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IRB Racing Team Flying High

Friday, July 6th, 2018

The IRB Rac­ing team com­menced pre­sea­son in Octo­ber with the goal of defend­ing last year’s Series Cham­pi­onship. This year we restruc­tured our coach­ing group and put together an exten­sive pro­gram that con­cen­trated on strength and con­di­tion­ing, com­bined with a swim pro­gram and sprint ses­sions. This then lead us into a new for­mat of train­ing in the IRBs to max­imise the ses­sions to achieve the best out­come. The pro­gram was devel­oped and run by mul­ti­ple vol­un­tary club mem­bers who have put in a mas­sive amount of work to pre­pare the group. The group embraced the new for­mat and with great com­mit­ment the results have been trans­ferred into their per­for­mances this year.

The group have dom­i­nated all three car­ni­vals this sea­son with sig­nif­i­cant points vic­to­ries over their com­po­nents. The most pleas­ing results have come in the teams con­sis­tency with mul­ti­ple teams mak­ing finals in each of the events in the first 3 rounds. As the State Titles approached the team moved its focus into fine tun­ing their skills and mak­ing sure all equip­ment and per­son­nel were pre­pared to the best of their abil­ity. Even after a long pre­sea­son and weather inter­rupted sea­son that con­tained mul­ti­ple strong cold fronts, the focus and com­mit­ment was as strong as ever. One of the biggest attrib­utes of the team and its group of sup­port­ers is its abil­ity to have fun no mat­ter what task is at hand. That enthu­si­asm and focus was taken into the State Cham­pi­onships.

The States pre­sented us with a great day with good weather and a nice swell to keep the spec­ta­tors happy. The State Titles con­sisted of 9 events in the open and female cat­e­gories. Mul­laloo was dom­i­nant win­ning 8 of these 9 events. Once again the strength of the team was abil­ity to get mul­ti­ple teams into the finals of these events. The team worked together bril­liantly and their com­mit­ment to each other is one of the con­tribut­ing fac­tors in their suc­cess. In addi­tion to this the male Mul­laloo A crew won the Dave Clark Shield for the best male team of the sea­son. This is the 3rd con­sec­u­tive year they have taken this hon­our. Not to be out­done Mul­laloo A female crew also took out their shield for the best female team of the sea­son. The per­for­mance of the team through­out the year and at the state titles con­sol­i­dated them as the club to beat with the win­ning of the series Cham­pi­onship for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive sea­son.

The focus now turns to the prepa­ra­tion of an assault at the national level. This year the IRB Rac­ing Aussies are held in Thirroul, NSW 13–15 of July.

Cameron Rap­ley  

We wish the team every suc­cess in their National Com­pe­ti­tion and con­grat­u­late all mem­bers as well as some of them mak­ing the West­ern Suns Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Team. To all the sup­port team around the IRB Rac­ing Squad, from soup mums to warm hugs; from swim efforts to lift efforts; from set ups to pack ups, from offi­ci­at­ing fin­ishes to water safety cor­ralling, from squeals of delight to tears of tri­umph; you are all hugely impor­tant and appre­ci­ated as part of the suc­cess!

Annual General Meeting Notice 2018

Thursday, June 28th, 2018


of the MULLALOO SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB to be held in the
CLUB LOUNGE, on FRIDAY 27 JULY, 2018 at 7.30pm

In accor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion, notice is given that the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing of the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club will be held in the Lounge at 7.30pm on Fri­day 27 JULY, 2018.  All com­mu­ni­ca­tion for the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing will be pro­vided elec­tron­i­cally.

Nom­i­na­tions are called for the fol­low­ing Board posi­tions and will close at 2.00pm, Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.

  • Pres­i­dent– one (1) posi­tion, terms of two (2) years.
  • Direc­tors– two (2) posi­tions, term of two (2) years.      


2018 Pres­i­dent Nom­i­na­tion Form (also avail­able word ver­sion)
Posi­tion Descrip­tion for Pres­i­dent 

2018 Direc­tor Nom­i­na­tion Form (also avail­able word ver­sion)
Posi­tion Descrip­tion for Direc­tor

or visit the Club web­site at, or phone the Club Office on Tues­day through to Fri­day between 10.00am and 2pm on 9307 7766 to obtain a form.

Nom­i­na­tions for Pres­i­dent and the Board should address the cri­te­ria spec­i­fied in the rel­e­vant posi­tion descrip­tion. The Nom­i­na­tor and Sec­on­der must be eli­gi­ble to vote at the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing.

NOTICE/S OF MOTION from our mem­bers, must be lodged in writ­ing with the office, duly signed, by 2pm, Fri­day 6 JULY, 2018.


Mem­bers wish­ing to pro­pose amend­ments to the Con­sti­tu­tion are required to lodge these in writ­ing with the office, duly signed, by 2pm, Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.


In accor­dance with the Con­sti­tu­tion, any items of Spe­cial Busi­ness need to be for­warded in writ­ing to the office 21 days prior to the con­duct of the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing, i.e. 2pm, Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.

The Agenda, pro­posed Con­sti­tu­tional amend­ments and details of nom­i­nees for the posi­tions of one (1) Pres­i­dent and two (2) Direc­tors will be for­warded to mem­bers via email ten (10) days prior (17 July, 2018) to the con­duct of the AGM.

Please remem­ber, any item for dis­cus­sion at the Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing must be put in writ­ing and received by the office by Fri­day 6 JULY 2018.

Nom­i­na­tions or items of notice should be for­warded to the Club Office Email or posted to PO Box 119, Hillarys WA 6923.

Congratulations Mullaloo SLSC…

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Sat­ur­day night was all glit­ter and gold for Mul­laloo where we scooped some of the State’s high­est awards from the Surf Life Sav­ing West­ern Aus­tralia Awards of Excel­lence.

Our final­ists and awards reflect the Club’s cur­rent strengths. Our life sav­ing and edu­ca­tion areas had stand­out per­for­mances this sea­son. As the recip­i­ents of the Patrol Club of the Year, it was great that the care we take in life sav­ing was recog­nised. For exam­ple, our abalone patrols, in con­junc­tion with Sor­rento SLSC and Whit­fords Sea Res­cue, is one of our biggest chal­lenges. Sadly, this sea­son there was a fatal­ity dur­ing an abalone patrol but our mem­bers showed gen­uine care and respect while pro­vid­ing skilled res­cue and resus­ci­ta­tion and con­sol­ing the fam­ily.

With that, a big shout out of THANKS to all our Patrol Cap­tains and patrolling mem­bers who together achieved this great award! Big thank you also Brett Wenn, Life­sav­ing Man­ager for a great sea­son and work­ing with the Club, Patrol Cap­tains and mem­bers in its life sav­ing efforts. Brett along with the Stu­art Clarke were inter­viewed on behalf of the Club for this Award. Well done!

A fur­ther exam­ple of Mul­laloo SLSC’s capa­bil­ity in life sav­ing was mem­ber Andrew Man­ning being awarded AGL Life­saver of the Year – Andrew’s many years expe­ri­ence as Patrol Cap­tain and Life­sav­ing Man­ager along with his con­tri­bu­tions to the Abalone Patrol man­age­ment was a wor­thy recip­i­ent of the award.

Natalie God­win came in a close 2nd for the top num­ber of patrol hours for the sea­son made up of patrol and water safety (only 6 hours from top posi­tion) – a fan­tas­tic effort!

Mark Hills tak­ing out Asses­sor of the Year had an out­stand­ing sea­son with Assess­ments con­ducted at Sor­rento, Mul­laloo, Quinns, Alki­mos through to Bali and Malaysia. Mark has almost 20 years of Assess­ing under his belt and applies his depth and knowl­edge within surf life­sav­ing mainly with the focus of growth and devel­op­ment of his fel­low club mem­bers.

Sandy Clarke was awarded both the Offi­cial of the Year and the top award of AGL Vol­un­teer of the Year. Sandy epit­o­mises the surf life sav­ing move­ment, with her love of the ocean and peo­ple. This sea­son she con­tributed across almost all areas of the Club and State Asso­ci­a­tion by offi­ci­at­ing, patrolling, coach­ing surf sports and edu­cat­ing as well as inno­vat­ing and enhanc­ing all this through her com­mu­ni­ca­tions role.

As WA’s award win­ners, Andrew, Mark and Sandy will be head­ing to Syd­ney in Octo­ber to rep­re­sent WA in Surf Life Sav­ing Australia’s Awards of Excel­lence. It’s fit­ting that they now have the oppor­tu­nity to tell their sto­ries on a national stage.

Mul­laloo put for­ward a total of 10 mem­ber nom­i­na­tions along with a nom­i­na­tion for the Patrol Club of the Year. Below is a list of the nom­i­nees and a brief sum­mary of their effort for the respec­tive award nom­i­na­tion.

  • Cameron Rap­ley – Vol­un­teer of the Year
    Acknowl­edg­ing the effort, com­mit­ment and lead­er­ship that Cameron has demon­strated in many oper­a­tional areas, span­ning our Nip­pers, to life sav­ing to com­pe­ti­tion and main­te­nance of equip­ment at the Club.
  • Sandy Clarke – Vol­un­teer of the Year (win­ner)
  • Lyn Brosens – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Lyn’s effort man­ag­ing the tran­si­tion of mem­ber­ship to online – Sur­f­Guard along with her Mem­ber­ship asso­ci­ated admin­is­tra­tive tasks for the almost 1,800 mem­bers, as well as her train­ing and assess­ing.
  • Carlo Tenaglia – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Carlo’s effort in research­ing, man­ag­ing and imple­ment­ing Rev­o­lu­tionise along with the Surf Sports asso­ci­ated admin­is­tra­tive tasks of entries and events as well as his train­ing and assess­ing.
  • Andrew Man­ning – Life­saver of the Year (win­ner)
  • Ava Bushby – Youth Life­saver of the Year – this award is NEW (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edged Ava’s vig­i­lance as a patrol mem­ber and enthu­si­asm to embrace the var­i­ous areas of the Club – striv­ing for her Sil­ver Medal­lion – Patrol Cap­tain as she devel­ops in the many path­ways afforded to her.
  • Cameron Rap­ley – Coach of the Year
    Acknowl­edg­ing Cameron’s sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of the Mul­laloo IRB Rac­ing Team at a State and National level.
  • Soraya Lee – Young Achiever of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Soraya’s efforts as a young leader, devel­op­ing coach, ath­lete and an inspi­ra­tion to our devel­op­ing nip­pers.
  • Sandy Clarke – Trainer of the Year (final­ist)
    Acknowl­edg­ing Sandy’s efforts through the numer­ous train­ing courses she pre­sented to at Sor­rento, Mul­laloo and Bali, her men­tor­ing of new train­ers and her fur­ther devel­op­ment as a senior trainer.
  • Mark Hills – Asses­sor of the Year (win­ner)
  • Sandy Clarke – Offi­cial of the Year (nom­i­nated through SLSWA) (win­ner)

Nom­i­na­tions are put for­ward to the Hon­ours and Awards Com­mit­tee of the Club by the Man­agers of the related award port­fo­lios (who could also dis­cuss with their work/leadership groups within their port­fo­lios) e.g. Life­sav­ing Man­ager for Life­saver and Youth Life­saver of the Year. The Hon­ours and Awards Com­mit­tee aims to sub­mit as many nom­i­na­tions across the field to ensure our Club is well rep­re­sented. Many sub­mis­sions are based from win­ners of our Club awards or mem­bers that meet the State cri­te­ria for the nom­i­na­tions.

Annual Dinner Wrap

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Thank you to our mem­bers who sup­ported the Club Din­ner on Sat­ur­day night. It was great to see such a cross sec­tion of our club com­mu­nity all together and hav­ing a good time. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all award nom­i­nees and recip­i­ents. (View the nom­i­nees and win­ners in the pre­sen­ta­tion HERE.)

An event like this would not be pos­si­ble with­out the col­lec­tive assis­tance from our mem­bers – we’d like to THANK every­one who helped with set up – and helped make the room look sim­ply spec­tac­u­lar, also, pack up (for those who recov­ered from a late night suf­fi­ciently enough to help put the club back to it’s nor­mal self, espe­cially the mums on Moth­ers Day!), hope­fully cap­tur­ing all names: Ali, Alison, Amanda, Angela, Cal­ven, Char­lotte, Chrissie, Cindy, Dawn, Glenda, Glynne, Jacky, James, Jeff, Jenny, Josh, JP Doo­ley, Julie, Katrina, Kay, Kirsten D., Kirsten F., Louise, Michelle, Natalie, Nissa, Noel, Penny, Sian, Stu­art and Zara. (When we packed up on Sun­day we were 4 vases miss­ing and a few bal­loon weights, if these made their way home with any­one, please can they be returned to the office asap, they were bought with the inten­tion of using in the future, thank you.)

Thanks to Dawn Jones (coor­di­nat­ing the team), Penny Fort­mann (who did most of the hard work lead­ing up to the event so that the rest of us could have a great time), Karen Oliver and Jen Ducasse (invi­ta­tions and han­dling all the enquiries in the office) and Sandy Clarke (behind the scene stuff) for their efforts in the lead up to the event. On the night a thank you to Jeff David­son our MC (and Life Mem­ber) – for keep­ing the evening tick­ing along and enter­tain­ing us on the way, Kirsten Fort­mann – for the smooth process of hand­ing out the tro­phies, bar staff Rob and Jacqui McGre­gor, Trevor Bul­ley and Mandy Brooks – a big ask on a big night!

Liquor BaronsThank you to Ocean Reef Liquor Barons for their gen­er­ous dona­tion of the arrival sparkling wine and table wines.

Thank you to Swell Mul­laloo Beach for the déli­cieux choices of food on the buf­fet (I hope every­one had a taste of the apple crum­ble!) and for their assis­tance in our set up.

To our guests, Mayor Hon. Albert Jacob JP, Coun­cil­lors Philippa Tay­lor and Nige Jones, SLSWA Board mem­ber Heidi Gan, Spon­sors Steve and Mandy Lee of Lee­way Group, Janet Sim­mons of ECU School of Busi­ness & Law, Jeff Baker of Lloyds Reg­is­ter, Life Mem­bers Dave Cronk, Alison Ger­ard, Mark Hills, Mandy Lee, God­frey Law­son, Steve Dargie, our Board and Man­age­ment team and all our mem­bers who made it such a mem­o­rable night – THANK YOU!

So many to thank! That’s because a great event is only that because of the great team behind it! A mag­nif­i­cent way to fin­ish off the reg­u­lar sea­son and we look for­ward to the next one already!

Lead roles for Mullaloo

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Con­grat­u­la­tions and well done to Mul­laloo offi­cials Mark Hills, Sandy Clarke and Jacqui McGre­gor who con­tinue to be appointed to senior car­ni­val roles by Surf Life Sav­ing WA.

Mark Hills was appointed as Emer­gency Sup­port Offi­cer, Sandy Clarke as Car­ni­val Ref­eree and Jacqui McGre­gor as Water Safety/Power Craft Car­ni­val Coor­di­na­tor. These roles are respon­si­ble for the safety of com­peti­tors, the for­mat of the car­ni­val and the coor­di­na­tion of many vol­un­teers.

These appoint­ments have spanned the recent Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships, Coun­try State Cham­pi­onships, Junior State Qual­i­fies, Junior States and last weekend’s Senior States. These mem­bers have acquired skills dur­ing their devel­op­ment path­way which has included being offi­cials, water safety and gen­eral vol­un­teers at Club, State and National com­pe­ti­tions. All mem­bers have these same oppor­tu­ni­ties. Mark, Sandy or Jacqui will be happy to dis­cuss your path­way.

AUSSIES OPPORTUNITIES: There are path­ways avail­able at the upcom­ing Aussies for Area Risk Response Offi­cers in each arena – please con­tact Mark Hills who will be coor­di­nat­ing this.

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

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 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




What an Elouera weekend of surf boat competition!

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Our West­ern Suns Surf Row­ers Inter­state u19 rep­re­sen­ta­tive team – Vikings and our u19 female crew Neptune’s Daugh­ters put in an out­stand­ing effort for WA and Mul­laloo across an action packed week­end at the 2018 Aus­tralian Surf Row­ers League Inter­state Cham­pi­onship, held in Elouera, NSW.

The week­end saw a fan­tas­tic dis­play of rac­ing, along with plenty of car­nage as the ath­letes tack­led surf that was chal­leng­ing and most unfa­mil­iar. WA fin­ished in 4th place in the Inter­states com­pe­ti­tion.

If a few races on Fri­day morn­ing wasn’t enough for our u19 males, they hit it out again on Sat­ur­day with 3 clean races, huge surf going out and couldn’t buy a wave com­ing home… clearly there were lulls! Our u19 ladies were cer­tainly on a mis­sion also – with 3 races under their belt, they caught some of the biggest waves dubbed at the car­ni­val as the “PARTY WAVES” home to get them into the quar­ter finals on Sun­day. Sun­day was even big­ger and nas­tier than Sat­ur­day, again the girls had a job get­ting out and back in safely, end­ing at top 12 in Aus­tralia! Well done to both crews in their debut on the National cir­cuit!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our ath­letes, par­ent sup­port, sweeps/coaches and the sheer sports­man­ship and bonds made – that most cer­tainly con­tributed to an event­ful and well raced week­end.

Shout out to North Cottes­loe for all their sup­port and assis­tance on the beach!

Sweep: Richard Cal­non (great effort Rich – first time in National comp. as sweep also)
Row­ers: Wes Thom­son, Caleb Palan­dri, Jamie Col­bourne, Con­nor Mar­low

Sweep: Stu­art Clarke
Row­ers: Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Ciera Mad­den

Surf League Wrap-up

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

On Sun­day 4 Feb­ru­ary, the 3rd and last Surf League com­pe­ti­tion was run at Sor­rento Beach. The Surf League is a new com­pe­ti­tion for­mat intro­duced by SLSWA cov­er­ing 3 car­ni­vals held in Decem­ber, Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary. The for­mat of the Surf League is for Clubs to provide teams of Male and Female Surf Boat Crews, Water and Beach com­peti­tors up to a max of 20 peo­ple per team. Com­peti­tors then race in a num­ber of team and indi­vid­ual events across Surf­boats, Water and the Beach. Points are awarded for places 1 – 6. There is only one divi­sion of com­pe­ti­tion for all teams who com­pete in an open age group. Some of the high­lights of the com­pe­ti­tion is the live Web­cast of the com­pe­ti­tion and sig­nif­i­cant prizes for win­ning com­peti­tors and Clubs.

Mul­laloo SLSC put together 2 teams (Gold and Blue) for each car­ni­val. We had quite young teams at the moment with only a few open com­peti­tors. This meant we were able to use the car­ni­vals for devel­op­ing ath­letes and surf­boat teams includ­ing U/15, U/17 and U/19 com­peti­tors. Over­all we man­aged to use 5 dif­fer­ent Boat crews and 30 dif­fer­ent beach and water com­peti­tors.

Mul­laloo did extremely well con­sid­er­ing that we had few open com­peti­tors avail­able to com­pete in our team. Some of our major results from the three com­pe­ti­tions included:

1st Swim – Jack Wilson (U/17)

2nd Iron­woman – Soraya Lee (U/19)

3rd Iron­man – Wes Gould (Open – 0nly attended 2 car­ni­vals)

A spe­cial men­tion to Jack Wilson who also made the West­ern Suns Open Elite team to travel to Cronulla and com­pete at the Ocean6 car­ni­val.

Carlo Tenaglia
GM Surf Sports