All roads lead to France for 2 Bulli members
All roads lead to France for two Bulli Surf Life Saving Club members. The World Life Saving Championships known as Rescue 2014 are being held in Montpellier France later this month.
Club President Keith Caldwell will represent Australia as Team Manager of the Open Life Saving Team that will contest the international teams championship at Rescue 2014. Keith has over the years has managed 7 Australian Teams and travelled to locations such as South Africa, New Zealand & Japan. The Australian team is out for revenge after New Zealand won the title at Rescue 2012. New Zealand had a number of Olympic athletes and proved too strong overall in 2012. New Zealand have again picked a strong team but Australia have returned serve with a team lead by World Iron-man Champion Shannon Eckstein and Olympians Naomi Flood and Ryan Napoleon. Caldwell said, “It will be a great contest to wrestle the crown from New Zealand, our team recently had a camp on the Gold Coast and are primed for a strong performance.”
Bernadette Cardillo will be the sole athlete for Bulli at this world’s and is hoping to perform strongly in the Open Female beach events. Bernadette is a former NSW U17 Beach Sprint Champion, NSW representative & she also placed in the U19 at state level. Bernadette has been training strongly and is looking towards a finals berth in the sprint. Bulli over the years has won 32 medals at the World Championships including 15 gold medals.
The international competition runs from 17 September to 21 September and the inter-club competition runs from 24 September to 28 September.