Last push for Panama…

Members of the British Junior Surf Team will be pulling out all the stops today, Monday 2nd April, in a final bid to raise as much money as possible to secure a passage out to Panama for the ISA World Junior Surf championships.

The youngsters will be out and about in their local communities on a fundraising day of action and pulling out all the stops to boost funds for the trip.

Lucy Campbell, Peony Knight, Ellen Harding and Maisie Lawton

Around £25,000 is needed to send the squad of 12 to the event who fly out on April 7th. Parents along with Surfing GB have been busy trying to raise money over the last few weeks and secure sponsorship. Drinks company Calypso has kindly agreed to pledge £5000 towards the team, however many of the teenagers still need to find a few more pounds.

Families and friends will be donning fancy dress, shaking tins, taking part in paddle races, washing cars, doing sponsored board signings, busking, in fact anything to raise a smile as well as cash for the cause.

Miles Lee Hargreaves sporting the Team Kit T-shirt with prizes he accumulated in 2011 which were raffled of at Budehaven School raising over £150.00!

Miles hands over a Santa Cruz skateboard to a lucky winner Marley Bonney at Budehaven School

Team Manager Matt Knight says; “This is really our last big push to try and get as many of the team to compete in the competition as possible. They have worked so hard to get this far, both in terms of training as well as getting the money together so we are really asking for the support of the surfing community to get behind the team. It is vital we encourage and support the grass roots level of surfing in order for Great Britain to be a major player on the international surfing scene.”

“Help us send postcards from Panama”

To follow the fundraising action on the day on SurfingGB as well as on Twitter and Facebook. Please help us spread the word and get the Juniors out there.

A special fundme donation page has been set up for anyone wishing to contribute.


Kerry Powell surfing GB, Tassy Swallow Team member, Nick Wetter ATV Centre.

Nick Wetter of ATV centre Cornwall presented £250 towards the £25,000 needed for the British Junior Surf Team going to the Panama for the ISA World Junior Surf championships. Tassy Swallow and Kerry Powell gratefully receives the donation on behalf of the team.

To get involved or if you have sponsorship enquiriescontact or

Telephone Matt on 07789746970 or Kerry on 07429208283

To make a donation

Donations can also be made by Cheque or Bank Transfer

Please make Cheques for the campaign payable to British Surf Championships

Bank Transfers to

Natwest Bank:

Account Name: British Surf Championships

Account Number: 61066117

Sort Code: 55 50 29

Postal Address for donations:

British Junior Surf Team

Top Floor, 19 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PJ

#supergroms #Gbjuniors #teamGB

Click here to view and download a PDF version of this release

Info on the International Surfing Association visit their website

One Comment

  1. i cant understand why a G.B team can not get funding to compete in a world championships, if it was football or archery the funding would be there!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *