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Boyd is gold - The Moyne Gazette

Port Fairy Surf Lifesaving Club was represented by four of its senior members at the Victorian Masters State Championship in Lorne.

Each competitor was rewarded with medals that recognised them as among the best in their respective age groups in the state.

Leonie Boyd is now the state champion for the 100 metres beach sprint and flags event.

Everyone was impressed by her determination and fitness.

Mark Plant again was inspirational in the ski event and the board event, winning silver in both. He has been a wonderful mentor and coach to many of the club's junior men in these events and it was great to see him in action.
Ilona Plant decided that she would "give it a go" and proved that excelling is a family trait, gaining silver medals in the board and sprint events. Club captain Paul Buchanan was awarded a silver medal in the Ironman event as well as a bronze in the board competition.

It was another great achievement from Paul, who is always encouraging and supporting others.

All competitors were enthusiastically supported by their family cheer squads. The club can be very proud of these members whose skills were so clearly demonstrated in this competition, and who patrol our beach to ensure the safety of swimmers.

Next week the three boat crews will compete at Lorne: the women's crew "the Firebirds"; and the men's crews "the Fossils" and "the Shearwaters". They have been committed to a rigorous training schedule and look forward to competing against the best in the state.


2013 ARTICLE: Boyd is gold, 13 Feb, 2013 12:30 AM. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at [Accessed 13 February 2013]
2013, IMAGE: Port Fairy's Leonie Boyd in action. [The Moyne Gazette online]. Available at [Accessed 13 February 2013]