Junior Update 13 Nov

Junior Update this week includes:

  • Training Time Table
  • Rostered Jobs
  • Junior Season Handbook
  • Port Adelaide Xmas Parade
  • 1st Junior Carnival Details
  • Post Carnival Dinner at Club
  • Junior Calendar

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) 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 13’s

Post Training Canteen – Under 10’s (enclosed Shoes Required)

Nippers Season Handbook

We’ve had some great feedback about our season handbook that was released last week. Remember to keep it handy so that you can reference it at any time. If you didn’t get one last week please see Steph to get one or an extra copy.

We’ve also included an on-line version on our website under Surf Sports/Nippers/Nippers Season Handbook or you can use the following link:


We have also included a full calendar of Nipper activities on our website under Surf Sports/Nippers/Nippers Season handbook use the link:


Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant

Call out to all nipper families. We have a float entered in the Port Christmas parade on Saturday afternoon. The ute sponsored by Peter Kittle will be towing a Semaphore SLSC surf boat but we need nippers and supervising parents to march along.

We understand that it’s the night before the first Junior Carnival but the parade will start at 6pm sharp and we are expected to be finished by 7pm.

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!!

WHERE TO MEET – Baynes Place, Port Adelaide – look for Parade Section F


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.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden at juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au

Junior Carnival Number 1 – Seacliff 17th November

The first Junior Carnival is here, the hosts of the carnival are Seacliff SLSC. The Seacliff Club can be found at 248 Esplanade, Seacliff SA 5049 but the actual carnival will be held north of the club rooms (map below).

It is preferred that all competitors are on the Beach by 7:30am. As mentioned in the handbook there are a lot of things that need to be done to set up for the day for the advantage of all age groups. Our tent needs to be carried to the beach and erected, competition boards needs to be brought down to the tent for the age groups to use, march past reels and equipment also need to be moved down to the tent. Age Groups will also do some warm up activities and last but not least entire families need to be smothered in Sunscreen, just cause its 21 degrees doesn’t mean you won’t get burnt.

R&R Competitors are asked to plan their journey so as to be on the beach by 7am to be prepared to marshal for R&R.

March Past competitors will be required to be in their March Past uniforms and ready to marshal by 8am. Please report to Mandy.

Carnival Attire

The following items are the mandatory requirement – area referees will not allow a competitor to marshal for an event with out these items:

  • Hi-Vis Vest – not faded (required for all water activities)
  • Club Skull Cap
  • Broad Brim Hat
  • Long sleeved top

Semaphore don’t demand that your wear semaphore uniform bathers but of course bathers are required.

Carnival Logistics

  • Carnival location – Seacliff beach, opposite Wheatland St (ie Seacliff Hotel), NOT in front of the Seacliff SLS Clubrooms
  • Gear Trailers – can be towed onto the beach via the ramp at the southern end of the Esplanade; VEHICLES are to be REMOVED once trailer dropped off; please drive slowly & carefully along the beach
  • Club tents – can be set up on the beach as per the map overleaf; please ensure they are secured
  • Car Parking – is along the Esplanade, carparo=k at southern end of Esplanade & surrounding streets
  • Food & drink – will be provided by Seacliff SLSC volunteers & available at the back of the beach (access ramps)
  • Toilets – available along the walking path near the food & drink area

Carnival Schedule

The schedule, as released by Surf Life Saving SA today is shown below. As usual there will be a printed and laminated schedule available from your Age Group Manager so that you can negotiate your way to events.

Carnival Map

Post Carnival Dinner at the Club

After a great day on the beach competing at our first carnival of the year why not clean up and come to the Club to celebrate everyone’s achievement.

Simple meals at a member discount will be available at the Club from 5:30pm with a short wrap up of how we went on the beach for each of the Age Groups.

Don’t Miss It!!!

Junior Calendar

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)
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