Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Praise for Rising Surf Star

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Praise for Rising Surf Star

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Byline: Stuart Turner Sports editor

DEDICATED Alex Barnes is the toast of Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club after enjoying a successful season against state and national opponents.

The Suffolk Park competitor (pictured at left) secured gold and bronze medals at three of the campaignas largest events on the circuit.

Byron Bay High School student Alex also continued to impress fellow club members with her commitment and positive attitude to the activity.

Club member Jo Kay said everyone at the club was delighted with Alexas achievements this season, which included picking up the clubas single medal at the prestigious Masters tournament.

aWe are delighted for Alex,a she said.

aWe just want her to know that the club is really proud of her and hope she realises her great achievements.a

The 15-year-old took top spot in the 2km beach run in her age group at both the NSW State and NSW Country Championships this season.

An accomplished swimmer and board paddler, Alex also secured a bronze medal at the Masters competition over the same distance. …

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