Upcoming Officials Workshop

Please note that there is an upcoming official’s workshop on the 20th of March at 6:00pm. Contact Blake Steele at Surf Life Saving SA for further details at Blake.Steele@surflifesavingsa.com.au or 08 8354 6900.

Upcoming Training Officer Course

Please see the below flyer for details of an upcoming Training Officer Course held by Surf Life Saving South Australia. The course will be held over two days, on both Saturday 14th and 21st April. Please note that attendance is required on both days.

This is a really valuable course – being a trainer can improve your employment opportunities due to skills such as public speaking, confidence building and leadership.

C18025 Training Officers Course

Volunteer Grants of $500 Available – DEADLINE TODAY!

If you have been volunteering for at least 6 months you may be eligible for a $500 grant from the Grants Hub to fund items related to your volunteering. But please act fast, as deadline for applications is today, Thursday 15th March 2018!

https://www.thegrantshub.com.au/giving

Please use the following Reference Details in your application:

Name: Rhys Krauter Email: secretary@semaphoreslsc.com.au

SEMAPHORE SLSC FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION

Yes even though the club is under renovation, the Semaphore SLSC Footy Tipping Competition will still be on again this footy season. Cost to enter remains the same as previous years at $50 per person and must be paid in full by the end of the 3rd round. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing at the end of the footy season, as well as the tipster that finishes in 8th last position. Prize money will be finalised once all money has been received. Obviously the more people that enter the greater the prize pool will be. As an added bonus if you put your selections in over the bar in the shed on a Thursday night you will receive a free drink (can of beer, glass of wine or a cool drink).

Also if you have a child under 18 at the 30th September 2018 they can enter into a separate junior tipping competition. There is no charge for them to enter and they can put in their tips the same way – at the club, via email or sms.

Full list of the competition rules will be given to those that enter. If you are keen to be the best AFL tipster in the club and want bragging rights over other members, please either put your name on the Footy Tipping Entry form that will behind the bar in the shed or contact Chris Mahney at chris.mahney@peet.com.au or sms Chris on 0417 827 808 prior to Tuesday 20th March 2018. The 1st game of the season is Thursday 22nd March 2018.

Nippers Calendar will be issued again on the weekend.

 

States Day 1 – (Quals) Wrap up

Not sure it gets any better than this, with Board Rescue for U12’s & 13’s going down to Medals, our Under 12’s took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Congratulations to Tylor Richards & Amy Buck, Jake Andrews & Hunter Allen (absent from photo), Noah Heffernan & Luc Lindsay. Rumor is that their coach, Jacko Mahney, promised the entire U12 team a Fasta Pasta dinner (HIS TREAT) after States Day 3 (Saturday 10th) if it happened. Nice One Jacko!!

Another standout mention was our Buchannon Team of Joel Andrews & Ky Bampton (U8), Sharni Forrest & Max Jarvis (U9), and Ava Griffin & Jack Travers (U10) finishing in overall 9th place.

It was a long day for all with the last events not finishing until after 5pm. All our Nippers represented Semaphore SLSC well, and we wish them all luck with next week’s club champs and States Day 2, 3 and 4 the following week.

We must give a massive thanks to both water cover and our officials for their usual huge effort without which we could not be on the beach every week.

 

Qualified Events

Under 8’s

              Flags

              Georgie Mann

              Sprints

              Ky Bampton                              Georgie Mann

 

Under 9’s

              Flags

              Olive Charleston                       Cameron Elull                           Hugh Griffin                              Max Jarvis

              Board Relay

Team – Cameron Ellul, Hugh Griffin, Samuel Newman

 

Under 10’s

              Sprints

              Ava Griffin       

              Board Relay

Team – Boyd Clarke, Nicholas Lindsay, Jack Travers

 

Under 11’s

               Sprints

              Eli Murray                                 Lauchie Sands

               Flags

              Jamie-Lee Biggs                       Jackson Clee                             Eli Murray                                 Lauchie Sands

 

              Iron Person

              Jackson Clee                            Erin Dixon

              Aiden Hall

 

 

Under 12’s

               Sprints

              Tyler Richards                         

              Flags

              Tia James                                 Tylor Richards                          

              Iron Person

              Jake Andrews                           Alex Breden

              Amy Buck                                 Noah Heffernan                        Luc Lindsay                              Tyler Richards                           Lilija Zampatti

      

 

Under 13’s

              Sprints

              Fionn Keane                              Shay Whelan                    

              Flags

              Fionn Keane                              Shay Whelan

 

 

Board Training

Board Training as usual this Friday 2nd March, 2018, the board trailer will be there so it is open to all proficient Nippers.

 

March Past Training

All March Past Competitors there will be March Past training after board training on Friday 2nd March at 6:30 pm

 

All Age Relay Team

Selection has been made for the Semaphore All Age Relay team competing on the last day at States.

Congratulations to:

Georgie Mann (U8’s)

Hugh Griffin (U9’s)

Ava Griffin (U10’s)

Eli Murray (U11’s)

Tyler Richards (U12’s)

Fionn Keane (U13’s)

 

A training session has been scheduled to be held directly after Club Championships with Coaches Jacko Mahney and Luke Zille.

 

 

R&R Training

All R&R Competitors please note there will be R&R training after Club Champs on Saturday 3rd of March from 1pm.

 

 

Club Championships – 3rd March

 

Seniors Start at 9am         –      Juniors start at 10am

 

Come down and see our Seniors in action, then muster at the usual place at 9:45am

 

SEMAPHORE SLSC JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPS
Flags Sprints Water Area 1 Water Area 2
Start 10am U9 U10 U7 Wade U11 Swim
    U8 Wade U12 Swim
U10 U9 U7 Board U13 Swim
    U8 Board U11 Board
U7 U8 U9 Swim U12 Board
    U10 Swim U13 Board
U8 U7 U9 Board U11 Iron
    U10 Board  
U13 U11 U9 Iron U12 Iron
       
U11 U12 U10 Iron U13 Iron
       
U12 U13
   

 

Post Club Championships BBQ

As usual there will be a BBQ after training/club champs this Saturday usual prices and meal deals apply.  REMEMBER – CASH ONLY

 

 

Hi-Vis Vests.

I’m sure your all very sick about the banging on over Hi- Vis vests however it’s all about safety in, and around the water so there will be the standard club vests available for purchase in most sizes from now until competition starts on Day 3 of States, see Steph.

The popular new Finz vests (pink on the back, Yellow in the front) will also be available at the State Carnival in two weeks for $25)

 

State Championships – 9th – 11th March – Glenelg SLSC

We are beginning to get further clarification regarding State Championships.  Whilst no Schedule is available the following will give you an idea of which events will be on each day

 

Day 2 – 9th March

From 5pm – 2 Person and 5 Person RnR Heats

 

Day 3 – 10th March

Sprints           All Age Groups              Semi’s / Finals

Flags              All Age Groups              Semi’s / Finals

Iron Person     U11 – U13                    Finals

Swim             All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board             All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Wade             U8 – U10                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

2 Person and 5 Person RnR                  Semi’s/Finals

 

Day 4 – 11th March

March Past

All Age Beach Relay

Beach Relay           All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Swim Teams          U9 – U13                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Cameron Relay              U9 – U13                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board Relay           U11 – U13                    Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board Relay           U9 – U10                     Finals

Wade Relay            U8 – U10                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

 

**Junior Lifesaver of the Year Presentations will not happen on this day as they will be presented at the SLSSA Red and Yellow Ball.

 

More information will become available over the next few weeks so please watch this space.

 

 

Junior Presentation Day – 12th March

(Day after State Champs)

 

Start Time 10 am

Order of Events

– Presentations,

(starting with our SLSSA Junior Lifesavers of the Year)

– Our Traditional Shaving Cream Fight

– Finishing with a BBQ

 

PLEASE NOTE: that shower and change room facilities are no longer available with the renovations to the clubrooms, (thus we have transferred the Shaving Cream Fight to the end of our presentations). Your preparations to join this activity should take this into account.

 

Upcoming Notable Dates –

 

3 Mar               –     Club Junior Championships

          9 Mar               –     RnR Heats

           10/11 Mar       –     RnR Semi-Finals & Finals

Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar      –     Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

 

A Message from the President

Building is well and truly under way (actually it’s more unbuilding at this stage – I’ve seen at least 5 skips loaded and moved on).  I had a quick walk through last Friday and took a few snaps so you can get an idea of what’s happening.  Pretty much all the windows are gone, A/C units are out, internal doors are gone, plumbing gone and walls are starting to come down.  I haven’t been down to the club today (Tuesday) but I believe the roof demolition is under way.   Check out the photos below.

Many thanks to Bruce for keeping the Junior side of things under control with our reduced facilities, with a great turn out on Saturday.  Thanks Sean for doing the same with Seniors on Sunday.  I didn’t get to Middleton but heard there were some organizational issues – always wonder about carnivals at beaches that don’t have a club.

Thanks also to Jennie Charlton for coordinating our involvement with Ride the Wave program on Sunday.  Ride the Wave is a community program introducing migrants to our beaches and clubs to promote our organization and to contribute to beach safety for this at risk section of our community.

Good luck to everyone competing over the next few weeks and as always biggest thanks to those members on patrol especially now when our resources are hit with other commitments.

Regards,

Mick

 

Junior Swimming Training

It’s a great chance to hit the pool before Club Championships this weekend and States next weekend.  Junior Swimming training will take place at the Largs Swim Centre from 7-8pm Wednesday 28th February.

 

Junior Weekly Report

Nippers Calendar Available Here

 

Board Training

No Board Training this Friday 23rd February, 2018

 

HI-VIS VESTS.

Surf Life Saving SA has notified us of the requirements for Hi-vis Vests for both Qualifying and State Carnivals. Competitors may wear either Pink or Yellow (or the new combination Yellow Front, Pink Back version). However, the Hi-Vis Vest irrespective of colour cannot be faded, and that a competitor with a faded Hi-Vis will not be allowed to compete.

Hi Vis Vests will be available for purchase first thing Saturday morning. Please find Steph Breden. OR from the Finz merchandise Tent but I have no info of their opening time (traditionally 9am).

 

State Qualifying Carnival – 24th Feb – Grange SLSC

Program (please note that as always, this is subject to weather/beach conditions so competitors should be prepared for any change of event order that may be necessary due to a number of factors)

Event Schedule:

 

The 1 km Team Run, Buchannon, Brace Relay and Board Rescue will be competed down to Medals. That means that the Heats, Semi-finals and Finals will be run for the appropriate Age Groups on this day, with medals presented at the State Championship Carnival 2 weeks later.

Please Note that events start at 8am, there will be no RnR or March Past Events, so we are requesting all competitors to be on the beach at 7:30am.  Grange is notoriously bad for parking. I have received no further information regarding any arrangements for parking so please allow plenty of time to park and get on the beach.

 

Club Championships – 3rd March

 

Seniors Start at 9am         –      Juniors start at 10am

 

Come down and see our Seniors in action, then muster at the usual place at 9:45am

Draft Junior Club Champs Schedule

 

State Championships – 9th – 11th March – Glenelg SLSC

We are beginning to get further clarification regarding State Championships.  Whilst no Schedule is available the following will give you an idea of which events will be on each day

Day 1 – 9th March

From 5pm – 2 Person and 5 Person RnR Heats

Day 2 – 10th March

Sprints           All Age Groups              Semi’s / Finals

Flags              All Age Groups              Semi’s / Finals

Iron Person     U11 – U13                    Finals

Swim             All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board             All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Wade             U8 – U10                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

2 Person and 5 Person RnR                  Semi’s/Finals

Day 3 – 11th March

March Past

All Age Beach Relay

Beach Relay           All Age Groups              Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Swim Teams          U9 – U13                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Cameron Relay              U9 – U13                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board Relay           U11 – U13                    Heats/Semi’s/Finals

Board Relay           U9 – U10                     Finals

Wade Relay            U8 – U10                     Heats/Semi’s/Finals

 

Junior Lifesaver of the Year Presentations

More information will become available over the next few weeks so please watch this space.

 

Junior Presentation Day – 12th March

(Day after State Champs)

Start Time 10 am

Order of Events

– Presentations,

(starting w U13’s, followed by the other age groups)

– BBQ

– Finishing with our traditional Shaving Cream Fight

PLEASE NOTE: that shower and change room facilities are no longer available with the renovations to the clubrooms, (thus we have transferred the Shaving Cream Fight to the end of our presentations). Your preparations to join this activity should take this into account.

 

Upcoming Notable Dates –

 

24 Feb              –     Junior Qualifying – Grange

3 Mar               –     Club Junior Championships

          9 Mar               –     RnR Heats

          10/11 Mar       –     RnR Semi-Finals & Finals

Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar             –     Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

Bronze Top Up and SRC Course in October 2018 School Holidays

We have a trainer that has proposed that they are available to offer a training on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018 to support your child to be proficient for the start of the season with an assessment to be booked Saturday 20 October.  To make this practical we need at least 10 candidates to confirm that they will be attending for this to be a course and please note that if not yet of age by the date of assessment you are welcome to train with your friends and keep attending the training patrol as refresher until you can undertake assessment.

The Timed swim for start of season will be Wednesday 19 September at Largs Pool and time will be confirmed.

If we have at least 10 members it  would mean that we would be looking at organising a First Aid Course on either Saturday 22 September or Sunday 23 September at our club if we have sufficient numbers state that they are wanting this course and link to the training in October or on training Patrols thereafter.

Please email instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au to register your interest by Wednesday 28 February 2018 and advise your preferred date for the First Aid course and you will be sent the full details and asked to join the facebook group for this training.

Thanks in advance the Training Team

A note from the Youth Development Squad Coach

Thanks all for a great first year as the youth development coach of what will hopefully only become a bigger and better program. No training next week due to Jnr Qualifying and the following weeks are Club Champs, Junior and Senior States respectively. Thanks to all that helped and it will be back bigger and better next year.

Luke