interstate-team_x300Sydney Branch are the NSW Surf Life Saving 2013 Interbranch Champions. The team are once again the strongest in NSW after nudging out last year’s champions Sydney Northern Beaches and the Central Coast team at Soldiers Beach this weekend.

The Far North Coast team was the top performing country branch in the competition, finishing fifth. The 30 athletes selected for the NSW State Team were also announced this weekend, featuring several FNC lifesavers.

Interbranch Overall Pointscore 1.) Sydney 1337.5 2.) Sydney Northern Beaches 1315.5 3.) Central Coast 1244 4.) Hunter 1193.5 5.) Far North Coast 1052 6.) Illawarra 938 7.) South Coast 737 8.) North Coast 670.5 9.) Mid North Coast 437.5 10.) Lower North Coast 326 11.) Far South Coast 262.5

NSW SLSA said that due to technical issues, full results will not be online from Monday on the Interbranch Event Page.

Selectors have announced the athletes who have been offered places in the NSW Surf Life Saving team to contest the Interstate Titles in January 2014.

The athletes who have been selected to the State Team are:

Open Male:

Tim Schofield (Terrigal) – Captain  Kendrick Louis (Newport)  Andrew Bowden (Bronte)  Dane Farrell (Elouera)  Jake Lynch (Newport)

Open Female:

Rachelle King (Terrigal) – Captain  Hannah Minogue (Bulli)  Jessica Collins (Terrigal)  Georgia Miller (Manly)  Elly Graf (Elouera)

Under 19 Male:

Jay Furniss (Wanda)  Jack Waddell (Terrigal)  Max Brooks (Newport)  Riley Fitzsimmons (Avoca Beach)  Jake O’Brien (Avoca Beach)

Under 19 Female:

Mieke Kassulke (Manly)  Elyssia Gasparotto (Terrigal)  Kendal Fitzgibbons (Cudgen Headland)  Taylar Puskaric (Wanda)  Katie Mott (Helensburgh-Stanwell Park)

Under 17 Male:

Brad Woodward (Shelley Beach)  Josh Brown (Byron Bay)  Luke Chaffer (Cudgen Headland)  Daniel Collins (Redhead)  Hamish Lorang (Cooks Hill)

Under 17 Female:

Ela Heiniger (Byron Bay)  Jess Suriano (North Bondi)  Allessandra Gasparotto (Terrigal)  Bronte Sloan (Manly)  Keeligh McCauley (Helensburgh-Stanwell Park)

Note: State Team selection is subject to all athletes being fully compliant with SLSA requirements at the time of competition.