Youth Development Group news – Training and Junior Mentor Day

Tuesday Night training from 4-5pm for U/14-17’s commences this week. Please bring regular surf gear plus runners.
Meantime Saturday 20th October will be Junior Mentor Day.  U14-U17’s will be allocated to junior age groups to assist Age Group Managers with regular junior training from 1-3pm.  Please report by 12:45 at the latest!
The Junior Mentor Day will provide an opportunity for youth members to buddy up with junior members, creating new friendships, providing guidance as role models and aiding Age Group Managers in running the regular training smoothly.  All are encouraged to attend as it will be a great day with lots of fun to be had.  U12’s and U13’s are to remain in their own age groups.

Call for Volunteers – Sunday 28th October 2018

The 2018 ‘Trailblazer by the Sea’ Fun Run is scheduled for Sunday 28th of October and our club has been asked to support a Check-In Station for the competing athletes.  We will need to be set up from 6:15am with the first runner/walkers commencing at 7.30am and a second wave commencing from 9.30am.  This should see us packed up and finished by mid morning.

Trailblazer by the Sea has been created as a fund raising, running and walking, event by the Rotary Club of Adelaide together with the Surf Life Saving Association of South Australia, two organisations that share values, and have a long history of achieving positive outcomes in the community.

All donations raised go directly to support Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Surf Lifesaving in SA and the Community Charity work of the Rotary Club of Adelaide.

For further information on the event go to

If you can assist please let Paul Breden know on 0459 442 802 or via email


Weekly Junior Report

Junior Report In Short

   – Board Washing & BBQ Duties 

   – March Past Training Starts 12pm Saturday

   – Nipper Parent Information Session

   – Come and Try Update

   – Finalised Age Group Managers and Assistants

   – Reminder – Closed Facebook Group for Semaphore Nippers

   – Semaphore SLSC – Carnival Photographers (no experience necessary)

   – Junior Calendar


Board Washing & BBQ Duties 

And the Lucky Winners are:

BBQ Responsibilities – Under 8’s
Board Washing Responsibilities – Under 14’s


March Past Training

With the appointment of Mandy Morphett as March Past Coach this season we can announce that March Past Training will start this Saturday 13th October from 12:00 to 12:30pm.

Mandy (previously a multiple medal winning march past coach) has returned after a few years break to take on our March Past Training. She is highly skilled and will bring an extra precision to our already successful March Past Teams.

Meet Mandy on grass on the southern side of the club

12pm this Saturday for March Past Training

We welcome Mandy back to Semaphore SLSC


Nipper Parent Information Session – Moved to 20th October

The Parent Information Session originally set for this Saturday (13th October) has been cancelled once we conform access to the upstairs area of the Club we will advise of a new date .  Apologies for any inconvenience.


Come and Try Update

After the weekend now have x Come and Try Nippers, and with the forecasted temps in the upper 20’s were sure to see more. 

With this in mind we are calling for old (but not extremely faded) hi-vis tops to supplement our supply for come and try.  Please drop them to the Come and Try desk downstairs on Saturday.

Or find Steph and give them to her.

Remember: 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.


Finalised 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  Nick Mann/Cooper Clee Perry McDonald Moult
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

**** March Past Coach –  Mandy Morphett******

Junior Panel – Bruce Mosley (Jnr Convenor), Ian Biggs , Steph Breden (Jnr Secretary)


Reminder – 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.

Please note that you will be asked 2 questions which will allow us to ensure that members of the Group are restricted to Parents/Guardians. This is to ensure the privacy of our Nippers should we post photos etc.  Only those confirmed as members from the questions will be granted access.


Semaphore SLSC Media – Carnival Photographers (no experience necessary)

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 or see me at training.


Junior Calendar Dates

TBC                 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)

Surf Club Bistro Recommencing Meals – Friday 19th October


We are pleased to advise that the kitchen will be up and running again from Friday 19th October for dinner, with our dedicated kitchen staff returning after a long break whilst our renovations have been undertaken.

Demand will be high for the first night so we will be limiting the number of diners to 100. Bookings will therefore be essential so you don’t miss out.

Please call the club on 8449 8088 to register your booking.

From thereafter meals will be served every Thursday and Friday from 6pm.

We hope to see you all very soon.

Social and Fund Raising Committee

Social and Fundraising Committee

It’s been a while since the club had a social and fundraising committee but we would like to start this important group up again.

If you have any ideas for social events and/or fundraising – or would just like to be involved we would welcome you joining this new group.

We will not be asking for too much of your time with the first priority to plan a calendar of events and activities for members and supporters (young and old).

An informal meeting will be held upstairs at the club on Sunday 21st October at 3pm for those that are interested in joining in.

For further information please give Pat Hansen a call on 0422 007 413 or email at

30th Anniversary at Point Malcolm Reserve

30th Anniversary at Point Malcolm Reserve

On Sunday the 7th of October, Semaphore SLSC celebrated 30 years based at our current location at Point Malcolm Reserve.   On what was a magnificent Sunday afternoon weather-wise, a massive gathering of current & past members celebrated what has been a marvellous history at the site.  Given the recent Club re-development those in attendance also could see the exciting future ahead of us.


Many thanks to those who assisted in the planning and preparation for the event, as well as those who helped on the day, whether it be serving behind the bar, collecting glasses, serving food or cleaning up at the end of the evening.  We are truly blessed to have such committed and giving members.

Private Function at Club – 13th October

Wedding at the Club this Saturday 13th October

In what is the first large scale external Function at the Club since our re-development, this Saturday we are hosting a Beach Wedding for approx. 125 guests.  Please be advised that the upstairs area of the Club will be closed to all to enable the set-up for the Function.  We will have a Temporary Bar & BBQ downstairs following Nippers Training for all to enjoy.

Training News

SRC & Bronze Medallion Training Last Weekend

Last weekend (5th to 7th of October) approximately 30 of our young members, undertook their SRC & Bronze Top-Up training.  In what must surely be record numbers in one intake, the students & trainers committed to 3 days of long and intensive training both in & out of the water.  Whilst the weather was pleasant outside of the water, feedback was that each of the students now understand what it is like to be a Polar Bear!!

As a club, Semaphore is extremely proud that such a large percentage of our junior/youth members are transitioning from competition to patrolling members.  Given we primarily exist as a Community Volunteer Service Organisation, such large numbers augurs well for the coming years.

Many thanks to Heather Eckert as the principal trainer for the three days. Heather was ably and gratefully assisted by several volunteers handling water cover and other tasks.  Thanks also to Jennie Charlton and her team for helping co-ordinate such a monumental achievement.  The feedback from all the students was extremely positive both on the training itself as well as our new Training Facilities.

Well done everyone!

Club Swimwear and Shirts

Club Swimwear

Following on from last week’s article, please be reminded that we are looking to close orders on the new Club Swimwear next week.  Given that we have elected to ‘Pay As You Order’ to keep the cost as low as possible, it is important that we place our bulk order as soon as possible given that there is a 4-6 week delivery timeframe.  These items are unbelievable value & can only be priced as such through the generous sponsorship of BluBuilt Constructions and our ordering process.


FINZ have provided sample sizes this week, but they are for this week only as they need to be returned after Saturday. Please don’t hesitate, there is no time to waste!!


The Uniform Shop will be open on Saturday from 12pm or alternatively for Senior competitors, orders can be placed via Sean McKenzie.  We are expecting that sample sizes will be available for inspection on Saturday.

Female Competitors


Male Competitor


Long Sleeve Shirts


Girls (One-Piece) Sizes 4-14


Ladies (One-Piece) Sizes 8-22


Girls (Two-Piece) Sizes 4-14


Ladies (Two-Piece) Sizes 8-22


Boys Racer Style/Speedo Sizes 4-14


Mens Racer Style/Speedo Sizes 14-24


Boys Jammer Style Sizes 4-14


Mens Jammer Style Sizes 14-24


Long Sleeve Shirt (80% Cotton)



Kind regards,

Bruce Moseley & Sean McKenzie.



To coincide with the commencement of the Nippers Season this Saturday, the Club Canteen will be open from 10am to 1pm. Come & support the Club and grab a pie, pasty or donut from our great Sponsor & Supporter, Semaphore Bakery. Thank you also to our Canteen volunteers, ably led by Lorren Atwell.