Expression of Interest in Management Positions

August 7th, 2017

This is your opportunity to Express Interest in Mullaloo Surf Life Saving Club Management Positions

This sea­son, recruit­ment and appoint­ment of Gen­eral Man­agers and Man­agers will be con­ducted as per the Club’s By-Laws (sec­tion 6.1), with an annual cycle asso­ci­ated with the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM) per­formed in two steps:

  1. Expres­sions of Inter­est (EOIs) are called from all mem­bers inter­ested in any Club man­age­ment position(s). EOIs will be received until 2pm Mon­day 14 August 2017 (down­load the EOI Form). Please email your EOIs to the Mul­laloo SLSC Pres­i­dent or post to MSLSC PO Box 119, Hillarys WA 6923.
  2. The Board of Direc­tors assess these EOIs, inter­view prospec­tive can­di­dates and makes appoint­ments ‘as soon as prac­ti­cal fol­low­ing the AGM’.

Management Teams 

This means all man­age­ment posi­tions are open for mem­bers to express their inter­est. The Board is keen to have as many mem­bers as pos­si­ble sub­mit their EOIs to estab­lish strong ‘man­age­ment teams’. This approach is more likely to suc­cess­fully man­age the Club’s oper­a­tions by spread­ing the load on vol­un­teers and bal­anc­ing each other’s strengths and weak­nesses.

Pathways to Management Roles 

As dis­cussed at the Future Lead­ers Forum, it would be ideal if the Club could attract enough inter­est from mem­bers to cre­ate full teams of man­age­ment, with a Lead man­ager, 2IC and ‘under­stud­ies’. So, for those mem­bers who think they don’t yet have the right skills or expe­ri­ence to fully per­form a par­tic­u­lar role, please still sub­mit your EOI. The Board will endeavor to place you in the man­age­ment struc­ture and provide men­tors, train­ing and sup­port to cre­ate a path­way for your devel­op­ment into roles.

What Does a Management Role Involve? 

Posi­tion descrip­tions for all GMs and Man­ager roles can be found on the Club Doc­u­ments page of our web­site. In addi­tion, you can ask the Pres­i­dent, Direc­tors and exist­ing and past GMs and Man­agers for their views on the roles.

Business As Usual – with preparation 

While the Board con­ducts this recruit­ment and appoint­ment, mem­bers cur­rently in Gen­eral Man­ager and Man­ager posi­tions will con­tinue to oper­ate as nor­mal. How­ever, in the last few months of lead up to this recruit­ment and appoint­ment period, GMs and Man­agers have also been asked to make ‘deposits’ into the Club’s Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Bank – the Google Drive. This is an attempt to cap­ture some of the Club’s cor­po­rate knowl­edge for a smooth han­dover to any incom­ing man­ager and their team.

French President congratulates Mullaloo Paddlers

August 4th, 2017

French Pres­i­dent Emmanuelle Macron con­grat­u­lates Inter­na­tional Pad­dlers from Mul­laloo SLSC in the Fete Bay­onne blue rib­bon teams com­pe­ti­tion last week, 26–30 July.

Fete Bay­onne attracts over one mil­lion vis­i­tors dur­ing the five day fes­ti­val, open­ing day fes­tiv­i­ties included the 85th annual inter­na­tional canoe race taken out this year by a group of Mas­ters from Mul­laloo, Aus­tralia. An esti­mated 200,000 plus spec­ta­tors crowded the River Nive banks and bridges to cheer the fluro pink pen­sion­ers along, whip­ping the favourites from Olympic Bay­onne Row­ing.

Pre­sen­ta­tions on the open­ing evening giv­ing the zim­mer pad­dlers the warmest of recep­tions and started wav­ing their red neck scarfs as a sign of appre­ci­a­tion for hav­ing trav­elled so far to com­pete. Chant­ing broke out “Mul­laz Mul­laz Mul­laz” putting Australia’s num­ber one beach on the world map!

Mul­laloo team cap­tain Jeff Vidler can be seen on the Munic­i­pal bal­cony third from the left wav­ing to the crowds below.

Tourist agents were inun­dated with enquires as to “Where is Mul­laloo” with flights booked out min­utes after open­ing hours first thing this morn­ing to Perth, West­ern Aus­tralia. =)


Great Results across Pool Rescue and IRB Racing

July 24th, 2017

We’ll the last month has been extremely busy for the Club, with State Cham­pi­onships for IRB Rac­ing, Pool Res­cue Juniors and Seniors and then last week the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships for IRB Rac­ing. It’s been a very hec­tic but sat­is­fy­ing month for the many results we have had for the Club.

pool Rescue trio

In our Pool Res­cue we had a great Junior Team who com­peted their hearts out to win a num­ber of medals for the Club. For many of junior com­peti­tors, it was their first state cham­pi­onships in this type of com­pe­ti­tion and it was great to see their smil­ing faces. Our Youth and Seniors com­peted the next day. With our small team we still man­aged to medal in many of the events we com­peted in, includ­ing a num­ber of state cham­pi­ons. Thanks to all involved includ­ing our Coaches and Offi­cials and Vicki Ras­mussen who man­aged all our teams through­out the series and cham­pi­onships. Our rep­re­sen­ta­tion also goes beyond the State with Wes Gould com­pet­ing last week­end at the Queens­land Pool Res­cue Cham­pi­onships, win­ning a Bronze and Sil­ver medal. Josh Clarke will also be com­pet­ing at the Aus­tralian pool cham­pi­onships for Mul­laloo and the West­ern Suns in August.

IRB duoOur IRB rac­ing team have had an excep­tional sea­son, win­ning the State Cham­pi­onships and the over­all IRB rac­ing for the sea­son, includ­ing col­lect­ing the Dave Clark shield with our team of Josh Bull and Rob­bie Payne. Last week, we com­peted at the Aus­tralian cham­pi­onships at Kingscliff in NSW. We had another great per­for­mance from the whole team amongst the best in Aus­tralia. With a young and devel­op­ing team they worked together to achieve some great results includ­ing a num­ber of semi-finals and two finals in the Mas­ters events. It’s been a great sea­sons effort from coach Cameron Rap­ley and team man­ager Lau­rie deMamiel and Julie Rap­ley as tour­ing coor­di­na­tor as well as the many par­ents and sup­port­ers who helped out all sea­son.

So, we now look for­ward to a bit of a break from com­pe­ti­tion until the sum­mer series begins. Train­ing in most areas are well under­way, so our com­peti­tors con­tinue to pre­pare for next sea­son.

Carlo Tenaglia
Gen­eral Man­ager Surf Sports

Bali Education Tour 2017

July 17th, 2017


Mem­bers of the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club have been sup­port­ing Badung Bal­aw­ista (Bali Surf Life Sav­ing) by assist­ing in train­ing Life Guards to be employed in hotels and resorts, tourist attrac­tions, and on the beaches through­out Indone­sia since 1998.

Mul­laloo SLSC has once again decided to sup­port this ini­tia­tive for a third year by send­ing a team to Bali for the 2017 Bali train­ing pro­gram to be con­ducted over the period 16–27 Octo­ber 2017.

Bali trainingWe are now seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est from Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers to attend the tour. This is an excel­lent oppor­tu­nity to develop your train­ing skills in a chal­leng­ing, yet extremely reward­ing envi­ron­ment. Plus, you get to hol­i­day in Bali!!

The only pre­req­ui­sites to be con­sid­ered for the tour are Bronze Medal­lion, to be a min­i­mum of 18 years of age, and to have an inter­est in train­ing. Pref­er­ence will be given to mem­bers who have demon­strated an inter­est in edu­ca­tion roles within the club such as train­ing train­ers and/or asses­sors, or those who have assisted in train­ing edu­ca­tion squads at the club.

Please for­ward your expres­sion of inter­est to David Rossow


July 3rd, 2017

All members welcome – 7pm on Wednesday 12 July

Curious about the direction our Club is heading in? Would you like to shape and deliver our Club’s future?

Mullaloo SLSC flagIf so, we’d love you to attend the Future Lead­ers Forum – a dis­cus­sion about the future of our Club and how you can con­tribute.

As we approach the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM) on 28 July, you’ll have an oppor­tu­nity to cre­ate the Club’s future by apply­ing for a Gen­eral Man­ager or Man­ager posi­tion. These posi­tions will be offi­cially appointed fol­low­ing the AGM and, together, we’ll set and deliver the plan for devel­op­ing our Club.

So, if you’re inter­ested in an offi­cial man­age­ment posi­tion, or would like to under­stand and shape the Club’s focus in the com­ing years, please put the evening of Wednes­day 12 July into your diary.

You will hear about our cur­rent posi­tion and per­for­mance as well as explor­ing our future direc­tion, includ­ing:

We will be gath­er­ing at the Club from 6.30pm for a 7pm start and aim­ing to fin­ish by 8.30pm.

Removal of Tagged Shark Detection System

June 22nd, 2017

Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club (SLSC) will soon remove the tagged shark detec­tion buoys located in front of the Club. The buoys and pub­lic alert sys­tem pro­vided over a kilo­me­tre of tagged shark detec­tion and auto­matic alarms along the main beach.

Despite exhaus­tive attempts to engage com­mer­cial spon­sors, gov­ern­ment from both sides of pol­i­tics and local gov­ern­ment, no finan­cial sup­port has been found to main­tain or expand the trial of the cur­rent sys­tem. The new State gov­ern­ment has indi­cated that it will con­tinue to fund Surf Life Sav­ing West­ern Aus­tralia (SLSWA) to main­tain its sup­port of the cur­rent shark mit­i­ga­tion ini­ti­ates.

The asso­ci­ated mem­o­ran­dum of under­stand­ing between Mul­laloo SLSC and Curtin Uni­ver­sity (Cen­tre for Marine Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy) for research into acoustic detec­tion of tagged sharks will now focus on other oppor­tu­ni­ties to col­lab­o­rate.

Mul­laloo SLSC is obvi­ously dis­ap­pointed to have to decom­mis­sion this inno­v­a­tive appli­ca­tion of tech­nol­ogy that enhanced the aware­ness and safety of beach goers at Mul­laloo. It has been the source of some insight­ful acoustic detec­tion stud­ies con­ducted over the last few years. Mul­laloo SLSC’s research col­lab­o­ra­tion with Curtin Uni­ver­sity has been much appre­ci­ated.

The Mul­laloo SLSC would like to acknowl­edge and thank all who assisted and spon­sors that pro­vided equip­ment and asso­ci­ated ser­vices, includ­ing RPS MetO­cean Pty Ltd, Whit­fords Sea Res­cue and Thhink Wire­less Tech­nolo­gies Ltd.

There remain two Depart­ment of Fish­eries tagged shark detec­tion buoys located approx­i­mately 600 meters off the beach at Mul­laloo. Any detec­tion from these units goes directly to SLSWA twit­ter feed, based on satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions. There will be no instant siren and red light alert at Mul­laloo SLSC attached to this sys­tem of tagged shark detec­tion.

shark bouyMul­laloo SLSC remains com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing beach goers with the high­est stan­dard of surf life sav­ing ser­vice. We rec­om­mend swim­mers and other ocean users check for shark detec­tion alerts before enter­ing the water and remain vig­i­lant when assess­ing water con­di­tions.

Any enquiries can be emailed to or call the office on 9307 7766.

SLSWA Awards of Excellence

June 16th, 2017

Surf Life Sav­ing West­ern Aus­tralia (SLSWA) hosted a suc­cess­ful sea­son at its annual Awards of Excel­lence at Crown Perth on Sat­ur­day (10 June) night.

It was a cel­e­bra­tion of out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions and achieve­ments recog­nised at State level. Mul­laloo had 10 mem­bers across 15 Awards make final­ist as well as our Club mak­ing final­ist in Patrol Club of the Year (see list below). The diver­sity in the awards demon­strates the depth and strength the Club is gain­ing – this is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and tes­ta­ment to the efforts of not only the final­ists but to all our mem­bers. Thank you.

© Tony Bowers Photography

The evening started with mem­ber Jeff Davidson’s induc­tion into the Sport­ing Hall of Fame with the Fre­mantle men’s beach relay team 1981–92.  The team, which over the years com­prised Aaron Brinkworth (for­mer Mul­laloo mem­ber), Adam Mills, Brian Troy, Jeff David­son, Mark Nolan, Paul Nolan, Philip Hop­kins, Richard Hick­son, Robert Pickard, Rod Pavlovich, Scott Den­non and Mark Peters, had an impres­sive record of golds at State and National level. This award marks a sec­ond induc­tion for Jeff David­son who was indi­vid­u­ally inducted into the Sport­ing Hall of Fame in 2004.


© Tony Bowers PhotographyAnne-Marie Wider­man­ski took home the Asses­sor of the Year Award hav­ing pre­vi­ously won the State and National award last sea­son. This state win puts Anne-Marie as a final­ist in the upcom­ing National awards later in the year. Just a few high­lights of Anne-Marie’s resume:

  • Anne-Marie is a mem­ber of the club’s Edu­ca­tion Lead­er­ship Group, with par­tic­u­lar respon­si­bil­ity for iden­ti­fy­ing and men­tor­ing new Train­ers and Asses­sors for the past three sea­sons. She has also con­ducted assess­ments exter­nal to the club, within the Perth met­ro­pol­i­tan area as well as WA coun­try clubs includ­ing Albany, Broome and Port Wal­cott.
  • Anne-Marie has facil­i­tated updat­ing workshops/programs for coun­try clubs when vis­it­ing those areas.
  • Anne-Marie is an active mem­ber of the SLSWA Mem­ber Edu­ca­tion and Train­ing Advi­sory Com­mit­tee (METAC) and has held this posi­tion for five years.
  • Anne-Marie was appointed to rep­re­sent the State on the SLSWA Com­mit­tee tasked with review­ing and updat­ing the resources for Pain Man­age­ment, ARTC and Sil­ver Medal­lion – Advanced First Aid.
  • This sea­son Anne-Marie pro­vided sup­port to the SLSNT team in set­ting up life­guard ser­vices for aquatic facil­i­ties which included train­ing new life­guards.
  • Anne-Marie is the Depart­ment of Trans­port endorsed SLSWA Recre­ational Skipper’s Ticket (RST) Asses­sor Coor­di­na­tor.

We wish Anne-Marie good luck this year at the National Surf Life Sav­ing Awards.

Thank you to all our patrolling mem­bers whom are all very deserv­ing of appre­ci­a­tion for their vol­un­tary time given. The SLSWA Awards night recog­nises mem­bers across the State for their patrolling ser­vice, in par­tic­u­lar those with 100 or more patrol hours under their belt this sea­son. We are very proud that we have four mem­bers who achieved this great mile­stone for the sea­son – Ayden Bartle, Alex Upston, Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski and Natalie God­win!

Congratulations to all our Finalists:

Young Achiever of the Year Final­ist:
Wes GouldLife­guard of the Year Final­ist:
Rachael Crabb

Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year Final­ist:
Vicki Ras­mussen

Asses­sor of the Year Final­ists:
Phill Dee
Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski

Offi­cial of the Year Final­ist:
Sandy Clarke

Coach of the Year Final­ist:
Cameron Rap­ley

Youth Ath­lete of the Year Final­ist:
Wes Gould
Jake Smith

Team of the Year Final­ists:
Open Male Obsta­cle Relay
(Brett Gould, Wes Gould, Jake Smith, Callan Smith)Open Male Pool Manikin Relay
(Wes Gould, Ben Jones, Jake Smith, Callan Smith)

Open Male Med­ley Relays
(Wes Gould, Ben Jones, Jake Smith, Callan Smith)

Bernie Kelly Medal Final­ist:
Wes Gould

Vol­un­teer of the Year Final­ists:
Alis­tair Cook
Vicki Ras­mussen

Patrol Club of the Year Final­ist:

Pho­tos Anne-Marie and Jeff above: © Tony Bow­ers Pho­tog­ra­phy.

A few pics from the night!

Celebrate Guy Edwards – New Life Member

June 16th, 2017

Guy EdwardsWel­come and con­grat­u­la­tions to our newest Life Mem­ber Guy Edwards.

Guy became a mem­ber of the Mul­laloo SLSC with his wife Cheryl and two sons Aaron and Brody in 1998.

Once Guy suc­cess­fully received his Bronze Medal­lion he com­menced a jour­ney that over the past 19 years has encom­passed many roles within the club from an Exec­u­tive level to patrolling the beach as a vol­un­tary life­saver – which he con­tin­ues to par­tic­i­pate.

His resume is a tes­ta­ment to his strong vol­un­teer ethic and adapt­abil­ity across all facets of the club, and this is demon­strated by the awards that have been afforded to him by his peers.

More recently Guy has been a tremen­dous ambas­sador as an IRB dri­ver and at the Aus­tralian SLS Titles which is a sub­stan­tial effort involv­ing many hours over many days. This was over and above his con­tri­bu­tions as the Sup­port Ser­vices Gen­eral Man­ager for the Club at the time.

Life Mem­ber­ship is about spe­cial or dis­tin­guished ser­vice to the Club, so if you take the time to reflect on his per­sonal con­tri­bu­tion then with­out his gen­eros­ity the Club may well be in a dif­fer­ent place.

The fol­low­ing list is an overview of Guy’s con­tri­bu­tions and achieve­ments to date.

Club posi­tions held 

  • Direc­tor of Finance 2003–2005
    • While on the board the Club achieved the fol­low­ing: Final­ist in the SLSA ‘Club of the year’ in 2004 & 2005, SLSA ‘Club of the year’ in 2005, SLSWA Reg Trigg Tro­phy, SLSWA Hay­ward shield
  • Gen­eral Man­ager of Sup­port Ser­vices from August 2012-Feb 2016 
    • This posi­tion has Man­agers for Facil­i­ties, Finance, Mar­ket­ing and Mem­ber­ship report­ing to it. The Club achieved WA Club of the year in May 2016.
  • Mem­ber of the Risk and Gov­er­nance com­mit­tee 2012 to Feb 2016 and Nov 2016 to cur­rent
  • Chair­man of the IRB Rac­ing Lead­er­ship Group from 2015 to 2016
  • IRB Offi­cer – from 2011 to 2015

Club Awards achieved

  • Club Per­son of the Year 2004/05
  • Club Train­ing Offi­cer of the year 2007/08 and 2011/12
  • IRB Per­son of the year 2011/12
  • Recog­ni­tion of out­stand­ing ser­vice – 2012
  • Nom­i­nated for Vol­un­teer of the year at SLSWA “Award of Excel­lence” 2011
  • Cer­tifi­cate of appre­ci­a­tion for event assis­tance, water safety, first aid and car­ni­val offi­ci­at­ing at local, state and national level 2013/14

Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing Awards gained

  • Train­ing Offi­cer – Bronze Medal­lion from 2006 to cur­rent
  • Train­ing Offi­cer – ARTC from 2010 to 2014
  • Train­ing Offi­cer – IRB from 2011 to cur­rent
  • Asses­sor – Bronze Medal­lion from 2016 to cur­rent
  • Bronze Medal­lion
  • Sil­ver Medal­lion – IRB Dri­ver
  • Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment
  • Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­niques Cer­tifi­cate
  • IRB Crew Cer­tifi­cate
  • Senior First Aid
  • Pain Man­age­ment Cer­tifi­cate
  • Spinal Man­age­ment

Surf Sports – Com­pe­ti­tion and Ser­vice

  • First Aid offi­cial
    • Pro­vid­ing ser­vices at local, State and National car­ni­vals
  • SLSA Cer­tifi­cate of Appre­ci­a­tion – Offi­cial at 2011 DHL Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships
  • 5, 10 and 15 Year Offi­ci­at­ing Ser­vice Awards
  • Surf Offi­cial Level 1 from 2001 to cur­rent
    • Offi­ci­at­ing at local, State and National car­ni­vals
  • Com­peted at Senior and Mas­ters local, State and National com­pe­ti­tions
    • Sprints and sprint relays, line­man in Belt Race, March Past
  • Mem­ber of the Aussie tour­ing Team from 2006 to 2016
  • Mem­ber of the IRB Rac­ing Aussie tour­ing team 2016
  • Coach­ing Ser­vice
    • Junior and Senior Sprint Coach – 2015/16
    • Assis­tant Sprint Coach – 2011 to 2013

Life Sav­ing Ser­vices

  • Patrolling Mem­ber since Dec 2001 with 40+ hours each sea­son
  • Includes over and above Club patrols, Abalone Patrol and water safety
  • 5, 10 and 15 Year National Patrol Ser­vice Awards
  • Yanchep SLSC – Cer­tifi­cate of appre­ci­a­tion for patrolling hours at Yanchep 2008–2009
  • Par­tic­i­pated in Search and Res­cue efforts dur­ing Aussie titles at Kur­rawa for Saxon Bird, 2010 and Matthew Bar­clay, 2012.
  • Pro­vided CPR for male abalone fish­er­man brought to shore uncon­scious and not breath­ing by other abalone fish­er­man. Patient was breath­ing but uncon­scious upon leav­ing the beach by res­cue heli­copter.

Other Club vol­un­teer­ing

  • Vol­un­teer for club day setups from 2001 to 2006 (Youngest went to seniors) and 2017
  • Vol­un­teer for South West Youth Camp from 2013 to 2016
  • Vol­un­teer for bar duties from 2001 to cur­rent
    • Has an Approved Man­ager Restricted Licence and Respon­si­ble Ser­vice of Alco­hol Qual­i­fi­ca­tion

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Hollywood meets Mullaloo Awards Night 2017

June 16th, 2017

Our Hol­ly­wood meets Mul­laloo Annual Awards Din­ner was held on Sat­ur­day 6 May in our red car­peted, Hol­ly­wood themed Club Lounge. The Hol­ly­wood theme was a big suc­cess with notable celebri­ties, Audrey Hep­burn aka Coun­cil­lor Philippa Tay­lor, Darth Vader/Superman aka Pres­i­dent Stu­art Clarke and our super styled mem­bers!

We would like to recog­nise the many mem­bers that con­tributed to a suc­cess­ful evening, their out­stand­ing achieve­ments dur­ing this year and the award nom­i­nees and win­ners.

Firstly, big thanks to Paul “JP” Doo­ley for lead­ing the deliv­ery of a stel­lar Awards night. JP was ably assisted by a team of will­ing mem­bers includ­ing Penny Fort­mann, Sandy Clarke, Stu­art Clarke, Cindy de Bom­ford, Lau­rie Camp­bell, Noel Fort­mann, Kirsten Fort­mann, Sally Doo­ley, Dawn Jones, Ali Baker, Helen Grimes, Homi Dudha, Kirsten Dob­son, Gemma Nichol­son, Jeff David­son, Lyn Brosens and Julie Rap­ley – a huge THANK YOU to you all!

This year it was decided to present ser­vice awards of 20 years or more at the Club’s Annual Award events. This year we cel­e­brate sev­eral mem­bers who achieved those mile­stones and more!

Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski was recog­nised for two 20 year ser­vice awards: 20 year Assess­ing Ser­vice Award and 20 year National Patrol Ser­vice Award an achieve­ment that sees her recog­nised at Club, State and National level.

The fol­low­ing mem­bers were recog­nised for their 20 year National Patrol Ser­vice Award, yes, that is 20 years as a patrolling mem­ber:

Paul Ben­nett • Lau­rie Fos­sier-Mills • Mark Hills • Gre­gory Kelle­her • God­frey Law­son • Bar­bara Loudon • Paul Rustidge

Steve Dargie, Life Mem­ber, con­tin­ues his long com­mit­ment to life sav­ing in being awarded the 35 year National Patrol Ser­vice Award. Across the 35 years of patrol ser­vice, Steve has had a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the lives of those he has saved in the surf and on the beach. Can you imag­ine the gen­er­a­tions who would have lived a very dif­fer­ent life had Steve not been there to offer his surf life sav­ing and first aid skills?

Mark Hills wel­comed many of our Life Mem­bers to the stage – it has been some time since so many were in the same place – with a most fit­ting recog­ni­tion to new Life Mem­ber – Guy EdwardsRead more about Guy Edwards ser­vice and achieve­ments.

Congratulations to all our Nominees and Winners

Junior Activ­i­ties Vol­un­teer of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Amanda Lee
Vicki Ras­mussen
Colleen Gar­dener
Tanya HonorJunior Activ­i­ties Vol­un­teer of the Year:
Amanda Lee

Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Penny Fort­mann
Colleen Gar­dener
Amanda Lee
Vicki Ras­mussen

Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year:
Vicki Ras­mussen

Edu­ca­tion Trainer of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Sandy Clarke
Guy Edwards
Simon Gid­ley

Edu­ca­tion Trainer of the Year:
Simon Gid­ley

Edu­ca­tion Asses­sor of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Lyn Brosens
Phill Dee
Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski

Edu­ca­tion Asses­sors of the Year:
Phill Dee
Anne-Marie Wider­man­ski

IRB Per­son of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Phill Dee
Cameron Rap­ley
Nic Upston

IRB Per­son of the Year:
Cameron Rap­ley

Com­pe­ti­tion Offi­cial of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Sandy Clarke
Allison Ger­ard
John Hil­len
Dawn Jones
Jes­per Ras­mussen
Glenda Schulz

Com­pe­ti­tion Offi­cial of the Year:
Dawn Jones

Coach of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Paul Brier­ley
Cameron Rap­ley
Carlo Tenaglia

Coach of the Year:
Cameron Rap­ley

Team of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Open Male Pool Res­cue Relays
(Brett Gould, Wes Gould, Jake Smith, Callan Smith)

U/19 Male Pool Res­cue Relays
(Wes Gould, Ben Jones, Jake Smith, Callan Smith)

Open Male Mass Res­cue – “Snap­ping Turtles”
(Josh Bull, Robert Payne, Robyn Bul­ley, Megan Bul­ley)

Team of the Year:
Under 19 & Open Pool Res­cue Relays
Brett Gould, Wes Gould, Ben Jones, Jake Smith, Callan SmithAussies Medal­lists:
Ben Jones
Brett Gould
Wes Gould
Callan Smith
Jake Smith

World Medal­lists:
Sandy Clarke
Stu­art Clarke
Rachel Greene
Rachel Kre­mer
Kelly Rid­dle

Young Ath­lete of the Year (u15-u19):
Wes Gould

Ath­lete of the Year:
Ben Jones

Young Life­saver of the Year (15–25 years) Nom­i­nees:
Ayden Bartle
Erin Duffy

Young Life­saver of the Year:
Erin Duffy

Life­saver of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Todd Bartle
Natalie God­win
Sarah Greg­son

Life­saver of the Year:
Natalie God­win

Young Achiever of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Ayden Bartle
Ellie Black
Josh Cook

Young Achiever of the Year:
Ayden Bartle

President’s Award:
Natalie God­win

Club Per­son of the Year Nom­i­nees:
Alis­tair Cook
Natalie God­win
Cameron Rap­ley
Jes­per Ras­mussen
Vicki Ras­mussen

Club Per­son of the Year:
Alis­tair Cook

Perfect surf conditions for holiday coaching clinics!

April 21st, 2017

Despite it being ‘off’ sea­son, two sep­a­rate hol­i­day coach­ing clin­ics were held over the past two weeks for com­peti­tors. We were for­tu­nate as the weather was beau­ti­ful and the surf con­di­tions per­fect. Par­tic­i­pants improved their skills and had plenty of fun whilst doing so.

One clinic being a surf ski clinic over 6 days – these ses­sions were extremely well attended, run by Jaime Roberts with assis­tance from; Wes Gould, Brett Gould, Tayla Tenaglia, Bren­dan Sim­cock, Jeff Vidler, Neil Forbes, Katrina West, Gayle Gould, Jenni Orme and Mandy Lee. 

The sec­ond clinic was for our board pad­dlers tran­si­tion­ing from nip­per boards onto mals. This was run by Brett Gould with assis­tance from Ryley Gar­dener, Wes Gould, Jeff Vidler, Mandy Lee and Soraya Lee. Water safety pro­vided by Rob Bar­ton, Lilly Rosich and Darcey Brooks.

We are excited to see the devel­op­ment of these and many more of our ath­letes in the future.

Thank you to all who helped out in any way, to make these ses­sions a mas­sive suc­cess!

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