Junior Report 6th February

Junior update this week includes:

  • Training Time Table
  • Calendar Changes
  • Junior Training & Carnival at Normanville
  • Competition Proficiencies
  • RnR State Championships
  • Junior Club Championships
  • SSLSC Inaugural Junior Teams Day
  • Nippers Movie Night

Training Timetable

Board Training – 4:45pm Friday – Sign-in and grab a board on the southern side the club. (proficiencies required)

Under 13 – R & R Training (includes U13 and U12 Age Groups) 10:00am Saturday – Meet coach Raelene on the grass on the southern side of the club.

Under 11 – R&R Training (includes U11 and U10 Age Groups) 11:00am Saturday – Meet coach Raelene on the grass on the southern side of the club.

March Past Training – 12pm Saturday meeting on the southern side the club.

Nipper Training – 12:45pm Saturday muster on the southern side of club.

Rostered Jobs

This week the rostered jobs are:

Board Washing – Under 11’s

Post Training BBQ – Under 9’s & 10’s

Calendar Changes

  • Club Championship Day – Sat 22nd February
  • Team Training Day – Sat 29th February
  • Semaphore Gold – endurance event U12’s + **NOT TO BE HELD**

Stay tuned for Swim Training News 

Under 6 and 7 Training 15th February

Under 6 and 7 training will continue at Semaphore for those not travelling with older siblings to Normanville.

Details have yet to be confirmed but plans are underway.

February 15th and 16th Nipper Training and Junior Carnival at Normanville SLSC

Nippers Training 15th Feb

As usual with a Normanville carnival we have organised to have Saturday training (Saturday 15th February) at Normanville as most families choose to stay down there for the weekend. Training times to be announced in the coming week.

Junior Carnival – 16th Feb

Nominations for the next carnival (Normanville, Sunday, 16th February) need to be in by the 8th February. Please let Your Age Group Managers know if your child will be competing in the February carnival in Normanville. Don’t forget to be eligible to compete at States you must have competed in ONE Junior Carnival during the normal season and this will be the last chance.

The proposed Event Schedule is shown below however it is still subject to change:


As usual we will need to provide Water Cover for both the Saturday Training Session and Sunday’s Carnival. If you can help out either in the IRB as crew or on a board / with a tube please text Steph B on 0429 046 362.


Competition 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.

RnR State Championships – Semaphore SLSC

RnR State Championships for Juniors and Seniors will be held at Semaphore SLSC on 22nd February 2020 from around 9am to 4pm, with clubs from around the state visiting Semaphore to compete.

There’s lots of things to organise before hand and we will need lots of help on the day to pull off this event. We will be looking for volunteers to assist in several different areas. Breakfast cookers/servers, beach working party for event setup and pack-up and first-aid tent staff, just to name a few areas where help will be required. Please e-mail juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au to indicate if you can help.

More info to follow

2020 Junior Club Championships

Our Annual Junior Club Championships will be held on Saturday 22nd February during our normal training session.

Presentations, recognising runners up and awarding medals to male and female champions across each event for each age group, will be held upstairs in the Club afterwards.

The canteen and bar will be open and a raffle will be held to celebrate the event.

Participating and placing in events also accumulates points that goes towards the end of season Age Group Champion.

See below for the proposed champs schedule

2020 Inaugural Junior Teams Day

On the 29th of February Semaphore SLSC will will launch a new era for our Junior program. This event will be run during the normal Nipper training session however there will be a major difference. All Nippers, Age Group Managers and Assistants will be allocated across a number (TBD) of teams which will compete against each other for the coveted….. (well it will be coveted) Brian Donnell Perpetual Trophy.

The events that will be competed will include:

  • Wade Relay
  • Tug-o-War
  • Sprint Relay
  • Cameron
  • Swim Relay

All Nippers, Age Group Managers and Assistants will be included in these events, even down to the youngest sandcrab.

Teams will be named after club stalwarts bringing together our history and our future. If available, they will be invited to be there on the day as team captains.

Presentation of the Brian Donnell Perpetual Trophy, and bragging rights until season 2020/21, will be made afterwards upstairs at the club.

If your not involved with Nippers, come on down and be a part of this great event.

Nippers Family

Movie Night

29th Feb

We are holding a Family Movie Night at the club to be held on the 29th of February.  

Details are –

  • From 6pm with movies starting at approx. 6:30pm
  • Instead of 2 features we will be screening a few animated shorts and then a feature ensuring an early night for our Nippers.
  • $5 per head or $20 Family  (max of 5)  – includes Pizza, Popcorn and Ice Blocks.
  • More details to come

Don’t forget to bring your bean bags, rugs and cushions to get comfy

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