Our Events RLSS UK Events #CFOL2019 News #CFOL2019 October Official merchandise is now available for order directly from our event partner Sporty Swim. September 2019 Sixteen talented athletes have been named on the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) Team to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving in Leeds, UK from the 21st to 23rd November 2019. The Australian contingents will compete as part of the National and Development Teams’ competition in the Commonwealth Championships, and individually as part of the Lifesaving Challenge. The Australian team will be led by former Aussie Barras and current LSV State Coach, James Evans, and Royal Life Saving Society – WA State Team Manager, Jen Jones, as Coach and Team Manager, respectively. The Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving comprises the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships and an individual Lifesaving Challenge, encouraging participation and development for both amateur and experienced competitors from Commonwealth nations. The National and Development Championships program includes traditional speed events including the Manikin Tow, Manikin Carry and Super Lifesaver. The Lifesaving Challenge events will include line throw, obstacles and individual Simulated Emergency Response Competition (SERC), testing an individual’s response to a simulated aquatic emergency. The Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving is a key event for emerging pool lifesaving athletes to hone their skills and experience international competition, and for many athletes as a development pathway to the Australian Lifesaving Team, the pinnacle of lifesaving sport in Australia. “We have many first timers on the RLSSA Team this year and I’m expecting some great racing and results from a group of young and motivated athletes. The Festival is a key development event for these athletes, giving them at taste of what it is like to represent their country and compete on the world stage,” says James Evans. “While success at the competition is one of our goals, I’m really looking forward to seeing the athletes learn and grow as individuals and in confidence, and how they work together and support each other as a team throughout the tour.” Twelve out of the 20 Royal Life Saving athletes were selected for the Australian Lifesaving Team Youth and Pathway squads earlier this year, including Lifesavers of the Meet at the 2019 Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships, TJ Chong Sue, of West Life Saving, and Anthea Warne, of the Queensland Lifeguard League. “I toured with the RLSSA’s Development Team to the 2017 Championships in South Africa, as the youngest team member. I made so many new friends, and learnt so much from the more experienced athletes on my team. We ran a lifesaving skills clinic for some of the developing lifesaving nations, which was really rewarding and a lot of fun. This will be my very first Australian Open team, and I am very excited to don the green and gold cap in November,” says Anthea. First-time National representative, TJ Chong Sue said “I’m most looking forward to the experience of competing against different nations and seeing how they prepare themselves. Also I’m very keen to hopefully make new friends with other RLSSA and international competitors. I’m hoping to achieve a few PBs at the Festival, as well as gaining more experience towards my long-term goal of making an open lifesaving team.” Several Royal Life Saving officials will be assisting at the Festival including current Australian Pool Life Saving Chief Referee, Joanne Teagle as Commonwealth Championships Deputy Referee and previous Commonwealth Championship Chief Referee, Roz Grey OAM, as Officials mentor. Team First Name Surname State/Territory Royal Life Saving Club National Steven Coombes QLD Queensland Lifeguard League National James Petropoulos LSV Mordialloc National Bailey Proud NSW The Hills National Jack Curran NSW The Hills National Anthea Warne QLD Queensland Lifeguard League National Summer Short QLD Queensland Lifeguard League National Holly Holmesby NSW Engadine National Jessica Oates QLD Queensland Lifeguard League Development TJ Chong Sue WA West Life Saving Development Joseph Warne QLD Queensland Lifeguard League Development Kurt Lorme QLD Queensland Lifeguard League Development Harrison Hynes WA West Life Saving Development Kaylah Holmes NSW The Hills Development Emily Doyle NSW The Hills Development Chantal Luxton NSW Engadine Development Leah Jones NSW Port Hacking Reserve Joel Piper NSW The Hills Reserve Thomas Frisby LSV Williamstown Reserve Chalise Pratt WA West Life Saving Reserve Rose Bentley LSV Mornington Team Scotland are delighted to announce their National and Development Teams.Team ManagerJohn Walker CoachStephen WardNational TeamShaunna Anderson - BeeslackSam Carpenter - BlythHannah Masterton - East KilbrideLuisa Petta - CrawleyRebecca Stewart - HeanorJames Miller - East KilbrideSteven Tweedale - East KilbrideJoseph Walker - BeeslackIain Wilson - East KilbrideBen Witz - HeanorKirsten Barnett - East KilbrideIona Halford - East KilbrideDevelopment TeamEmily Masterton - East KilbrideClare McDonald - East Kilbride|Adele Tait - BeeslackEthan Cameron - East KilbrideCallum Gilroy - BlythRowen Marwick - BeeslackLogan McCulloch - East KilbrideChristopher Van Der Merwe July 2019 Team Wales are delighted to announce their National and Development Teams. Team ManagerJon Gwynn – MumblesAssistant Team ManagerSimon Parker - Vale Surf Lifesaving ClubNational TeamZara Williams – Mumbles / Crawley TownHannah Davidson - Sker & Pink BayMillie Rees – MumblesSarah Falconer – Mumbles / Sheffield UniversityEmily Parker - Vale Surf Lifesaving ClubRhys Wydenbach - Pen-y-bontJason Grice - Rhoose LifeguardsDaniel Waterfall - Ripley SLSCAdam Reed – TorbayAlex Jackson – Crawley TownDevelopment TeamAbi Carson – Pen-y-bontMeriel Clode - Pen-y-bontEmily Ezard - Pen-y-bontLeonora Breheny - Sker & Pink BayRhiannon Jones - CenturionReuben Hopkin - Vale Surf Lifesaving ClubGareth Abbott-Haigh - MumblesDeclan Ewington - Vale Surf Lifesaving ClubRyder Taylor – MumblesTom Horn - Rest Bay June 2019 Team England are delighted to announce their National and Development Teams. National TeamMaleJames Blaby - Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubRichard Jagger - Crawley Town Lifesaving ClubSam Lawman - Crawley Town Lifesaving Club / Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubAndrew Morley - Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubBen Taylor Walsh - Crawley Town Lifesaving Club FemaleRachel Carrol - Leeds Phoenix Lifesaving Club/Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming ClubRebecca Matthews - Leeds Phoenix Lifesaving ClubMarina Macartney - Crawley Town Life Saving ClubJayne Stallion - Heanor Swimming and Life Saving ClubAmy Young - Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubDevelopment TeamMaleElliot Key - Beacon Lifesaving ClubThomas Trebilcock - Gyllyngvase Surf Lifesaving ClubJames Vick - Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubJames Warren - Leeds Phoenix Lifesaving ClubRyan Wheeler - Beacon Lifesaving Club Reserve - Martin Schofield - Crawley Town Life Saving ClubFemaleStephanie Cummins - Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubLauren Gordon - Blyth Lifeguard and Swimming ClubEmma Reilly – Warwick University Lifesaving ClubElizabeth Scammell - Loughborough Students Lifesaving ClubAmy Weston - South Worcester Lifeguard Club Reserve - Jess Bunn - Leeds Phoenix Lifesaving Club / Loughborough Students Lifesaving Club Lifesaving South Africa have Pleasure In Announcing The National Teams And Management For The 2019 RLSS Commonwealth Festival Of Lifesaving Taking Place From The 21st – 23rd November 2019 At Leeds, United Kingdom: National TeamFemale Tove Van Zyl Amica De Jager Sulinke Van Den Berg Deborah Dredge Bianca Opperman MaleJohan LourensRicardo PeachRicardo PeachRudolf Van GraanOckert Van Schalkwyk National Team Manager: Annelie LourensNational Team Coach: Lynette Van Rensburg President TeamFemale Kendra Du Toit Carli Smit Mira Greyling Chrisna Venter Jordan Hughes MaleKian Du ToitMark KleinhansMatthew Bowyer Andre MoutonOwen Diesel Development Team Manager: Valencia WalkerDevelopment Team Coach: Hanlie Ochse We wish the team all the success at the 2019 RLSS Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving!! January 2019 The Royal Life Saving Society UK is Delighted to confirm Ben Stevens as England manager for the upcoming Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving, Read more. We are delighted to announce that the following group rates have been agreed for accommodation: For all those looking to book their accommodation for the Festival we have a group deal with the following hotels :Holiday Inn Express Leeds Armouries 3 star hotel The room rate is £85.00 per night for all nights, single or double occupancy, bed & breakfast, with a £30.00 charge for a 3rd guest (sofa bed). https://www.hiexleeds.co.uk/ The Holiday Inn Express® Leeds City Centre - Armouries hotel is five minutes' walk from the city centre, and 10 minutes from Leeds Central train station. The M621 motorway, with connections to Liverpool and Manchester, is less than a mile away. There's discounted parking at the multi-storey car park next door. Holiday inn booking info: Contact number: 0113 380 4400, option 0 Code: CON Guarantee: Guests will be asked to provide a payment to guarantee their bookings with payment on departure Clayton Hotel Leeds 4 star hotel Monday 18th – Friday 22nd (inclusive) £90.00 single, £100.00 double, £125.00 triple occupancy Saturday 23rd £120.00 single, £130.00 double, £155.00 triple occupancy Sunday 24th - £60.00 single, £70.00 double, £95.00 triple occupancy https://www.claytonhotelleeds.com/ Found on the south side of Leeds city centre, easily accessible from the motorway, Leeds Bradford Airport and Leeds Railway Station. With secure, underground car park available for guests; Clayton Hotel is a great base for visiting Leeds popular tourist attractions, stylish shopping scene and exciting nightlife. Clayton booking info: Group Code - RLSS 181119 Dialling - 0113 234 2340 Option 1 for Reservations Emailing - [email protected] December 2018 Application for volunteers for Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving Opens November 2018 Call for Technical officials for the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving November 2018 Commonwealth Facebook group and Twitter is all set and ready to go. Follow all the action and get the latest details Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFOL2019/?ref=group_header Twitter - @CFOL2019 July 2018 Management Committee Announced Clive Holland Commonwealth Representative Elaine Lewis Championship Organiser Alan Sutherland Challenge Organiser Oliver Colman Head Scorer Pam Oddy Equipment Officer Luke Peel Deputy Scorer Ellie Prail Sports Governance Group Representative Teresa Myatt Staff Elouise Greenwood Festival Manager March 2018 Call for Management Committee Volunteers – Those with management experience are asked to apply for positions on the management committee. December 2017 We are excited to announce that the RLSS Commonwealth has chosen RLSS UK, to host the 2019 Festival of Lifesaving! The announcement has been met with great delight by all those involved, particularly those who represented the home nations earlier this, year in Durban, South Africa. “We are very proud to be chosen as hosts for the Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving, as it makes a welcome return to the UK. It is a massive coup for us. We’ll hit the ground running in 2018 to ensure that we, as a governing body, delivery a festival to remember!” Di Steer RLSS UK CEO The UK has previously hosted the Commonwealth Championships several times throughout the 90s and early 00s, and RLSS UK are thrilled to have the new-look event, heading back here in 2019. The festival aims to encourage participation in lifesaving sport and further development of lifesaving practices, as well as bringing the lifesaving family together. In addition to the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships, the 2019 event will also include an individual skill element and a non-competitive sports section. More event details will follow in the new year. December 2017 RLSS UK are excited to announce that the RLSS Commonwealth has chosen RLSS UK, to host the 2019 Festival of Lifesaving! The Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving will be held from 21 – 23 November 2019, in Leeds and this will be the second Festival in the new format. The festival aims to encourage participation in lifesaving sport and further development of lifesaving practices, as well as bringing the lifesaving family together. In addition to the Commonwealth Lifesaving Championships, the 2019 event will also include an individual skill element and a non-competitive sports section.