Archive for February, 2019

State Team Wrap (Ocean/Beach)

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Our very own mem­bers of the West­ern Suns Open (Soraya Lee) and Devel­op­ment (Aaron Gigney, Har­ri­et Brown, Neve Macleod) State Teams did Mul­laloo proud in New South Wales over the Aus­tralia Day long week­end. Well done guys and girls!!

The results below will show how excit­ing it is to com­pete for your state and also rep­re­sent your club on a nation­al lev­el, but I’m sure all four ath­letes will agree that the time spent mak­ing friends with oth­er life savers and com­peti­tors from around our state and around the coun­try make it an achieve­ment with so many mem­o­ries on oth­er lev­els too.

Thursday 24 January – Newport

The Thurs­day saw Soraya Lee com­pete in the Inter­states event held at New­port Beach, where the WA team came away with a Bronze – com­ing third behind pow­er­hous­es NSW and Queens­land.

Although a very tight third over Vic­to­ria, it is even more cred­i­ble since WA did not draft ath­letes or even use home­grown ath­letes who now train and com­pete over east. Choos­ing to include our own ath­letes liv­ing here instead. Vic­to­ria and South Aus­tralia both decid­ed to draft ath­letes from Qld and NSW in order to try to improve their stand­ing, but alas they were no match for our own WA guns.

Saturday 26 January – Manly

The Open team were then joined by the devel­op­ment team ath­letes in the Man­ly car­ni­val where strong per­for­mances in tricky surf were real­ly excit­ing to watch from our young ris­ing stars.

Soraya won the Under 19 Surf Race in a sprint fin­ish to the line and fol­lowed this up with a 6th in the U19 Female Ski race. Soraya then teamed with Under 17 Devel­op­ment Team ath­letes Neve Macleod and Har­ri­et Brown to score an excit­ing win in the Under 19 Taplin relay, beat­ing prob­a­bly much more favoured clubs such as Fresh­wa­ter and Red­head.

Har­ri­et and Neve had some great rac­ing in the Under 17 events, with Har­ri­et mak­ing it through heats and semis of the ski race and fin­ish­ing 3rd in the final.

Aaron Gigney showed the East­ern states how well our beach pro­gram is run­ning here at Mul­laloo with a fan­tas­tic 4th in the Under 17 Beach Sprint.

Sunday 27 January – Freshwater

Our young ath­letes then backed up on the Sun­day to com­pete at Fresh­wa­ter, with Soraya again doing well in the Under 19 surf race, com­ing 2nd and the Girls’ Taplin team although not win­ning this time, still fea­tur­ing in the points in 4th. Har­ri­et fin­ished the week­end with a 5th in the Under 17 ski race and Aaron with a 5th in the Sprint.


Our WA West­ern Suns Surf Boat Row­ing teams, U19 Female crew Neptune’s Daugh­ters and U19 Male crew Big Rigs are trav­el­ling to Elouera, NSW to com­pete at the Inter­states on 15 Feb­ru­ary and then fol­low­ing it up with 2 days of com­pe­ti­tion at the Aus­tralian Surf Row­ers League Open. We wish them good luck and safe trav­els.

Cert IV Trainer and Assessor Opportunity

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

The oppor­tu­ni­ty has arisen for a 2 of our mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in Cer­tifi­cate IV TAE40116 Train­ing and Assess­ment. The course is being offered by SLSWA and places are lim­it­ed. Please read the Pro­gram Overview very care­ful­ly, this is a con­sid­er­able com­mit­ment.

If you are inter­est­ed in obtain­ing your Cer­tifi­cate IV in Train­ing and Assess­ment please email your expres­sion of inter­est to the Edu­ca­tion Man­ag­er with a cou­ple of sen­tences out­lin­ing the fol­low­ing:

  1. Years you have been train­ing or assess­ing,
  2. Com­mit­ment to future train­ing and assess­ing with­in Mul­laloo SLSC,
  3. Ben­e­fits to Mul­laloo for hav­ing you as a Cert IV,
  4. Com­put­er skills and under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of train­ing, and
  5. Your will­ing­ness to learn and time to invest to com­plete the qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

A cou­ple of mem­bers from the Edu­ca­tion Team will look at all appli­ca­tions and make a deci­sion based on what is best for Mul­laloo SLSC and SLSWA.

Volunteer of the Month — January

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Spon­sors Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty are sup­port­ing a Vol­un­teer of the Month recog­ni­tion ini­tia­tive with our Club … Jan­u­ary stars are: Rob McGre­gor, Julie Rap­ley and Sandy Clarke.

Rob McGre­gor – Rob has been a stal­wart vol­un­teer on our beach for many, many years work­ing tire­less­ly in our beach set up crew, turn­ing up week in week out regard­less of the weath­er on a Sun­day morn­ing to pre­pare the beach for club day.  With­out vol­un­teers like Rob our club day sim­ply could not go ahead.

He has also been a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer as bar staff, for what seems like for­ev­er- and is now one of our reg­is­tered Man­agers, which helps sup­port the club’s social events.

Julie Rap­ley – The organ­i­sa­tion of the Nip­pers Car­ni­val on 20th Jan­u­ary was an absolute­ly mam­moth task which Julie approached with her usu­al infec­tious enthu­si­asm and great atten­tion to detail. The effort and hours involved in coor­di­nat­ing the Event Man­age­ment Plan and pulling togeth­er the huge team of vol­un­teers required for every aspect of the car­ni­val, was absolute­ly enor­mous.

Sandy Clarke – Sandy was instru­men­tal in secur­ing for Mul­laloo the inau­gur­al “club run” car­ni­val with SLSWA. We were the guinea pigs for a new mod­el for organ­is­ing car­ni­vals, in which indi­vid­ual clubs will take respon­si­bil­i­ty for all aspects of run­ning car­ni­vals and in return for their efforts, receive the com­peti­tor entry fees.

Sandy demon­strat­ed an amaz­ing lev­el of com­mit­ment, togeth­er with Julie and a host of oth­er vol­un­teers, to pull togeth­er a high­ly suc­cess­ful event ‚which has reaped great ben­e­fit to the club and demon­strat­ed that the new mod­el can work.