Juniors Weekly report

Congratulations to all of our juniors that competed in Carnival 2 at Glenelg on Sunday.  It was a fantastic effort across the board.  The Club is very proud of you!


Wednesday night swimming training

Junior Swimming Training will run as per normal this Wednesday at Largs Bay Swim Centre 7pm-8pm.


Christmas Raffle Winners

The Christmas Raffle was draw at the Club during the Junior Christmas Breakup, and we are searching for the winners of the major prizes:

1st Prize

Winner – Costal Skydive – Sky Diving experience                                          Red Ticket E06

Ticket was sold over the bar but no name included on the ticket


2nd Prize

Winner – Family Pass to Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo (BCI Sales SA)      Red Ticket E07

Ticket was sold over the bar but no name included on the ticket

(YES, we couldn’t believe it either)


3rd Prize

Winner – 12 Bottles of Mixed Wine                                                               Pink Ticket W48

Congratulations Jason Ellul


4th Prize

Winner – Beerenburg Gift Basket                                                               Apricot Ticket O09

Congratulations Anna Vickery


5th Prize

Hair by Jo Sym-Choon Voucher $80                                                           Orange Ticket O26

Congratulations P Barnes


1st and 2nd winners will need to provide their ticket stub in order to claim the prizes


A Big THANK YOU to our Canteen Staff

The Board of Management would like to extend a well-earned Thank You to our Canteen Staff who have volunteered their time to ensure our Nippers had access to great food, snacks and beverages prior to and after training on Saturdays. There will be more than a few kids and adults that will miss their weekly pre-training Toastie or Nugget Roll and post-training Nachos, Hot Dog, or Hot Chips, I think I even saw a Chiko Roll the other day!!

Thank You Lauren, Catherine and Heather, your efforts have been very much appreciated.

Please Note that the canteen will now be closed until after the club refurbishment.


Junior Christmas Breakup

Hope everyone enjoyed our Junior Christmas Breakup.  You should have received an e-mail regarding access to the photos taken with Santa on the day.  If not you can access a PDF of them here https://drive.google.com/open?id=11lDRfaHwrYTI3nR9LLk5z7SoLfcmmskL . If you would like full sized copies text Steph Breden on 0429 046 362 with your e-mail address, and the PDF page number(s) of the photo(s) required.


JUNIOR PARENTS – Want to get involved with your kids training?

Your kids love Nippers and we want you to get more involved in their experience. The best part is you add to your own.  Surf Life Saving is a rewarding experience for everyone, not just the kids!!  There are lots of different things that you can do and you don’t need to have come from a Surf Lifesaving background.  We have many parents who have gone on to become Patrol members, giving them the opportunity to provide Water Cover while their children are training.

After the Christmas / New Year break we will be seeking your involvement, either at training, or becoming more involved through roles such as event officials (it’s easier than you think), or patrolling members.

Please see your Age Group Manager, Junior Convener, or Junior Surf Secretary for more information or email – juniors@semaphoreslsc.com.au


Nippers returns on January 6th.  Enjoy the break and see you on the beach soon!

Last chance to pick up a Canteen Special for the year!

Head down to the Club during Nippers training this Saturday and grab yourself a $5 Nugget Roll!  It’s your last chance to grab a tasty treat before the Canteen closes up for renovations.

Merry christmas

Weekly Junior Report

A reminder that there is no Board training this week.  Nippers will be as per normal on Saturday, with the Canteen opening it’s doors for the last time before renovations.  The ever popular $5 Nugget rolls are back!


Next week will be the last Nippers of the year and to celebrate the festive season we’ll be holding our annual Nippers Christmas Party!  See below for all the details.



As mentioned previously Junior Carnival Number 2 has moved to Glenelg on December 17th.  More details on that coming soon.

See you on the beach!


Junior Weekly Report

Don’t forget this weekend’s junior disco.  Tickets are still available.  Check out the info here.

Junior xmas raffle tickets are still available.  If  you did not receive your book last Saturday, please see your age group manager this week. Prizes include Sky diving and family passes to both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

Last weekend’s Branch Carnival was at West Beach and we had a great turnout.  Thank you to all Nippers who attended.  The next branch carnival is 14th January and Henley Surf Club.

Junior Carvinal number 2 has been moved from Christie’s Beach to Glenelg on 17th of December.  More information will be available next week.

Board training is on this Friday evening subject to the weather.  Meet on the grass at 5pm.

Canteen this Saturday will be staffed by Under 13’s.  Volunteer parents please remember to wear closed in shoes.  We will need minimum of 4 helpers.

A reminder to everyone to check to ensure that your (including each of your children) Surfguard Membership renewals have been done.  If they haven’t you will not be covered by SurfSA’s insurance and so technically not able to participate in Training from 1 Dec 2018.

See you on the beach!


Canteen Specials this week

Canteen specials at the Club this week include $1 toasties, $4 Wedges and the ever popular $5 Nugget rolls!

Support your Club before and after Nippers training by grabbing a drink and something to eat.  A great way to fuel up after a busy afternoon on the beach!

A reminder that Under 11 parents are on Canteen duty this week.  Please remember to wear enclosed shoes if you can help out.

Junior Weekly Report

Board training is back this Friday so please be at the club at 5pm for a 5:15pm start.  This week we will training out the front of the club.

Under 9’s are on canteen duty this week.  We require four helpers.

March Past training begins this Saturday.  Brooke and Kelly will meet you on the lawn outside the Club at 12pm.

A reminder to parents not to park on the grassed area by the caravan park.  If you are parked in an area that is marked with yellow lines Council will fine you.

Nippers training begins at 12:45pm

See you on the beach!


Juniors Weekly Report – a final word from our hard working Convenor

Thanks to

Hi Everyone,


Congratulations on finishing equal third with Brighton at State Titles for the Juniors and well done to everyone who was part of our junior program this season. A full copy of the results are available via this link: http://www.surflifesavingsa.com.au/results/



Well, what a State Titles it was!  The weekend would have not been possible without the countless hours of work from our volunteers including the working party on the beach, volunteers on the food stall and BBQ, Water Cover on the beach, officials, parents and kids. To all our age group leaders and assistants thank you for a great season.


Leading in to the weekend a number of our members had taken time off work to make this possible.  Special thanks to Lorren Atwell and everyone who worked on the BBQ and food stall, Dave McGrath “Doggsy” and Jay Atwell for organising the container and generator.


Steve Sims and the entire working party who worked all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Without the work they did the carnival would not have happened. Carnival officials made comment that when the carnival is at Semaphore they know that the working party deliver every time without fail. So thank you again.


Thank you to Symons and Clark and Kerry Logistics, Neil Bisset and Metricon for their supply of the portable toilets and attire for the working party.  Thank you Semaphore Bakehouse for the pies, pasties, sausage rolls and donuts. Thank you to the Purdie family.


It has been an exciting and at times challenging season and now it comes to an end. I would like to thank and congratulate our 164 participants across all age groups this season.


I would like to take the opportunity to thank Doggsy and Leanne for co-ordinating our Saturday water cover and all the water cover personnel who gave up their time to take care of us in the water.


We also need to thank our Media personnel, Steph, & Claire and the people behind the scene Kate & Rhys for sending out our weekly newsletter.  I would also like to thank our uniform shop team headed up by Mardi Lienert each weekend.


We also need to thank Lorren Atwell and her canteen helpers each weekend – Wendy, Catherine & Heather for co-ordinating the canteen being open at the start and end of training and all the parents who assisted in the canteen.  Thank you to Sean Kenny for setting up the beach and our senior members who have come out to lend a hand this year with the juniors, including Paige, Luke, Jack, Zac, Myia, Cooper, Josh, Bianca, Zoe, Lindsay, Sam and Sean McKenzie –  thank you.


I would also like to thank our Friday night board training water cover  Andrew, Craig , Craig, Kate, Brenton, Megan, Tracey Michelle, Michelle, Owen, Mick and Paul and if I missed anyone thank you.


Thanks to Ian Biggs and Brad Tunbridge for taking care of our pool swimming on a Wednesday night.  To my assistant Bruce Moseley thank you for your support throughout the year.


On behalf of all age groups we would like to thank Kerry Schulz not only for ordering our uniforms, but ensuring all competitors from all age groups have been entered in the competition entry system so they could participate in the recent state titles. Also thank you to Raelene Donnell for co-ordinating our correct quota of officials at each carnival, organising R&R teams that performed so well, along with the coaches, Freaky, Tony and Celeste and special mention to Gus Wickman who coached Will and Willis but sadly passed away last month- your efforts are greatly appreciated. Brooke and Kelly Jones for coaching our March Past Teams throughout the season thank you and well done.

On a personal note I would like to thank my family for their support over the last three seasons whilst I have been junior convenor and without their understanding this would not be possible.


Congratulations and well done to everyone!




Still time to lend a hand and lighten the load of the dedicated volunteer crew

Thank you to all the selfless volunteers that have helped in the food tent/bbq/kitchen over the last 2 days at the Junior State Titles. Your contribution has been amazing. Thank you especially to those who don’t even have children competing this weekend but have donated their time, understanding that it is an all in Club event.

We have one day to go and if you have time free please pop up and grab some tongs or help serve.  Perhaps you have time in between your child’s events.  Every little bit helps and it will give those who are spending hours covering shifts an opportunity to have a break.

Let’s make this the best States and finish off with a bang! We will be in the tents from 5:30am Sunday morning.

Last chance to grab a snack at the Club Canteen!

This Saturday will be your last chance to grab a bite to eat from the Club Canteen.

Open before and after junior training with the usual suspects on the menu: Chips, Wedges and Nachos.

U/9’s have duty.  Please wear closed in shoes. We need at least 5 helpers.


Canteen update for Semaphore Gold weekend.

Canteen is open early this week for the Semaphore Gold and seniors training. Come and get your fresh fruit salad (with or without yoghurt).

Pies, pasties, sausage rolls, yummy donuts and hot toasties are all on the menu.

Come down early, cheer on the Semaphore Gold competitors and support your club. Cold drinks available too.

Thanks to Under 12s (and a ring in effort from Jay Atwell) for filling in last week with a sausage sizzle to allow the Canteen Crew to enjoy a well earned break supporting our seniors competitors down at Robe.