Sport Committee, a Level 2 SLSGB Coach and a qualified International Lifesaving Official who regularly officiates at SLSGB events. She officiated at both European Lifesaving 2015 in Wales and Rescue2014 in France, has been appointed for Rescue2016 and has good standing in ILS. Sara is also experienced in supporting a National team at competition, as Team Manager for GBR One Team at European Championships in Wales last year.

Rob Phillips said “SLSGB Sport Committee are pleased to be returning to international competition this year with a strong surf team for Sanyo Cup 2016. The men’s team has considerable international experience from Worlds, Europeans, Australian & New Zealand championships. The women form a formidable development team, several with international experience at Worlds and Europeans. We look forward to watching the team racing and representing GB at this prestigious competition in July”

The Team:
Chris Parry (Captain) Aberavon SLSC
Ashley Lewis Pen-y-bont SLSC
Charlie Haynes Portreath SLSC
Tom Onley Hayle SLSC
Lewis Rosewell Portreath SLSC
Summer Whiteley Woolacombe SLSC
Emily Corin Hayle SLSC
Maia Garner Newquay SLSC
Keia Wardman Portreath SLSC
Jasmine Mann Newquay SLSC

SLSGB would like to thank all the athletes who put themselves forward and declared for both Sanyo Cup and Arena Rescue. It was decided not to send a team to Arena Rescue based on a small number of declarations for the event.