Victorian Junior Titles
Presented by Be the Influence
Jan Juc, Victoria Australia
22 - 23 March 2014
Race for State Titles heats up at the Victorian Junior Titles
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 March, 2014 - Torquay - The Victorian Junior Titles Presented by Be the Influence is set up for a massive weekend with State Champions for the Under 18 divisions to be crowned at Jan Juc on the Surf Coast. With a host of big names in the draw, there is sure to be some serious movements after the last two events were held whilst inter-state Pro Junior events were being run in NSW.
Local Under 18’s Surfer, Cody Robinson (Jan Juc), will be returning to the competitive scene after suffering a dislocated knee whilst free-surfing at Manly during a Pro Junior competition. With 6 weeks out of the water recovering, Robinson will be looking to surf his way into form coming into the ISA World Junior Surfing Titles in Ecuador April 5th - 13th.
“As soon as I did it, I went straight into rehab starting off slowly and progressing as it got stronger. It was pretty hard, but it has been worth it” said Robinson. “Ill just be trying to find my feet in competition surfing. I’m not taking it too seriously, but just trying to put together a few heats so I can be ready to represent the country.”
In the Girl’s division, it is a tight battle for first place with Jemima Hutchins (Barwon heads) and Courtney Dunlop (Phillip island) currently tied on 3460 points moving into the final round. Zoe Clarke (Jan Juc) will be the threat to the two, after missing the first two rounds due to Pro Junior competitions. Surfing at her home break, Clarke will be the one to watch on the girl’s side of the draw.
Both the Boys and Girls Under 16's and 14's Divisions have already been decided at the last event with Grace Day (Under 16 Girls), Tully Wylie (Under 16 Boys), Xavier Huxtable (Under 14 Boys) and Piper Harrison (Under 14 Girls) taking out their respective divisions.
The Victorian Junior Titles is supported by Be the Influence – Tackling Binge Drinking, The Australian Government Illicit Drugs in Sport Program (IDIS), Play it Safe by the Water, TeamUp and Surfing Victoria.