In an historic move, it is the first time the National Teams IRB event has been held at the LWC, meaning this is the first time New Zealand has had the opportunity to send a national team who will don the black fern to represent their country.
However, the history-making continues with the inaugural female IRB crew also being made – a first for New Zealand in Surf Lifesaving.
Jemima after a successful summer season with her team mate Taylor Shrimpton achieved
2018 Northern Region IRB Women's Champions in February
2018 National IRB Senior Women's Champions in April
2018 Queensland IRB Women's Champions gold in Single Rescue in June.
She has been training intensively all year culminating in final trails last weekend (2nd Sept) with her selection being announced last Friday to represent New Zealand. This consistent performance over the last 3 years of being involved in Surf Life Saving is achieved through an absolute focus on doing what needs to be done to meet a challenge and achieve her intended goals safely and with integrity. We wish her well for the next challenge.