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MEDIA RELEASE 12 February 2021  


A strong contingent of athletes from Seaspray Surf Club returned home from two days of competition at Lorne with an impressive medal haul.

Neil Lazzaro, Rod Centra, Ben Greenwood and club president Chris Fleming were among 300 of Victoria’s most experienced athletes to compete the 2020-21 Victorian Masters Championships last Saturday.

In his 35 to 39 age group, Neil Lazzaro came home with five medals including two individual medals: gold in the board race and bronze in the ironman.

Neil teamed up with Ben Greenwood to win gold in the double ski, and won silver in the board rescue together with Rod Centra.

Neil, Ben and Rod then competed as a team in the ski relay, winning silver in the 35 to 39 men’s event.

Ben added to Seaspray’s medal tally with his gold in the 40 to 44 men’s single ski, as did Rod, who came in third in the same event to get the bronze.

Seaspray’s success continued the next day at the Lorne Surf Carnival.

Jessica Jackson and Bridget Brown again performed strongly on the sand following on from their success at Mordialloc the previous weekend.

Jessica and Bridget placed first and second in the open women flags, and second and fifth in the under 19 women. Bridget came fourth in the under 19 beach sprint.

Courtney McDonough placed second in both the under 17 women’s beach flags and beach sprint, while Zali Gallagher also came second in the same two events in the under 15s.

Tom Fleming and James Robbins teamed up and took second place in the under 19 men’s double ski, while Angus Hug took fourth place in the under 19 men’s beach sprint.

Competing in her first senior carnival, Lola Wilson lined up alongside Emma Feltis in the under 15 women’s water events. The pair were among other local athletes representing Seaspray who performed strongly in tough surf conditions.

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MEDIA RELEASE  February 3, 2021 


Seaspray turned heads at the first Life Saving Victoria carnival to be held in almost a year, walking away with impressive wins in the beach flags.

A small contingent of junior and youth competitors represented Seaspray Surf Club at the two-day Mordialloc Carnival last weekend.

Seaspray’s success began on Saturday at the Youth and Senior Carnival, where under 19 women’s events were combined with the open women’s events.  This meant Jessica Jackson and Bridget Brown competed in the open events as under 19 competitors.

Jessica Jackson won both the under 19 and open women’s beach flags, while Bridget Brown came fourth in the under 19 and fifth in the open.

In the beach sprint, Bridget placed third as an under 19 competitor and fifth in the open.  Jessica came fourth in the under 19 and seventh in the open.

Courtney McDonough came fourth in the beach sprint and the beach flags in the under 17 women’s competition.

The next day, Seaspray continued to show its strength on the sand during the Nippers events for under 12s and under 13s.

Leo Stephenson and Jett McMahon took first and second in the under 12 boys beach flags against a strong field of more than 80 competitors representing surf clubs across Victoria, while Lily Canfield reached the semi-finals of the under 12 girls beach flags.

In the under 13 boys competition, Jimmy Greenwood ran strongly in the two kilometre beach run and the beach sprint, finishing fifth in both events.

All water-based events at the carnival were cancelled due to water quality concerns.

This was the first Life Saving Victoria (LSV) carnival to be held since February last year. The next LSV carnival for youth and senior competitors will be at Lorne on February 7, while the next Nippers carnival is scheduled for February 2 at Ocean Grove.

Leo Stephenson in action in the heats on his way to winning the under 12 beach flags event at Mordialloc. 

Jett McMahon (front left) and Leo Stephenson (front right) are pictured with event officials at Mordialloc after receiving ribbons for taking the top two places in the under 12 boys beach flags event. 

Bridget Brown (left) and Jessica Jackson (right) were still smiling following their success at the Mordialloc Carnival when they returned to training this week under the guidance of Gippsland Track Club coach Denis



The Seaspray Nippers who travelled to the Mordialloc Carnival at the weekend included (from left) Remy Stephenson, Jett McMahon, Mack McMahon, Leo Stephenson and Lily Canfield.