After thought and consideration as of the first Saturday in 2018, youth development trainings will now be shortened to 1 hour and will begin at 10 AM and conclude at 11 AM. From 11am to 12pm there will be Board rescue session for those interested, whilst we are looking at also getting some boats and IRBS’s down for those who would also like to try that for an hour.
The U13’s will be joining us as they begin to transition into the group for the following season. I look forward to setting new record numbers!
For those who do iron person training in the morning with Sean, Jacko Mahney will take a gym session from 10-11am to add another element of training whilst giving a better chance to warm up and recover. Those who are unable to attend iron training or not quite confident enough will be on the beach with myself.
Look forward to seeing you all out there.
Happy New New Year to all, it’s time to get back on the beach for some surf fun!
Board Training will be on this Friday night. Meet on the grass next to the Club at 5pm for a 5:15pm start.
Nippers Training resumes on Saturday 6th January at this stage at the normal time of 12:45pm. However if the weather is as hot as forecast Nippers will start earlier with a modified program. Should the forecasted temperature in Saturday’s Advertiser be 38 degrees or over then training will start at 11am. This will also be confirmed via E-mail and SMS on Friday Night/Saturday morning so keep an eye out.
Post Training BBQ
With the canteen now closed until next season, a BBQ will be will be available post training, with Under 11s the first Age Group to assist with cooking and service.
Branch Carnival Sunday 14th January
The next branch carnival is next Sunday 14th January ant Henley Beach SLSC. Sign on from 8:30am, events start at 9am with an expected finish time of 11am. Click the link below for details.
Branch Carnival Finale
The branch carnivals held this season will culminate in a finale scheduled for February 3rd at Southport SLSC. At this finale, a whole branch will be considered as one team. For us that means the Western Branch with our teammates being Henley Beach, West Beach, Grange, and North Haven. All branch members that have attended 1 Branch Event as well as 1 State Carnival will be eligible to participate. The new format will focus on a new Branch versus Branch format creating a competitive environment for all branch members. (inclusive not exclusive)
Date – Saturday 3rd Feb
Time – 7.30am Marshalling / 12.30 Presentation
Cost – Fee Event ( Branch Caps will be provided for each event )
Venue – Southport SC
Branches – Western vs Holdfast vs Midcoast/Southern
Ages – Under 9 to Under 14
Events – 7 Events (each competitor can be selected for a maximum of 4 events)
Click on the link below for further details:
One last thing – welcome back for the second half of the season and remember please be surf and sun smart.
See you on the beach!
Come and enjoy a celebratory free drink on Christmas Day morning at the Club.
Bar will be open from 9am to 11am for Club members.
As of the first training back on January 6th, U13s are asked to train at 10am on Saturdays with the youth development group until the end of the season.
This will assist with their transition into the youth group.
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:
Winner – Costal Skydive – Sky Diving experience Red Ticket E06
Ticket was sold over the bar but no name included on the ticket
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)
Winner – 12 Bottles of Mixed Wine Pink Ticket W48
Congratulations Jason Ellul
Winner – Beerenburg Gift Basket Apricot Ticket O09
Congratulations Anna Vickery
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nippers returns on January 6th. Enjoy the break and see you on the beach soon!
Surf Life Saving SA has requested that each club has a minimum of 2 Safeguarding Officers. Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club takes the protection of its members very seriously and wants to ensure that it has a range of people across all areas that our young people aged under 18 are involved in. The Safeguarding Officer Role replaces the Nipper Safe Officer Role taking into account that legislation covers everyone under the age of 18. Those in the Role will be identified to members on our website and have their photo up in the club so they can be identified by new members. They will deal with complaints raised by members regarding any issues around safety of children, as well as being involved in supporting development of policies to keep the children and young people safe.
Safeguarding Officers are required to be aged 18 or over and have or be willing to undertake:
- Department of Social Inclusion Children’s Clearance
- Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate or Child Safe Environments Course
- Surf Life Saving Safeguarding Children Training Program
Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club would like to have a male and female identified within the Juniors Training, Seniors Training, Patrols and within the Awards Training Team. At this time Jennie Charlton and Sean McKenzie have been identified as the Board of Management Safeguarding Officers and will support any members in undertaking this role. Please contact Jennie on email@example.com if you would like to know more about this role or would like to nominate yourself by Friday 22 December 2017.
Congratulations to our 36 Fully Proficient Bronze/SRC Members. We have 16 Proficient IRB Crew and 10 proficient IRB Drivers. We have 7 newly qualified ATV Drivers.
Final SRC, Bronze and ARTC Proficiencies and ATV assessment are on Saturday 23 December & will run from where Patrol sets up.
Please complete online proficiency before attending. Please note everyone is welcome to come do dry proficiency from 1pm. Swim & rescues will be at 3pm & ATV Assessment from about 3:30pm.
Online proficiencies for 2017-18 Season are here at https://portal.sls.com.au (please use Chrome or Google to access this even when using devices as Safari results in the course not being logged as completed. Once logged in (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) go to courses at the top of the page this takes you to SLSA E-Learning press login. Once in press Training Library and pick Skill maintenance. Pick 2017/18 courses.
SRC and Bronze Resuscitation and radios and IRB crew and drivers to do the powercraft
Congratulations to the 5 SRC’s who achieved their Bronze Medallion
Congratulations to Jessica, Hannah, Lindsey, Maiye and Zac for achieving their Bronze Award at assessment on Saturday 9 December at West Beach. The first SRC to Bronze Group trained by the Brooksy Training Patrol. Congratulations to Andrew Spencer for completing his first Assessment as a probationary assessor.
Congratulations to our competitiors that took part in the Seacliff SPR on the weekend. We had some great results across the board. We started the day off with Zac Buck winning the open 5km run.
In the water we had competitors competing in different categories, sorry if we missed anyone, with no clubs next to names it was hard to find our competitors at times.
U11-U13 SPR (500m Swim, 1km board paddle, 1km run)
Amy Buck 9th
Lilija Zampatti 10th
Jackson Clee 20th
U14-U15 SPR (1km swim, 2km board, 2km run)
Tegan Richards 3rd
Ella Andrews 4th
Cooper Clee 14th
Naish Allen 15th
Some great results with some fast times from everyone!
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