Pilbara Success at Broome carnival

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Laura Povey, Luke Dyson, Adam Turner, Robbie Povey, Paul Willett, Nikki Ralf, Kate Turner.
Camera IconLaura Povey, Luke Dyson, Adam Turner, Robbie Povey, Paul Willett, Nikki Ralf, Kate Turner. Credit: PWSLS Club.

The Pilbara’s surf lifesavers have returned from a successful trip to Broome to compete in the annual Sunset Carnival.

Port Walcott Surf Life Saving Club had 14 nippers and six adults head north for the 30th anniversary of the carnival, which attracts competitors from all corners of Australia.

Laura Povey shone brightly, winning gold in the open women’s flags against this year’s Australian champion.

Robbie Povey came second in beach flags and Nikki Ralph placed third in the women’s sprint.

Nippers Samson O’Brien, Yani Davis and Max Grasso each recorded wins at the carnival.

Despite not having a boat crew, Paul Willett was drafted into the Sorrento team.

With the 2017 season now wrapped up, the club is looking to next season, where it hopes to build its cadet and senior ranks, with training running on Sundays alongside the nippers program. Beach patrols, a clubhouse, national championships and regional carnivals are also on the agenda for years to come.

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