|From December 2021, Surfing NSW will roll out its new NSW Junior High-Performance Program.|
This program – which is supported by NSWIS and Surfing Australia – will provide NSW’s top junior male and female surfers with the pathway and resources to reach their full potential as surfers and as people.
The team is selected based on their results at the NSW State Titles (U18, U16 and U14, top eight men and top six women) and Woolworths Surfer Groms Series (U12, top seven men and top five women), utilising the Surfing NSW ranking system.
The program will consist of two state camps with one three-day camp taking place at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre and a one-day camp taking place at URBN Surf in Melbourne. All participants will be provided with filming and imagery from all camps.
2020 Junior High-Performance Program participant and northern beaches surfer Saxon Reber stated: “I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to attend the JHPP this year and the benefits I got out of it were terrific in the development; not only my surfing ability but also my confidence. Thanks to the amazing staff and program.”
“Surfer Strength is super excited to be the physical performance provider for the Surfing NSW Junior High-Performance program,” said Lean Performance Gym owner and Surfer Strength program developer Dean Jamieson. “We can’t wait to coach the top junior surfers in NSW. Our goal is to physically support talented surfers so they can take their surfing to the next level.”
Mambo CEO, Paul Cannon, echoed the same sentiment. “We’re excited to see the return of surfing events in NSW and are honoured to support the Junior High-Performance Program, preserving and establishing the next generation of surfing athletes in Australia.”
The 2021 / 2022 program includes team training camps, digital team catch-ups, guest speakers, wildcard allocations, Lean Performance Gym subscription, an exclusive team uniform and money-can’t-buy opportunities.
The program aligns with the Surfing Australia High-Performance talent pathway with the overarching goal of developing NSW’s top junior and grommet surfers to become the best surfers and people they can be.
The program will run from December 2021 until April 2022 and is supported by Mambo, Blackroll, Musashi, Lean Performance Gym, and Ocean and Earth.
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