Surfing Queensland Academy (SQA) is set to hold a three-day high intensity training camp, 1 – 3 September, at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC) in Casuarina, NSW. The camp will bring together Queensland’s top Under 18 junior surfers, equipping them for the 2023 Australian Junior Surfing Titles at Phillip Island, Victoria, 25 November – 3 December 2023, and to defend Queensland’s remarkable 2022 victory.
The camp has been designed to prepare the juniors for conditions expected at Phillip island with a combination of technical coaching, strategical insights, and physical conditioning under the guidance of seasoned professionals who have also followed the Surfing Queensland pathway from competing locally in our state to representing Queensland at the Australian Titles.
The camp intends to build team camaraderie and will include on beach training sessions, team building exercises, pressure tests, trampoline, skateboarding sessions, video analysis, ice bath recovery and special guests.
Surfing Queensland Academy Head Coach, Dean Brady, said coaching the SQA Queensland junior team is a huge honour and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge with the team.
“I was in the team 20 years ago and the coaches helped me so much, so I’m aiming to do the same for this generation of Queensland surfers,” said Brady. “Queensland has produced world class surfers for a long time. This group of up-and-coming surfers now have the opportunity to put their name alongside some greats in the sport if they’re highly driven to improve and work hard over a long period of time. My goal for the Australian Titles is for Queensland to win and to take home as many individual Australian Titles as possible. There’s strong competition from each state so we’ll have to bring our A-game in order to give ourselves a real shot at achieving those goals but we have a team that are capable of winning. Bring on the Australian Titles!”
The SQA was launched in 2022 and just one year later has proven its success with the Queensland Team being crowned the overall State Champions at the 2022 Australian Junior Titles. The team won with the biggest winning margin seen in the Australian Junior Titles in 22 years which Surfing Queensland credits the SQA in preparing the surfers for the event.
There will be a total of 25 of Queensland’s best Under 18 surfers descending on the HPC this weekend to prepare for the 2023 Australian Junior Surfing Titles.
To stay-up-to-date with their activities this weekend, follow @surfingqueenslandacademy on Instagram.
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