This Junior Report includes
- Weekly Duties
- Weekly Training Times
- Junior Carnival – Southport – R&R & March Past
- 9th and 10th Feb Junior Training and Carnival #3 – Pt Elliot
- Competition Fees and Proficiencies
- Nippers Family Movie Night
- Day 1, 2 & 3 of State Champs fast approaching
- Semaphore Gold – Endurance Event
- Calendar of Events
BBQ – Under 8’s – Couple of Parents to Cook and Serve Please
Board Washing – Under 12’s
This Weeks Training Times
All these training sessions begin with a meeting at the usual muster place
Board Training – Friday 4:45pm
RnR Training 5 Person – Friday 6pm (after Board Training) RnR Training 2 Person – Saturday 3pm only
March Past – Team B – Saturday 11:45am | Team A – Saturday 12:00pm
Nipper Surf Training – Saturday 12:45pm
Early Notice : No Nippers Training on Australia Day – 26th January but Board Training and 5 person R & R still scheduled for 25th January.
Junior Carnival 2 – Southport – R&R and March Past
The 2nd Junior Carnival was an amazing day, with many highlights. Although no competition points were recorded for this Carnival it was the first opportunity for our R&R and March Past Teams to compete. Both these events are Traditional Surf Life Saving events which Semaphore has a long history of supporting.
Raelene Donnell and John (Freaky) Stevens were very pleased with the results of all our Teams in R&R. With congratulations to Ava & Eliza (Under 11’s), Amy & Holly and Alex and Tia (Under 13’s) who all finished in the top 3 of their respective age groups and Ella and Teagan after a single refresher training session taking out 1st place for under 15’s
Mandy Morphett our March Past Coach was also very happy with our two teams efforts. With our A Team finishing in First and our B Team (many of them, first year participants) finishing 12th out of 16 Teams.
Well done everyone!!!
09th-10th Feb Junior Training and Junior Carnival #3 Port Elliot
Nippers Training 9th Feb
As usual with a Port Elliot Carnival, and with the amount of families that choose to stay at or around Port Elliot for the weekend, we are in the process of arranging training with the Port Elliot Nippers on Saturday 9th of February. Training Times will be announced in the next few weeks.
Dinner Saturday Night – Royal Family Hotel – Port Elliot 9th Feb
We will arrange an area at Royal Family Hotel – Port Elliot Hotel for Dinner on Saturday 9th of February. Those interested please send an email with subject line DINNER Pt Elliot your family name and number of people to firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Carnival #3 – 10th Feb
Your Age Group Managers will be asking for nominations for this carnival at training today. With the 2nd of February being the last day for nominations to be notified. Don’t forget to be eligible to compete at States you must have competed in a Junior Carnival during the season.
Draft Program only
Competition Fees and Proficiencies
At this point in the season it is important to understand the following
- Only Nippers that have achieved all required Competencies for their Age Group and have competed in at least 1 of the 3 Junior Carnivals will be eligible to be entered in the Junior State Championship Carnivals. Competencies include both Swimming Proficiency Tests and Surf Education Modules. To understand the required competencies please speak to your Age Group Manager.
- You must have paid the Competition Fee which is normally paid as part of Membership but can also be paid afterwards. The Registrar will be providing us with a list of those who have not met this criteria.
We are holding a Family Movie Night at the club to be held on the 16th of February.
Details are –
- From 6pm with movies starting at approx. 6:30pm
- $5 per head or $20 Family (max of 5) – includes Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Cream for all.
- Movies – 1. Christopher Robin, 2. Johnny English Reborn
Don’t forget to bring your bean bags, rugs and cushions to get comfy
Day 1, 2 & 3 of Junior State Championships fast approaching
Age Group Managers will be seeking your nominations for State Championships soon. Please be prepared by reading the following to understand the make up of the 3 day Event.
Day 1 – Sunday 24th February
Day 1 consists of qualifying events for States Day 2/3 in Flags, Sprints, Cameron, Iron Person, and Board Relay. Distance Run, Board Rescue and Brace Relay will go down to medals on this day
Day 2 & 3 – Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March
Day 2 consists of Individual Events, Heats and Finals for Board, Swim, and Wade. Finals for Iron Person, Sprints and Flags. In addition an All Age Taplin Relay is included.
Day 3 consists of Team Events, Heats and Finals for Beach Relay, Wade Relay and Swim Teams. Semi’s and Finals for Cameron and the Final for Board Relay. In addition Male and Female All Age Beach Relays are included
Please consider firstly if you are eligible and secondly if you are nominating for Day 1, 2 and 3 now.
We are looking re introduce ‘The Semaphore Gold’ and endurance event previously run at the club. Starting this year with an internal event for Under 12 to Under 15 competitors with a view to a potential SLSSA Calendar date and invitation for all clubs in the future
Please Note: This is not a mandatory event for these age groups, you will be invited to nominate soon.
We have included some general information about the event below with more to follow in the near future.
Junior Calendar – New Dates Added**
Things are ramping up for the last half of our season, and there’s lots of things happening so keep an eye on the calendar to keep unto date
|Sat 26th Jan||No Junior Training||–|
|Sat 9th Feb||Junior Nipper Training ||Port Elliot SLSC|
|Dinner Royal Family Hotel||Port Elliot|
|Sun 10th Feb||Junior Carnival #3||Port Elliot SLSC|
|Sat 16th Feb||R&R State Championships||Grange SLSC|
|Sat 16th Feb||Nippers Family Movie Night||Semaphore SLSC|
|Sun 24th Feb||Junior State Championships Day 1||Somerton SLSC|
|Sat 2nd Mar||Junior Club Championships||Semaphore SLSC|
|Sun 3rd Mar||Semaphore Gold U12 – U15||Semaphore SLSC|
|Sat 23rd Mar||Junior State Championships Day 2||Pt Noarlunga SLSC|
|Sun 24th Mar||Junior State Championships Day 3||Pt Noarlunga SLSC|
|Sat 13th Apr||Junior Break-Up/Presentation Day||Semaphore SLSC|