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Roett awarded surfing scholarship

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Roett awarded surfing scholarship

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LOCAL FEMALE SURFER Chelsea Roett has been awarded the prestigious International Surfing Association scholarship during the recently concluded World Junior Surfing Games in Peru.
Roett, the only surfer from the island to be given such a scholarship this year, was excited about the award.
 “It is a real privilege to be recognised by the International Surfing Association and what made it even more special was that it was presented to me at the 2011 World Junior Surfing Championships in Peru before 27 competing nations,” she told Midweek sports.
The scholarship was presented to her by  president of the ISA, Fernando Aguerre.
The 16-year-old who recently took place in her first professional event when she competed in the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Rob Machado Seaside Pro Junior event in California, United States added: “This scholarship will be a big help towards my plans for this year as I have started my attempt at qualifying for the ASP World Junior Tour.”
Roett is ranked seventh in the North American region. (PR/HLE)