King says keep an eye on Perkins in ironwoman series

NEW FOCUS: Kelly-Ann Perkins has shot out of the blocks this season with a great performance in the Coolangatta Gold.
NEW FOCUS: Kelly-Ann Perkins has shot out of the blocks this season with a great performance in the Coolangatta Gold. HARVPIXCOM

SURF LIFESAVING: Coach Michael King has warned rivals to expect to confront a new and improved Kelly-Ann Perkins this summer.

Perkins - who trains with King's elite Mooloolaba squad - got her season off to a good start when she finished sixth at last month's Coolangatta Gold.

Next week she will contest the World Interclub Championships in Adelaide before returning to the Coast to prepare for the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series.

In her series debut last season, the 20-year-old missed an automatic qualifying position for the 2012-13 series by one spot.

But she was elevated into the top-10 qualifying zone when reigning series champion Liz Pluimers withdrew.

"She's pulled up well after the Gold and is looking forward to the worlds and going into the (Nutri-Grain) series," King said.

"I think she's got used to the training and the workload that we do

"I can see that being an advantage, and definitely having some good training partners is really helping her.

"I'm happy where she's at."



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
HOUSE OF... $249,000
House 3 1 1
WHEN SIZE MATTERS!!! $549,000 neg
House 4 2 8
HOME SWEET HOME $249,000
House 3 2 2
RARE FIND... MASSIVE... $440,000
House 3 1 10

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Walloon Casual
Team Leader Ipswich Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

A small offensive can be more effective than a full-scale battle. Pick your battles wisely. Investment wise though: No point in playing it...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save