Jessie Singh, 13, training on Sunday for the upcoming Mackay event.
Jessie Singh, 13, training on Sunday for the upcoming Mackay event. Paul Braven GLA091016NIPPERS

Nippers warm up to Mackay test

JESSIE Singh says working on two water sessions ahead of North Australian Championships in Mackay from October 21-23 is the focus.

The youngster was just a small part of dozens of nippers yesterday morning at the Tannum Sands beach.

"Training has been good and hard and the water sessions involves board paddling, endurance and sprints and the beach session is where I work on my techniques in flags and my block starts,” Jessie said.

The best performed nippers at these championships will then get selected to represent Queensland Country for an event later in the year.

Tannum Sands Surf Life Saving Club will be represented by athletes from under-11 through to masters age. Thirty juniors and 26 seniors will wear the TSSLSC colours in the Mackay event.