BROULEE Surf Club’s under-19 surfboat crew has been selected to row in Tasmania this weekend at Clifton Beach near Hobart.
Australian Surf Rowers League selected a NSW crew and gave a $2000 subsidy for the men to attend the Southern States Young Guns carnival.
Broulee won selection as one of the state’s leading under-19 crews.
Other states, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania, will all have crews in attendance.
Broulee recently won silver at the world surf life saving championships at Christies Beach, South Australia.
Rob Pollock’s young crew has been racing among Australia’s best and have made finals at Mollymook and Corrimal in recent weeks.
Both times the crew has been with the leading crews at the buoy turns and two mistakes in both finals cost the crew a top two finish.
Pollock said this week his crew was confident they have addressed their issues and were “looking forward” to the Tasmanian challenge.
Broulee and Bulli have been battling out for supremacy with the latter crew coming out on top so far this season.
The Broulee crew of Jeff Gamble, Ewen Pollock, Hayden Connor, Jack Dunn and sweep-coach Rob Pollock has been training hard and are confident of overcoming the powerful Illawarra crew as the major championship carnivals start late January.
Currumbin (Queensland) was another crew Broulee were keen to face in Tasmania as they have been the dominate force in Queensland and will be a guide to the South Coast crew’s progress towards championship races in 2013.