ISA World Adaptive champs will be held in La Jolla later this year
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 11 September, 2017 - As adaptive surfing continues to gain momentum across the country, Surfing Australia announces a new partnership with ACCnet21, who will become the naming rights partner of the ACCnet21 Australian Adaptive Surfing Team.
Ahead of their campaign at the 2017 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California later this year, athletes in the national squad will feel the benefits of the partnership as ACCnet21 also becomes the naming rights sponsor of two ACCnet21 Adaptive Coaching Clinics to be held at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (HPC).
The new partnership will ensure support to the team and will also be activated across Surfing Australia’s digital platforms and broadcast including a half hour episode of Surfing Australia TV on Channel 9 nationally which will feature the ACCnet21 Australian Adaptive Surfing Team journey.
Viewers of the Surfing Australia TV episode will be able to go into camp with the ACCnet21 Australian Adaptive Surfing Team at the HPC to see what it takes to train and prepare for a world title event, along with their quest for gold at the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships . From the gym to in the surf with the team, all angles will be covered and tell the amazing stories of these truly inspirational athletes.
“ACCnet21 have always encouraged our clients to not let their disability prevent them from taking part in new hobbies, adventures or challenges. We tell our clients to push the boundaries and live a life that is exceptional. The professional and talented Australian Adaptive Surfing Team are a true representation of this mentality, which is why ACCnet21 is proud to support such a progressive sport with inspirational team members,” said ACCnet21 Chief Executive Officer Nicki Wright.
With already a proud history at the ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championships, the ACCnet21 Australian Adaptive Surfing Team will be setting the bar higher than ever, using the success of the likes of two-time World Adaptive Surfing Champion and Aussie Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart as inspiration.
Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark commented “We are incredibly proud and supportive of our Australian Adaptive Surfing Team and the announcement of this partnership with ACCnet21 coming on board as the naming rights partner to the team is a fantastic development for Adaptive Surfing. We are incredibly thankful and appreciative for this valued support by ACCnet21 and look forward to working together”.
Adaptive surfing continues to develop at a rapid pace and after the International Olympic Committee’s historic decision to include Surfing on the Sports Programme of the Tokyo 2020 Games in August of 2016, the International Surfing Association has continued with its ambitions to include Adaptive Surfing in the Paralympic Games, and recently announced that it has been recognized as the official International Federation for the sport of Para Surfing (also known as ‘Adaptive Surfing’) by the International Paralympic Committee.
Adding to ACCnet21 backing of Surfing Australia will be their support partnership to the nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles on the Tweed Coast.