Archive for April, 2019

Youth Survivor Wind Up

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Our ‘tribes’ had to make up a tribe name using the 17 let­ters of MULLALOOSLSCYOUTH, then paint their flag and don their war paint ready for chal­lenges such as: “I’m Hun­gry” dis­gust­ing food chal­lenge where they were asked to eat Ana­con­das Eye­balls and oth­er fun treats; “Slip­pery when wet” fill­ing up a con­tain­er using just a spoon; “Don’t Bug Me” fish­ing bugs out of jel­ly with their feet and oth­er excit­ing stuff!

Thanks to the par­ents who helped with the burg­er prepa­ra­tion to feed our starv­ing sur­vivors. Well done to our tribes!

Shout out to Aman­da Lee for organ­is­ing our Youth Sur­vivor Wind Up!

AUSSIES 2019 WRAP UP!

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Check the action in our image library HERE

AUSSIES YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS 30–31 March

Great effort from our four youth com­peti­tors at the Youth Aussies in QLD at Broad­beach on 30–31 March.

Semi-finals in youth R&R for Edie Bush­by and Sophie Mills with coach Paul Brier­ley. Big thanks to BP Work­shop Mul­laloo for their val­ued sup­port!

Tom Har­vey and Luke McChord tack­led some tough surf con­di­tions in their indi­vid­ual events, whilst no finals made – the expe­ri­ence alone – price­less!

Thanks to our ground sup­port par­ents Dara Mills, Sasha Bush­by, Lyn­da and Mark Har­vey for all their on-beach sup­port and coor­di­na­tion over the week­end.

AUSSIES OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 3–7 April

Awe­some effort from a day­long event ear­ly in the week – Neve Macleod came 5th in the u17 Cham­pi­on Life­saver Aussie Final!!

DAY 1, Wednes­day – Edie Bush­by and Sophie Mills came 8th in the Aussies Final for the u15 First Aid. Neve Macleod got through to semi-finals in U17 female surf race. Har­ry Jones had some chal­leng­ing con­di­tions in his u19 Iron­man, not mak­ing through to finals. Tough con­di­tions, huge north­ern drift and wind squalls had most of the female and some of the u17 events can­celled this day. But a good day and team din­ner were had!

DAY 2, Thurs­day – Soraya Lee qual­i­fied for the U19 surf race final. U17 male sprints – Caleb Mills just missed out on quar­ter­fi­nals; Michael Hall came 5th in Quar­ter Finals; Aaron Gigney made it through to the Semi-Finals for Day 3.
Har­ry Jones com­pet­ed well in the u19 board race and surf race not quite mak­ing it through the rounds.
Again, poor weath­er and tough con­di­tions plagued our water com­peti­tors and the event as a whole. As a result, all females, u17 males and surf boat com­pe­ti­tion shift­ed to North Kir­ra!

DAY 3, Fri­day – Sol­id effort from our young u19 surf boat crew – Big Rigs, Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Crothers and Stu­art Clarke. With a 2nd and two 5ths in their rounds, not quite enough points to get through. But cer­tain­ly, claimed the wave of the day!! Well done.

Awe­some effort for our u17 beach relay team, Caleb Mills, Aaron Gigney, Michael Hall, Tyler Nuku (back­ing it up after row­ing ear­li­er in the day) – 4th in the Aussies Final lat­er in the evening.

Aaron Gigney came 7th in the u17 male sprint Aussie FINAL, what a race! Some chal­leng­ing surf con­di­tions at both Kir­ra and more so at Broad­beach this day. Neve got through 3 rounds of u17 female board races which includ­ed the semi-final – only just missed mak­ing the final. Neve had both tough con­di­tions and com­pe­ti­tion in the iron­woman, miss­ing get­ting through to the quar­ter­fi­nals. Soraya cham­pi­oned through the con­di­tions in the u19 iron­woman and just missed out on the semi-finals. Soraya then com­pet­ed in the u19 sin­gle ski miss­ing out on quar­ters. Har­ri­et Brown (u17) brushed up against some tough com­pe­ti­tion in the open ski just miss­ing out on pro­gress­ing through to the next rounds. Har­ry Jones tack­led some mon­ster waves in the u19 ski race, not pro­gress­ing to quar­ters.

DAY 4, Sat­ur­day – Soraya pro­gressed through the surf race rounds to make the surf race final on Sun­day! Soraya and Neve came 2nd in the heat for board res­cue, then in the semi, the large swell line meant poor vision and late take-off with the girls just miss­ing out on the finals. Har­ri­et hit it out with a mere 160 com­peti­tors, in some tough com­pe­ti­tion with the u17 ski miss­ing out on the quar­ter­fi­nals.

Caleb and Aaron had a few rounds of U17 flags with Tyler and Michael pro­gress­ing through sev­er­al more – some great com­pe­ti­tion! Michael also hit it up with the open com­peti­tors in flags, get­ting through a few rounds.

DAY 5, Sun­day FINAL DAY – Awe­some effort from Soraya Lee in the u19 female surf race – 12th in Aus­tralia!! There was a decent gap between the top 12 and remain­ing 18 in the final – that’s surf!!

NOTABLE MENTIONS – both these com­peti­tors are Mem­bers of Mul­laloo. Whilst we recog­nise that their com­pe­ti­tion rights are with oth­er Clubs, it is fit­ting to con­grat­u­late them on their Aussies achieve­ments. Wes Gould (Kur­rawa) – mak­ing the Final in Open Male Taplin; Semi Finals in Open iron­man, Open Ski Relay and Open Board Relay, Quar­ter Finals in Open Board. Jaime Roberts (New­port) – mak­ing Finals in both Open Female Dou­ble Ski and Open Female Mixed Dou­ble Ski; Quar­ter Final for Sin­gle Ski.

So that’s an Aussies Cam­paign wrap for 2019!

Thanks, Pete Macleod, Andrew Brown and Stu­art Clarke for man­ag­ing our Open Cham­pi­onship water com­peti­tors. Thanks to our beach coach, Carl Mills for his on tour sup­port man­ag­ing our young beachies! Thanks, Dawn Jones and Sandy Clarke for offi­ci­at­ing, Anne-Marie Wider­man­s­ki and Dara Mills for pro­vid­ing first aid at the event. Thanks to Rob­bie Payne and Josh Bull smash­ing it in the surf for our Aussies water safe­ty shifts! Thanks, Gayle Gould, Jase Bean (South Coast Surf Boats), Pete, Andrew and any­one else that assist­ed in the relo­cat­ing of craft to North Kir­ra. Thanks, Mike Gigney, Dara Mills, Lyn­da Har­vey and Jase Bean for the action shots! And last­ly, thank you to the par­ents and friends for all your sup­port!

The Aussies cam­paign for our ath­letes is a cul­mi­na­tion of their ded­i­ca­tion and deter­mi­na­tion teamed with coach­es, Club and a net­work of sup­port – we thank you all!

Pool Rescue 2019

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Now Surf Life Sav­ing Club activ­i­ties for the most part on the beach is over, our com­pe­ti­tion sea­son for the pool is just about to begin!  If you feel like con­tin­u­ing some swim train­ing and hav­ing some fun in the pool, then please let us know if you’re inter­est­ed and come along to the sched­uled train­ing.

Pool Res­cue sees com­peti­tors’ aquat­ic skills test­ed with events includ­ing manikin tows, obsta­cle swims and tube car­ry­ing ‘patients’.  Pool tour­na­ments also encour­age ath­letes who may feel uncom­fort­able in the ocean to get involved in the life­sav­ing move­ment. See details of the races here under Pool Res­cue Head­ing

Com­pe­ti­tion details are as fol­lows:

Sun­Smart Pool Res­cue – Round 1 – Sat­ur­day 11 May at HBF Sta­di­um, Mt Clare­mont 

Sun­Smart Pool Res­cue State Cham­pi­onships – Fri­day 14 to Sun­day 16 June at HBF Sta­di­um, Mt Clare­mont 

There will also be a Pool Res­cue Car­ni­val held on Sun­day 26 May at Trin­i­ty Col­lege.  This event will be run by West Life­sav­ing Club and will be open to all mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate.

Our train­ing will be held at HBF Are­na on the fol­low­ing dates:

Nipper training 

Sat­ur­day 27th April – 3pm till 4pm 

Sat­ur­day 4th May – 3pm till 4pm 

Entry Fee $4.00

Spec­ta­tors $2.60

Payable to Mul­laloo coach on the day.

Youth/Senior Training 

Mon­day 29th April — 7pm till 8pm 

Thurs­day 2nd May – 7pm till 8pm 

Mon­day 6th May – 7pm till 8pm

Thurs­day 9th May – 7pm till 8pm

Nor­mal entry fees apply, payable at recep­tion on entry: Adult: $6.30  Under 15 years: $4.70

OR

The Mul­laloo club swim­mer dis­count­ed entry (only valid dur­ing Mul­laloo book­ings) can be pur­chased from recep­tion, the costs are below, it is always worth top­ping up your entries pri­or to July 1st which will make it a bit cheap­er for you. As of the 29 April, Mul­laloo will have per­ma­nent lane book­ings Mon­day and Thurs­day nights 7–8pm for squad train­ing so the extra entries won’t go to waste.

2018/19 club swim­mer

  • 10 entries $40.00
  • 20 entries $72.00

Note slight increase as of 1 July 2019

2019/20 club swim­mer

  • 10 entries $40.90
  • 20 entries $81.80
  • All spec­ta­tors are $2.60, payable on entry at recep­tion.

Please feel free to con­tact us if you have any ques­tions.

Pool Res­cue Nip­per Team Man­ag­er: Paul Brier­ley
Pool Res­cue Youth/Senior Team Man­ag­er: Tanya Bat­tle
Pool Res­cue Coach­es: Soraya Lee and Darcey Brooks

Many thanks
Your Pool Res­cue Team

MEMBER WELLBEING – The President’s health message

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

I want to share with you my recent can­cer diag­no­sis in the hope that my per­son­al sto­ry will moti­vate you to tack­le your own health con­cerns. I want you to hear this straight from me rather than whis­pers, and I want you to be able to freely speak to me about it.

I’m not telling you this for sym­pa­thy – I want this sto­ry to encour­age you, and I want you to think about our club’s Well­ness Pro­gram with a renewed inter­est.

My issues start­ed short­ly before Christ­mas when I strug­gled to uri­nate and so I went to the doc­tor. He pre­scribed antibi­otics that failed to do any­thing and then I was sent to a urol­o­gist. She also pre­scribed antibi­otics and when that didn’t work she arranged for a “scope test”.

It was late Jan­u­ary – the busi­ness end of the sea­son when Coun­try Car­ni­val had been and gone and almost every com­ing week­end includ­ed a com­pe­ti­tion – and I found myself in a hos­pi­tal with a cam­era broad­cast­ing the inner work­ings of my blad­der on to a screen. Ini­tial­ly, the cam­era did not detect any­thing abnor­mal, but as the device turned around the enor­mous “bun­dle of coral” appeared on the screen.

It was a tumour. A big one.

I have strug­gled to find the words to tell this sto­ry as I’m a log­i­cal thinker and this diag­no­sis still seems com­plete­ly illog­i­cal – this sim­ply makes absolute­ly no sense to me what­so­ev­er.

I’m 45-years-old – which the spe­cial­ists say is a young age for this type of tumour. I am fit and I lead a healthy lifestyle, and in the sim­ple terms used by the doc­tors — I’m unlucky.

But we don’t choose the hand we are dealt, we can only play it as best we can.

The diag­no­sis was unex­pect­ed and came as a com­plete shock, with one ques­tion burn­ing in my mind – what does that mean? The test was com­plete and surgery was planned for 18 Feb­ru­ary to remove the tumour. I walked out of the hos­pi­tal to my wife Michelle, but would not share the diag­no­sis until we were alone togeth­er in the car.

She was fright­ened. This was the most alarm­ing health issue I had faced in my life to date. Telling my teenage sons was also an extreme­ly dif­fi­cult task.

The sub­se­quent surgery suc­cess­ful­ly removed the tumour which the doc­tors described as “high-grade” but “non-inva­sive”. Oth­ers words includ­ed “self-con­tained” and “fast-grow­ing”.

All of this trans­lat­ed into the best pos­si­ble news for this par­tic­u­lar type of tumour.

I’m not yet out of the woods and I cur­rent­ly have a ureter­al stent from my kid­ney which is a con­stant source of pain that I will be liv­ing with for the next few months.

In addi­tion to the pain, the stent pre­vents me from train­ing. This is my main source of frus­tra­tion at the moment – exer­cise is a big part of my life at our surf club.

I was in peak phys­i­cal con­di­tion just before this in readi­ness for the WA Mas­ters Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships at Sor­ren­to in March and, despite being two weeks post­op­er­a­tive (much to Michelle’s hor­ror), I was amazed and proud to take away a Gold in the Beach Sprints and Sil­ver in the Beach Flags – a goal I had to achieve.

Aussies are on but I could feel my phys­i­cal form suf­fer­ing through the lack of train­ing and I, there­fore, can­celled our fam­i­ly trip in favour of pro­gress­ing my treat­ment.

In April I will com­mence immunother­a­py – once a week for six weeks deliv­ered direct to my blad­der which car­ries its own risks, and may con­tin­ue month­ly after that for up to three years, but I know the alter­na­tives are far worse.

Fur­ther to this, I will under­take quar­ter­ly scope tests. The prospect of this tumour return­ing is gen­er­al­ly regard­ed as high giv­en the nature of the tumour that was removed.

I don’t want peo­ple to treat me dif­fer­ent­ly. It is what it is and you have to get on with it.

I want to remind every­one that every­one has some­thing going on in their lives – even though it may not be obvi­ous on the face of things.

I want to encour­age our won­der­ful surf club com­mu­ni­ty to take the time to ask oth­ers how they are going, it doesn’t take much.

I have seen this Club pull togeth­er in a very spe­cial way this sea­son. I have seen it in com­pe­ti­tion – with ath­letes from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines jump­ing in to assist their fel­low club mem­bers at car­ni­vals.

I have seen it on our incred­i­ble beach each week­end dur­ing club days with the old men­tor­ing the young, and the young re-ignit­ing the pas­sion of the old.

I have seen it with major events such as the Nip­pers Car­ni­val host­ed at Mul­laloo in Jan­u­ary.

Club mem­bers have pulled togeth­er in sup­port of me since my diag­no­sis and this has been tru­ly heart-warm­ing – it’s also a major rea­son I want peo­ple to talk about their own issues. There’s always some­one there to lis­ten, help or to speak to, you don’t need to go through things on your own.

It is impor­tant to ask oth­ers if they are ok but it is equal­ly impor­tant to lis­ten to what they are say­ing and how they are say­ing it as com­mu­ni­ca­tion takes many forms. Fur­ther, it may encour­age anoth­er to care­ful­ly con­sid­er their own health and, where nec­es­sary, take action.

For me – I am going to con­tin­ue serv­ing as your Pres­i­dent, albeit with a small break now the sum­mer sea­son is com­plete to recov­er from the ini­tial treat­ment. It’s a role I feel priv­i­leged to have and in this role, I con­sid­er it my duty to share this mes­sage to help oth­ers. Men, in gen­er­al, are extreme­ly poor at deal­ing with health issues or ask­ing for help and I’d like this to change.

Do not suf­fer in silence.

Thank you to Luke Eliot and Pam Bubrzy­c­ki for your con­tri­bu­tion to this mes­sage.

Board Shorts – April 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A short update on what the Board has been up to…

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESSES – The Board of Direc­tors (BoD’s) would like to acknowl­edge the efforts of the Man­agers, Offi­cials, Ath­letes, Water safe­ty, sup­port helpers, etc recent­ly in the State Surf/Beach/Boat Cham­pi­onships. There were many great efforts across the club. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all those who took part in con­tribut­ing towards our club efforts.

CONSTITUTION/BYLAWS – The BoD have agreed to endorse the pro­posed adjust­ments and changes to the Con­sti­tu­tion. As such the Club will hold a Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing in advance of the AGM, date to be advised.

STRATEGIC REVIEW – The BoD is cur­rent­ly plan­ning for a review of the exist­ing 10 year Strate­gic Plan. Data is being gath­ered for con­sid­er­a­tion and to inform the review. Club mem­bers have been offered the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide feed­back through a sur­vey – please help the process by com­plet­ing this. A sam­ple of mem­bers will also be inter­viewed in advance of the BoD under­tak­ing the review, includ­ing any adjust­ments or changes.

2019/20 SEASON POSITION NOMINATIONS – The BoD would like to encour­age all mem­bers to con­sid­er nom­i­nat­ing for Direc­tor, Gen­er­al Man­ag­er and Man­ag­er roles for the new sea­son. Job descrip­tions for all roles are avail­able and/or feel free to con­tact any mem­ber of the BoD, GM’s and Man­agers to seek any advice and/or insight into the var­i­ous posi­tions. Please con­sid­er offer­ing your ser­vices and assist­ing your club.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE APPROVALS – The Board of Man­age­ment recent­ly con­sid­ered sub­mis­sions made by the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for cap­i­tal expen­di­ture items in each of the oper­a­tional areas. The Board and Gen­er­al Man­agers are pleased to announce that the items in the table below, totalling over $95,000, have been approved for pur­chase imme­di­ate­ly.

Oth­er sig­nif­i­cant pur­chas­es have also been iden­ti­fied for pos­si­ble inclu­sion in the bud­get for 2019/20. These will be researched and cost­ed, and include:

  • Toilet/shower refur­bish­ment or repairs
  • First aid room ren­o­va­tion
  • Secu­ri­ty sys­tem
  • Roller doors
  • Out­side deck shade sails
  • 1 x IRB engine
  • 15 x Nip­per Krac­ka boards
ITEMS APPROVED FOR PURCHASE
COST NOTES
SURF SPORTS ITEMS
   1 x IRB Hull Deposit $5,000 A fur­ther $8,000 will be allo­cat­ed in the 2019/20 bud­get, for a total of $13,000
   12 – 15 IRB rac­ing hel­mets $2,000
   1 x Dou­ble ski and board racks $5,000
   1 x Surf boat ~$21,000 Includ­ing freight
   1 x string line of com­pe­ti­tion cans $1,800
Surf Sports Total $34,800
EDUCATION ITEMS
   3 x Train­ing Defib­ril­la­tors $2,400
   Resus­ci­ta­tion “Annies” $1,600 High Pri­or­i­ty
Edu­ca­tion Total $4,000
LIFESAVING ITEMS
   Patrol resources to equip two obser­va­tion points $8,000 Eg: New obser­va­tion tower/North point
   Spot­ting scope, tri­pod, new binoc­u­lars and stor­age cab­i­net $1,800 For exist­ing tow­er
   New safe­ty cones and signs $2,500
Life Sav­ing Total $10,300
DEVELOPMENT/NIPPERS
   15 x Krak­ka Nip­per Boards $18,000 Replac­ing aging fibre­glass Board fleet
   Addi­tion­al board racks $3,000
Devel­op­ment Total $21,000
MARKETING/IT
   Audio Visu­al and pro­jec­tor sys­tem $25,000 For Lounge
   Microwave $350 For Bar
TOTAL $25,350

 

 

Limited Edition! FINZ Pool Deck Jackets

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Orders are tak­en by our Mul­laloo Surf Shop. The Jack­ets fea­ture the fol­low­ing:

  • 100% Nylon Out­er shell.
  • 2000 mm water­proof Rat­ing
  • 100% Poly anti-pill inte­ri­or fleece
  • 3 Ounce poly­fill wadding in body
  • Sleeves satin lined inner for easy on/off
  • Easy 2way YKK front zip­pers
  • Detach­able hood/ykk zip/Storm Flap
  • Water­proof zip front pock­ets
  • Drop tail hem
  • Elas­ti­cat­ed cuff

The size chart is as fol­lows:

Size/

AGE

XXS 8/10 XXS

12/14

SMALL MEDIUM LARGE XLARGE 2XL 3XL
LENGTH 95cm 98cm 101cm 104cm 107cm 110cm 113cm 116cm
½  chst 53cm 56.5cm 60cm 63.5cm 67cm 70.5cm 74cm 77.5cm

$175 each,

A sam­ple is in the shop.

Please place order at the shop before Fri­day 3 May!

If plac­ing an order a deposit of $50.00 is required.

We need 25 jack­ets pur­chased to place an order!