Junior Weekly Report

Board Training

No Board training on Australia Day.


Nippers Training ***** Start Time 10:am*****

Given the extreme temperatures this Saturday Junior Training has been brought forward to 10:00am in order to evade most of the heat.  Muster at the usual spot at 9:45am.


Post Training BBQ – U7’s

BBQ after training this week to be run by the U7’s, with volunteers required as usual.


Nipperthon 2018 – 28th January

Nominations are still open for SLSSA’s Nipperthon at West Beach SLSC  on this Sunday 28th January.  Marshalling from 8:30  with the events startin at 9am. Nipperthon is an Ironman style event open to Age Groups U’9s – 13’s with separate events for both individuals and teams of 2-3.  Registration is required. More information and to resister use following link. SLSSA Nipperthon ’18

If you require the use of a Club Board to compete please see Steph Breden (Junior Sports Secretary) on Saturday or send her a Text message on 0429 046 362 for details.


Branch Finale – 3rd February

The branch series carnivals will culminate in a finale on 3rd February at Southport SLSC.  This Carnival will see the Branches compete against each other.  That’s right well be on the same side as Grange, West Beach, Henly, and North Haven.  Competitors from each Branch will be issued with a Branch Cap to compete in and to identify the different teams.

** Please Note that training for the U7’s and 8’s will be available as usual at Semaphore with our U7’s Age Group manager.  Muster to be on the Grass across from the Patrol Shed on the Northern side of the main club building.

Nominations have been taken and more details will hopefully be available this week

The proposed schedule for this carnival is:

Junior Carnival 3 – Normanville – 11th February

Our 3rd Junior Carnival for 2018 is located at Normanville on 11th of February. The preliminary event schedule has been released and is provided below for your information.  Please let your Age Group Manager if you will be available to compete at this Carnival.

As many families choose to stay at or around Normanville for the weekend, training on Saturday 10th February for U8’s to U13’s will be at Normanville SLSC. Time TBC. We will need to provide our own water cover for this training so any qualified Parents or Siblings that can help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.

On the day of Carnival, we will again require Water Cover, 2 People at any one time at least 1 of them a Bronze Medal Holder. Please send nominations to Paul Breden, patrols@semaphoreslsc.com.au . Big thanks to those who have already offered their assistance.

In addition Semaphore is also required to provide 5 Officials for this carnival so anyone able to help in this regard please contact Junior Convener, Bruce Moseley 0428 580 507.


** ROI for Dinner at Normanville Hotel***

Please register your interest in having Dinner at the Normanville Hotel on the Saturday evening prior to the Carnival by 12pm Sunday 28th January to Steph on 0429 046 362 (please include number of people).  If we get enough interest we will try to arrange a reserved area well as ask them to open their kitchen early to cope with us all.


Junior Presentation Day – 12th March (Day after State Champs)

Junior Presentation Day will take place on Monday 12th March (Adelaide Cup Day) with all groups in attendance U7’s all the way through to Under 13’s.  Timings TBC but the day will involve the following:

  • Shaving Cream Fight on the Beach (beware parents if you’re on the beach you’re fair game, trust me, I learnt the hard way!)
  • BBQ
  • Presentations for each age group


Upcoming Notable Dates –


28 Jan        –        SLSSA Nipperthon – West Beach

3 Feb          –        U9 – U13 Branch Carnival Finale – Southport

U7 – U8 only Training Semaphore

10 Feb        –        U8 – U13 Junior Training – Normanville

U7 Training Semaphore

11 Feb        –        Junior Carnival – Normanville

24 Feb        –        Junior Qualifying – Grange

10/11 Mar           –    Junior State Championships – Glenelg

12 Mar       –        Junior Presentation Day U7 – U13

***Club Champ dates TBC


For a printable version of these upcoming dates with details use the following link. Nippers Calendar & assoc Info


Stay safe in the hot weather.  See you on the beach!


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