Animal British Cup 2007
British Surfing Association
Tolcarne Beach Newquay Cornwall
28 - 30 September 2007
Over 150 pupils from 14 schools to battle for title of Cornish Schools Surf Champions
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 21 September, 2007 : - - Tolcarne Beach in Newquay will be the scene of one of the country's largest surfing competitions as over 150 local school pupils abandon the classroom and take to the waves to battle against each other for the title of Cornish School Surf Champion.
As part of the Animal British Cup surf contest on 28, 29 & 30 September, this year the schools contest is being held in conjunction with the Animal Surf Academy and Carve magazine who will be keeping an eye out for hot new talent.
The Cornish Schools event, uniquely organised and run by students of the Surf Academy@Treviglas, is forecast to be blessed with excellent surf conditions guaranteeing a great display of good surfing - both from the school pupils and top professional surfers who will be on the beach battling it out amongst the waves in the Animal British Cup event, which is being held at the same time.
Tretherras School in Newquay, last year's champions and former school of top Animal British surfers Alan Stokes and Mitch Corbett, will be defending their championship title against their biggest rivals Treviglas Community College and St Ives School, who are amongst the fourteen schools taking part.
This year the schools will be battling it out even harder for a chance to win a unique top prize of a day's surf coaching with Stokesy later in the year. This exclusive opportunity will give the winning school a rare chance to learn from one of Britain's top surfers and develop their surfing skills.
Ellis Attwell, Surf Academy@Treviglas director said, 'the Cornish Schools is unique in bringing together surfers of all standards from across the county, with the ethos on accessibility and fun for all - whilst ensuring that top level, serious surfing in our schools can still be celebrated.
I would like to say a massive thank you to Animal, Barefeet Productions, Carve Magazine and Ginsters for their commitment to grassroots level surfing in this country. Without their help this event would not be possible.'
The Surf Academy is unique in being the only surfing based post-16 course in the country. Organising The Cornish Schools Surfing Championships, undertaking 'A' levels in Sport and Tourism, completing University modules and gaining practical qualifications such as lifeguard and BSA surf coaching awards are all achieved by the students.
Many students are eligible for financial assistance towards accommodation and travel expenses due to the unique nature of the course. They graduate after two years with career paths typically split between the option of guaranteed places at Plymouth University or a successful career in the Leisure Industry.
The Animal British Cup will be attracting the UK's top surf pro's with a double attraction of a share of the £4,000 prize purse, and being part of a series of events used by the British Surfing Association to select the members of the 2008 British Surf Team. For more information on the Cornish Schools Surfing Championships and the Animal British Cup event visit animal.co.uk
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