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Summer of Surf Announces Biggest Shaw and Partners Financial Services Racing Schedule in Surf Sports History – inks free-to-air broadcast deal

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Summer of Surf Announces Biggest Shaw and Partners Financial Services Racing Schedule in Surf Sports History – inks free-to-air broadcast deal 

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Today the Summer of Surf has announced its biggest Shaw and Partners Financial Services Summer of Surf racing schedule to date, which will feature three premier 10,000 point rated events and an expanded race offering of 5,000 & 7,000 point rated events across Australia and a first ever event in New Zealand.

The expanded series boasts a $400,000 prize pool, an additional $250,000 of jackpot prize money if athletes can win multiple races at the premier events and the overall Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Ironman and Ironwoman series champions will be taking home an additional $10,000 and a Subaru XV valued at $40,000.

BOS Oceansport will be giving the highest placed under 19 ironman and ironwoman in the overall ironperson rankings a BOS Tomahawk surf ski.

Northcliffe Surf Club will be once again hosting the official awards dinner and afterparty which will see the presentation of overall series champions as well as special awards including MVP, Oceanmaster, Biggest Battle and the Dean Mercer most inspirational performance award.

Shaw and Partners Financial Services Co-CEO Earl Evans is delighted to be involved for the second instalment of the Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf series.

“Our first ever Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf series was such a success and the athletes all did such an incredible job racing and entertaining at the highest level. Shaw and Partners look forward to rolling out an even bigger summer for the athletes which will see an expanded prize pool, jackpot incentives and a better racing experience for athletes of all levels. We are so excited for the summer ahead!”

Summer of Surf is also proud to announce the continued support from Finis, Jolyn, We Are Feel Good Inc, LSKD, Ryan Softboards, Sunshine Coast Council, Major Events Gold Coast and welcomes Oakley, BOS Oceansport and Seven Network to the Summer of Surf.

The two-year official broadcast partnership with Seven marks the first free-to-air broadcast of the Summer of Surf, with further content also made available via Seven’s digital streaming platform, 7plus.

As the Summer of Surf looks forward to showcasing its biggest summer racing schedule to date on Seven, this partnership will see live racing, highlights packages and behind the scenes action become more accessible than ever before.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said the alignment with Summer of Surf is another valuable addition to Seven’s unrivalled sport offering.

“As Your Home of Sport, we are rapt to deliver the Summer of Surf to Seven’s vast and highly-engaged audience on 7plus,” Martin said.

“We know that Australians are hungry for sport content, and we look forward to bringing all the action of an incredible 22/23 Summer of Surf campaign on Aussie shores to both the core and emerging audience of surf sports.”

Summer of Surf General Manager Trent Goulding extends a warm welcome to both existing and new partners.

“Rolling out the biggest possible racing schedule is our absolute favourite thing to do. With Shaw and Partners support we have been able to reach our vision of running the greatest summer racing series in the world for athletes by athletes. To have globally recognised brands like Oakley and a broadcast deal with Seven network highlights just how much momentum we have, and we look forward to continued growth across all elements of our series.”

Current Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Ironman Champion Matt Bevilacqua hopes he can go back-to-back with his ironman and board titles and is looking forward to racing on the Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf’s biggest platform yet.

“The expansion we are seeing in the Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf is absolutely mind blowing. Everything from the iconic racing locations, beach atmosphere, broadcast quality and never before seen prize money is all so inspiring. With so much on the line I know we are all chomping at the bit for the summer to roll around and racing to get underway!”

Athletes are encouraged to stay tuned to the Summer of Surf website and social media channels for updated racing schedules and further information on each of the events.

2022/23 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Jackpot Prize Money

10k cash bonus to any athlete who can win two of the same discipline races across the three premier events. (E.g. win 2x swim races and you walk away with $10k jackpot)

25k cash bonus to any athlete who can win all three of the same discipline races at all three premier events in the ski, swim, and board race. (E.g. win all three ski races at the premier events, and you walk away with $25k jackpot)

50k cash bonus to any athlete who can win all three of the ironman/ ironwoman races at the three premier events. (E.g. win all three ironwoman races and you walk away with $50k jackpot).

2022/23 Shaw and Partners Summer of Surf Premier Racing Schedule

  • 27th – 30th October – Summer of Surf World Cup 7,000, Coffs Harbour – Tentative
  • 20th November – City of Perth 7,000 – City of Perth, WA – Confirmed 26th November – Wanda Tradies One Club 5,000 Wanda – Tentative
  • 2nd & 3rd December – Shaw and Partners Hayden Kenny Surf Classic 10,000, Alexandra Headland – Confirmed
  • 10th & 11th December – Whangamata Classic 5,000, Whangamata NZ – Confirmed
  • 7th or 8th January – Shaw and Partners Senior Carnival 5,000 – Sorrento WA – Confirmed
  • 8th January – Jim Wall Ironman 5,000, Torquay Vic – Tentative
  • 20th & 21st January – Shaw and Partners Manly Surf Open, Manly 10,000 – Confirmed
  • 22nd January – Freshwater Classic 7,000 – Tentative
  • 27th & 28th January – Murphy Builders Maroochy Classic 7,000, Maroochydore – Confirmed
  • 28th January – Warrnambool Battle of the Bay 5,000 – Confirmed January – Burnie Statewide Carnival exhibition event, Tas – Tentative
  • 10th & 11th February – Shaw and Partners Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic 10,000, Northcliffe – Confirmed

Summer of Surf would like to thank its partners Shaw and Partners Financial Services, Jolyn Swimwear, Finis Australia, We Are Feel Good Inc, LSKD, Oakley, BOS Oceansport, Seven Network, Redbull, Ryan Softboards, Tourism and Events Queensland, Sunshine Coast Council, Major Events Gold Coast, BMD Northcliffe Surf Club, Alexandra Headlands Surf Club and Manly Life Saving Club.

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Sawtell FC Soar to 5-1 Victory Over Coffs United in Season Opener

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Sawtell FC Soar to 5-1 Victory Over Coffs United in Season Opener

 

Sawtell FC made a superb start to the HIT105.5 North Coast Premier League, delivering a commanding 5-1 victory over Coffs City United at Coffs Coast Synthetics on Saturday, April 6.

Persistent rain rendered every grass football field on the Coffs Coast unusable, prompting organisers to relocate the match to the all-weather surface of Coffs Coast Synthetics.

The opening goal came in spectacular fashion as Hugo Alderman (goal included, number 9) unleashed an unstoppable strike into the top corner, igniting Sawtell’s scoring spree.

Coffs United Lions retaliated with a perfectly weighted cross from Blake Townsend, setting up Melad for a clinical volley to equalise.

With both teams displaying attacking intent, the game remained evenly poised at 1-1 after 30 minutes, with opportunities aplenty for both sides.

However, it was Sawtell who seized the initiative before halftime, as Hugo Alderman struck again to give the Scorpions a 2-1 lead going into the break.

At the halftime break, Sawtell coach Rachel Oberleuter delivered an inspiring team talk, fueling her players’ determination for the second half.

Keeden Corliss extended Sawtell’s advantage to 3-1 with a composed finish, from a well worked team goal.

On the day the clocks were turned back, veteran striker Luke France turned back time to deliver vintage finish to make it 4-1 to Sawtell.

The Scorpions sealed their emphatic victory with a fifth goal, courtesy of an unfortunate own goal by the Lions, five minutes from full time.

With momentum on their side, Sawtell now eagerly prepares to face reigning Premiers Northern Storm next week at Toormina Oval, in what promises to be a highly anticipated encounter.

 

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ROOKIE AUSSIE TITLE RAMPAGE

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ROOKIE AUSSIE TITLE RAMPAGE

 

THERE was no shortage of racing action during last weekend’s Coopers Auto Service Centre supported Australian Modlites Title at Hessions Auto Parts Grafton Speedway, and it was teenage rookie Ryan Silcock who upstaged his more established rivals and came away with the Australian Title honours.

Since debuting in Modlites at the beginning of this season, the Queensland-based Silcock has shown plenty of promise, which included winning the South Australian Title earlier in the season, and the 17-year-old’s rookie season in Modlites went to another level when he drove to victory in last Saturday night’s Australian Title.

Silcock was in outstanding form throughout the two-night Australian Title, where he topped the point standings on night one and then carried that form through to the second and final night by qualifying on pole position for the Australian Title deciding feature race and dominating the entire 25-lap journey. Despite coming out on top, Silcock was very lucky to finish, after he was involved in an incident on lap 21 with the crashing lapped car of B-main qualifier Jacob Carlier, which caused front-end damage to Silcock’s car. In the closing stages, Silcock’s front-end damage got worse, and he greeted the chequered flag on pretty much three wheels, after his inside front wheel had collapsed.

Despite his very best efforts, one of the event’s pre-event favourites and current NSW, Queensland and Victorian Champion in Corey Stein, who had chased after Silcock when he moved up to second on lap 16, had to settle for second, while third place on the podium was taken out by Terry Leerentveld. The former Australian Title holder sat in second behind Silcock for the first half of the race, before he was passed by Stein for second place. The top-five finishers were completed by another ex-Australian Title holder in Kyle Honour and Mitch Pammenter in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Nathan Politch, Zak Hudson, Chris Corbett, defending Australian Champion Sam Gollschewsky and Tyson Snow rounded out the top-10 finishes in the Australian Title. In what was a solid performance, V8 Dirt Modifieds regular Chris Corbett, who was driving the Will Butler-owned car in a cameo Modlites appearance, ended up finishing in eighth and also the highest placed NSW-based driver, after he had started on the second row. Finishing just behind Corbett, Gollschewsky had an unhappy Australian Title defence, where he had started the feature race from position nine and that was where he ended up finishing.

The Firecracker 50 Lapper for RSA Four Cylinder Sedans was fought out on the Saturday night, and it saw the race run without a single stoppage and the win went to teenager Jeremy Wade. Brodie King was the next best in second and the only other driver on the lead lap, while third place on the podium was filled by Dallas Barnier. Nathan Harper and Kyhe MacDonald completed the top-five finishers. On the Friday night, Isobelle Jennar was the feature race winner in the RSA Four Cylinder Sedans, and she downed Jeremy Wade and veteran Keith Urquart at the completion of the 15-lap event.

The support classes resulted in the feature races shared between Kevin Britten (V8 Dirt Modifieds), Paul Reeves (AMCA Nationals), Brock Stubbs (SSA Junior Sedans – both Friday and Saturday night), Hayden Fleming (RSA Junior Sedans) and Kaleb Daly (RSA Street Stockers).

The eighth and final 2023-24 season race meeting at Hessions Auto Parts Grafton Speedway is going to be held on the Saturday night of May 25, where the headlining act is the annual Stocksville 100 Lapper for the RSA Street Stockers, along with the support classes of AMCA Nationals, Modlites, Production Sedans, RSA Four Cylinder Sedans and Junior Sedans

Grafton Speedway would like to thank Hessions Auto Parts for their 2023-24 season support. Based in Grafton, along with their nearby Coffs Harbour location, Hessions Auto Parts stock a wide range of parts and accessories at competitive prices. To find out more about Hessions Auto Parts, contact them on 0266 423 085 (Grafton) and 0256 456 361 (Coffs Harbour) or visit their website at hessionsautoparts.com.au.

 

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COMMUNITY SEASON KICKS OFF WITH 10,000 MORE FREE FOOTBALLS AS NEWCASTLE PERMANENT CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP

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COMMUNITY SEASON KICKS OFF WITH 10,000 MORE FREE FOOTBALLS AS NEWCASTLE PERMANENT CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP

 

The 2024 community football season officially kicks off across the northern NSW region this weekend, with another 10,000 free footballs to be distributed to entry-level MiniRoos players.

The partnership between Northern NSW Football and Newcastle Permanent has supplied more than 125,000 free footballs to MiniRoos players since 2008 as well as vital football equipment to clubs across the seven member zones.

Newcastle Permanent will proudly continue as NNSWF’s major partner of community football for a 17th year.

The community football season starts across Football Far North Coast, North Coast Football, Football Mid North Coast and NNSWF – Northern Inland member zones this weekend.

Community football kicked off across the Hunter region with the start of the Zone Football League competition a fortnight ago.

Registrations have soared across northern NSW this season, with an incredible 53,990 participants registered as of 2 March. This number represents a 12 per cent increase compared to the same time last year, making 2024 the biggest year for football in the region ever.

Female participants make up 15,323 of total registrations, or 28 per cent. This is a 22 per cent increase on the same time last year.

Northern NSW Football CEO Peter Haynes said Newcastle Permanent were a valued, long-term major partner.

“We are thrilled that Newcastle Permanent will continue as our major partner of community football,” Haynes said

“This partnership has been ongoing for almost two decades now and in that time Newcastle Permanent’s support has ensured that the region’s largest sport remains affordable, fun and safe.

“We saw record participation rates across the region in 2023 and incredibly we have broken that record again so we look forward to another fantastic year of football. We wish every player, coach, match official and volunteer all the very best for the season ahead.”

Newcastle Permanent Chief Distribution Officer Paul Juergens said that 2024 would be another fantastic year for grassroots football.

“Being involved with an organisation that promotes teamwork, social connections and physical activity makes this partnership with Northern NSW Football a very proud one for us,” Juergens said.

“With more than 125,000 free footballs distributed to entry-level players through this partnership, we know there are so many more kids who can experience the simple joy of having a kick around with their mates.

“We’ve been supporting Northern NSW Football since 2008 and we’re looking forward to another spectacular season in 2024.”

Newcastle Permanent also holds the naming rights to senior community football grand finals across Northern NSW Football’s seven member zones, NNSWF’s Primary School Gala days and NNSWF’s Junior Development League as part of the partnership.

 

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