Teen flies flag for Binningup

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Binningup athlete Julia Dwyer prepares to catch some waves.
Camera IconBinningup athlete Julia Dwyer prepares to catch some waves. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore, Briana Fiore.

A Binningup athlete has already made waves 4021km across the country ahead of the surf lifesaving summer season.

Binningup Surf Life Saving Club member Julia Dwyer has just returned from New South Wales where she competed in the new Super Surf League competition.

The 19-year-old was selected to represent the Margaret River Waves team in both the flags and sprints heats at the picturesque Bulli Beach, located 11km north of Wollongong.

“I enjoy being part of the surf life saving community and I love the energy that surrounds it,” Dwyer said.

She also competed in the WA Surf League where she came runner-up in the flags final and placed sixth in the sprints final on Saturday in Perth.

Dwyer started at Binningup Surf Life Saving Club more than a decade ago and has been training with the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club this year.

She is currently studying chiropractic science at Murdoch University.

Although, Dwyer said she loves coming home to her local Binningup beach.

“It’s more relaxed and I love the community down here,” Dwyer said.

It’s a family affair with the Dwyers, with her mum, dad and sister all involved in the Binningup club.

Binningup Surf Life Saving Club president and coach Julie Doyle said it was fantastic to see regional athletes succeed in State competitions.

“She was always very selfdriven and motivated, she was easy to coach,” Ms Doyle said.

Dwyer will compete at the Aussies National Surf Life Saving Championships in March.

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