Back in the water

It is great to see seniors training again!

Board training has once again kicked off on a Wednesday night.

There are a few changes that everyone needs to abide by to make sure seniors are training safely, including breaking into smaller groups, keeping 1.5m apart and making sure there is no sharing of drink bottles or craft. People are also asked to put their name down ahead of time to assist with planning groups.

Don’t forget your high vis, wetsuit and head torch.

If you would like more information about seniors training please contact Craig Andrews (0419 238 164).

Footy tipping is back!

With Round 2 of the AFL kicking off next week, it is time to get your footy tips in.

If you would like to be a part of this year’s Premier Tipping Contest all you have to do is the following:

1. Go to
2. Sign up
3. Go to COMPS & Join “Semaphore SLSC” using the Comp Code: TSZKA7D4.

The cost is $50 pp (Payable to Andrew Spencer).

Prize $$ for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and 6th last (Prize $$ will be dependent on number of people in the Comp). The coveted “Top Tipster Trophy” is also up for grabs.

You can put your Tips on from anywhere that has the Internet at Anytime!

A weekly Leaders Sheet will be posted in the Club on Thursdays.

Remember Round 2 kicks off Thursday 11th June.

Good Luck.

Good news – Bar is open this Sat and Sun 4 – 8 pm

The club will reopen this Saturday and Sunday from 4 – 8 pm.

However there will be some changes to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure the safety of our community.

Key changes include:

  • Only the bar is open – no meals at this stage.
  • The bar is cashless – drinks need to be purchased by EFTPOS only.
  • Maximum of 20 people in the bistro area and 20 people in the bar area. A maximum of 18 people can also be on the balcony – weather permitting.
  • There are strict rules about spacing within the bar, bistro and balcony areas, including patrons in all areas must be seated and comply with 1.5m rule. Please see the attached letter from our President for further details.
  • Patrons are asked to sign in on arrival.
  • It is recommended patrons stay for a maximum of two hours.

Your support in working with us to allow the club to open safely is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you at the club.

Letter from our President, Paul Breden, BAR OPENING – Semaphore SLSC

Club closure update

With the government starting to map out changes to restrictions over coming weeks/months, Semaphore’s Board of Management are looking at what this might mean for our club.

Click here to read an update from Paul Breden, Club President

Female Mentoring Program

A reminder Surf Life Saving Australia are running a Female Mentoring Program. Semaphore has a lot of females who are natural leaders and it would be great to see as many as possibly take up this opportunity.

SLSA are running The Female Mentoring Program that
aims to support and encourage confident, strong and skilled female representation within SLS, to strengthen leadership skills,
and identify, and develop the next generation of female leaders to position SLS for the future.

Semaphore’s Board of Management is very supportive of this initiative and encourages females within Surf Life Saving to take on more leadership roles and are happy to offer any assistance you may need to apply. Applications close on 15th June, 2020.

Click here for more information.

Cook up a storm

Banana cake – delicious and filling!


1 cup SR flour
1 cup caster sugar
50 g slightly salted butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup (60mls) milk
1/2 cup mashed banana


Preheat oven to 180oC/160oC fan forced.

Prepare a 7 cm deep loaf tin by lining with baking paper.

Shift in flour in a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre. Add butter, egg, vanilla, milk and banana.

Stir until just combined.


Don’t forget to send copies of your favourite healthy recipes to

Keep safe and up-to-date

Restrictions are starting to ease and changes are being announced regularly. Keep up-to-date by visiting our local council, State and government websites:

Port Adelaide Enfield Council

South Australian Government COVID-19 information page

Australian Government COVID-19 updates

Australian Government Department of Health

IRB Crew and Driver Training

Team, it is time to start thinking ahead for the 3rd Saturday of every month for some IRB Crew and Driving Training down at Goolwa – 8am-1pm. We can use the Goolwa SLSC facilities and North Haven, Grange, Henley, West Beach, Brighton, Seacliff and Southport are all looking at doing something similar.

This will also be a good opportunity to use your skill set in some surf conditions under the watchful eyes of various IRB trainers from our club and other clubs.

We are looking at Saturday June 20th for our 1st session.
This season we would like to get as many new IRB crew and especially IRB drivers qualified as possible. With the jet ski being based at Semaphore now being an IRB driver is the next step you will need to take to be part of the RWC Team.

We would like an indication of numbers so we can plan training needs so please let us know by the 1st June 2020 if you are keen to undertake IRB crew or IRB drivers course so we can give a list of names to the training team.

Email with your name and which course you are interested in doing.

Min requirement is 16 years old and Bronze Medallion qualified.
The above is all subject to lifting of COVID-19 restrictions which will allow us start this training but for now, just lock away that 3rd Saturday of every month, start looking into getting your boat licence and a wet suit and as soon as we are able to we can hit the ground – or water – running!

Talk to Heather, Drewie, Mick J, Wanga or Neil for more info.

Seasonal Jobs SA

A website listing seasonal jobs available to help out South Australia’s agriculture industry has been launched.

If you are interested visit Seasonal Jobs SA at

Surf Studio – Surf Life Saving

Check out the first episode of Surf Studio – an online show filled with news and surf life saving stories from across Australia.

Legendary Ironman Trevor Hendy is one of many that feature in the first episode.

Episodes and further information is available at