18 Sep 2018

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) have announced Jemima Ferrier (Year 12, Taylor) in the Womens Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) team to represent New Zealand at the Lifesaving World Championships (LWC) in November.



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.


Jemima Ferrier (Taylor Y12) with her team mate Taylor Shrimpton at Australian Nationals that were cancelled due to extreme conditions. Photo Glynnes Smith