Semaphore SLSC Footy Tipping

Yes the Semaphore SLSC Footy Tipping Competition is on again this season. Cost to enter remains at $50.00 per person & must be paid in full by the 3rd round of the AFL season. Obviously the more people that enter, the greater the prize pool will be. There will be prizes for those in 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing at the end of the season, as well as a prize for the tipster who comes 6th last. Prize money will be finalised once all money has been received. As an added bonus if you put your selections in Thursday night over the bar at the club you receive a free drink (pint of keg beer or a glass of wine or a soft drink).


Full list of the competition rules will be given to those that enter the competition. If you are keen to be the best AFL tipster in the club & want bragging rights over other club members, please either put your name on the Footy Tipping Entry Form on the club’s upstairs notice board, or contact Chris Mahney prior to Tuesday 22nd March 2016.

Boats Corner

South Port Classic – Excellent effort by those teams that turned up. The racing format was everybody was racing all the other crews, with crew successively knocked out in the rounds based on points plus age group races and finals at the end.  All the teams did exceptionally well with special mention to the U23s with a ring in from Glenelg won the U23 finals and the JACCOs went all the way through the ten races to the final of four teams which were all A teams bar them. They also came away with the reserves winner for the day. Well done

Note the time honoured tradition is that the boaties will do Saturday Patrol so that the Seniors can compete at states is Saturday 19th March – We will pack the boats for Saturday after Patrol for States on Sunday. Please provide Wiery or I names for Patrol.

States are at Southport Sunday 20th, all teams are racing and we are also going in the lifesaver relay and surfboat relay. 630am start from the Club again.




Nippers Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks for your efforts on the weekend and congratulations to all the kids and parents on the weekend. I want to thank Craig and Michael for providing our water cover quota on Saturday. If you are able to provide water cover for a couple of hours on either Saturday or Sunday that would be greatly appreciated.

This weekend will see two full days on the beach at Somerton and as soon as the program comes out I will get it through to you all.

Wednesday night will see our  last pool swimming for the junior’s starting at 7.00pm.

For Thursday we are having a pasta night for the kids, pasta will be $10.00 a serve and we still have the usual Thursday night schnitzel menu also. Meals will be available from the usual time and our guest speaker will start from 7.00pm.

On Monday 14 March the presentation day will start at 11.00am with the kids on the beach for the shaving cream fight with lunch available from 12.00pm with meals priced at $7.00 for kids and adults $10.00. After everyone has finished lunch we will start the presentations.

We encourage all people to come along and celebrate the last official day of the season. All age groups including Under 7’s, 8’s and especially the Under 14’s are to come along and have some fun.

Remember be the best you can be and have fun. See you on the beach.




Many Thanks…

Many thanks to Megan Mc Donald for her hard work over the last couple of weeks and her donations to the club members heading to Aussies.
Support  Megan at her new business, Pilentum Physiotherapy and Wellness clinic, Robe St Port Adelaide.20160308_143935-1_resized

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Junior Qualifying and Senior States Day 1 info

Hi everyone, please see attached circulars relating to this weekend, including programs. The most up to date information can be found on the Lifesaving SA website

Please note there will be no Junior training this Saturday, this includes U14s.

Please aim to arrive at least one hour before your first event to allow time to get to the beach and for warm ups. You will send your team manager into a panic if you turn up 5 minutes before your start time.

Junior Marchpast marshaling at 8am for 8:15am start. First events marshaling at 8:30am for a 9am start. There will be no R&R


Seniors 2km run to marshal at 7:15am to begin at 7:45. All other events Marshaling 8:30am for 9am start.


Senior trailer loading will happen at the club Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm. Please tell someone who will be there so that your board is not missed, medals are given away on Sunday so you do not want to be paddling a board that you are not comfortable/have not trained on


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Nippers Weekly Update

Hi Everyone,


This week will see our club championship run (Under 7-Under 13)  on Saturday during our training session. This will be like a mini carnival for all age groups and our male and female winners of each event will be presented with a medal at the conclusion of training. I would encourage all competitors to have fun and be the best they can be. We anticipate to start at our normal starting time.


Senior Club championship will also be held on Saturday, however they are starting early as they have a training session planned for Saturday afternoon down at Middleton in preparation for the Senior Carnival on Sunday.


Our order of new skull caps have arrived and will be available on Saturday for purchase if you need a new one, also Hi-Vis tops must not be faded and in good order and condition for state titles, if in doubt please speak to me or your age group manager.


Congratulations to all those who competed at Glenelg last weekend and many thanks those assisted in setting up and packing up after the carnival. As we move towards state titles please ensure you let your age group manager know your availability to attend both qualifying on March 5 and March 12 & 13.


Our roster this week is listed below:


Date Event BBQ Board Washing Finish Training with
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 Pool Swimming 7-8pm Largs Bay      
Friday, 19 February 2016 Board Training 5-6pm      
Saturday, 20 February 2016 Junior Club Championship Day U7-U13 U13 U8 Run



Aussies fundraiser

Thanks to all who supported our Aussie fund raising afternoon.
It was highly successful and a lot of fun.
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Boaties Corner

Masters State Titles


What an exciting weekend for the Masters Rowers with the State carnival held on Saturday at Aldinga Beach. A reasonably calm day with a little bubble from the gate can to shore.  Semaphore had six teams in with Excellent results.  Thanks again to Simsy for directing us on the beach and keeping us heading in the right direction, and organising team Shirts from EzyFit, our major sponsor in the boats section.


The AngryBirds (F 160+ Donna, Tracy, Louise & Kirsty) got a silver medal narrowly missing out on gold with their arch rivals for the day Port Elliot.  This is the first Female rowing medal for Semaphore “ever”– Fantastic effort from the ladies.


The Jacco’s (M160+ Johno, Craig A, Craig L, & Owen) cracked their Gold this year which now gives them the complete medal set after three years. Tight racing with Somerton giving them a very hard time.


The Trog’s (M220+ Mainy,Weiry,Mick & Stephen) recovered well from the first race to salvage a bronze from two strong seconds in the 2nd and 3rd races. Well done.


The Marty team (F120+ Marty,Dale,Browny & Aaron) Managed to come away with Gold from their first training session for the year. This makes it an excellent representation from Semaphore.


The Undecideds (F180+ – Jackie,Debb,Claire & Heather) had a great race day coming home in the middle of the pack all day. Excellent effort for their first year of rowing.


The Bizzalloys (M180+ The president, Mick L, Richard, & Barts) drew  the short straw with the most heavily contested division. After their extensive training session they represented Semaphore well. Great effort guys.


So an excellent effort from the Boaties in state masters.


Remember Senior States coming up 20 March


Club Champs


For Club Championships there will be two events

1km time trial for anybody between 1700 and 1800 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Come and get your time recorded by Aaron during these times.


Second event will be a handicap races for the boaties. 1400 on Saturday after Junior events and before presentations.

–          AngryBirds, Vs Undecideds, Vs U23s

–          Trogs, Vs Jaccos, Vs Motley Crew


Boat Naming Ceremony


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Water Cover Needed!

Hi everyone, with Master Boat State Titles on this Saturday we will unfortunately be short on numbers for water cover. If you are not rowing this Saturday and am able to come down and help out it will be much appreciated. Without sufficient water cover our nippers can not go in the water and what water cover we have become exhausted with the work they have to do.

Any help will be appreciated!

Boaties Corner

A fantastic weekend for the Semaphore Boaties at Brighton short course. There were 52 races with 75 crews on the beach with Semaphore fielding 6 crews. Thanks to Eddie from Glenelg who filled in with the Baities  while Lisa was on holiday.



U19s “Motley Crew”  1st in every race and 1st overall

U23s “The Baities” 2nd and two 1sts and 1st overall

Reserve men “Jaccos” a  4th (rowlock failure) and two 1sts, and second by a nose in the final

Masters Men “Trogs” 3rd, 2nd 1st with 5th overall

Masters women “Angry Birds” 1st,3rd,2nd 4th overall

Masters Women “ yet to be named” 4thand two 3rd


Excellent effort overall and fantastic team work on the beach. Thanks to Simsy for keeping me running in the right direction on the beach.


Masters Rowing next Saturday at Aldinga:


Packing Friday night after nipper board training

Leaving the Club at 0630 am for 9am start


Teams rowing:

Jaccos (160s)

Trogs (220s)

Angry Birds (160s)

2nd Mature Womens (180s)

Marty’s 120s (Browny, Marty, Kenny(pos Aaron) and Dale)

Bizz’s  (Barts, Leaney, Richard and Bizz) (180s)


Car wash next Saturday 20th February, same time as nippers – duty washes are U19 boys “The motley Crew”