Surfboat rowing crew hunkers down
THE Portland Surf Life Saving Club’s junior surf boat rowing crew will be hard at work over the next two months in preparation for state titles.
Portland’s junior crew – consisting of coach and sweep Andy Murrell, Zane Barker, Ollie Marshall, Harrison Hampshire, Jack Hernan and Sam Hampshire – was thrust on the back foot in early January following back-to-back injuries.
The first out of the team was Hernan, unavailable for a long stretch of illness late last year, and the next was Marshall, injuring his knee shortly after the year commenced.
As a result of the injuries, Portland’s crew was unable to race at carnivals in Lorne, Anglesea and Torquay.