Archive for March, 2019

AUSSIES 2019 — Where all the prep counts

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Our Mul­laloo ath­letes head­ing to Broad­beach, QLD for the Aussie Champs!

Lachy MacLeod, Thomas Har­vey, Luke McChord, Sophie Mills, Edie Bush­by, Soraya Lee, Neve MacLeod, Har­ry Jones, Har­ri­et Brown, Aaron Gigney, Stu­art Clarke, Tyler Nuku, Isaac Crothers, Sean Coven­try and Luke Tris­ton!

The Youth Champs kick off 30–31 March, then fol­lowed on with Mas­ters (What? No mas­ters…) and the age-open com­pe­ti­tion from Wednes­day. We wish all the ath­letes good luck and take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank every­one for their sup­port, coach­es, train­ers, par­ents, offi­cials, water safe­ty, team man­agers and sup­port­ers.


The fol­low­ing Mul­laloo mem­bers were select­ed for entry into events by SLSWA as WA Lim­it­ed Entries.

U15 Mixed First Aid – Edie Bush­by and Sophie Mills – Mul­laloo A. Shout out to John Tuffnell of BP Work­shop Mul­laloo for pro­vid­ing sup­port for this team who will also con­test the R&R at Aussies.

U15 Mixed First Aid – Aimee Hon­or and Anni­ka Ras­mussen – Mul­laloo B

Surf Boat Relay Race Mul­laloo Big Rigs – Tyler Nuku, Luke Tris­ton, Sean Coven­try, Isaac Crothers, Stu­art Clarke – sweep

U17 Female Cham­pi­on Life­saver – Neve Macleod

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Aimee and Anni­ka are not able to attend Aussies in their cho­sen event, and the Big Rigs will not arrive in Queens­land in time for the relay event. Notwith­stand­ing these dis­ap­point­ments, it is recog­ni­tion for all these com­peti­tors of their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion through­out the year in their selec­tion.


Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Recent­ly, there has been an increased focus and aware­ness of sleep and many Aus­tralians are report­ing sleep issues.  Step into your local book­store and you will find a whole sec­tion ded­i­cat­ed to sleep and many of us now pur­chase items such as can­dles and herbal med­ica­tions to help us sleep and wear elec­tron­ic devices which track sleep allow­ing us to scru­ti­nise sleep pat­terns on a dai­ly basis.  Yet, many peo­ple don’t actu­al­ly under­stand the process of sleep, why we need it and how our actions and behav­iours inter­fere with and inter­rupt this impor­tant bio­log­i­cal process.

The sleep/wake cycle is trig­gered by a com­plex inter­play between exter­nal cues such a day and night, hor­mon­al influ­ences and oth­er phys­i­o­log­i­cal func­tions such as eat­ing and exer­cise.  Each night, we pass through sev­er­al stages of sleep which are bro­ken down into Non-REM (rapid eye move­ment) sleep and REM sleep.  Most of the night is spent in Non-REM sleep with about 20–25% of our time in REM sleep when most dreams occur.  REM sleep is more fre­quent ear­li­er in the night and decreas­es in length and inten­si­ty as the night pro­gress­es.

Non-REM sleep starts with a relaxed state with a pro­gres­sion through sev­er­al stages where brain waves slow, breath­ing deep­ens, and your heartrate slows as your blood pres­sure falls. After a while, you enter REM sleep where your phys­i­o­log­i­cal state rep­re­sents that of being awake yet your mus­cles are in a paral­ysed state only mov­ing for twitch­ing and spasms pri­mar­i­ly seen in the eyes which flick­er back and forth.  The whole cycle lasts about 90 min­utes and you progress through around 4–6 of these cycles through­out the night with peo­ple sleep­ing less as they age.

Sleep allows the body and brain to rest and recov­er and it is essen­tial for opti­mal health and well­be­ing. Sleep makes us feel bet­ter.  It increas­es our ener­gy, helps us to con­sol­i­date mem­o­ries and learn­ing, pro­motes brain cell con­nec­tions and improves over­all func­tion­ing and well­be­ing. Yet, accord­ing to the 2016 Sleep Health Sur­vey of Aus­tralian Adults(1), 30 to 45 per cent of Aus­tralians have poor sleep health.

Poor sleep has been asso­ci­at­ed with weight gain, the onset of dia­betes, an increased risk for car­dio-vas­cu­lar dis­ease, depres­sion, anx­i­ety, a com­pro­mised immune sys­tem and poor­er cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing includ­ing risk assess­ment and sleep depri­va­tion has been asso­ci­at­ed with high­er error rates of impor­tant tasks such as dri­ving.

Sleep reg­u­lates the metab­o­lism and is impor­tant for the release and reg­u­la­tion of hor­mones such as ghre­lin and lep­tin which is impor­tant for appetite con­trol. Peo­ple who sleep less than six hours per night are more like­ly to have a high­er body mass index (BMI) than peo­ple who sleep for 8 hours.  In fact, lack of sleep is the third high­est risk fac­tor for obe­si­ty after lack of exer­cise and overeat­ing.   Sleep­ing also reg­u­lates the release of insulin which reg­u­lates our blood sug­ar lev­els and reg­u­lates the stor­age of fat.  High­er lev­els of insulin are asso­ci­at­ed with weight gain and dif­fi­cul­ties metabolis­ing fats in our blood.  Poor sleep also inter­feres with the sig­nals from the brain which sig­ni­fy the sense of full­ness after eat­ing and can increase crav­ings for sug­ary foods.

Sleep also plays an impor­tant part in our men­tal health.  When we sleep, our brain reg­u­lates the release of cor­ti­sol, the ‘stress hor­mone’.  Poor sleep increas­es cor­ti­sol which is linked with increased symp­toms of anx­i­ety and chron­ic sleep depri­va­tion has been cor­re­lat­ed with the onset of clin­i­cal depres­sion.  Alco­hol and drug abuse prob­lems are also more preva­lent in peo­ple who expe­ri­ence poor sleep as peo­ple often attempt to ‘self-med­icate’ using alco­hol and or drugs in an attempt to bring on the onset of sleep.  Whilst alco­hol and drugs ini­tial­ly make you feel sleepy, they then stim­u­late the brain mak­ing remain­ing asleep dif­fi­cult and can increase the like­li­hood of devel­op­ing an addic­tion dis­or­der.

The Sleep Health Study (1)found that near­ly 50 per cent of all adults report hav­ing two or more sleep-relat­ed prob­lems which impact­ed on sev­er­al of their life domains.  Some of the prob­lems report­ed by par­tic­i­pants includ­ed expe­ri­enc­ing sleep dis­or­ders such as; insom­nia where it is dif­fi­cult to fall asleep or stay asleep, Nar­colep­sy where peo­ple sud­den­ly fall into REM sleep dur­ing nor­mal day­time activ­i­ties, Sleep Apnea where peo­ple stop breath­ing dur­ing sleep and night­mares and night ter­rors all of which not only affect func­tion­ing and well­be­ing but can be high­ly dis­tress­ing.  Whilst some of these con­di­tions have a neu­ro­log­i­cal basis, the best way to avoid sleep issues is to not mess with the sleep/wake cycle and to have good sleep hygiene.  Like every­thing else which is good for us, this requires dis­ci­pline and rou­tine.

Our reliance on dig­i­tal devices and social media is prob­lem­at­ic and is hav­ing a sig­nif­i­cant impact on our sleep with con­cern­ing con­se­quences.  Night time com­put­er usage is a major con­tribut­ing fac­tor to poor sleep with 44 per cent of adults report­ing inter­net usage just before bed every night.  This rate increased to 75 per cent in the 18–24 yr age brack­et.  Twen­ty nine per cent of adults report dri­ving whilst drowsy at least once a month and 20 per cent report hav­ing nod­ded off at the wheel whilst dri­ving.  Twen­ty one per­cent of men and 13 per cent of women report hav­ing fall­en asleep at work, and 29 per cent of those sur­veyed report mak­ing errors at work due to feel­ing sleepy (1).  Being too tired was also a com­mon rea­son for miss­ing out on social activ­i­ties with 45 per cent of 18–24 yr olds report­ing that they missed out on at least one social event in the past month due to being tired.

With poor sleep impact­ing so many areas of our lives, here are a few things you can do to improve your sleep;

  • Have a reg­u­lar rou­tine for wak­ing, eat­ing, exer­cis­ing and going to bed.
  • Spend time out­doors, this pro­motes hor­mones which help set and main­tain your body clock
  • Try to avoid day time naps
  • Exer­cise dai­ly
  • Avoid caf­feine in late after­noon
  • Prac­tice relax­ation tech­niques to wind down after a busy day
  • Avoid excess alco­hol use and quit smok­ing
  • Have a good bed­time rou­tine and only go to bed when you are sleepy
  • Avoid tele­vi­sion and oth­er elec­tron­ic devices in the bed­room which can keep you awake or wak­en you dur­ing the night
  • Check out web­sites (dur­ing the day­time) which have plen­ty of tips to help you get qual­i­ty sleep like Beyond Blue and the Sleep Health Foun­da­tion.
  • Above all, if sleep prob­lems con­tin­ue to be an issue, vis­it your GP.
  1. Report to the Sleep Health Foundation 2016 Sleep Health Survey of Australian Adults

Volunteers of the Month — February

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Spon­sors Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty are sup­port­ing a Vol­un­teer of the Month recog­ni­tion ini­tia­tive with our Club … Check out our Feb­ru­ary stars!

Roger Gregson and Todd Bartle

For all of the IRB cours­es they have run this sea­son so far, basi­cal­ly all of them. They’ve put in so much time and effort – a valu­able life­sav­ing skill set for our mem­bers.

Carol Cook

Car­ol has worked many vol­un­teer hours for us and has been a god­send while Jen Ducasse has been on leave get­ting the patrol hours input, assist­ing Jen with patrols since the start of the sea­son. Car­ol also helps in the office with oth­er tasks and has done, on a reg­u­lar basis for two years now.

Kay Smith

Kay Smith not only inspires com­peti­tors but goes over and beyond her call of duty as a vol­un­teer. Kay still ful­fils all her ros­tered Patrols and vol­un­teers for water safe­ty duties when required. She also runs a strength and con­di­tion­ing ses­sion 3 times a week that is ful­ly inclu­sive and includes a num­ber of non-com­peti­tors. She is an inspi­ra­tion and role mod­el for many of the youth in the club!

Alex Upston

Alex always offers and assists with most of the water safe­ty requests we get through the sea­son. From ear­ly morn­ing starts to pack ups, often seen pulling anchors or tents and always will­ing to help.

Luke Eliot, James Breed, Louis Cheeseman

These gents ral­ly par­ents, enthu­si­asm and most of all tribes of kids from the Coun­try Car­ni­val in Den­mark to Club Day Activ­i­ties along with every­thing in-between — and all with huge smiles! The logis­tics is no mean feat! As Age Man­agers their roles are piv­otal with­in our Nip­per ranks. Just a small token of recog­ni­tion for their efforts.

Rosanne Barrowclough

An awe­some AGM for the U10 boys, even though she has kids in oth­er ages groups at Nip­pers. Rosanne is also recog­nised for her skil­ful organ­is­ing of the Nip­pers Social group this year.

Angela Schipper

Angela is recog­nised for her amaz­ing sup­port this sea­son coor­di­nat­ing the famous sausage siz­zle! Despite numer­ous last-minute changes, Angela has always man­aged to ensure every­one is well sus­tained on a Sun­day morn­ing. Great Job Angela!

Nipper States Wrap Up

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Our Nip­pers showed some awe­some effort over the three days of rac­ing at Scar­bor­ough last week­end. Mul­laloo have come 5th over­all with much to smile about. Our Nip­per com­peti­tors are already look­ing stronger and eager for next season’s com­pe­ti­tion!

Huge thanks to all our coach­es from the beach to the water and in between! Thanks to the Age Group Man­agers for all their coor­di­nat­ing and organ­is­ing of the groups — not just for the car­ni­val — but it cer­tain­ly takes an effort to get every­one to this point. Thanks to the offi­cials, water safe­ty, par­ents and sup­port­ers – soooo appre­ci­at­ed!

Of course — we thank all the coach­es for their many hours of ded­i­ca­tion and care!

Please view the image gal­leries below and remem­ber, you can pur­chase the images from both Andrew and Tony.


U12 Male Iron­man, Cham­pi­on – Brodie Lee
U12 Female Board Res­cue, Cham­pi­ons – Bethany Bam­forth, Emer­son Cheese­man
U12 Female 1km Beach Run, Cham­pi­on – Leah Dineen
U12 Male Cameron Relay, Cham­pi­ons – Luke Delpero, Brodie Lee, Dylan Man­ning, Don­nacha Mur­phy
U11 Male Board Relay, Cham­pi­ons – Eoghan Bar­row­clough, Cal­lum Foley, Tom Line­han
U10 Female Flags, Cham­pi­on – Genevieve Crock­ett

2019 Silver Medallists

U13 Female Beach Sprints, Sil­ver – Han­nah Wal­lace
U12 Male 1km Beach Run, Sil­ver – Byron Mar­tin
U12 Male Board Race, Sil­ver – Brodie Lee
U12 Male Surf Race, Sil­ver – Brodie Lee
U12 Male Board Relay, Sil­ver – Lach­lan Bean, Brodie Lee, Don­nacha Mur­phy
U12 Female Board Relay, Sil­ver – Bethany Bam­forth, Emer­son Cheese­man, Jess Kim­ber
U11 Male Board Res­cue, Sil­ver – Cal­lum Foley, Tom Line­han
U10 Male Cameron Relay, Sil­ver – Finn Bar­rett, Tad­hg Bar­row­clough, Jack Gun­ning, Kir­by Hurd

2019 Bronze Medallists

U13 Female Flags, Bronze – Han­nah Wal­lace
U13 Female Beach Relay, Bronze –Hol­ly Brown, Mieke Grob­ler, Demi Van Rens­burg, Han­nah Wal­lace
U12 Female Board Race, Bronze – Emer­son Cheese­man
U11 Male Board Race, Bronze – Tom Line­han
U10 Male Flags, Bronze – Jack Gun­ning
U10 Female Flags, Bronze – Hay­ley Cavanagh
U10 Male Board Relay, Bronze – Finn Bar­rett, Tad­hg Bar­row­clough, Kane Car­ri­gy

R&R Championships held at Sorrento on Saturday 16 February

U11 Mixed 2 Per­son R&R, Bronze – Lois Bush­by, Jen­nifer Mills


Fundraising Guidelines

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

All com­peti­tor groups in the club are encour­aged to under­take fundrais­ing to sup­port the Club in gen­er­al and also their own group’s com­pe­ti­tion activ­i­ties and inter-state cam­paigns, par­tic­u­lar­ly to help pay for freight of equip­ment and trav­el costs for the entire group, such as the hire of vehi­cles.

There is a sim­ple pro­ce­dure that must be fol­lowed pri­or to mem­bers under­tak­ing any activ­i­ty, which uses the name of the Club, or its good­will, or from which mon­ey is raised for the ben­e­fit of mem­bers who will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in any club activ­i­ty or surf sport event to rep­re­sent the Club.

Mem­bers wish­ing to organ­ise a fundrais­ing activ­i­ty must fol­low the 7 process steps out­lined.


An inte­gral part of the process is to iden­ti­fy to which aspect/cost of the operational/competition activ­i­ty the funds raised will be allo­cat­ed.

Organ­is­ing groups will receive 85% of the funds raised which can be allo­cat­ed to their nom­i­nat­ed operational/competition expens­es.

The remain­ing 15% of funds raised will be retained by the Club for gen­er­al use in the nom­i­nat­ed competition/operational area of the organ­is­ers.

The peo­ple involved, antic­i­pat­ed prof­it, and any Club facil­i­ties or equip­ment required for the activ­i­ty should be advised at the plan­ning stage.

The process is out­lined in the Club’s By-Laws (17.2) which can be found on the Club’s web­site.

Please note the Club will not pro­vide funds in advance to sup­port fundrais­ing activ­i­ties.

The organ­is­ers take on the respon­si­bil­i­ty and risk of pur­chas­ing items for the event, then deduct from prof­its.

MSLSC Business Community

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club is pleased to announce that the much antic­i­pat­ed MSLSC Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty is start­ing up again!

The first meet­ing will be on Thurs­day, 11 April 2019 at 6.00pm and will kick off with a moti­vat­ing pre­sen­ta­tion on Dig­i­tal Media for Busi­ness­es proud­ly sup­port­ed by ECU School of Busi­ness and Law.

We are very excit­ed to get this impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice up and run­ning and great­ly appre­ci­ate all the sup­port from local busi­ness­es to make it work. Don’t for­get, all mon­ey raised from the Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty goes back into the surf club to help keep our beach safe!

We are offer­ing a spe­cial ear­ly bird intro­duc­to­ry offer of $520.00 for 18 months mem­ber­ship. That’s 6 months free mem­ber­ship! All you have to do is sign up NOW to be a mem­ber of the MSLSC Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty for 2019/20 sea­son. 

The pack­age includes mem­ber­ship of the Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty, your busi­ness list­ed on the busi­ness direc­to­ry (accessed direct­ly from the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club web­site) and your busi­ness name and logo on a Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty loop played in the club lounge … as well as much more!

If you are inter­est­ed, and for full details of the ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship please con­tact the Spon­sor­ship Man­ag­er.

We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you to the MSLSC Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty!

Senior States Wrap

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

What a fan­tas­tic States Cam­paign Mul­laloo has had. We have come 4th over­all and attribute the suc­cess to the com­mit­ment and effort of our ath­letes!

Huge thanks to all our coach­es from the beach to the water and in between! Thanks to the Team Man­agers that cor­ralled the troops and ensured the week­end went smooth­ly. Thanks to the offi­cials, water safe­ty, par­ents and sup­port­ers — we need­ed all of you!

Please view the image gal­leries below and remem­ber, you can pur­chase the images from the pho­tog­ra­phers.

Andrew May­ber­ry gallery  •  Tony Bow­ers gallery  •  Club gallery


Open Female Surf Race, Cham­pi­on – Soraya Lee
Open Female Board Res­cue Cham­pi­ons – Neve Macleod, Soraya Lee
U19 Iron­woman Cham­pi­on – Soraya Lee
U19 Female Board Res­cue Cham­pi­ons – Neve, Soraya
U19 Female 2km beach run Cham­pi­on – Lil­ly Rosich
U19 Male Short Course Surf Boat, Cham­pi­ons – Big Rigs – Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Crothers, Stu­art Clarke–sweep
U19 Male 2km beach run Cham­pi­on – Ben Hillen
U17 Cham­pi­on Life­saver, Cham­pi­on – Neve Macleod
U17 Female Sin­gle Ski, Cham­pi­on – Har­ri­et Brown
U17 Male Sprint, Cham­pi­on – Aaron Gigney
U15 Female Board Race, Cham­pi­on – Leah Mar­tin

2019 Silver Medallists

Open Female iron­woman, Sil­ver – Soraya Lee
U19 Female Surf Race, Sil­ver – Soraya Lee
U19 Male Board Res­cue, Sil­ver – Ben Hillen, Har­ry Jones
U19 Male Surf Teams, Sil­ver – Ayden Bar­tle, Jake Bat­tle, Ben, Har­ry
U19 Male Surf Boat, Sil­ver – Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Crothers, Stuart–sweep
U19 Female Taplin Relay, Sil­ver – Har­ri­et Brown, Soraya, Lil­ly
U19 Female Surf Teams, Sil­ver – Soraya, Neve, Zara Mar­tin, Lil­ly Rosich
U19 Female Ski Relay, Sil­ver – Har­ri­et Brown, Asha Mac­don­ald-Razvi, Sarah May
U19 Female Dou­ble Ski, Sil­ver – Har­ri­et, Soraya
U19 Female Board Relay, Sil­ver – Soraya, Neve, Lil­ly
U19 Female Res­cue Tube Res­cue, Sil­ver – Soraya, Asha, Zara, Lil­ly
U19 Female Short Course Surf Boat, Sil­ver – Neptune’s Daugh­ters – Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Ciera Mad­den, Stu­art Clarke–sweep
U17 Female Board Race, Sil­ver – Neve Macleod
U17 Female Ski Relay, Sil­ver – Har­ri­et, Neve, Sarah
U17 March Past, Sil­ver – Leigh Kim­ber, Elli van den Broeke, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Katie Wad­dell, Danielle Hon­or, Sophie Mills, Edie Bush­by, Ava Bush­by, Zara Mar­tin, Aimee Hon­or, Har­ri­et Brown, Jen­na Stum­mer
U15 Female Iron­woman, Sil­ver – Leah Mar­tin
U15 Male Beach Flags, Sil­ver – Mitch Eady
U15 Female 2km beach run, Sil­ver – Leah Mar­tin
U14 Female 2km beach run, Sil­ver – Clau­dia Dineen
Youth Male Beach Relay, Sil­ver – Dar­ren Bean-Han­ni­gan, Math­ew de Bruyn, Mitch Eady, Deakin Lee

2019 Bronze Medallists

Open Female Taplin Relay, Bronze – Har­ri­et, Soraya, Neve
Open Mixed Surf Boat Relay, Bronze –Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Jamie Col­bourne, Isaac Crothers, Stuart–sweep, Matt Col­bourne, Jake Platt, Adam Sami, Nic de Bom­ford, Mark Donnelly–sweep, Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Rachel Greene, Stu­art Clarke–sweep
U19 Male 2km beach run, Bronze – Har­ry Jones
U19 Female Surf Race, Bronze – Lil­ly Rosich
U19 Female Surf Boat, Bronze – Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Ciera Mad­den, Stu­art Clarke–sweep
U17 Female Sin­gle Ski, Bronze – Neve Macleod
U17 Male Beach Flags, Bronze – Coop­er Schulz
U17 Male Beach Relay, Bronze – Jake Bat­tle, Aaron Gigney, Caleb Mills, Coop­er Schulz
U17 Female Board Relay, Bronze – Har­ri­et, Neve, Zara
U15 Male Beach Sprints, Bronze – Mitch Eady
U15 Female Beach Sprints, Bronze – Alana Sim
Youth Female Beach Relay, Bronze – Alyssa Cal­non, Mol­ly Dray­cott, Alana Sim, Elli van den Broeke

R&R Championships held at Sorrento on Saturday 16 February

U15 5 Per­son R&R, Cham­pi­ons – Aimee Hon­or, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Leah Mar­tin, Katie Wad­dell, Ella Bartholomew

Open 6 Per­son R&R, Sil­ver – Ava Bush­by, Fred­die For­shaw-Ellis, Jake Bat­tle, Rob Amos, Deb­o­rah Swan, Paul Brier­ley

U15 5 Per­son R&R, Sil­ver – Sophie Mills, Edie Bush­by, Leigh Kim­ber, Jen­na Stum­mer, Elli Van Den Broeke

Open Female 5 Per­son R&R, Bronze – Danielle Hon­or, Ava Bush­by, Zara Mar­tin, Neve Macleod, Har­ri­et Brown

Open Mixed 5 Per­son R&R, Bronze – Fred­die For­shaw-Ellis, Neve Macleod, Dara Mills, Rob Amos, Paul Brier­ley

Coach Paul Brier­ley was super proud of all of the teams and he has done such an awe­some job over the year get­ting them to this stan­dard. Well done every­one and thank you to Paul!

Belt Race Championships held at Sorrento on Saturday 16 February

Open Female Belt Race, Cham­pi­on – Soraya Lee

U17 Male Belt Race, Bronze – Jake Bat­tle

U17 Female Belt Race, Bronze – Neve Macleod

Our belt rac­ers could not have done their race with­out the reel team – Paul Brier­ley, Rus­sell Gould, Mandy Lee, Car­lo Tenaglia – thank you!


Surf Boat Interstates

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Our Big Rigs (U19 Male: Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Crothers) and Neptune’s Daugh­ters (U19 Female: Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Ciera Mad­den) surf boat crews com­pet­ed at the Aus­tralian Surf Row­ers League Aus­tralian Open and rep­re­sent­ed WA in the inter-State Chal­lenge on 15–17 Feb­ru­ary. They both placed 4th in their indi­vid­ual age group State v State race and com­pet­ed admirably in the youth and all cat­e­gories relay races.

On the Sat­ur­day in the Club v Club com­pe­ti­tion, Neptune’s Daugh­ters made a good show­ing but were ham­pered by a shoul­der injury.

The Big Rigs rowed excep­tion­al­ly well to make it through to the Sun­day knock out series but a bout of gas­tro for three of the row­ers meant they bare­ly made it to the start line and ‘gassed out’ by the gate cans in their first elim­i­na­tion round. Both crews showed their high qual­i­ty wave skills in what was again an epic swell at Elouera Beach NSW.

Shout out to Louise Nuku, Gail Tris­ton and Sophie Hum­mer­ston in organ­is­ing the vari­ety of fundrais­ing efforts that the crews have been involved in.

Thanks to the North Cottes­loe and City of Perth crews for their sup­port on the beach shift­ing boats – great cama­raderie! Thanks to the par­ents for the sup­port on and off the beach also!

Thanks to the Club for their sup­port of these fine young row­ers who exem­pli­fied Club pride through­out the tour. Thank you Stu­art Clarke who coached, swept and guid­ed both the crews through­out the sea­son.

View the great image gallery here — thanks Louise Nuku!

Call out to clubbies – send in your photos!

Friday, March 1st, 2019

This is a shout out to all club­bies to put your cre­ative hats on and send us pho­tos tak­en dur­ing club activ­i­ties that you think best demon­strates our val­ues.  As a reminder – the Club’s val­ue are:

  • Fam­i­ly – to embrace fam­i­ly val­ues and pro­mote inclu­sion.
  • Safe­ty – to pro­mote safe­ty as a part of core activ­i­ties.
  • Respect – to respect and val­ue all indi­vid­u­als and the club com­mu­ni­ty.
  • Integri­ty – to con­duct our­selves and club affairs, accord­ing to the high­est stan­dards of ethics and behav­iour
  • Uni­ty – to oper­ate as a team, includ­ing effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion with, and involve­ment of, all of our stake­hold­ers.
  • Excel­lence– to strive for excel­lence in every­thing we do.

We’ll select the best pho­tos and incor­po­rate them into a dig­i­tal print that will be installed in the Club lounge on the wall oppo­site the bar, where the TV screen is cur­rent­ly locat­ed (note, the screen will be relo­cat­ed).

Please send your images to Mar­ket­ing by Fri­day 29 March.