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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Surf Sports End of Season Wrap

April 3rd, 2017

The Sum­mer com­pe­ti­tion sea­son has now fin­ished and what a sea­son it has been. After hav­ing some great results at the State level, the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships have come to an end with the dis­ap­point­ment of water events being can­celled due to the rem­nants of Cyclone Deb­bie hit­ting the Gold Coast.

Over the last month or so, we have com­peted at the fol­low­ing State events:

  • First Aid Cham­pi­onships
  • R&R and Belt Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships
  • Cham­pion Life­saver Cham­pi­onships
  • Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships
  • Youth and Senior Cham­pi­onships

We had some fan­tas­tic results over each of our com­pe­ti­tions win­ning Medals at all events and hav­ing some very good results. We fin­ished 4th over­all from all the com­pe­ti­tions.

Indi­vid­u­ally there were some amaz­ing results but none more than Ben Jones win­ning the Open Iron­man event, a first for this Club, and Wes Ben Jones Open Iron ChampGould win­ning the Open Men’s Board and U/19 Men’s Board races, some­thing that has not been done for a very long time at this Club. It shows that we have a very good coach­ing pro­gram that is bring­ing results for this Club.

For the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships, we had a very small group attend­ing this year. Our com­peti­tors included, Neve MacLeod, Darcey Brooks, Cooper Schulz, Ben Jones, Harry Jones, Wes Gould, Brett Gould, Tayla Tenaglia and Josh Clarke. In the Youth Cham­pi­onships, we had some great efforts from our young com­peti­tors throw­ing every­thing they had into the tough com­pe­ti­tion. None more than Cooper Schulz who broke his wrist dur­ing the Flags com­pe­ti­tion. We wish him a speedy recov­ery and hope to see him back soon.

So, the com­pe­ti­tion does not fin­ish there, with IRB Rac­ing start­ing again in April and Pool Res­cue start­ing in May. We look for­ward to good results in these areas too.

To wrap up the cur­rent sea­son we will be hold­ing the Surf Sports and Age Group Tro­phy Pre­sen­ta­tions for Beach, Water, Surf Boat, IRB com­peti­tors and to present the Club Day age group awards. The Tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tion will be held in the Club lounge at 4.00pm on Sun­day 9th April 2017. All Youth and Senior mem­bers, part­ners and par­ents are wel­come to attend, and we will put some food and drinks on at the pre­sen­ta­tion.

Carlo Tenaglia
Gen­eral Man­ager Surf Sports

2017 Annual Awards and Dinner

March 27th, 2017

Awards Night 2017 A4

Click here to buy your tickets! 

Pre-States Nipper Info

March 8th, 2017

Thank you Wes Gould for giv­ing our pre-states nip­pers an insight to your race prepa­ra­tion, ways you go about com­pet­ing and rac­ing, and for answer­ing ques­tions from the floor at the Nip­pers Play­ers Tea.

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Below is some infor­ma­tion to assist you with the logis­tics for the week­end.

Program

Fri­day FLAGS at SCARBOROUGH – only qual­i­fied indi­vid­u­als and reserves need to attend Sat­ur­day and Sun­day at Trigg – begin­ning with March past, with Corey Bartle the proud flag bearer, grand parade and award pre­sen­ta­tions to the Junior Achiev­ers on Sat­ur­day, fol­lowed by water and beach events depend­ing on age group.

Sun­day begins with 1km beach run for under 11 upward, and then water and beach events con­tinue.

Down­load link: Nip­per State Cham­pi­onships Pro­gram

Com­peti­tor num­bers link: Com­peti­tor Num­ber List

Tents

Jes­per will be tak­ing five tents down to the car­ni­val on Sat­ur­day morn­ing. He has a Ford Explorer (sil­ver) and will be up in the car park.
Each age group needs to take a tent down as fol­lows:
Under 11’s – take to beach arena and erect there
Under 12’s – one for male arena and one for female arena
Under 10’s – one for male arena and one for female arena

Tents can remain up, or maybe take just cov­ers off, or dis­man­tle tent but leave in posi­tion on Sat­ur­day night (SLSWA have organ­ised overnight secu­rity).

Sun­day – each age group to dis­man­tle tents as fol­lows, and take back up to car park to Jesper’s car.
Under 12’s from beach arena
Under 13’s one each from male and female are­nas
Under 11’s one each from male and female are­nas

Water safety roster

We require four water safety and one IRB per­son­nel per shift.
Our shifts are:
Sat­ur­day 8.30am to 11am, under 10 female water arena
Sun­day 11am to fin­ish, under 11 male arena

If you are able to assist, please con­tact your age group man­ager.

Tubes will be avail­able brought down by Jes­per with tents and left near water safety sign in van.

Yellow vests

Spare yel­low vests are avail­able for com­peti­tors who did not go to qual­i­fiers but are doing team events this week­end.

Thank you to all the Coaches

All coaches and men­tors were thanked and pre­sented with Surf Shop vouch­ers in appre­ci­a­tion for their efforts over the sea­son.

Officials

We would just like to thank our offi­cials ahead of their vol­un­teered time over the next three days.

Wind up

Don’t for­get, wind up this Sun­day night, bar will be open, bring your own food/nibblies/etc. 5pm in the club lounge, let’s cel­e­brate the ath­letes and our club!

Casino Royale Fundraiser

February 20th, 2017

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Join us for a fun Club fundraiser as our lounge and bar trans­forms into a Casino Royale!

Build your “funny money” and play for prizes!

We’ll have Roulette, Black Jack, a Money Wheel and a Crown & Anchor table, all with pro­fes­sional croupiers to guide you through the games!

Tick­ets are $50 which includes a drink on arrival, canapes/snacks, $100 of “funny money” to get you started, music and danc­ing!

So grab your friends, dress to impress and enjoy a great night out with a dif­fer­ence!

This is an adults only (aged 16+) event.

Tick­ets avail­able online ONLY via the but­ton below.

Spon­sor­ship oppor­tu­ni­ties are avail­able. Please con­tact us for more infor­ma­tion.

Date & Time
Sat­ur­day 8 April, 7pm – 11.30pm

Venue
Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club

Dress Code
Cock­tail Attire

Tick­ets
$50pp, 16+ only event

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Advanced Lifesaving Camp 2017

February 10th, 2017

Advanced Lifesaving Camp – 18th – 19th March 2017

Back­ground:

The pur­pose of the Advanced Life­sav­ing Camp is to provide an avenue that will allow mem­bers to improve upon their cur­rent phys­i­cal life­sav­ing skills. Through camp par­tic­i­pa­tion mem­bers will under­take and expe­ri­ence a range of activ­i­ties that lead to enhanced life­sav­ing out­comes dur­ing localised club oper­a­tions and or region­alised sup­port oper­a­tion activ­ity.

Path­ways:

By par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Advanced Life­sav­ing Camp a path­way to par­tic­i­pa­tion in other life­sav­ing oper­a­tions becomes avail­able. The path­ways can include:

  • Heli­copter Res­cue Swim­mers
  • Jet Ski Oper­a­tors
  • Abalone Patrols
  • Life­guard ser­vices
  • Sup­port Oper­a­tions – Patrols

Skillsets:

Train­ing activ­i­ties will focus on:

  • Pier/Jetty res­cues (deplan­ing)
  • Rock res­cues
  • Com­plex res­cues
  • Under­wa­ter retrievals
  • Advanced surf skills
  • First on scene inci­dent coor­di­na­tion

Costs:

The Advanced Life­sav­ing Camp is fully catered for, includ­ing accom­mo­da­tion. Indi­vid­ual travel sub­sidy is avail­able to the mem­bers selected to par­tic­i­pate in the camp.

*Venue:

Dry: Smiths Beach SLSC

Wet: Canal Rocks, Yallingup, Bus­sel­ton Jetty

*Venue may change due to con­di­tions.

Appli­cants must be:

  • Endorsed by their Club as meet­ing the min­i­mum selec­tion cri­te­ria
  • Min­i­mum of 18 years old
  • The holder of a cur­rent SLSA Bronze Medal­lion
  • Able to com­plete a 400m pool swim in less than 8 min­utes
  • Com­plete 200m run x 200m swim x 200m run in less than 8 min­utes
  • Patient recov­ery: 100m tube res­cue of a patient out to sea and return (optional flip­pers) and 200m board res­cue of a patient out to sea and return

Appli­ca­tion Process:

All appli­cants are required to com­plete the attached Expres­sion of Inter­est form and return to SLSWA by no later than 5pm Tues­day 28th Feb­ru­ary 2017

Selec­tion Process:

After the close of nom­i­na­tions, selec­tions will be deter­mined by the SLSWA and suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be noti­fied by Wednes­day 1st March 2017.

Appli­cants must email nom­i­na­tion to SLSWA Life­sav­ing Oper­a­tions Coor­di­na­tor on matt@slswa.com.au.

Click here to down­load the Expres­sion of Inter­est Form

 

Mullaloo masters compete in the World Athletics Championships for Masters

February 2nd, 2017

In addi­tion to our life­sav­ing ser­vice to the com­mu­nity, Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club fos­ters a spirit of par­tic­i­pa­tion, expe­ri­ence, safety, com­pe­ti­tion

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John Hil­len

and sheer good fun. It was with these in mind that a few of our club mem­bers proudly donned the green and gold for Aus­tralian rep­re­sen­ta­tion!

Between 26th Octo­ber and 6th Novem­ber 2016, Perth hosted the World Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships for Mas­ters.  It has run every other year since 1975, and this time was a first for Perth. Like the Surf Life Sav­ing Mas­ters, old­sters com­pete in age cat­e­gories span­ning five years start­ing at 35. With over four thou­sand tak­ing part, this is larger than the senior World Cham­pi­onships or Olympic Games. Events were held at the State Ath­let­ics Sta­dium, the Ern Clark Ath­let­ics Cen­tre (ECAC) in Can­ning­ton, and longer dis­tance events con­vened around Bur­swood and Perry Lakes. Despite its size and com­plex­ity, the event went with­out a hitch, a credit to the city’s abil­ity to host a world class event.

The cham­pi­onships fea­ture about thirty dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines. These include all the stan­dard Olympic Track and Field plus a few that are almost

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Mar­tin Kennedy

unique to Mas­ters Ath­let­ics such as the “Weight Throw”, “Cross Coun­try Run” and the multi-event, “Throws Pen­tathlon”.

Mul­laloo mem­bers were rep­re­sented by com­pet­ing in track events. Trevor Bul­ley in the 100m, Mar­tin Kennedy 1500m and 5000m and John Hil­len the X-coun­try and half-marathon. All man­aged to get to the fin­ish line fly­ing Aus­tralian colours with both ham­strings intact. Medals were gen­er­ously left to our for­eign guests.

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Trevor Bul­ley

A stand­out per­for­mance came from Arthur Car­bon, grand­fa­ther of past mem­ber David Car­bon, com­pet­ing at 96 years old (yep, that’s ninety-six) win­ning gold in the 100, 200 and 400 metre events. To get an idea of per­for­mance lev­els, the win­ning time for the men’s 85 years + 100 metres was 15.82 sec­onds. The fastest 100m men’s times was in the 40+ cat­e­gory at 10.58 sec­onds (Usain Bolt world record stands at 9.58 secs)!

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Mullaloo in the mix with Australia’s best!

January 23rd, 2017

 

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The Mur­phy Builders QLD Maroochy­dore Clas­sic was held over the week­end o 21-22nd Jan­u­ary 2017 and four of our ath­letes – Brett Gould, Wes Gould, Ben Jones and Harry Jones com­peted for Mul­laloo SLSC. This par­tic­u­lar com­pe­ti­tion had some great cash prizes and drew good num­bers and very com­pet­i­tive ath­letes from around the states!

Sat­ur­day started with very hot, humid and windy weather with chal­leng­ing surf con­di­tions for the U17 and U19 indi­vid­ual events going through to finals (all except for Iron­man).

Sun­day was Day 2 of the com­pe­ti­tion and was over­cast and windy for most of the day and much more com­fort­able tem­per­a­ture wise. The team events along with open indi­vid­ual plus Iron­man finals from Sat­ur­day were on the agenda.

IMG_1670Harry Jones com­peted in Indi­vid­ual, Board, Iron and Surf – a great learn­ing expe­ri­ence for him com­pet­ing against the cream of Inter­state com­peti­tors.

Ben Jones‘ high­lights were mak­ing the semi-final of the Open Iron and a cred­i­ble 12th in the Open Surf race.

Wes Gould impressed with a fan­tas­tic effort by mak­ing 3 indi­vid­ual finals in U19s – 7th in Ski, 7th in Board and fin­ish­ing an awe­some 4th in the Iron­man!

Brett, Wes and Ben com­peted in the Open Board Relay fin­ish­ing 10th in the final and in the Ski Relay fin­ished 9th in semi – miss­ing the final by just one spot.

Harry, Ben and Brett teamed up with Trigg SLSC’s Callan Smith and fin­ished 3rd in the Open Surf Team. A com­bined Mullaloo/Trigg six man Taplin team with Ben, Wes, and Brett with Dan Hum­ble, Devon and Callan fin­ished a very cred­i­ble 7th in what has been described as ‘very excit­ing race’!

The boys all did Mul­laloo SLSC proud, being con­sis­tently in the mix against the top clubs in the coun­try.

TOAD’ers CAMP ROCKED!

January 20th, 2017

With thanks to Darcey Brooks for her account of the 2017 T.O.A.D Camp!

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Teamwork, Opportunities and Development (TOAD) Camp

We arrived at the north port ferry terminal…grabbed our shirts and hats and searched for peo­ple we knew…soon enough we were on the ferry on the way to Rotto. The ferry was packed and Neve and I had a bit of med­ical com­mo­tion next to us from a mem­ber of the pub­lic but she was sur­rounded by life savers…what could go wrong!?

We trekked to the bar­racks and got to know the team we were going to be with for most of the camp. Even­tu­ally our bags got there…took them a while!16145432_1895080524044408_1970268667_o And we set up our dorms…oh and then had to take every­thing down and move dorms….and then set up again.
Morn­ing fitness…we all dreaded it but it wasn’t that bad but the swarm of stingers were very pleas­ant.  We devoured brekky and were stoked for the bike ride. Just a tip…never try to hire bikes for 76 peo­ple it’s well…chaotic. We hadn’t even started rid­ing yet and I had already fal­len over so we were in for a long day. The scenery was amaz­ing and the water looked like some­thing out of the Mal­dives. The big, end­less hills though…not so amaz­ing.

16196461_1895080737377720_1920217545_oAfter a few stacks and a cou­ple of grazes we got to our first snor­kel­ing spot. The water was so refresh­ing and we never wanted to get out! After­wards, we went to the light­house and then back to town for lunch. We headed to the basin for another snorkel and chat­ted to the local life­guards about their res­cues as they are the only life­guards on Rotto! Later that night we did our radio oper­a­tors course and it was hella easy and heaps of fun but that was the the­ory bit so we were happy to get to bed after.

Wednes­day morn­ing fit­ness con­sisted of less “phys­i­cal” exer­cise as they all assumed we would be tired…which was true. We did team games and, thanks to Corey, I had to have a ten min­ute shower to get all the shav­ing cream out of my hair! We went to the beach and then did the prac­ti­cal side of the radio course…we all passed although I would be quite wor­ried if some peo­ple actu­ally had to go call some­one in an emer­gency! Then we did our skits. Corey and I were in the same group and never under­es­ti­mate what that lit­tle guy can do… We dressed him in a girls one piece bather and we got behind a blan­ket and did some syn­chro­nized swimming…to our sur­prise and the help from a few 10’s from the judges we won!

I have actu­ally never laughed so hard in my life. Last day pack up we dreaded but brekky was to die for! We walked to the air­port and the res­cue heli­copter was there and we got to ask the crew ques­tions and got to see the inside. After a few hours of free time around the island we were back on the ferry head­ing home.

This camp is def­i­nitely the high­light of the hol­i­days and it has given me friends and skills for a life­time. We never once sat with or played with our friends we already knew, we made new ones – yet it felt like we had known them forever. We got intro­duced to so many new path­ways in surf life­sav­ing that I had never heard of and I’m sure every­one enjoyed the whole thing although I sure was happy to crash in my own bed Thurs­day night.

On behalf of Neve, Corey and myself – Thank You to Mul­laloo SLSC who gave us this oppor­tu­nity and for every­one involved who made it a rip­per of a week!

Yewww, Darcey!

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IRB Drivers and Crew Forum

January 16th, 2017

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Invit­ing all IRB Dri­vers and Crews.

IRB Operations Forum

Fri­day 20th Jan­u­ary, 6.00pm in the Club Lounge

The pur­pose of the forum is to encour­age and invite all mem­bers with the appro­pri­ate IRB awards to take part in all aspects relat­ing to pow­er­craft usage within the club. The group will become the Mul­laloo IRB oper­a­tions group and will be encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in some or many of the Life­sav­ing, Edu­ca­tion and Com­pet­i­tive duties.

Some of the duties will include –

  • Cov­er­age for Patrol and Abalone patrol oblig­a­tions,
  • Sun­day morn­ing Set up and water safety duties,
  • Club events and car­ni­val ros­ters.

Being a part of this dynamic and expand­ing group will bring rewards of grat­i­tude, ful­fil­ment along with social ben­e­fits. In addi­tion there will be oppor­tu­ni­ties to expand on your skill base and become a part of the edu­ca­tion com­po­nent of IRB oper­a­tions within the club and move into the fast paced arena of IRB com­pe­ti­tion.

The forum will include

  • An out­line of where IRB oper­a­tions are cur­rently at within the club.
  • An out­line of areas where help and per­son­nel are needed.
  • The desired out­comes and goals of the group.
  • IRB Edu­ca­tion Oppor­tu­ni­ties
  • IRB Com­pe­ti­tion Goals
  • Intro­duc­tion of the IRB Oper­a­tions Co-ordi­na­tor and their duties
  • Overview of equip­ment and its desired usage.
  • Basic main­te­nance stan­dards

The Forum is intended to all club mem­bers that hold an IRB qual­i­fi­ca­tion, how­ever there are many oppor­tu­ni­ties for all mem­bers, sup­port­ers and par­ents with an inter­est in the IRB oper­a­tion within the club to become involved.

All atten­dees will be greeted with some light refresh­ments from the bar as a token of appre­ci­a­tion for your forth­com­ing involve­ment with the IRB oper­a­tions group.