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)

Membership Renewals

Thank you to those who have renewed their 2018/19 Club Memberships online or in person at the Club on the 23rd of September.  We now have approximately 50% of our membership renewals complete.  Membership Renewals and payments can be made Online by clicking on the below link.  Should you have forgotten either your Username or Password, please follow the options contained within the link.  Once logged on, please select the ‘Membership’ Tab at the top of the page & proceed to the ‘Renewals, Payments & Transfers’ option.

https://members.sls.com.au/SLSA_Online/modules/login/index.php

We will also be processing Membership Renewals this Saturday between 12pm & 3pm at the Club to coincide with the commencement of the Nippers season.

For your information, the table below is a summary of the Fees for 2018/19:

Membership Types

2018/19

Regular

With Competition Fee*

Family (2 Active or social + unlimited junior/cadet, active 15-18 years or active concession in the same household)

$300

$390

Junior (5-13 years of age)

Cadet (SRC 13-15 years of age)

Active (15-18 years)

Active (concession or apprenticeship/traineeship)

$120

$175

Active (18+ years)

$160

$215

Social

$135

Supporter

$55

Bistro Opening Delayed to 19th October

Due to teething issues the bistro will not open as planned next week. 

via GIPHY

Opening rescheduled to Friday 19th October

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.

Long Weekend Trading Hours

Trading Hours for Semaphore SLSC over the Long Weekend are:

Thursday and Friday – from 4.30pm

Saturday – closed for a private function

Sunday – from 3pm

Monday – closed

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)

 

Semaphore SLSC preparing to celebrate its 30 year Anniversary

On Sunday 7th October 2018 Semaphore SLSC will celebrate the Club’s 30 year Anniversary at Point Malcolm Reserve.

We would like to invite all members past and present and supporters of the club that have been involved at some stage over the past 30 years (and indeed the past 60 years) to come down, enjoy the newly renovated clubrooms, share a few stories and catch up with old friends.

The event will kick off at 3pm and there will be Bar specials throughout the afternoon, with complimentary food served.

For further information call Pat Hansen on 0422 007 413.

Meantime we are awaiting confirmation on a proposed date for the official opening of our upgraded facilities.

 

Save the date – Youth Group meeting this Sunday!

Dont forget Youth Group information session this Sunday at 11am at the club.  Come along and hear about the exciting activities being offered for under 12s to under 17s this season.

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)