NZ looking for more gold
Mangawhai’s water baby, Hannah Williams, headed off last Wednesday to one of her biggest challenges yet, the Lifesaving World Championships in Amsterdam which began September 1.
And she has a big shout-out to her Mangawhai friends.
“Hi my fantastic supporters from Mangawhai. I just wanted to get in touch with you all before I head off to The Netherlands. I've had a few months of hard grind in the pool and the sea. I was super excited to get a new ski and board from Sonic NZ which I had for literally a week before it was whisked off into the container,” she says.
It’s been a busy time for Hannah since being named vice captain of the Junior Black Fins. The Australian Pool Rescue Champs yeilded two gold and two bronze medals plus she broke two New Zealand U19 records, “and I managed to squeeze a little bit of school work in too,” she added, as she is also doing Level 3 NCEA this year.
The team arrived in Amsterdam last Wednesday with a week to acclimatise before the start of competitions.
“Our supporter tee shirts are waiting for us over there so I will send a picture when I have mine. I am so grateful for support from my home beach town.”
You can follow Hannah’s instagram posts and keep up with the Junior Black Fins on Facebook and Twitter.
CHAMP: Hannah Williams loves the support from back home.