Archive for March, 2018

Youth/Senior States Wrap Up

Friday, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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


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

Edie Bushby


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

Thursday, 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:


  • 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


  • 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

Tuesday, 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!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018


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


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


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!


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.



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

Thursday, 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.


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!

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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…