New Headworx English Junior Surf Team

The Headworx English Surf Team, which will compete at the 2006 European Junior Championships in Galicia, NW Spain on the 10th-20th November has been announced. The English Surfing Federation selected the 14 representatives across a range of levels including shortboard, longboard and bodyboarding.

The talented team will compete against the strong Portuguese, Spanish and French surfers at the classic beach break of Ferrol. The location has consistent peaking waves, holding anything from 2ft – 6ft wave heights.

The team’s biggest hopes lie within the Under 18 division, with current English Junior Champion Reubyn Ash and current British Champion Tom Butler leading the charge. Ash won the Under 16 category last year, and is hot favourite to take the title.

The female contingent will be lead by Croyde local, Kathleen Spears, in the Under 18 girls, along with Holly Donnelly. Not content with just one division, current English Ladies Champion, Spears, will also represent England in the Under 18 Bodyboard for Girls.

Young grommet, Luis Eyre, is looking to impress in the Under 14 division. Born in Portugal, Luis holds a British passport through his mother. Toby Donachie from North Cornwall will also join him in the youngest division.

In the U18 longboarding field, current British and English Junior Champion, Adam Griffiths, will line up as a leading contender. Having finished second in the Under 16 division in 2004, Newquay local, Griffiths, will be looking to go one better.

ESF Head Coach, Tony Good, commented: “This year’s team is looking very strong. Having taken third place in last year’s event, we are hoping to make top three again or even better. In addition, some of the young guns have huge potential to do well and take home individual titles.”

Headworx, the exclusive clothing sponsors to the English Surf Team is supplying the team with full team clothing kit. The surf lifestyle label is also providing financial support from a unique scheme of royalties generated from sales of the ESF’s official England Surf clothing range.

Designed and distributed by Headworx, the official team kit and casualwear collection is available to buy at Freespirit stores, local surf retailers and on the official England Surf Team website ( For every item sold a contribution is made to funding the ESF and to facilitating the competitive activities of the Headworx England Surf Team.

The Headworx English Surf Team:

Under 18 Boys

Tom Butler, 18, Newquay

Reubyn Ash, 17, Bude

Under 18 Girls

Holly Donnelly, 15, Newquay

Kathleen Spears, 15, Croyde

Karma Worthington, 15, Croyde

Under 16 Boys

Stuart Campbell, 15, Woolacombe

Jack Butler, 15, Newquay

Joe Hone, 16, Devon

Alex Wake, 16, Helston

Under 14 Boys

Luis Eyre, 13, Portugal (UK Parent)

Toby Donachie, 14, North Cornwall

Under 18 Bodyboard Boys

Tom Good, 12, Newquay

Alex Baker, 14, Croyde

Under 18 Bodyboard Girls

Kathleen Spears, 15, Croyde

Under 18 Longboard

Adam Griffiths, 18, Newquay


Paul Jeffery – ESF National Director & Team Manager

Tony Good – ESF Head Coach

Mark Parry – ESF Assistant Team Coach


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