Surfest - Westfield Kotara Uni Teams Challenge
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We are proud to partner with Surfest in 2019 the naming sponsor for the Uni Teams Challenge.
The Westfield Kotara Uni Team Challenge is hosted by Surfest 2019 in collaboration with Newcastle University Sport and is open to all Australian Universities. This is a one-day event is a round-robin type format. Each team will surf four rounds (heats) during the day. Universities may enter multiple teams, however a maximum of 12 teams may contest the event.
- Location: Merewether Beach, Newcastle NSW
- Date: Friday 8 March 2019
- Time: 8am – 4pm
- Entry Fee: $150 per team – Entry closing date: 22 February 2019
Surfest Organiser Warren Smith said, “We welcome the Westfield Kotara Uni Team Challenge for the first time to Surfest. This unique event will bring University students from across NSW and beyond to Merewether beach, Newcastle NSW on Friday 8th March, 2019. Both male and female competitors will combine to surf for their University team over a round robin trying to win the inaugural Westfield Kotara Uni Team Challenge.”
Lillias Foster, Westfield Kotara’s Brand Experience Manager said, “Westfield Kotara is excited to support an iconic Newcastle event that represents the spirit of our community.”
Andrew Yapp, Campus Program Manager at The Forum NU Sport said, “NUsport is thrilled to be working with Surfest and Westfield Kotara to deliver the Westfield Kotara Uni Team Challenge. Enabling participation and representative opportunities for students are core objectives of NUsport and we are very thankful to have the support of Surfest and Westfield Kotara in what we hope will be a long-standing event on the Surfest calendar. We’re looking forward to welcoming surfers from universities up and down the coast.