Junior Weekly Report

This weeks Junior report includes

  • Weekly Duties Allocation
  • Board Training Info
  • RnR Training Info
  • March Past Training Info
  • 1st Junior Carnival Info
  • Juniors Facebook Group reminder

Weekly Duties

Canteen – Under 10’s
2 Parents to assist in the Club kitchen post training – please remember you need enclosed shoes.

Board Washing
Under 11’s – Wash’em down and rack them ready for next week

Board Training – Friday 26th October 

Sorry for the false start for Board Training last week, short of any serious weather warnings there will be Board Training this Friday.  Meeting at 4:45pm at the usual muster spot and moving to the the beach around 5pm for around 1 hour.

SAFETY NOTES:

Club cap is now mandatory at all training sessions including board training.
– Only Surf SA Accepted HiVis are allowed.
– Only those nippers who have completed their proficiency swims can participate.

Call out for Water Cover this Friday for board training any assistance in this area is greatly appreciated. 

R and R Training 

RnR Training is back this Saturday for all Nippers from Under 11 to Under 13. There are 2 time slots that are available

Before Training 11am   OR   After Training 3pm

Meet Coaches Raelene and John at the usual muster spot just before these times.

Whats RnR you ask – R&R is a competition based on the simulated rescue and resuscitation of a patient.  It combines resuscitation skills, marching and drill with teams judged against set criteria.  There are RnR Competitions at every carnival and there is a State Carnival scheduled for 16th Feb 2019, at which medals are awarded.

Want to know what its all about come and have a look

March Past Training 

Straight after RnR Training Match Past training is on.  Meet Coach Mandy at the usual Muster Spot around 12:55pm to head to the Beach for March Past.  March Past is open for all competing Nippers from Under 8 to Under 13’s.

Again a March Past competition is held at all carnivals and at State Championships for medals.

The March Past is an example of the significant impact returned servicemen had on the development of surf lifesaving and competition in the early days. In past years, clubs were not able to compete at carnivals unless they fielded a March Past team or someone marching with the club standard.  March Past maintains the growth of club spirit, mateship, the carrying of the flag, the club colours, consolidating the trade mark of surf lifesaving in Australia and around the world.

March Past competition provides a platform for discipline and club spirit throughout surf clubs of Australia, consolidating its long and successful history and future.

Ist Junior Carnival – Glenelg

The first Junior Carnival is on Sunday 18th November at Glenelg.  Next week your Age Group Managers will be requesting nominations for this Carnival.  It is important that you consider your response as this year SLSSA will not allow late entries. Only the nominated juniors entered in to the Event System will be allowed to compete. Conversely if you nominate and don’t show you may adversely effect a team event.  The events scheduled for this Carnival are shown below.

Reminder – Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.

Junior Calendar

Fri   26th Oct   Board Training
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Canteen has plenty on offer Saturday!

The Club Canteen will be open from 11am-1pm  and 2:30pm-4pm this Saturday.  There’s plenty of great snack food to fill hungry tummies including hot chips, nachos, pies, pasties, sausage rolls, donuts, yoghurt and muesli and lolly bags.  Plus the return of the infamous nugget rolls and chiko rolls!

 

Weekly Junior Report

Junior Report In Short

   – Board Washing & BBQ Duties 

   – March Past Training Starts 12pm Saturday

   – Nipper Parent Information Session

   – Come and Try Update

   – Finalised Age Group Managers and Assistants

   – Reminder – Closed Facebook Group for Semaphore Nippers

   – Semaphore SLSC – Carnival Photographers (no experience necessary)

   – Junior Calendar

 

Board Washing & BBQ Duties 

And the Lucky Winners are:

BBQ Responsibilities – Under 8’s
Board Washing Responsibilities – Under 14’s

 

March Past Training

With the appointment of Mandy Morphett as March Past Coach this season we can announce that March Past Training will start this Saturday 13th October from 12:00 to 12:30pm.

Mandy (previously a multiple medal winning march past coach) has returned after a few years break to take on our March Past Training. She is highly skilled and will bring an extra precision to our already successful March Past Teams.

Meet Mandy on grass on the southern side of the club

12pm this Saturday for March Past Training

We welcome Mandy back to Semaphore SLSC

 

Nipper Parent Information Session – Moved to 20th October

The Parent Information Session originally set for this Saturday (13th October) has been cancelled once we conform access to the upstairs area of the Club we will advise of a new date .  Apologies for any inconvenience.

 

Come and Try Update

After the weekend now have x Come and Try Nippers, and with the forecasted temps in the upper 20’s were sure to see more. 

With this in mind we are calling for old (but not extremely faded) hi-vis tops to supplement our supply for come and try.  Please drop them to the Come and Try desk downstairs on Saturday.

Or find Steph and give them to her.

Remember: if you see someone looking a bit doubtful or lost please reach out and lend a hand.  Semaphore has long been known as the Family Club and we want to keep that tradition going in action as well as name and spirit.

 

Finalised Age Group Managers and Assistants / Helpers

We can confirm the following Age Group Manager / Assistants for the 2018/19 Season

Age Group AGM Assistant  Other (SRC etc) Assistants
Under 7’s Kathy Scott Ella Andrews Ashleigh Scott
Under 8’s Ian Biggs Brenton Zampatti Teagan Richards
Under 9’s Todd Bampton  Nick Mann/Cooper Clee Perry McDonald Moult
Under 10’s Sean Kenny Jason Ellul  (Gregg Newman & David Sands) Fionn Keane
Under 11’s Brooke Moseley Shane Griffin/Cassie Lindsay Brigid Keane
Under 12’s Brad Clee Bianca Williams
Under 13’s Jacko Mahney Luke Zillie & Zoe Schultz

Jeff Bampton – Specialist Coaching Coordinator
Brad Tunbridge – Surf Ed (D.R.A.B.C.D.) Resource
Raelene Donnell – Rn’R Co-ordinator and March Past Co-ordinator

**** March Past Coach –  Mandy Morphett******

Junior Panel – Bruce Mosley (Jnr Convenor), Ian Biggs , Steph Breden (Jnr Secretary)

 

Reminder – Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.

 

Semaphore SLSC Media – Carnival Photographers (no experience necessary)

SLSSA have relaxed the maximum of 5 Club Media Personnel (photographers) this allows us to spread the responsibility for taking photos at carnivals. In response to this I would like to ask for nominations from among parents of all age groups.  This way we can pass a camera and vest from group to group to group to accredited people to take photos for your Age Group.

Benefits include being able to be inside the competition area during events, availability of more photos of each Age Group to display at the post Carnival wrap ups and during the season, as well as more for parents to access of their own child.

No previous experience is required, what is required is a Police Clearance (a free one can be organised through the club), a Club Media Form and a short training session with Steph Breden on how the cameras work and your away.

Email Steph on juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au or see me at training.

 

Junior Calendar Dates

TBC                 Parents Information Session (Post Training)
Fri   19th Oct   Board Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Training News

SRC & Bronze Medallion Training Last Weekend

Last weekend (5th to 7th of October) approximately 30 of our young members, undertook their SRC & Bronze Top-Up training.  In what must surely be record numbers in one intake, the students & trainers committed to 3 days of long and intensive training both in & out of the water.  Whilst the weather was pleasant outside of the water, feedback was that each of the students now understand what it is like to be a Polar Bear!!

As a club, Semaphore is extremely proud that such a large percentage of our junior/youth members are transitioning from competition to patrolling members.  Given we primarily exist as a Community Volunteer Service Organisation, such large numbers augurs well for the coming years.

Many thanks to Heather Eckert as the principal trainer for the three days. Heather was ably and gratefully assisted by several volunteers handling water cover and other tasks.  Thanks also to Jennie Charlton and her team for helping co-ordinate such a monumental achievement.  The feedback from all the students was extremely positive both on the training itself as well as our new Training Facilities.

Well done everyone!

“IT’S BACK” – CLUB CANTEEN

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To coincide with the commencement of the Nippers Season this Saturday, the Club Canteen will be open from 10am to 1pm. Come & support the Club and grab a pie, pasty or donut from our great Sponsor & Supporter, Semaphore Bakery. Thank you also to our Canteen volunteers, ably led by Lorren Atwell.

Weekly Junior Report

2 Days to go

Its been an eventful week

   – Pre Registration Come and Try.

   – Age Group Managers and Assistants confirmed except for 1 – **Under 9’s Assistant Manager**.

   – Closed Facebook Group Launch for Semaphore Nippers

   – Surf Life Saving SA held a Junior Information Evening to set the scene for this season.

   – Reminder – Junior Training Attire

Pre Registration Come and Try

On Sunday 23rd Sept we had a Pre-Registration day including Come and Try.  It was quite a success with 16 Come and Try Registrations spanning several age groups.

So we are calling on all existing experienced members to help our potential new members out,  If you see someone looking a bit doubtful or lost please reach out and lend a hand.  Semaphore has long been known as the Family Club and we want to keep that tradition going in action as well as name and spirit.

Age Group Managers and Assistants / Helpers

We can confirm the following Age Group Manager / Assistants for the 2018/19 Season

Age Group AGM Assistant  Other (SRC etc) Assistants
Under 7’s Kathy Scott Ella Andrews Ashleigh Scott
Under 8’s Ian Biggs Brenton Zampatti Teagan Richards
Under 9’s Todd Bampton Vacancy Cooper Clee
Under 10’s Sean Kenny Jason Ellul  (Gregg Newman & David Sands) Fionn Keane
Under 11’s Brooke Moseley Shane Griffin/Cassie Lindsay Brigid Keane
Under 12’s Brad Clee Bianca Williams
Under 13’s Jacko Mahney Luke Zillie & Zoe Schultz

Jeff Bampton – Specialist Coaching Coordinator
Brad Tunbridge – Surf Ed (D.R.A.B.C.D.) Resource
Raelene Donnell – Rn’R Co-ordinator and March Past Co-ordinator

Junior Panel – Bruce Mosley (Jnr Convenor), Ian Biggs , Steph Breden (Jnr Secretary)

 

Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sema4Nippers/

 

SLSSA Junior Information Session Debrief

Proficiencies
Surf Life Saving Australia will be enforcing junior proficiencies this season, requiring Under 8 preliminary proficiencies and Under 9 to Under 13 competition proficiencies are completed and entered in order for a Nipper to be nominated for Carnival 1.  This means that last years proficiencies will not be recognised, as in previous years.

In addition ALL nippers will be required to gain their relevant Surf Ed Awards and have competed in a carnival in order to compete at States, and in the case of Under 11’s to 13’s in order to compete at R & R States.

A table of required proficiencies is posted to the Facebook Group

Carnivals
All dates and locations have been confirmed, there are no changes to the schedule that we released last month.

Under 12’s and 13’s are invited to the Youth Carnival (water events) on the afternoon of Saturday 8th December at Seacliff, as well as a twilight Youth Carnival (beach events) on Friday 14th December also at Seacliff.

Please note *** there will be no late entries allowed this season***  
In short if you don’t nominate for a carnival and then show up there is no way to enter you unlike last season, so be sure to nominate as required.

Draft events schedules have been released and will be posted on the Junior Facebook Group page soon

Water Cover etc
Our responsibilities in this area have not changed. So based on the number of kids we enter we are required to supply an according amount of Water Cover. For Semaphore that figure is usually two (minimum) with 1 bronze medallion holder and  1 SRC.  As usual though the more people we have for Water Cover on each carnival day the less time each needs to spend on the sand or in the water.

Additionally at each carnival we will be required to have a nomination for Shallow Water Rescue, this is a competent Surf Swimmer and Bronze Medallion Holder.  While this person will have to attend a morning briefing prior to the carnival start they will not be called upon unless required.

Media – Carnival Photographers
SLSSA have relaxed the maximum of 5 Club Media Personnel (photographers) this allows us to spread the responsibility for taking photos at carnivals. In response to this I would like to ask for nominations from among parents of all age groups.  This way we can pass a camera and vest from group to group to group to accredited people to take photos for your Age Group.

Benefits include being able to be inside the competition area during events, availability of more photos of each Age Group to display at the post Carnival wrap ups and during the season, as well as more for parents to access of their own child.

No previous experience is required, what is required is a Police Clearance (a free one can be organised through the club), a Club Media Form and a short training session with Steph Breden on how the cameras work and your away.

Email Steph on juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au or see me at training.

 

Training Attire Reminder

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;
Hi-Vis Top 
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from last years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.
Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

 

Junior Calendar Dates  – ***New Dates Added***

Sat  13th Oct   Parents Information Session (Post Training)
Fri   19th Oct   Board Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Club Swimwear and Shirts

Club Swimwear

Thanks to the efforts of many, this season we are looking to change our Club Swimwear provider to FINZ.  FINZ are generally accepted as being a quality provider of Club Apparel and as many of you would already know, are always a busy Vendor at both Senior and Junior Carnivals each year, due to the recognised quality of their products.

Semaphore SLSC, along with many of our metropolitan counterparts, have decided to ‘Order by Demand’ this season.  The benefit of this method is that stock holding costs are not passed on to Club Members. The first and most pressing items are Club Swimwear.  Whilst it is not compulsory that club members compete in Club Swimwear, it is a great sign of our Club spirit that all our competing members look part of our Club.   There are two options for Female competitors (a Single Piece & a 2-Piece Bather) and two options for Male competitors (Speedo-style & Jammer Style) as displayed below.  Delivery times are expected to be approximately 6 weeks from date of order.   Details of how you register your interest & place an order will be provided on the first day of Nippers this Saturday (for Juniors) & via Sean McKenzie (Seniors)

 

Female Competitors

 

Male Competitor

 

Due to the generous & grateful support of BluBuilt Constructions, the cost of the Club Swimwear will be further subsidised for those Club Members who order prior to the 13th of October.  Please find below the subsidised pricing for the Club Swimwear items:

Girls (One-Piece) Sizes 4-14 $41.00
Ladies (One-Piece) Sizes 8-22 $43.00
Girls (Two-Piece) Sizes 4-14 $44.00
Ladies (Two-Piece) Sizes 8-22 $48.00
Boys Racer Style/Speedo Sizes 4-14 $21.00
Mens Racer Style/Speedo Sizes 14-24 $22.00
Boys Jammer Style Sizes 4-14 $30.00
Mens Jammer Style Sizes 14-24 $33.00

Club Shirts

We will also be purchasing a new style Club Shirt from FINZ.  Similarly, to Club Swimwear, Club Shirts will not be held in Stock & will be a ‘Order on Demand’ item. The sample design of the Shirt is pictured below.   Sizes ranges from Kids Size 10 up to Adult 3XL.  It is expected that the cost of the Shirts will be $55.00 per shirt.   The shirts are Sun-Smart & look terrific either on the Beach or around the Club.  The only catch is that we need a minimum order of 100 Shirts, so we need your support to get the first batch up & running.   A sample of the shirt will be available for viewing at the Club on Nippers Opening Days of 6th & 13th of October.  (Please note the design on the back of the Shirt has not yet been confirmed).

 

 

 

Information about other items of Club Apparel, will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Kind regards,

Bruce Moseley & Sean McKenzie.

Junior Weekly Report

10 DAYS TO GO

It’s been an eventful week with lots of little bits and pieces finally going in to place.

At the start of any season there are many newcomers across all age groups, and I’m sure we tried and true members can all remember starting and being very unfamiliar with Surf Life Saving practices so if you see anyone looking lost or not sure what to do next reach out and lend a helping hand.  Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club has long been known as a Family Club and we want to ensure that that tradition continues.

 

Nipper Facebook Group

The SSLSC Nippers will have their own Facebook Group this year, which will hopefully launch with the start of the season, making it a one stop shop for all Nipper related information. Keep a look out for more news here.

 

Attire Requirements for ALL Training Sessions

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;

Hi-Vis Top 
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from last years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.

Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.

** Please note: members that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to train**

 

Age Group Mangers and Assistants

Were almost there!!! 1 vacancy remains

Under 9’s Assistant Age Manager – if your interested E-mail Steph on juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

We are in contact with a possible March Past Coach too so we will hopefully have a full contingent of Coaching Staff to start the season with.

Plenty of space for SRC helpers too so don’t forget to let us know if your interested juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Age Group AGM Assistant  Other (SRC etc) Assistants
Under 7’s Kathy Scott Ella Andrews Ashleigh Scott
Under 8’s Ian Biggs Brenton Zampatti Teagan Richards
Under 9’s Todd Bampton Vacancy Cooper Clee
Under 10’s Sean Kenny Jason Ellul  (Gregg Newman & David Sands) Fionn Keane
Under 11’s Brooke Moseley Shane Griffin/Cassie Lindsay Brigid Keane
Under 12’s Brad Clee Bianca Williams
Under 13’s Jacko Mahney Luke Zillie & Zoe Schultz

 

Junior Calendar Dates  – ***New Dates Added***

Sat  6th Oct  Nippers Training Starts
Sat 13th Oct  Parents Information Session (Post Training)
Fri  19th Oct  Board Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat 22nd Dec  Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2    (South Port)
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon  (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3    (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

 

Junior Weekly Report

No real new news this week however here’s an update on where we are at with Age Group Managers and Assistants and some Reminders
 
Reminder – SRC Junior Helpers
Any SRC’s or SRC Trainees that are interested in helping with Junior Age Group please send an E-mail to juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au
Please indicate your preference for a particular age group or if you simply wish to assist with water cover etc.

 

Age Group Managers and Assistants
Remaining Vacancies are 
Sandcrabs (Under 7’s) Age Group Manager
March Past Coach(s) (Possible Candidate for this identified)
 
Junior Dates to Remember
*Officially Confirmed by SLSSA
Sat   6th Oct Nippers Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sun 13th Jan    Junior Carnival #2    (South Port)
Sun 10th Feb   Junior Carnival #3    (Pt Elliot)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat  23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

Nippers Come and Try – Tell your friends!

Nippers is a wonderful way to be involved in a healthy lifestyle and connect with our unique and friendly Coastal Community.  We are a family Club and welcome new members.  Some of our Nippers parents have gone on to gain qualifications themselves and are now serving the community patrolling our beaches as Surf Life Savers.  Being a part of our Club can bring you and your family so many benefits.  If you are already involved please share this information with your friends.