IRB crews haul in medals at NRCs

28th March 2021

Red Beach’s two IRB crews,
the Raptors and the Ragdolls, powered their way to podium finishes at the recent Northern Region IRB Championships.
The event was held at Ruakaka Beach on Saturday 20 March in testing conditions with a 1.5m – 2.0m surf running. Both crews competed in the U23 division. With an overall points tally of 19, the club placed fifth on the points table.
The Red Beach athletes taking part were Jonah Cleminson, Harry Mellor, Brie Downey, Emma Hildesley, Coby Moratti & Peyton Bingley. The team manager was Jacob Groom.

Pictured above: Harry Mellor (left) and Jonah Cleminson competing in the Assembly Rescue event.


U23 Women – Red Beach Ragdolls
Mass rescue                       1st
Tube rescue                       2nd
Assembly rescue           2nd
Single rescue                    3rd

U23 Men – Red Beach Raptors
Tube rescue                       1st
Single rescue                   3rd
Mass rescue                      3rd
Assembly rescue          4th

Emma Hilldesley (left) and Brie Downey of the Ragdolls IRB crew.


Article & photos by Ross Malyon.