Four emerging Illawarra surf lifesaving talents have been named in the NSW ocean rookies development program.
Bulli’s Jade van Duin, Chelsea Jones and Caleb Sharman, as well as Thirroul’s Nicole Air have been included.
Many of the young athletes chosen for this program already boast impressive resumes with Country and NSW medallists counted among their number.
NSW Surf Sports Manager Rob Pidgeon is impressed by the standard of these emerging athletes.
“I would like to congratulate all these young competitors on their selection for this program,” he said.
“The aim of the program has always been to create an opportunity for these young athletes to learn new skills and techniques in an environment where they can work with their peers. There is no limit to how far they can go.
“For us it is important to establish a pathway from talented junior through to the senior level.”