Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving member heading east for national competition

Photo: File image.
Photo: File image.

A COOGEE Beach Surf Life Saving Club member has earned a spot at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships in Melbourne next week.

The Championships, held since 1965, will consist of three days of competition, starting January 11.

Coogee Beach SLSC’s Felicity Metcalfe is among a squad of 14 athletes travelling from WA.

The 16-year-old won her place in the team after a strong performance in the state trials in November.

A good result in Melbourne could earn her a place in the national team, the Aussie Barras, taking part in a number of international competitions throughout the year.