Calling volunteers and cupcake makers for the local cross country carnival!

On Tuesday September 17, for the seventh year running, we will be providing food and drinks for competitors and supporters at the Port District SAPSASA Cross Country carnival.

It’s a wonderful local event for our kids and we need helpers to make the day a success.

We are calling for volunteers to help with cooking and serving the BBQ for as little or as long as you can assist. Runs approx 8:30am – 1:30pm.

Also any budding MasterChef cupcake makers out there who can supply some cupcakes to sell for $1 each would be appreciated. We had over 200 cupcakes donated last year and we sold out!

Please contact Trudy on 0408 824 789 or Brad on 0412 073 688 if you are able to assist.

End of Season Footy Tipping Results

Last Sunday at the Club saw the wrap up of the 2019 Footy Tipping Competition with some surprising results. The hidden rounds really made a difference this year as everyone was expecting Wanga Robbins to take out the big prize, but that wasn’t the case.

Alex Breden

Kids Competition Winner ($25 + bag of lollies)

P.S. All the kids that competed got a bag of lollies

Andrew Edwards

Last Place ($50)

Max Ogilvie

Second Place ($250)

Todd Bampton and Mick Higgie

Dual Winners ($1000 shared)

The Club extends it thanks to Andrew ‘SPENCE’ Spencer for organising the Footy Tip Competition, giving us an extra reason to visit the Club each week in the off season.

2019/20 Nippers Program


We’ve had a great start to planning this season, with a lot of Nipper parents and members of the Youth Group volunteering for official and non-official jobs.

We are also putting together a Semaphore SLSC Junior Handbook/Policy Book that will contain all the information parents need to know for the upcoming season. The handbook will be available ~Week 3-4 of the season.

A friendly reminder to returning parents to please welcome and help out any new parents or kids that may look a bit lost at the start of the season. Semaphore SLSC has long been known as a Family Club and we want to ensure that the tradition continues.

Attire Requirements for ALL Training Sessions

With the start of the surf season just a month away, it is a good time to remind everyone of the dress requirements.

Nippers are required to wear a Semaphore SLSC skull cap, along with a broad brimmed hat, a long sleeved rashie/training top and a hi-vis top to all training sessions, including board training.  

Hi-Vis Top
Accepted colours are yellow / pink / combination pink-yellow.  Green and faded hi-vis tops will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.  

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

Junior Program Recruitment

We are still looking for someone to be the Under 8’s Assistant Age Group Manager. If you are interested please e-mail Steph on

It doesn’t stop there though. We are in dire need of parents to help with various roles including Officials at carnivals, Media Officers and Child Protection Officers. You don’t need to commit to doing these roles every week, but if you are interested in getting a bit more involved and can lend a hand every now and then throughout the season, please contact Steph on

Age GroupManagerAssistantSRC/Bronze
Under 6
Under 7
Cathy Scott
Ella Andrews
Ashleigh Scott
Matt Grygorcewicz
Grant McAlpine
Mariah Murray
Sam Jarvis
Under 8Brooke Moseley?Jake Andrews
Lilija Zampatti
Under 9Brenton ZampattiSam McAlpine
Kate Griffin
Alex Breden
Tyler Richards
Under 10Todd BamptonNick MannCooper Clee
Fiona Keane
Under 11Kenny TunneyMykenzie Low
Alana Birrell
Chloe Short
Clarice Clee
Holly McGorman
Under 12Shane GriffinCassie LyndsayBridget Keane
Under 13Brad CleeB J WilliamsTeagan Richards

Junior Calendar Dates

We plan to publish an online calendar for Nippers this year, to be launched ~Week 3. More details on this soon. But for now, here are some important dates to get in your diary.

Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Wednesday 16th OctoberJunior pool training starts
Friday 18th OctoberBoard training starts
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (location TBA)
Saturday 14th DecemberChristmas break-up
Sunday 15th DecemberJunior Carnival #2 (location TBA)
Saturday 21st DecemberWest Beach Nipperthon
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (location TBA)
Saturday 15th FebruaryR&R State Champs (location TBA)
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (location TBA)
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (location TBA)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (location TBA)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (location TBA)

2019/20 Come and Try Program

COME AND TRY 2019/20

Semaphore SLSC will once again offer a Come and Try program for those Nippers wanting to try Surf Life Saving before signing up for the season.

Visit our website for more Come and Try information, including a downloadable information sheet and registration forms.

Nipper Training for 2019/20 will start on 12th Oct 2019 at 12:45 with Come and Try registrations open from 11am. You may wish to complete registration forms (available via the link above) before you arrive, as the first few weeks can be quite busy.

Alternatively, we will be having a Come and Try pre-registration day from 12pm to 4pm on 14th September 2019, so come on down and take a look at the Club and talk to an existing member.

2019/20 Membership Renewals

Online registration for the 2019/20 season is now available for new and existing members.

Visit our Membership page for information on online registration. This page includes a link to the members portal to complete the online registration, information on the membership categories available and pricing, help documents for family and individual renewals, what to do if you have forgotten usernames and passwords, as well as more hints and tips.

Alternatively, if you would like assistance, Semaphore SLSC will be holding Annual Membership Registration Days on:

  • Thursday 12th September 5pm – 7pm
  • Friday 13th September 5pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 14th September 4pm and 6pm
  • Sunday 15th September 4pm and 6pm.

Come down and say hello and we will help you to join or renew online.

Otherwise keep your eye out at the club for other opportunities to renew or sign-up with assistance after the patrol season starts on 12th of October.

Below is an outline of the 2019/20 Membership fees:

Membership Category2019/20 Fee
Family – 2 Active or social + (max of 4) junior/cadet
member/s, active 15-18 years or active concession in
the same household
Sandcrab (5-7 years of age)*
plus mandatory membership of a parent/guardian
(Active 18+, Social or Supporter categories acceptable)
Junior (8-13 years of age)*
plus mandatory membership of a parent/guardian
(Active 18+, Social or Supporter categories acceptable)
Cadet (SRC 13-15 years of age)
Active (15 – 18 years of age)
Active (concession or apprenticeship/traineeship)
Active (18+ years of age)$175.00
$230.00 incl
comp fee

* Please Note: that the Sports Voucher Program for eligible Primary School Age Children is now $100 per child. For more details about about Sports Vouchers see

Should you require any further information please contact Steph Breden at

Bunnings Fundraising BBQ’s

As we come into summer we are again fortunate enough to be involved in the Bunnings Community BBQ Program.

This program has helped us raise more than $40,000 over the past two years.

If you are interested in going onto the mailing list as a volunteer for either weekdays or weekends, please contact Mick Jarvis (e:; p: 0403 329 204).

We have a few Life Members that are currently on our list, but it would be good to be able to take some of the burden off them.

Thank you for supporting our ongoing fundraising efforts.

End of Season AFL Footy Tipping Show

It’s time again for the Semaphore SLSC End of Season AFL Footy Tipping Show.

Come down to the club and join in the fun this Sunday, 8th September from 3pm.

Get fit for summer with senior club swimming

Club Swimming for senior groups is now on every Wednesday night at 7pm at the Largs Swim Centre.

Come along, get fit and have some fun.

$4 per session. Open to all Semaphore SLSC members.

Timed swims available for Bronze Training Participants.

Congratulations to our award winners

Congratulations to our award winners and finalists at this year’s Surf Life Saving SA Excellence Awards.

Semaphore’s R&R team picked up the State Youth R&R Perpetual Trophy for the 2018-2019 season.

Congratulations to Teagan Richards who was named U/15 Female Champion of the Year. We continue to be very proud of how you represent our Club!

Finally, a massive congratulations to our very own Sean McKenzie for being named Coach of the Year. We are very proud indeed! Well deserved.

Can Bar open this Saturday

Please note the upstairs bar is unavailable this Saturday, 24th August, due to a function.

The Can Bar will be open downstairs (training room) from 4:30pm, as per usual opening hours.

A limited selection of beer and house wines will be available for $5 per glass.

All Welcome.