Junior report 5th March

This weekend is the last Saturday training session for the season. Board training will continue on Friday afternoons until the 20th March. All Nippers with competition proficiency are encouraged to attend.

Junior update this week.

  • Training Time Table
  • Rostered Jobs
  • Junior State Championships Days 1, 2 & 3
  • Junior State Champs Dinner / Wrap Up
  • Save the Date 4th April – Presentation Day

Training Timetable

Board Training – muster at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start

March Past Training – 11:45 pm Saturday usual muster spot.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday muster on the grass as usual on the Southern side of the Club. 1:00pm – to the Beach

Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 13’s

Canteen – Under 8’s, 2 volunteers to assist please (enclosed shoes)

Junior State Champs 14th March & 21st-22nd March

Day 1, 2 & 3 of Junior State Championships are scheduled over two consecutive weekends. Day 1 will be on 14th March and Day 2 & 3 on the following weekend (21st & 22nd March).

Nominations for all three days will be required this Saturday. To be eligible you must have all your age group proficiencies (prelim, competition and surf ed) as well as have competed in at least 1 Junior Carnival during the course of the 2019/20 season. ** No Late Entries can be Accepted**

Below is a run down of the events to be held on each day. Unfortunately detailed schedules will not be available until next week once entries are confirmed. Hopefully details will be available for next week’s bulletin.

DAY 1 – Sat 14th March ~ Port Noarlunga SLSC

The following events will be held on day 1. Some of these events are staged as a qualifying competition for Days 2 and 3, and others are competed to medals.

EventAge GroupsTypeDetails
Beach SprintsAllQualifying Down to last 32 competitors
Beach Flags AllQualifying Down to last 24 competitors
Distance RunAllTo medals
Board RelayU9 & U10QualifyingHeats and Semi’s only
Brace Relay U11To medals
Board RescueU12 & U13To medals
IronpersonU11, U12
& U13
QualifyingHeats and Semi’s only

DAY 2 – Sat 21st March ~ Seacliff SLSC

Day 2 is largely made up of individual events with the exception of March Past and the Junior All Age Taplin Relay.

The Junior Taplin Relay is made up of a competitor (any gender) from each age group. The relay starts with U8 and U9 competitors completing wade legs, followed by U10 and U11 completing a board leg and finally U12 and U13 completing swim legs.

Age group leaders will talk to those who have been nominated to participate in the Junior All Age Taplin Replay.

EventAge GroupsTypeDetails
March Past1st event of day
Junior All Age
Taplin Relay
To medals Last event of day
U8/9 Wade – U10/11 Board –
U12/13 Swim.
Beach SprintAllTo medalsThose qualified from day 1
Beach FlagsAllTo medalsThose qualified from day 1
SwimAllTo medals
BoardAllTo medals
IronpersonU11, U12
& U13
To medalsThose qualified from day 1

DAY 3 – Sat 22nd March ~ Seacliff SLSC

Day 3 is made up primarily of team events, the highlight being the Junior All Age Beach Relays.

Each club enters a male and female Junior All Age Beach Relay teams, made up of a competitor from each age group.

Age group leaders will talk to those who have been nominated to participate in the male or female Junior All Age Relay.

EventAge GroupsTypeDetails
All Age
Beach Relay
To medals 1st event of day
1 team per club per gender.
Beach RelayAllTo medals
Surf TeamsU9 – U13To medals
SwimAllTo medals
Cameron AllTo medals
Board RelayU9 to U13To medalsU9 & U10 those qualified
from day 1
Wade RelayU8 – U10To medals

Junior State Champs Dinner / Wrap Up – 22nd March

Once the competition wraps up on the beach why not head back to the Club for a meal and wrap-up of Junior State Champs.

Simple meals are available Sunday night at the Club from 5:30pm with a member discount.

Don’t Miss It!!!

Nipper Breakup / Presentation Day – 4th April

Join us to celebrate and wrap up this year’s season at Presentation Day.

Presentations include junior participation medals; coaches awards; and male and female age group runners up and champions for 2019/20. The male and female SLSSA Nipper of the year nominees will also be announced.

Draft Schedule Includes:

  • 12:00pm – Lunch (Gourmet BBQ or other TBA)
  • 12:45pm – Presentations Start
  • 2:30pm – Traditional Shaving Cream / Whipped Cream Fight

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