Weekly Junior Report

2 Days to go

Its been an eventful week

   – Pre Registration Come and Try.

   – Age Group Managers and Assistants confirmed except for 1 – **Under 9’s Assistant Manager**.

   – Closed Facebook Group Launch for Semaphore Nippers

   – Surf Life Saving SA held a Junior Information Evening to set the scene for this season.

   – Reminder – Junior Training Attire

Pre Registration Come and Try

On Sunday 23rd Sept we had a Pre-Registration day including Come and Try.  It was quite a success with 16 Come and Try Registrations spanning several age groups.

So we are calling on all existing experienced members to help our potential new members out,  If you see someone looking a bit doubtful or lost please reach out and lend a hand.  Semaphore has long been known as the Family Club and we want to keep that tradition going in action as well as name and spirit.

Age Group Managers and Assistants / Helpers

We can confirm the following Age Group Manager / Assistants for the 2018/19 Season

Age Group AGM Assistant  Other (SRC etc) Assistants
Under 7’s Kathy Scott Ella Andrews Ashleigh Scott
Under 8’s Ian Biggs Brenton Zampatti Teagan Richards
Under 9’s Todd Bampton Vacancy Cooper Clee
Under 10’s Sean Kenny Jason Ellul  (Gregg Newman & David Sands) Fionn Keane
Under 11’s Brooke Moseley Shane Griffin/Cassie Lindsay Brigid Keane
Under 12’s Brad Clee Bianca Williams
Under 13’s Jacko Mahney Luke Zillie & Zoe Schultz

Jeff Bampton – Specialist Coaching Coordinator
Brad Tunbridge – Surf Ed (D.R.A.B.C.D.) Resource
Raelene Donnell – Rn’R Co-ordinator and March Past Co-ordinator

Junior Panel – Bruce Mosley (Jnr Convenor), Ian Biggs , Steph Breden (Jnr Secretary)


Semaphore Juniors Facebook Group

Semaphore SLSCJuniors now have their own Facebook group. This is a closed Facebook group meant for Parents of Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club Nippers and we will be posting all Junior Training and Carnival information via this group throughout the season. Use the link below to request access.



SLSSA Junior Information Session Debrief

Surf Life Saving Australia will be enforcing junior proficiencies this season, requiring Under 8 preliminary proficiencies and Under 9 to Under 13 competition proficiencies are completed and entered in order for a Nipper to be nominated for Carnival 1.  This means that last years proficiencies will not be recognised, as in previous years.

In addition ALL nippers will be required to gain their relevant Surf Ed Awards and have competed in a carnival in order to compete at States, and in the case of Under 11’s to 13’s in order to compete at R & R States.

A table of required proficiencies is posted to the Facebook Group

All dates and locations have been confirmed, there are no changes to the schedule that we released last month.

Under 12’s and 13’s are invited to the Youth Carnival (water events) on the afternoon of Saturday 8th December at Seacliff, as well as a twilight Youth Carnival (beach events) on Friday 14th December also at Seacliff.

Please note *** there will be no late entries allowed this season***  
In short if you don’t nominate for a carnival and then show up there is no way to enter you unlike last season, so be sure to nominate as required.

Draft events schedules have been released and will be posted on the Junior Facebook Group page soon

Water Cover etc
Our responsibilities in this area have not changed. So based on the number of kids we enter we are required to supply an according amount of Water Cover. For Semaphore that figure is usually two (minimum) with 1 bronze medallion holder and  1 SRC.  As usual though the more people we have for Water Cover on each carnival day the less time each needs to spend on the sand or in the water.

Additionally at each carnival we will be required to have a nomination for Shallow Water Rescue, this is a competent Surf Swimmer and Bronze Medallion Holder.  While this person will have to attend a morning briefing prior to the carnival start they will not be called upon unless required.

Media – Carnival Photographers
SLSSA have relaxed the maximum of 5 Club Media Personnel (photographers) this allows us to spread the responsibility for taking photos at carnivals. In response to this I would like to ask for nominations from among parents of all age groups.  This way we can pass a camera and vest from group to group to group to accredited people to take photos for your Age Group.

Benefits include being able to be inside the competition area during events, availability of more photos of each Age Group to display at the post Carnival wrap ups and during the season, as well as more for parents to access of their own child.

No previous experience is required, what is required is a Police Clearance (a free one can be organised through the club), a Club Media Form and a short training session with Steph Breden on how the cameras work and your away.

Email Steph on juniorsec@semaphoreslsc.com.au or see me at training.


Training Attire Reminder

The required mandatory attire for all training sessions are Broad Brimmed Hat, Long Sleeved Rashie /Training Top as well as;
Hi-Vis Top 
Accepted colours are Yellow / Pink / Combination Pink-Yellow purchased from last years State Titles.  Green will not be accepted as per Surf Life Saving SA guidelines.
Club Caps
The club caps must be worn at all training sessions, this includes board training.


Junior Calendar Dates  – ***New Dates Added***

Sat  13th Oct   Parents Information Session (Post Training)
Fri   19th Oct   Board Training Starts
Sun 18th Nov  Junior Carnival #1    (Glenelg)
Sat   8th Dec  Youth Carnival-Water Events (Seacliff) PM carnival (incl U12/13’s)
Fri  14th Dec  Youth Carnival-Beach Events (Seacliff) from 5pm (incl U12/13’s)
Sat 22nd Dec Christmas Break-up
Sun  5th Jan  Nipper Training Resumes
Sun 13th Jan  Junior Carnival #2  (South Port) incl U14/15’s
Sat 26th Jan  Nipperthon   (West Beach)
Sun 10th Feb  Junior Carnival #3  (Pt Elliot)
Sat 16th Feb  R & R States   (Grange)
Sun 24th Feb  Junior States Day 1  (Somerton)
Sat 23rd Mar  Junior States Day 2  (Pt Noarlunga)
Sun 24th Mar  Junior States Day 3  (Pt Noarlunga)

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