Northcliffe named champion club at Aussies

BMD Northcliffe Surf Club remains the leading surf sports club in Australia, after being named the 2019 Australian Champion Club for the 16th year in a row.

The club dominated across the field during this year’s Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in Broadbeach, winning the pointscore with 391 points ahead of Alexandra Headland in second with 269 points, and Currumbin in third on 188 points.

Northcliffe President David Shields said the results were a team effort.


“Sounds easy but it’s not easy, we’re so proud of everybody who competed for BMD Northcliffe,” Shields said.

“Sixteen years is a long time and a lot of different people have gone through the system in that period of time, but we’re still able to get up there and it’s a big win.

“Alexandra Headland were very strong, incredible kids, incredible depth, they’re similar to us, it’s not going to last forever but we’ll try for 17 next year.

“Proud of everybody, all our coaches, Mark Williams, Kev Morrison, Naomi Flood, we’re so proud for them all.”

The club claimed 21 gold, 19 silver and 15 bronze medals at this year’s event, with standout performances from the Open Women’s Boat Crew, Georgia Miller, Courtney Hancock, Shannon Eckstein, Mitch Coombes, and the Open Male & Open Female Taplin teams.