Archive for November, 2018

Lifesaving World Champs update

Friday, November 30th, 2018

They said Glenelg would be a mill pond!!

Check out some of the action in our Smug­Mug Pho­to Port­fo­lio HERE!

With the first few days of the Ocean com­pe­ti­tion sus­pend­ed due to some 80–90km winds and hor­ren­dous “surf” it was not the most invit­ing con­di­tions.

The weath­er cleared and a chop­py surf — likened to our after­noon Mul­laloo south west ocean set the stage for the Surf Boat com­pe­ti­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Bub­ble Wrap — Mas­ters 200 male surf boat crew -com­ing home as World Bronze Medal­lists.
Steve Part — sweep, Stu­art Clarke, Mar­tin Fisk, Tim Buy­tels, Edgar Coel­lo. It cer­tain­ly was a tough 3 races to get there!!

Our Neptune’s Daugh­ters u19 girls (Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Anna Greg­son, Elise Dag­nia, Ciera Mad­den, Stu­art Clarke — sweep) with 3 tough races end­ed with a 9th over­all! Awe­some effort!

Mar­lins, our mas­ters 180 female just missed out on a medal com­ing in 4th in their final (Sandy Clarke, Rachel Kre­mer, Rachel Greene, Tama­ra Yujnovich, Stu­art Clarke — sweep). Great team effort and sup­port!

Huge THANK YOU to Mar­tin Fisk and Jesse McMa­hon who drove the surf boat to and from Ade­laide — in record time too!! Thanks Jesse for your assis­tance on the beach in shift­ing boats and great team­work between the 3 teams in sup­port­ing each oth­er over the few days of com­pe­ti­tion!

We wish Joshua Clarke good luck in his rac­ing over the next few days as the Cham­pi­onships con­tin­ues.

NEW — The Mullaloo TIDES

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

New Activity Session on Offer

“The Mullaloo T.I.D.E.S.”

Thirty’s & over Into Doing Everything Surf

Free for All Mem­bers Old & New

Come work on your own fit­ness, meet new and old friends, laugh at your­self and with oth­ers. Have a go at surf Club based activ­i­ties – swim run pad­dle – in a fun envi­ron­ment.

When:    Sun­days: before Club Day: (Points Days exclud­ed).

START:  7.30 am

FINISH:  after a drink & clear­ing away of gear we fin­ish with the club swim

Stay on if you can:

Join in with Senior Club Day activ­i­ties or a spe­cial swim devel­op­ment ses­sion.

Where: On beach in front of white buoys

What to bring:

  • A Smile and a have a go atti­tude;
  • Bathers, cap, gog­gles, some­thing to pad­dle – boo­gie board, surf-ski, board, SUP …

Toss a coin to choose who comes to “T.I.D.E.S.” each week and who gets to bring the kids down for Club day.

Spread the fun and enjoy­ment around so more of us can have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to give it a go at surf club and not just let the kids have all the fun!

Senior Carnival Round 1 Wrap

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
The first round of the 2018/19 Sun­Smart Senior Car­ni­vals was held this Sun­day at Leighton Beach and had a great turn out.

The weath­er didn’t quite live up to expec­ta­tions with the wind pick­ing up as the morn­ing pro­gressed mak­ing it chal­leng­ing for those com­ing back to shore on craft, but com­peti­tors bat­tled through it.

Ath­letes got to try out SLSWA’s new car­ni­val man­age­ment sys­tem and although there were a few teething prob­lems with some of the wrist bands, it worked well, with live results being post­ed on the Team App.

The beach came to a stop at 11am as we remem­bered the fall­en sol­diers on the cen­te­nary of the Armistice. It was heart warm­ing to see young and old come togeth­er to pay their respects, the Boat­ies pay­ing trib­ute in a rais­ing of oars.

Mul­laloo put up an impres­sive fight but unfor­tu­nate­ly Trigg dom­i­nat­ed tak­ing out the over­all win.

It was great to see so many of our ath­letes rep­re­sent­ing their club and bat­tle through the heats and finals of their events.

Stand­outs for the day were:

U14 Female:
Jade Bam­forth — 1st in the Iron­woman
Jen­na Stum­mer — 7th in the Board Race

U14 Male:
Tom Har­vey — 3rd in the Board Race
Luke McChord — 8th in the Iron­man

U15 Female:
Rosie Wil­son — 3rd in the Iron­woman and 4th in the Surf Race
Leah Mar­tin — 5th in the Board Race and 7th in the Iron­woman
Aimee Hon­our — 8th in the Beach Sprint

U15 Male:
Mitchell Eady — 3rd in the Beach Sprint & 2nd in Beach Flags
Ryan Hewlett — 5th in the Board Race
Corey Bar­tle — 6th in the 2km Beach Run
Dar­ren Bean-Han­ni­gan — 7th in the 2km Beach Run
Sean McConnon — 9th in the 2km Beach Run

Youth Female:
Mul­laloo A (Leah Mar­tin, Katie Wad­dell, Rosie Wil­son) — 2nd in the Board Relay
Mul­laloo B (Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Hol­ly Mor­ris, Jen­na Stum­mer) — 5th in the Board Relay
Sophie Mills, Clau­dia Dineen, Elli van den Broeke & Mol­ly Bean — 4th in the Beach Relay

Youth Male:
Mul­laloo A (Ryan Hewlett, Mitch Lee, Zac Sculli­no) — 2nd in the Board Relay
Sean McConnon, Dar­ren Bean-Han­ni­gan, Mitch Eady & Max Smith — 6th in Beach Relay
Mul­laloo B (Max Smith, Tom Har­vey, Lachy Macleod) — 8th in the Board Relay

U17 Female:
Neve Macleod — 2nd in the Sin­gle Ski, 4th in the Surf Race, 4th in the Iron­woman, 4th in the Board Race
Sarah May — 3rd in the Sin­gle Ski
Mul­laloo A (Har­ri­et Brown, Neve Macleod, Zara Mar­tin) — 5th in the Board Relay

U17 Male:
Aaron Gigney — 2nd in the Sprints & 6th in the Beach Flags
Coop­er Schulz — 8th in the Beach Sprints

U19 Female:
Soraya Lee — 1st in the Surf Race, 2nd in the Iron­woman, 2nd in the Sin­gle Ski, 4th in the Board Race
Neptune’s Daugh­ters (Anna Greg­son, Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Elise Dag­nia, Ciera Mad­den & Stu­art Clarke as Sweep) — 1st in the Surf Boats

U19 Male:
Har­ry Jones — 3rd in the Surf Race, 6th in the Iron, 7th in the Board Race
Stormtroop­ers (Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Kit­son & Stu­art Clarke as Sweep) — 1st in the Surf Boats (final swept by Steve Part)

Open Female:
Sarah May — 6th in the Sin­gle Ski

Open Male:
Aaron Gigney — 4th in the Beach Sprints
Stormtroop­ers (Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Kit­son & Stu­art Clarke as Sweep) — 2nd in the B Final of the Surf Boats with Grant Wilkin­son as sweep
Bub­ble Wrap (Mar­tin Fisk, Stu­art Clarke, Tim Buy­tels, Edgar Coel­lo & Steve Part as Sweep) — 4th in the B Final of the Surf Boats

Pho­to gallery links:
Thank Andrew May­ber­ry, some great action shots! – HERE

Check these images sup­plied by our mem­bers – SMUGMUG PORFTOLIO

Michelle Cook

Dave Wilson Kahuna success!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Last year saw the sad pass­ing of a friend to all and Life Mem­ber of the Club, Dave (Wil­low) Wil­son. To hon­our Dave and to share his love of the fun and friend­ship that was the hall­mark of his expe­ri­ence of surf life sav­ing, the ‘Dave Wil­son Kahu­na’ was cre­at­ed. The event on Sat­ur­day 10 Novem­ber was the 2nd time the event was held.

The event is designed as non-com­pet­i­tive, fun and friend­ly and was again enjoyed by a large num­ber of par­tic­i­pants from the U15’s thru to mas­ters. Thank you to Dave’s wife, Yvonne, who attend­ed the event.

Shout out to every­one who assist­ed and allow for The spir­it of fun, friend­ship and par­tic­i­pa­tion to live on…”

The course!

DWK Competition Map

Check out some of the action in our Smug­Mug image port­fo­lio HERE!

Lancelin Club Camp Success

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Anoth­er well attend­ed Club Camp with over 100 peo­ple on the Back Beach of Lancelin.

Many re-qualed while oth­ers cheered them on, dogs includ­ed.

Check out some of the action in our Smug­Mug image port­fo­lio HERE.

The day start­ed off a bit cool and windy but by the after­noon the sun was shin­ing and the shenani­gans began.

Big thank you to our acces­sors for the day Mark Hills, Brett Warn­er, Car­lo Ten­an­glia, Tra­cy Tenaglia, Todd Bar­tle, Alis­tair Cook and the Yanchep SLSC Asses­sors.

Brett Warn­er ran some fan­tas­tic team build­ing activ­i­ties in the after­noon, not only were they phys­i­cal­ly chal­leng­ing but also men­tal­ly. It was a great mix of young and old­er.

There was a well earned break after the team build­ing with lots of social­is­ing, relax­ing on ham­mocks and maybe a drink or two.

After din­ner at the pub, the night fin­ished off back at The Lodge with some fab­u­lous dance moves by many of our won­der­ful mums (the kids may say oth­er­wise) and a few more shenani­gans. To say we all woke up a lit­tle tired the next day… may be an under­state­ment but it was all worth while and some­thing we are all look­ing for­ward to next year.

Thanks to all that helped out over the week­end and to all our won­der­ful mem­bers that came and made the camp a suc­cess.

Julie Rap­ley (GM Devel­op­ment and Camp Coor­di­na­tor)


Melbourne Cup Luncheon Wrap

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Frocks, fun and games galore at our first Mel­bourne Cup Lunch for a num­ber of years.

It was worth the wait!

Thanks to any­one who helped out in any way –  you know who you are! Team work pre­vailed from cater­ing, set­ting up before the event, keep­ing on top of every­thing to keep the lunch run smooth­ly, bar to pack up at the end. Any con­tri­bu­tion was great­ly appre­ci­at­ed.

The Club’s Socialites group has once again pulled togeth­er anoth­er enjoy­able event. There were 5 sweeps, a raf­fle drawn every half an hour, favourite hat and a high­ly enter­tain­ing fash­ion parade with a rep­re­sen­ta­tive from each table strut­ting their stuff across the stage – all this and still time for many of the atten­dees to pick up their kids on time on the school run (so they say)!

Check out our Mel­bourne Cup Smug­Mug image port­fo­lio to see what those of us who were there enjoyed.

SLSWA Team App for Surf Sports Notifications

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

This sea­son, Surf Life Sav­ing WA is using the ‘Team App’ smart­phone appli­ca­tion to send out updates and noti­fi­ca­tions to com­peti­tors regard­ing all events for the com­ing surf sea­son. The ‘Team App’ is the main point of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the SLSWA event staff and com­peti­tors. It is rec­om­mend­ed that club staff, coach­es, age group man­agers, ath­letes etc. sign up for this appli­ca­tion to receive impor­tant event infor­ma­tion.

Please see the below instruc­tions to under­stand what ‘Team App’ is and how to use it. It may also be help­ful to vis­it the web­site for fur­ther clar­i­fi­ca­tion at

How do I use the Team App?

Down­load ‘Team App’ from your App Store or Google Play. Once you have down­loaded the app and cre­at­ed a user login, search for ‘SLSWA Sport’ in the search bar at the top of the screen and click on it to join and get access to the feed.

From here you will be able to access news feeds, event infor­ma­tion, key event doc­u­ments as well as all the lat­est and up to date infor­ma­tion on Surf Sports. By join­ing the group and turn­ing on your mobile app noti­fi­ca­tions, you will receive an imme­di­ate text and email update as they are post­ed, ensur­ing you nev­er miss any impor­tant infor­ma­tion! You can unsub­scribe to the email updates if you wish by click­ing on the unsub­scribe but­ton at the bot­tom of the email.

Endurance State Champs Wrap!

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

At the week­end, 33 Mul­laloo Com­peti­tors took part in the State Endurance Cham­pi­onships at Sor­ren­to.

This com­pe­ti­tion is not for the faint heart­ed! Com­peti­tors bat­tle it out in long dis­tance events, dig­ging deep to make it past the fin­ish line.  Events include:

4k & 2k Beach run, 2k Ocean swim, 6k Ski, 3k Board, Nip­per Gold, Surf Boat marathon!

We are extreme­ly pleased to have had rep­re­sen­ta­tion from all age cat­e­gories from Mas­ters to Nip­pers and it was an absolute plea­sure to watch and cheer our com­peti­tors on.

Mul­laloo were on fire and we walked away with a fan­tas­tic 9 medals, woo hoo!!!

A mas­sive con­grat­u­la­tions to our medal­ists:

State Endurance Cham­pi­ons

1st– Leah Mar­tin            U15      3K Board Race
1st– Rosie Wil­son           U15      2K Ocean Swim
1st– Brodie Lee               U12       Nip­per Gold

Sil­ver Medal­ists

2nd– Danielle Hon­or      U17      4k Beach Run
2nd– Sean McConnon    U15     4k Beach Run
2nd– Hol­ly Brown           U13      Nip­per Gold
2nd– Ste­fan Wol­marans    Mas­ters    6K Ski Race

Bronze Medal­ists

3rd– Neve Macleod         U17         3k Board Race
3rd– Leah Dineen            U12        2K Beach Run

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our oth­er fan­tas­tic com­peti­tors who did Mul­laloo proud ?

Open Male Boat Crew– Steve Part (sweep), Adam Sami, Tim Buy­tels, Carl Priest­ly, Edgar Coel­lo

U17s– Zara Mar­tin , Sarah May

U15– Dar­ren Bean-Han­ni­gan, Max Smith, Mitch Lee, Aron Cook,  Katie Wad­del, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Lily Cour­tois, Aimee Hon­or

U14– Jen­na Stum­mer, Leigh Kim­ber, Annie Wil­son, Luke McChord, Lachy Macleod,

U13– Demi Van Rens­burg

U12– Ruby Smith, Bel­lamy Wilkin­son, Jess Kim­ber

A spe­cial shout out goes to Danielle Hon­or who amaz­ing­ly com­pet­ed in all 4 events!!– 4K Beach Run, 2K Ocean swim, 6K Ski & 3K board race.  Danielle had been des­per­ate for a pair of Nike Train­ers and asked her par­ents if she could get a pair in return for tak­ing part in all 4 events. They agreed think­ing that she wouldn’t make the 3rd event but Danielle proved them wrong ?

The pow­er of a pair of Nikes just goes to show that our kids can do any­thing if they put their minds to it.

We were all so impressed and in awe of your incred­i­ble effort.  Con­grat­u­la­tions Danielle.

Bali Education Program success

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

This Octo­ber, for the 19th con­sec­u­tive year, 12 vol­un­teers from our Club trav­elled to Bali to assist the local pro­fes­sion­al life­guards to train local peo­ple in valu­able surf aware­ness, res­cue tech­niques, first aid and resus­ci­ta­tion skills. Thank you Jeff Vidler, Bernadette Flint, Craig Humphries, David Rossow, Kevin Fettes, Craig Thrum, Lau­rie Camp­bell, Steve Nestor, Paul Rustidge, Car­lo Tenaglia, Sandy Clarke and Mark Hills.

Although the Bali­nese life­guards have the organ­ic skills to con­duct this train­ing, our 12 Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers pro­vide a crit­i­cal sup­port role and pro­vide a con­duit for the devel­op­ment of emerg­ing tech­niques in Aus­tralian surf life sav­ing to the pro­fes­sion­al Bali­nese life­guards.

Over 9 gru­elling days, the Mul­laloo team assist­ed in tak­ing 91 raw recruits, some who have nev­er seen surf con­di­tions before, from ner­vous, unpre­pared vol­un­teers to con­fi­dent, capa­ble and tal­ent­ed life­savers. Tak­ing men and women who pre­vi­ous­ly had no res­cue skills and train­ing them up to be capa­ble of sav­ing lives in their respec­tive work­places.

Of the can­di­dates who com­menced the train­ing, 32 received their Bronze Medal­lion Cer­tifi­cates, 13 their Life­sav­ing Cer­tifi­cates and the remain­ing 47 their Resus­ci­ta­tion Cer­tifi­cates.

Some of the Bronze Medal­lion recip­i­ents will be invit­ed to become life­guards on the often dan­ger­ous Bali beach­es, while the remain­der will return to their respec­tive work­places at resorts, theme parks and surf schools with the invalu­able knowl­edge to help them save a life.

For Mul­laloo SLSC, this annu­al train­ing pil­grim­age con­tin­ues to demon­strate our Club’s com­mit­ment to our Strate­gic Aims of com­mu­ni­ty involve­ment, not only in Aus­tralia, but wher­ev­er the oppor­tu­ni­ty presents itself, and to devel­op­ing skills for life.

Mul­laloo formed a sis­ter club rela­tion­ship with Bal­aw­ista Badung, sit­u­at­ed on Kuta Beach, a few years ago to com­mem­o­rate this ongo­ing sup­port.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Paul Rustidge on gain­ing his Inter­na­tion­al Life Sav­ing Instruc­tor Cer­tifi­cate which was pre­sent­ed to him at the Train­er and Asses­sor evening din­ner in Bali last week.

Big thanks to Dave and Mark for their coor­di­na­tion pre, dur­ing and post the trav­els.

Mullaloo volunteers shine for WA!

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

We’d like to take the oppor­tu­ni­ty to recog­nise the achieve­ments of these three vol­un­teers. Vol­un­teerism is the very embod­i­ment of what we all do and how Surf Life Sav­ing is able to achieve the move­ments goals.

Sandy Clarke

WINNER – 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence – DHL Volunteer of the Year

Finalist – 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence – Official of the Year

Sandy was recog­nised at this year’s Awards of Excel­lence — Vol­un­teer of the Year which has encom­passed her per­son­al devel­op­ment, knowl­edge and pas­sion for the Surf Life Sav­ing move­ment. This has been demon­strat­ed at a local Club lev­el with numer­ous roles includ­ing vol­un­teer life saver (15 Year Nation­al Award 2017), Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er, coach, train­er, asses­sor, Youth Camp Leader, Offi­cial (10 year Offi­ci­at­ing Award 2018), surf boat sweep, com­peti­tor, Mem­ber of the Hon­ours & Awards Com­mit­tee (intro­duced recog­ni­tion of Age Man­ag­er Awards), Social group mem­ber and men­tor.

At State lev­el, Sandy has rep­re­sent­ed WA as the State Team Man­ag­er for Pool Res­cue, Car­ni­val Ref­er­ee for Senior State Titles, Deputy for Nip­per State Titles; nation­al­ly, this year Sandy’s con­tri­bu­tion to the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of the ASRL draw sys­tem and mobile App, which was utilised for the 2018 ASRL Open in Elouera. The App was a huge suc­cess with over 11,000 ses­sions, accessed on iOS devices alone and over 600 new installs.

Inter­na­tion­al­ly, Sandy has just fin­ished her 5th con­sec­u­tive year of train­ing and assess­ing with the Badung Bal­aw­ista Life Sav­ing Club in Bali, as a Mul­laloo and ILS Train­er.

Sandy has been involved in almost every aspect of Surf Life Sav­ing this sea­son. Through­out her 20-year career with­in the move­ment, her nat­ur­al abil­i­ty to lead and her enthu­si­asm has allowed her to become an ambas­sador, con­tin­u­ing to inspire oth­ers.

Her pas­sion for surf boat row­ing is shared with the youth of her club, where she has engaged and retained younger mem­bers to com­pete and improve their skills through awards. Sandy is a true asset and inspi­ra­tion, con­nect­ing Mul­laloo SLSL to the pub­lic.

The award of excel­lence high­lights the var­i­ous ambas­sadors of the surf life sav­ing move­ment, Sandy has been recog­nised as the epit­o­me of what it means to be a vol­un­teer in an organ­i­sa­tion that encom­pass­es some 100,000 plus vol­un­teers nation wide. This is an out­stand­ing achieve­ment.

Mark Hills

Finalist – 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence, Assessor of the Year

Mark’s assess­ment capac­i­ty has extend­ed beyond his numer­ous club respon­si­bilti­ies, to state and inter­na­tion­al assess­ment as the Train­ing Con­sul­tant of the North Met­ro­pol­i­tan Clubs includ­ing Sor­ren­to, Mul­laloo, Quinns, Yanchep and more recent­ly Alki­mos. Mark’s chal­lenge has always been to under­stand the vari­a­tions that exist between each of the Clubs’ and the approach that the indi­vid­ual asses­sors take when apply­ing this to SLSA’s stan­dards.

This sea­son, for the 19th year in a row, Mark led a team of vol­un­teers to Bali to assist with train­ing and assess­ment. Mark has, over 20 years of vol­un­teer ser­vice, focus­ing on the growth of his fel­low surf life­savers. Mark’s con­tri­bu­tions to Assess­ing has been recog­nised at State lev­el three times since 2011 with his inclu­sive, empath­ic approach and con­tin­u­ous improve­ments to assess­ment stan­dards, not only at State, but Nation­al and Inter­na­tion­al lev­el.

Over the last sea­son, Mark has assessed Bronze, SRC, IRB, Pain Man­age­ment, Basic Beach Man­age­ment and Advanced Resus­ci­ta­tion Tech­nique cours­es with­in his club, as well as con­duct­ing many cours­es at oth­er WA clubs and over­seas in Indone­sia and Malaysia.

Anne-Marie Widermanski

Nominee – 2019 WA Australian of the Year Awards – Senior category

Anne-Marie has been a mem­ber of Mul­laloo SLSC since 1987 and devot­ed her time, ener­gy and exper­tise to surf life­sav­ing as a vol­un­teer.

A pas­sion­ate life mem­ber of Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club and Surf Life Sav­ing WA, the 67-year-old has held many roles with­in surf life­sav­ing, includ­ing as a man­ag­er, train­er and asses­sor, Mul­laloo Club Pres­i­dent, SLSWA chief train­er and asses­sor of first aid, Train­ing Con­sul­tant of Kim­ber­ley Clubs, State Board mem­ber and vis­it­ing train­er and asses­sor for Broome and Mindil Beach (NT) surf clubs dur­ing the win­ter sea­son.

Anne-Marie’s will­ing­ness to share her time and knowl­edge has been recog­nised at the Surf Life Sav­ing Aus­tralia Nation­al Awards of Excel­lence, which named her Asses­sor of the Year in 2016, this fol­lowed recog­ni­tion at State lev­el for the same award and recip­i­ent on three sep­a­rate occa­sions.

She has also received oth­er awards includ­ing the 1999 SLSWA Vol­un­teer of the Year and the Nation­al Ser­vice Medal award­ed in 2011.

Whilst Anne-Marie was unsuc­cess­ful in becom­ing the WA recip­i­ent at the func­tion held at Gov­ern­ment House in Perth on Tues­day 30 Octo­ber we con­grat­u­late her achieve­ment in being named a final­ist in such a pres­ti­gious pro­gram for WA.