Lead roles for Mullaloo

April 6th, 2018

Con­grat­u­la­tions and well done to Mul­laloo offi­cials Mark Hills, Sandy Clarke and Jacqui McGre­gor who con­tinue to be appointed to senior car­ni­val roles by Surf Life Sav­ing WA.

Mark Hills was appointed as Emer­gency Sup­port Offi­cer, Sandy Clarke as Car­ni­val Ref­eree and Jacqui McGre­gor as Water Safety/Power Craft Car­ni­val Coor­di­na­tor. These roles are respon­si­ble for the safety of com­peti­tors, the for­mat of the car­ni­val and the coor­di­na­tion of many vol­un­teers.

These appoint­ments have spanned the recent Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships, Coun­try State Cham­pi­onships, Junior State Qual­i­fies, Junior States and last weekend’s Senior States. These mem­bers have acquired skills dur­ing their devel­op­ment path­way which has included being offi­cials, water safety and gen­eral vol­un­teers at Club, State and National com­pe­ti­tions. All mem­bers have these same oppor­tu­ni­ties. Mark, Sandy or Jacqui will be happy to dis­cuss your path­way.

AUSSIES OPPORTUNITIES: There are path­ways avail­able at the upcom­ing Aussies for Area Risk Response Offi­cers in each arena – please con­tact Mark Hills who will be coor­di­nat­ing this.

Youth/Senior States Wrap Up

March 30th, 2018

It was an excit­ing fin­ish to the domes­tic year of com­pe­ti­tion with the State Cham­pi­onships last week­end. The team had some great per­for­mances pick­ing up a num­ber of medals over the week­end. This was the cul­mi­na­tion of the State Cham­pi­onships for IRB, Pool, Cham­pion Life­saver, Belt Rac­ing and R&R. The Club fin­ished 5th Over­all.

Image gallery at the bot­tom, thanks to Carlo Tenaglia, Dara Mills, Glenda Schulz, Louise Nuku.

Below is a review of each of the areas from the Team Man­agers.

Beachie Review – Carl Mills

The 2018 State champs for Mul­laloo beach com­peti­tors pro­vided some great results, the occa­sional injury, slight heart­break and plenty of real team spirit.

Sat­ur­day morn­ing saw some fan­tas­tic 2km beach run per­for­mances. Sil­ver to Ben Tick­ner and Ben Hil­len, Bronze to Jo-Anna Hay­ward, Ellie Mar­low and Heather Bythe­way – was a great way to start our com­pe­ti­tion. Corey Bartle, Zara Mar­tin and Dar­ren Bean-Han­ni­gan also pro­duced per­sonal bests in a great sign for the future.

Beach sprints and relays were up next. Cooper Schulz and Mitch Eady ran close fourths in their final, while our under 17 boys did really well to bring home bronze in their sprint relay. Our under 15 boys and under 17 girls were both unfor­tu­nately dis­qual­i­fied in their relays, how­ever, given injuries that the boys pushed through and last min­ute changes for the girls, the Club should be very proud of their efforts. Spe­cial thanks to Ellie Black and Sarah May for fill­ing in at the last min­ute.

Sun­day was all about the flags arena and Mitch Eady didn’t dis­ap­point his grow­ing tribe of fans. He fought all the way to the final two and just missed out, win­ning sil­ver in a great per­for­mance. A spe­cial men­tion regard­ing effort and appli­ca­tion must go to Aaron Gigney (4th in under 17 flags) and Ellie Mar­low (7th in under 17 flags). Aaron and Ellie are both super con­sis­tent with their train­ing. The enthu­si­asm they show for beach events is infec­tious.

The absolutely most pleas­ing part of the week­end was the team spirit and cama­raderie shown by our team. The week­end showed what a great beachie team we are begin­ning to grow. The future is so bright we may have to wear shades.

Surf Boats – Mark Donnelly/Stuart Clarke

So they say West­ern Aus­tralia is ‘Rot­tnest Lake’ for surf boat car­ni­vals? Not on Sun­day. The ex-cyclone swell came through in the morn­ing to pro­duce some of the most pow­er­ful and spec­tac­u­lar waves we’ve seen at Scar­bor­ough.

The Mul­laloo sweeps had a chat before­hand and decided to play the con­ser­v­a­tive game – that we’d pick our way out through the break and make wise deci­sions on the choice of waves to catch.

And it worked a treat – with all crews mak­ing safe jour­neys out and back (in warm-ups and races), plus picked up some fab­u­lous ‘bling’.

Our depth in the surf boat sec­tion was shown by the Bronze medal in the boat relay – three legs of men (Bar­racu­das – Peter Kennedy, Peter Hainsworth, Mathew Col­bourne, Jake Platt swept by Mark Don­nelly), women (Mar­lins – Rachel Green, Tamara Yujnovich, Elise Dag­nia, Helen Grimes swept by Stu­art Clarke) and U19 crews (Storm Troop­ers – Tyler Nuku, Cooper Schulz, Luke Tris­ton, Sean Coven­try swept by Stu­art Clarke).

There was a fab­u­lous State Champs debut by our two U19 Male crews – with the Stormtroop­ers win­ning Sil­ver (Tyler Nuku, Cooper Schulz, Luke Tris­ton, Sean Coven­try swept by Stu­art Clarke) and the Vikings win­ning Gold (James Col­bourne, Con­nor Mar­low, Caleb Palan­dri, Wes Thom­son swept by Richard Cal­non).

The u19 female cat­e­gory was can­celed due to the heavy con­di­tions. Hope­fully, our Neptune’s Daugh­ters will get an oppor­tu­nity to race if resched­uled.

All in all, it was a great effort from our sweeps and crews. Thanks Mau­reen Don­nelly for organ­is­ing us all on the beach. Well done.

Youth Area– Vicki Rasmussen/Frank Scullino

We have such a great group of youth at the Club, and many were at the State Cham­pi­onships over the week­end giv­ing their all. We had many com­peti­tors rep­re­sented in the finals which show we are devel­op­ing our depth again.

Our youth march­past team started the week­end for us with a rous­ing Sil­ver Medal for Har­riet, Ava, Ruby, Danielle, Aimee, Neve, Zara, Leah, Holly, Annika, India-Rose and Katie.

Some of the high­lights for the week­end included qual­i­fy­ing 4 teams in the U/15 Board relay final and we fin­ished 2nd  with a sil­ver medal for Neve, Rosie and Leah. In our Board Res­cue, we had 2 teams make it through to the final out of 8, win­ning a sil­ver medal for Leah and Maisy.’Our Boys strug­gled a lit­tle bit, as we had mostly U14’s and com­pet­ing against the U15’s in the team events. They did extra­or­di­nar­ily well in a tough com­pet­i­tive group and it looks good for next sea­son when they will grow a lit­tle more against the oppo­si­tion. No medals this sea­son in the water arena, but some great efforts over­all. Many of the boys are devel­op­ing their skills and they will be back next sea­son stronger again.

Sun­day was another inter­est­ing day when much of the luck ran with com­peti­tors com­ing from behind to jag waves and come past the lead­ing com­peti­tors. There were so many of our com­peti­tors lead­ing only to be beaten at the end by waves from the back and end up with a 4th with no bling to show for their efforts. So many tears! We did man­age a Bronze medal in the U14 Iron­woman – Maisy with Rosie and Leah fin­ish­ing 4th and 5th.

Women’s Area – Mandy Lee

These ladies are a credit to Mul­laloo with their enthu­si­asm and sup­port for each other – two under 19’s – Soraya Lee, Jo May­nard and 6 Under 17’s – Lillyan Rosich, Ellie Black, Sarah May, Darcey Brooks, Caitlin Knight, Asha McDon­ald-Razvi. They did well to com­bine and make up teams for almost every Under 17 and Under 19 team event held on Sat­ur­day, even sur­pris­ingly enter­ing an Under 17  female dou­ble ski team in the Under 19 event and com­ing away with a bronze medal – when they had never been on a dou­ble before and prob­a­bly couldn’t even reach the ped­als! We medalled every team event on Sat­ur­day in either the Under 17 or Under 19 cat­e­gories, or both, and often with more than half the under 19 team being made up of our Under 17’s.

Sun­day saw mostly indi­vid­ual events held, along with the tro­phy Taplin relay events. We were down a cou­ple of girls on Sun­day for these, and then with the amaz­ing con­di­tions, we lost another one – a dis­lo­cated shoul­der and an ambu­lance ride – but impres­sively Darcey still made it to the wind up on Sun­day night! Because of the depth of abil­ity we have in our women’s ranks and their will­ing­ness to have a go at most things, it was actu­ally no prob­lem chang­ing our teams around to meet the require­ment of com­pe­ti­tion when oth­ers were miss­ing.

Some very impres­sive indi­vid­ual races also came from every sin­gle one of these girls in large surf con­di­tions they had never expe­ri­enced before, cer­tainly not on the ski. Yes, there was car­nage in the Under 17 ski but there was no hes­i­ta­tion in these girls attempts to give it a go. In addi­tion to per­sonal achieve­ments rac­ing in these con­di­tions, we did claim more medals cul­mi­nat­ing in a very suc­cess­ful week­end. Thanks, ladies for being a plea­sure to hang with on the beach all week­end!

Men’s Area – Gayle Gould

With only a small team this year, like the women’s area, we had many of our com­peti­tors in the U17’s com­pet­ing up in U19’s and open events. Thank you to all those com­peti­tors who came along to com­pete and help out with teams.

The enthu­si­asm and com­mit­ment were absolutely fan­tas­tic from the team and Sat­ur­day we spent most of the day in team events pick­ing up a few medals along the way, includ­ing the Bronze in U17 Taplin with Ben Hil­len, Sam Dob­son and Jack Wilson and Sil­ver in U19 Board res­cue with Ben Hil­len and Harry Jones.

Sun­day was a very tough day with huge surf in a tough Arena. With mostly indi­vid­ual events it was going to be dif­fi­cult to win medals. How­ever, we had some excep­tional results includ­ing Sil­ver in the U21 Ski Race – Alex Baker and State Cham­pion for U17 Surf Race – Jack Wilson.

Officials & Water Safety – Sandy Clarke (Carnival Referee)

Mul­laloo was well rep­re­sented for this Cham­pi­onship. Thanks to our senior offi­cial Mark Hills (Emer­gency Ser­vices Offi­cer) and what a job Mark had par­tic­u­larly with the Sun­day con­di­tions! It was through the sup­port of a great team that the cham­pi­onships ran suc­cess­fully.

Thank you to our Club offi­cials coor­di­na­tor and offi­cial – Dawn Jones, our offi­cials – which in many cases cov­ered both days, Jes­per Ras­mussen, John Hil­len, Kathryn Red­den, Alison Ger­rard, Glenda Schulz, Marni Black, Cindy de Bom­ford and Terry Upston.

In the pow­er­craft area we had Jacqui Mac­Gre­gor – also assist­ing pow­er­craft – water safety car­ni­val coor­di­na­tion and Rob Young who drove both days as judge in boat – awe­some job! Thanks also Todd Bartle and Alis­tair Cook for com­plet­ing our Mul­laloo Water Safety ros­ter in IRBs and Sarah Greg­son and Kirsten Dob­son in the water.

 

For all of our com­peti­tors over the week­end, they never stopped try­ing and always gave their best for Mul­laloo SLSC. We look for­ward to the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships at Scar­bor­ough in a few weeks’ time.

Carlo Tenaglia – GM Surf­s­ports

FREE Member First Aid Course

March 30th, 2018

first-aid-crossDue to pop­u­lar demand, SLSWA has sched­uled another FREE Provide First Aid (HLTAID003 ) course for cur­rent Club mem­bers. Details are as fol­lows:

When: 8am – 5pm, Sat­ur­day, 21 April
Where: Surf House, 7 Delawney Street, Bal­catta
Reg­is­ter: Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able via the online book­ing form and fol­low­ing the steps:

  • Click on the “SLSWA Mem­bers Provide First Aid” but­ton
  • Choose a course date and fill in per­sonal details
  • Apply the Dis­count code “SLSWAMem­berVET” and click the “Add” but­ton to access the free course value
  • Place your club name in the “Com­pany” field
  • Chose pay­ment method – “Alki­mos Res­i­dent or approved SLSWA only”

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or ques­tions, con­tact the SLSWA Train­ing Team 9207 6666.

Nipper States Wrap

March 23rd, 2018
© Andrew Mayberry

© Andrew May­berry

What a jam packed 3 days of com­pe­ti­tion the Nip­per State Cham­pi­onships was!

Fri­day night had our ‘sand dancers’ sprint and flag in the evening, with a chilly breeze and moon­lit sky, our Nip­pers were in fine form. The Sat­ur­day surf con­di­tions left all the u10s wiped out for the day. Chal­leng­ing con­di­tions but we had some pretty deter­mined and skilled Nip­pers make their way through the pro­gram. All the talk up about a big Sun­day surf, we were relieved to see con­di­tions much more man­age­able. It was great that the u10s were able to com­plete their cham­pi­onships, albeit on the one day.

After 3 days of com­pe­ti­tion our Nip­pers ended up 5th by points and then com­bined with the points from the Pool Res­cue and R&R results, main­tained their posi­tion and are 5th over­all for the sea­son – well done.

Thank you to all the offi­cials, water safety, team man­agers and par­ent sup­port, the Nip­pers couldn’t have done it with­out you!

Andrew May­berry and Tony Bow­ers were kept busy over the 3 days tak­ing pho­tos of all the Nip­pers. Please sup­port their efforts, peruse their col­lec­tions and all are avail­able for pur­chase:

  • Andrew May­berry Pho­tog­ra­phy Nip­per State images click here
  • Tony Bow­ers Pho­tog­ra­phy Nip­per State images click here

JUNIOR CLUB ACHIEVER

Con­grat­u­la­tions EDIE BUSHBY on being award the 2018 SLSWA Junior Club Achiever Award.

Edie Bushby

NIPPER STATE CHAMPION

Con­grat­u­la­tions BRODIE LEE on being named the u11 Male NIPPER CHAMPION of the 2018 State Cham­pi­onships. Brodie won 3 x GOLD medals in – iron­man, surf race and board res­cue and 3 x SILVER medals in – board race, board relay and cameron relay!

brodie lee

2018 SLSWA Youth Achiever Award Winner

March 22nd, 2018

Ava BushbyThe Youth Achiever Award is a SLSWA award, given to one youth mem­ber (U14 or U15) from each club in WA.

We had four nom­i­nees this year, com­ing in from var­i­ous dif­fer­ent areas of the club includ­ing surf sports, life sav­ing and gen­eral club areas.

The award cri­te­ria include things such as:

ATTITUDE

  • Striv­ing to achieve to the best of your abil­ity
  • Team Spirit and cama­raderie
  • Self-moti­va­tion
  • Respect for oth­ers
  • Being a pos­i­tive role model for peers and younger mem­bers
  • Hav­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude to club activ­i­ties

PARTICIPATION

  • Skills devel­op­ment
  • Surf life­sav­ing awards
  • Com­pe­ti­tion
  • Reg­u­lar atten­dance at club activ­i­ties

We con­grat­u­late all of the nom­i­nees – Har­riet Brown, Zara Mar­tin, India-Rose Shep­pard and Ava Bushby – and would like to announce that Ava Bushby is the recip­i­ent of this year’s award.

Ava is a very gen­uine, well man­nered young lady. Her reli­a­bil­ity has seen her pro­moted to Vice Cap­tain of her patrol at just 15. She par­tic­i­pated in R&R (where she also men­tors younger ath­letes), March Past, Pool Res­cue and Beach events and although not as con­fi­dent in her own abil­ity in water events, never hes­i­tates to step up and fill in or help out when needed, espe­cially in team events. She has just com­peted her IRB Crew award and imme­di­ately vol­un­teered for the Abalone patrol in this capac­ity.

St Patrick’s Day Fun

March 20th, 2018

The Club came alive Fri­day night to great Irish music and culi­nary delights. The fact that the Guin­ness ran out part way through the evening would be a good indi­ca­tion that a good time was being had! It was a treat to watch the Irish danc­ing per­formed by the Keady Upton School  of Irish Danc­ing who are soon to head to Glas­gow to com­pete in their World Cham­pi­onships.

Big THANKS to The Socialites group for deck­ing the club out in Irish colours; to the chefs Janine Cronk, Cindy de Bom­ford and Dawn Jones; Jackie Mar­tin for putting together a great col­lec­tion of music from her library and Sandy Clarke for the video reel on the screens.

The dancers were fan­tas­tic, the video reel was great and the music Jackie Mar­tin put together was a real treat!

Check out some of the nights’ action below:

Well done to Phil Dee for his fundrais­ing on the night, on behalf of shave for a cure, leukemia foun­da­tion – the hair be gone now!

 

Wrap of Surf Sports 10–11 March!

March 14th, 2018

R&R STATE CHAMPS

Con­grat­u­la­tions to coach Paul Brier­ley and the R&R Team on their State Cham­pi­onships per­for­mance at Sor­rento on Sat­ur­day 10 March – com­ing away with a Gold, a Sil­ver, 4 bronze medals and a whole lot of smiles! A very tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing event that our Mul­laloo teams were well pre­pared for. Our u15 team also came home with the SLSWA Eric Hof­mas­ter Memo­rial Tro­phy. Full results here

BELT RACING STATE CHAMPS

This cham­pi­onship fol­lowed the R&R State Champs in the after­noon at Sor­rento. Thank you to our Reel men/women who assisted our swim­mers. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Soraya Lee get­ting GOLD in u19 and BRONZE in Open cat­e­gories, Jack Wilson GOLD in u17 male,  Caitlin Knight BRONZE in u17 female and Ben Hil­len came 5th in u17 male.
Mul­laloo came 3rd over­all with the com­bined results of R&R – great effort! Full results here

SURF BOAT SPRINT CHAMPS

Well done to our Surf boat crews in the Surf Boat Sprint Champs at Secret Har­bour. Mul­laloo came 3rd over­all. The pre­dicted big swell was not to be seen, but the short course and occa­sional wave made for some hard and fast rac­ing. Well done to our u19 male crews Stormtroop­ers (Cooper Schulz, Tyler Nuku, Luke Tris­ton, Sean Coven­try, swept by Stu­art Clarke) com­ing 1st and Vikings (Wes Thom­son, Caleb Palan­dri, Con­nor Mar­low, James Col­bourne, swept by Richard Cal­non) 2nd and our u19 female Neptune’s Daugh­ters (Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Anna Greg­son, Elise Dag­nia, Ciera Mad­den, swept by Stu­art Clarke) com­ing 2nd!

SENIOR CARNIVAL ROUND 5

Sun­day had our youth and seniors com­pete in the last of the Senior Series, Round 5 at Trigg Beach. The almost per­fect con­di­tions allowed for some last hit out oppor­tu­ni­ties ahead of the State Cham­pi­onships. It was great to see our u17 females on the skis and form­ing a relay team! View full results here.

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THANK YOU

We would like to thank all the coaches, team man­agers, water safety, offi­cials and par­ent sup­port­ers for their time and effort over this big week­end!

Aussies – Certificate II compliance

March 8th, 2018
Call­ing all Bronze Medal­lion mem­bers intend­ing to com­pete at any Aus­tralian Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships event…

Check whether your per­sonal record shows you have attained the Cer­tifi­cate II in Pub­lic Safety (Aquatic Res­cue). This was included in the Bronze Medal­lion until around five years ago, so mem­bers hold­ing this award do not need to take any fur­ther action (pro­vided they are pro­fi­cient for this sea­son).

A Work­shop was be held at the club on Sun­day 18 March, at 3pm, for Bronze Medal­lion (BM) qual­i­fied mem­bers need­ing their Cer­tifi­cate II. Mem­bers requir­ing recog­ni­tion of prior learn­ing (RPL) will need to attend and com­plete the doc­u­men­ta­tion. It is antic­i­pated this ses­sion would not take longer than two (2) hours – this will depend on num­bers attend­ing.

NEXT WORKSHOP FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 6pm @ the Club!

Patrol Cap­tains will be invited to attend, as there is a sec­tion that requires com­ple­tion by the member’s Patrol Cap­tain.

Cer­tifi­cate IV TAE (SLSA Asses­sors) will also be in atten­dance so they can assist with com­ple­tion of the paper­work.

It is impor­tant that this RPL process is com­pleted as planned – to allow SLSWA time to process the paper­work and issue the required cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Each per­son needs to bring along:

  • A print­out of your Awards List from the Sur­f­Guard data­base – via your Mem­ber Por­tal account
  • A print­out of your patrols – rec­om­mend you do this for the cur­rent sea­son, as well as last sea­son – via your Mem­ber Por­tal account

Addi­tional evi­dence required includes:

  • Evi­dence of com­plet­ing a Gear and Equip­ment check; this can be sim­u­lated at the Work­shop, pro­vided your Patrol Cap­tain can sign off on it (you could copy the whole Patrol Log for your last patrol)
  • Evi­dence of com­plet­ing an Inci­dent Report form – this will be sim­u­lated in the Work­shop for rea­sons of con­fi­den­tial­ity (a form will be pro­vided).

Please con­tact the Edu­ca­tion Man­ager if you have any queries (0438 759 923, or courses email), oth­er­wise we shall see you at the Work­shop.

2018 Masters State Champs!

March 7th, 2018

triple-kWith per­fect weather, not much around the surf zone, but an awe­somely charged Mul­laloo Mas­ters team, the week­ends Mas­ters State Cham­pi­onships at Sor­rento went off!

It was a first time com­pe­ti­tion for sev­eral of our com­peti­tors and bring their game, they did! Team com­bi­na­tions made for some pretty com­pet­i­tive action both in the water and on the sand (we believe Katrina West may have had an expe­ri­enced hand in that)… the triple K effect was also on point. Hats off to the many mas­ters, whose resilience and sheer deter­mi­na­tion got them through the many events through­out the day.

After a day of rac­ing, the wind up was a wel­come treat with Dave Gillam play­ing some rock­ing’ tunes that had our mas­ters at their feet again. The cat is cer­tainly out of the bag after the windup – offi­cially, the boys have brag­ging rights for this year of com­pe­ti­tion! Full results can be viewed here!

Thanks to the team man­agers (did we hear sheep herders…) Richard Orme and Sarah Greg­son ably assisted by Jenny Orme, and Stu­art Clarke in the surf boat sec­tion. Thanks Gary Wood and every­one who assisted in load­ing and unload­ing the trailer. Thanks to our offi­cials Dawn Jones, John Hil­len, Marni Black, Alison Ger­ard and Sandy Clarke. Thanks Wes Gould who was also kept on his toes hand­ing out medals on the fin­ish line.

Check out some of the images cap­tured by Andrew May­berry and Tony Bow­ers at the links below – you can pur­chase them also!

© Andrew May­berry Pho­tog­ra­phy

2018 masters - john hillen

© Tony Bow­ers

 

 

 

Education update

March 6th, 2018

Just an update on where the Club’s Edu­ca­tion area is at:

  1. The last Bronze Medal­lion group for this sea­son is nearly ready for assess­ment.
  2. A Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment course is in pro­gress. Another course will be sched­uled next sea­son so watch out for details.
  3. Infor­ma­tion for the annual AAA Event – Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing recog­ni­tion evening on Sun­day 29 April will be posted soon. Make sure you come along to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of all new award hold­ers, as well as learn how long many in the Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing team have been vol­un­teer­ing for the club, as Ser­vice Awards will also be pre­sented.
  4. Mem­bers inter­ested in becom­ing a Trainer should con­tact a mem­ber of the Edu­ca­tion team to express their inter­est – there are always oppor­tu­ni­ties for new mem­bers to get involved.
  5. An up skilling of Bronze Medal­lion hold­ers who do not have the Cer­tifi­cate II com­po­nent and wish to com­pete at the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships in April has been organ­ised for Sun­day 18 March.
  6. Mul­laloo has part­nered with Edith Cowan Uni­ver­sity to present a beach safety aware­ness and par­tic­i­pa­tion pro­gram for ECU stu­dents. More on this next time…