Call for Athlete interest – Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2018

SLSGB has been invited to compete at the prestigious Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup 2018, and is seeking strength of interest in sending a high performance open surf team

The dates are:

Weds 20 June – Depart London, UK

Thurs 21 – Arrive Fukuoka, Japan

Fri 22 – Training day & Opening Ceremony

Sat 23 & Sun 24 – Two-day test

Mon 25 – International exchange programme

Tues 26 – City visit – Tokyo or Seoul

Weds 27 – Depart Japan, return UK same day

SLSGB will support the team, however, the majority of costs are to be borne by the athletes. Athletes should anticipate costs of approx £900

£700 flight

£200 accommodation

£100 food (possibly less if the accommodation is self-catered)

Athletes who have raced for Great Britain at the Sanyo Cup will tell you what great competition it is. This is a beach and ocean competition (similar to International Rescue) and there are no pool events

Athletes must be 16 and over in 2018 and the competition will be run under ILS rules

The team is comprised of 5 female and 5 male athletes. Athletes must be paid up members of SLSGB and in good standing with SLSGB

Athletes interested in declaring their eligibility for the Team are asked to fully complete the Athlete Declaration Form (available below) and send to mail@slsgb.org.uk by Sunday 4 February 2018

Declarations received by 4 February will be considered by the SLSGB Sport Committee 11 February and subject to sufficient interest an SLSGB Team will be announced by 25 February. SLSGB reserves the right to withdraw from Sanyo Cup should there be insufficient interest or the standard of interest be deemed insufficient for international competition.

Download The Athlete Declaration Form Here