New Colorado Club Ute

A huge thanks to sponsor Peter Kittle Holden for the Club’s new Colorado Ute.

Thanks also to long term sponsor Sign Lab for the eye-catching signage.

It looks fantastic!

Above: Leigh Williams (Peter Kittle Holden) presenting the new Ute to Club President Paul Breden, Life Member Steve Sims and Corporate Officer Mick Jarvis.

Membership Renewal Countdown

As per Semaphore SLSC Constitution, all memberships are required to be renewed by the last Saturday in November.

Please make sure you renew your membership by the 30th November.

See our membership page for details on how to renew online, alternatively the Club Registrar (Steph Breden) will be present at the Club every Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm, and Saturday from 11am to 1pm to assist with any registration renewal or new memberships.

Junior Update 13 Nov

Junior Update this week includes:

  • Training Time Table
  • Rostered Jobs
  • Junior Season Handbook
  • Port Adelaide Xmas Parade
  • 1st Junior Carnival Details
  • Post Carnival Dinner at Club
  • Junior Calendar

Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club. (proficiencies required)

Under 13 – R & R Training (includes U13 and U12 Age Groups) starts 10:00am Saturday 2nd Nov – Meet coach Raelene on the southern side of the club.

Under 11 – R&R Training (includes U11 and U10 Age Groups) Starts 11:00am Saturday 2nd Nov- Meet coach Raelene on the grass on the southern side of the club.

March Past Training – 12pm Saturday 2nd Nov meeting on the southern side the club.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday 2nd Nov muster on the southern side of club.


Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 13’s

Post Training Canteen – Under 10’s (enclosed Shoes Required)


Nippers Season Handbook

We’ve had some great feedback about our season handbook that was released last week. Remember to keep it handy so that you can reference it at any time. If you didn’t get one last week please see Steph to get one or an extra copy.

We’ve also included an on-line version on our website under Surf Sports/Nippers/Nippers Season Handbook or you can use the following link:

http://semaphoreslsc.com.au/nippers-season-handbook/

We have also included a full calendar of Nipper activities on our website under Surf Sports/Nippers/Nippers Season handbook use the link:

http://semaphoreslsc.com.au/nippers-calendar/


Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant

Call out to all nipper families. We have a float entered in the Port Christmas parade on Saturday afternoon. The ute sponsored by Peter Kittle will be towing a Semaphore SLSC surf boat but we need nippers and supervising parents to march along.

We understand that it’s the night before the first Junior Carnival but the parade will start at 6pm sharp and we are expected to be finished by 7pm.

Younger kids can ride along rather than walk the distance. Seats in the boat will be on a first come first served basis but preference will be given to younger kids. But that doesn’t mean that the older kids won’t have fun as they walk the route and pass out lollies to the public.

We would love to see any SRC’s and Bronzies in uniform to assist in supervising while the floats are in motion!!!

Sorry Mums/Dad’s with younger kids – your attendance will also be required!!

WHERE TO MEET – Baynes Place, Port Adelaide – look for Parade Section F

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5:30pm

Dress for the day is:

  • Semaphore skull caps, & broad brim hats (if hot) for all juniors and Semaphore training Shirts for all juniors that have them.
  • Patrol hats and shirts, or club gear for Youth Group, Seniors and patrolling members.
  • If you are a non-patrolling parent please wear any Semaphore gear that you have.
  • Optional tinsel and Christmas decorations – that’s up to you.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au


Junior Carnival Number 1 – Seacliff 17th November

The first Junior Carnival is here, the hosts of the carnival are Seacliff SLSC. The Seacliff Club can be found at 248 Esplanade, Seacliff SA 5049 but the actual carnival will be held north of the club rooms (map below).

It is preferred that all competitors are on the Beach by 7:30am. As mentioned in the handbook there are a lot of things that need to be done to set up for the day for the advantage of all age groups. Our tent needs to be carried to the beach and erected, competition boards needs to be brought down to the tent for the age groups to use, march past reels and equipment also need to be moved down to the tent. Age Groups will also do some warm up activities and last but not least entire families need to be smothered in Sunscreen, just cause its 21 degrees doesn’t mean you won’t get burnt.

R&R Competitors are asked to plan their journey so as to be on the beach by 7am to be prepared to marshal for R&R.

March Past competitors will be required to be in their March Past uniforms and ready to marshal by 8am. Please report to Mandy.

Carnival Attire

The following items are the mandatory requirement – area referees will not allow a competitor to marshal for an event with out these items:

  • Hi-Vis Vest – not faded (required for all water activities)
  • Club Skull Cap
  • Broad Brim Hat
  • Long sleeved top

Semaphore don’t demand that your wear semaphore uniform bathers but of course bathers are required.

Carnival Logistics

  • Carnival location – Seacliff beach, opposite Wheatland St (ie Seacliff Hotel), NOT in front of the Seacliff SLS Clubrooms
  • Gear Trailers – can be towed onto the beach via the ramp at the southern end of the Esplanade; VEHICLES are to be REMOVED once trailer dropped off; please drive slowly & carefully along the beach
  • Club tents – can be set up on the beach as per the map overleaf; please ensure they are secured
  • Car Parking – is along the Esplanade, carparo=k at southern end of Esplanade & surrounding streets
  • Food & drink – will be provided by Seacliff SLSC volunteers & available at the back of the beach (access ramps)
  • Toilets – available along the walking path near the food & drink area

Carnival Schedule

The schedule, as released by Surf Life Saving SA today is shown below. As usual there will be a printed and laminated schedule available from your Age Group Manager so that you can negotiate your way to events.

Carnival Map


Post Carnival Dinner at the Club

After a great day on the beach competing at our first carnival of the year why not clean up and come to the Club to celebrate everyone’s achievement.

Simple meals at a member discount will be available at the Club from 5:30pm with a short wrap up of how we went on the beach for each of the Age Groups.

Don’t Miss It!!!


Junior Calendar

NOVEMBER
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
DECEMBER
Sunday 1st DecemberYouth Teams U12 – U15 (Moana or Seacliff)
Saturday 14th DecemberChristmas break-up
Sunday 15th DecemberJunior Carnival #2 (Glenelg)
Saturday 21st DecemberWest Beach Nipperthon
JANUARY
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
FEBRUARY
Saturday 15th February Junior Training U8 to U13’s (Normanville)
Junior Dinner – 6pm Normanville Hotel
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (Normanville)
Saturday 22nd FebruaryR&R State Champs (Semaphore)
MARCH
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (Seacliff)

SLSA National Awards of Excellence

Well done to Sean McKenzie who was one of the Surf Sport Coach of the Year finalists that attended the SLSA National Awards of Excellence last Saturday on the Gold Coast.

Although he didn’t take home the top prize, Sean’s nomination as one of the national finalists is a great achievement and recognition that he is one of Australia’s top surf coaches.

Seniors competing in SA Surf League

Sunday saw the first SA Surf League teams event held at Glenelg Beach.
The competition was made up of club teams competing with 2 boat teams, 8 male and 8 female competitors.
Semaphore combined with Moana, Aldinga and Christies Beach to form SMAC United.

Specialist racing was held for Surf Boats, Surf Swim, Board Race and Surf
Ski in both male and female categories.
There was also a swim relay, board relay and ski relay where teams raced with 1 female and 1 male competitor over the spectator friendly M Shaped Race Course. 

Semaphore was represented by Naish Allen, Teagan Richards, Connor Tunbridge & Nic Schulz.
Everyone competed fiercely on the day with some great results on both a personal level and working for their SMAC United team.
The final race of the day was a Multi-Disciplined relay where 2 females and 2 males from each team competed in an exciting and hard fought race.
Well done to all the Semaphore competitors and as you can see by the photos it was tough hard racing.
Unfortunately Naish left early and missed the team photo but pushed hard
racing against the Massive Open Male competitors in the beach sprint.
A great event and hopefully it will be held again as the racing was tight
and up close for the spectators.

We need you at the Semaphore Street Fair!

We are lucky to be a part of the Semaphore Street fair again this year. 

The Semaphore Street Fair is on Sunday the 24th November, 10am to 5pm.

We are seeking volunteers for 3 hour shifts between 7am and 6pm to help set up, run and pack up the Club’s stall.

If you able to help out please contact Mick Jarvis: corporate@semaphoreslsc.com.au

We will be showcasing a variety of our lifesaving equipment, along with selling some of our apparel and Xmas Raffle tickets.

Your help to promote our Club will be most appreciated.

Family Photo Day – November 16

Bring your family down to the Club (Pt Malcom Reserve, Military Road) on the 16th November for Family Photo Day.

Each family will receive an 8 x 10 Family Photo for just $10.

Other packages, with same day printing, are available.

Proceeds go to the Club.

Please contact Jeremy Pook to book a session: 0403 000 901 or lefevre.director@gmail.com

Free sausage sizzle on the day.

Club Opening Hours this week

Club Opening Times this Week

Due to a function being held at the Club this Saturday, the upstairs area of the Club will be unavailable from 5pm. Nippers BBQ and Bar will be unaffected but if you’d like to stay on beyond 5pm, a $5 Can Bar will operate from the training room downstairs.

Check out this week’s opening hours

Junior Update 6th Nov

Our first Junior Carnival is only a week and a half away. The carnival is being held at Seacliff SLSC on Sunday 17th November. Under 8 to Under 13 Age Group Managers will be seeking nominations fro their teams. All Nippers who have completed their preliminary and competition proficiencies and are members of the Semaphore SLSC can attend and compete along with nippers from all the other South Australian Clubs.

Let your Age Group Manager know if you are attending so he can ensure that your nomination is entered. There are no last minute entries for these carnivals, entries to Surf Life Saving SA close early next week so make sure you nominate this Saturday to avoid dissapointment.

Want to know more about Carnivals, see the new Nippers Season Handbook or ask your Age Group Manager, or Assistants


Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club. (proficiencies required)

Under 13 – R & R Training (includes U13 and U12 Age Groups) starts 10:00am Saturday 2nd Nov – Meet coach Raelene on the southern side of the club.

Under 11 – R&R Training (includes U11 and U10 Age Groups) Starts 11:00am Saturday 2nd Nov- Meet coach Raelene on the grass on the southern side of the club.

March Past Training – 12pm Saturday 2nd Nov meeting on the southern side the club.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday 2nd Nov muster on the southern side of club.


Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 6’s & 7’s

Post Training Canteen – Under 11’s (enclosed Shoes Required)


Nippers Season Handbook Launch

The Nippers Season Will be released this Saturday with the Policy handbook to follow in a few weeks. It is our hope that this handbook will serve as a first point of call for information about Semaphore SLSC’s 2019/20 Season. The combination of the Nipper Season and Policy Handbooks should clarify all the things to do with Surf Life Saving SA and Semaphore’s Nipper programs.


Nipper Proficiencies

Before being able to attend carnivals this season all nippers U9 to U13 must attain their preliminary and competition proficiencies. These proficiencies are set by Surf Life Saving Australia and are not negotiable.

U8’s will need to complete their preliminary proficiencies before the first carnival with their competition proficiencies usually not required until just after Christmas as their first lot of water events are usually included in the January Carnival.

Meeting the preliminary proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete at carnivals in every event except open water events.

Meeting the competition proficiencies will allow a nipper to compete in all events at carnival.

In order to be eligible to attend the State Championship Carnival, Nippers must meet both of the proficiencies listed above and complete all sections of the Surf Education Award for their age group (done as part of our Nipper Training). In addition U13’s, if not completing their SRC during the season, must complete the Resuscitation Certificate (AID) to be eligible.


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 previous 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**


Junior Calendar

OCTOBER
Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Friday 25th OctoberBoard training starts
NOVEMBER
Wednesday 13th NovemberJunior pool training Starts (Largs Bay Pool)
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
DECEMBER
Sunday 1st DecemberYouth Teams U12 – U15 (Moana or Seacliff)
Saturday 14th DecemberChristmas break-up
Sunday 15th DecemberJunior Carnival #2 (Glenelg)
Saturday 21st DecemberWest Beach Nipperthon
JANUARY
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
FEBRUARY
Saturday 15th February Junior Training U8 to U13’s (Normanville)
Junior Dinner – 6pm Normanville Hotel
Sunday 16th February Junior Carnival #4 (Normanville)
Saturday 22nd FebruaryR&R State Champs (Semaphore)
MARCH
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (Seacliff)