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!

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New Volunteer Opportunity: Safeguarding Officers

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 instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au if you would like to know more about this role or would like to nominate yourself by Friday 22 December 2017.


Final SRC/Bronze and ARTC Proficiency Saturday 23 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


Bronze Medallion Achievement

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.

Seacliff SPR results

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!


Club Raffle

Don’t forget to return your sold or unsold tickets at the beginning of junior training this week.

A Message from the President


Our re-development contract will be signed this Thursday with building to commence on February 12th 2018.  Completion is expected in early August.  We have a lot of packing up to do to have the site clear and this will start from mid January.  Assistance from any members who are available will be greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to be involved track down one of our Board members and they will be happy to discuss – even an hour or two here and there can be a huge help if a lot of us get involved.  We’ll also be looking for storage for a lot of what is currently in the club so if anyone has any contacts or innovative ideas we’d love to talk.


A Big Thanks to a Lot of People

The volunteer spirit around the club this season has been nothing short of fantastic.

We’ve had our regular volunteers, patrolling members, Nipper coaches and helpers, Canteen staff, water cover, Officials, trailer packers and towing, School patrols Board of Management, club officers and committee members.

We’ve also had a core of Bunnings BBQers, Social function organisers (Quiz, Balcony Sundays, Disco, Breakfast on the balcony), volunteer bar staff, beer line cleaners, window cleaner, admin support with pays and banking, event support (especially 2 weekends ago with the Open Water Swim, Carols by the Lake set up and pack up – members were on the job from 6:00am to 10:00pm), communications, and many more.

A sincere thankyou to you all, your contributions continue to build our club into a great place for us to meet and for our kids (and their kids) to grow up and develop into active, community minded people.


Mick Kenny

Nippers Christmas Party!

Be sure to join in the celebrations on December 16th when the man in the big red suit makes a visit to the Club!

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!