Helpers needed for upcoming Bunnings Fundraising BBQ – November 14

We are looking for 3 people to help with the Bunnings BBQ from 2-4pm on the 14th November.

This shift includes pack up of the BBQ and tent.

If you are available to help out, can you please contact Mick Jarvis at

Thank you for supporting our ongoing fundraising efforts.

Quiz Night

Thanks to those who attended this year’s Quiz Night and to the generous businesses that donated goods and services.

The show was sold out and everyone had a fantastic time.

The event raised lots of money for new rescue equipment.

Thank you to the committee who organised the show and a BIG thank you to Andrew and Paula Spencer for being the Quiz Master and Score Keeper.

Draw win!

Congratulations to Simsy for winning $250 in the Members Draw this week.

The jackpot starts again at $200 this Friday. Draw to be drawn at 7:15pm.

X-mas Raffle

With Christmas fast approaching, it is time for the Club’s traditional X-mas Raffle.

Tickets are $2 each.

Heaps of awesome prizes up for grabs.

Raffle books will be handed out at Nipper training this Saturday. Tickets can also be purchased over the Bar.

The raffle will be drawn during the Nipper Xmas Break-up show.

Sunday Sessions

Don’t miss this week’s Sunday Session featuring Darren Constable.

Sunday November 10.

Starting at 3pm!

Members wanted for Port Xmas Parade

Semaphore SLSC will once again be represented in this year’s Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant, which is being held on Saturday November 16th. It would be great to have as many Juniors, Youth and Seniors marching as possible.

We understand that it’s the night before the first Junior Carnival but we are expected to be finished by 7pm.

We will be utilising the Peter Kittle Supplied Holden Utility presented last week to tow our usual Surf Boat, so that some of the 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!!

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.

More info will be supplied soon.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden at

Junior Update 31st October

TAKE TWO…Board training starts this Friday night (weather permitting that is). Muster on the grass to sign in at 4:45pm for a 5pm start.

A reminder that you need to have passed your competition proficiency before attending Board Training. Last year’s proficiencies are currently still valid.

R&R Training starts this week for U10 to U13 Age Groups (training timetable below).

For more information about R & R as a Surf Life Saving event please see last weeks post

Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday 1st Nov – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club.

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 12’s

Post Training BBQ – Under 8’s

Nippers Season Handbook – Delayed an additional week

The Nippers Season and Nippers Policy Handbooks has unfortunately been delayed again. We have an information session with Surf SA next week which may provided additional information, with the Nipper Season Handbook expected to be distributed at training on 9th November 2019, with the Policy Handbook to follow shortly after.

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.

In the mean time, if you have any questions please see your Age Group Manager, Junior Convenor (Ian Biggs) or Junior Surf Secretary (Steph Breden)

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

Saturday 12th OctoberNipper training starts
Friday 25th OctoberBoard training starts
Wednesday 13th NovemberJunior pool training Starts (Largs Bay Pool)
Sunday 17th NovemberJunior Carnival #1 (Seacliff)
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
Saturday 4th JanuaryNipper training resumes
Sunday 26th January Junior Carnival #3 (Glenelg) Individual Events only – AM carnival
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)
Sunday 14th MarchJunior States Day 1 (Pt Noarlunga)
Saturday 21st March Junior States Day 2 (Seacliff)
Sunday 22nd MarchJunior States Day 3 (Seacliff)

Membership Renewal Reminder

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.

Club Opening Hours this week