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Short Board State Champs Wrap

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Awe­some effort from our four com­peti­tors at last week­ends Short Board State Champs at Secret Har­bour. Mul­laloo came 4th over­all out of the 10 com­pet­ing Clubs.

Small­er surf than they would have liked, but was enough to build a com­pe­ti­tion around. Whilst much of the hard work had to be done in the white wash, it was fan­tas­tic results from our ath­letes.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Neve Macleod tak­ing out Gold in the u17 female divi­sion and Bronze in the Open female divi­sion; Leah Mar­tin scooped a Sil­ver in her divi­sion and Tom Har­vey a Bronze. Lachy Macleod just missed a medal claim­ing a 4th!



Clubbies hit the City to Surf!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

You may have wit­nessed some Beachie train­ing over the last few months… sand hills, steps, long runs and killer pow­er ses­sions!! Well, this cul­mi­nat­ed with a group chal­leng­ing them­selves in the City to Surf that ran on Sun­day 26 August. It was great to see the Mul­laloo flag be gal­lant­ly flown with a mix of youth and adults! Some mem­bers opt­ing for the 4km, some the 12km and a few con­quer­ing some per­son­al goals of half marathon.

Some walked/ran under the Mul­laloo Club colours, some for oth­er char­i­ties… to all we say — WELL DONE, you are all AWESOME!

A shout out to Carl Mills and Mar­tyn Pigg for keep­ing the Beachies hon­est at train­ing – and brrr, some of those evenings.


Notice to Members – 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

The Board of Direc­tors are look­ing for­ward to see­ing you at the Club’s Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing this Fri­day. 

The Club Lounge will be open from 6pm (excludes the bar).

Please note the fol­low­ing details for the meet­ing:

  • mem­bers must arrive and be signed in by 7.30pm to be eli­gi­ble to vote;
  • light snacks will be avail­able fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion of the meet­ing (sup­plied by Swell);
  • Chase the Ace will be post­poned to the fol­low­ing Fri­day; and 
  • the bar will open at the con­clu­sion of the meet­ing. 

Eligibility to Vote

The Board of Direc­tors recog­nis­es the impor­tance of vot­ing eli­gi­bil­i­ty for mem­bers as the fun­da­men­tal build­ing block for the estab­lish­ment and oper­a­tion of the Club. As such, the Board and man­age­ment have aimed to under­stand and apply the Con­sti­tu­tion and By-Laws accord­ing­ly.

How­ev­er, recent inves­ti­ga­tion and debate about the eli­gi­bil­i­ty of mem­bers to vote has raised some issues with the inter­pre­ta­tion and appli­ca­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tion and By-Laws. There is con­tin­u­ing con­tention, with the inves­ti­ga­tion and debate so far being incon­clu­sive and con­test­ed.

As such, the Board has decid­ed, with­out prej­u­dice or the estab­lish­ment of prece­dent, that the AGM of Fri­day 27 July 2018 will be con­duct­ed accord­ing to the min­i­mum require­ment of the Con­sti­tu­tion, being that all mem­bers over the age of 15 years will be eli­gi­ble to vote.

After the AGM, the Board will ful­ly inves­ti­gate the issue, by assign­ing suit­ably qual­i­fied mem­bers to the task and, if need­ed, seek­ing addi­tion­al legal assis­tance and advice. This will pro­vide ample time for the issue to be prop­er­ly addressed and resolved ahead of the Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing to be held before the end of 2018 to update the Con­sti­tu­tion and By-Laws.

Australian IRB Championship Wrap

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Mul­laloo SLSC IRB Rac­ing Team trav­elled to Thirroul NSW for the recent Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships. This year’s com­pe­ti­tion was one of the largest ever with over 1000 com­peti­tors reg­is­tered to com­pete in Inter­state, Open and Mas­ters com­pe­ti­tions. The Mul­laloo IRB tour­ing team was the largest to trav­el since this group first start­ed com­pet­ing at Aussies in 2016. This year there were 23 com­peti­tors and 10 Sup­port team for a tour­ing team of 33. In addi­tion, there were anoth­er 8 club mem­bers that trav­elled to show sup­port for the group. In total 41 Mul­laloo club mem­bers made a sig­nif­i­cant impres­sion on the offi­cials and fel­low com­peti­tors. With a tour­ing par­ty this large and with the need to get equip­ment, peo­ple from one side of the coun­try to the oth­er and then accom­mo­date them, feed them, it requires a great deal of effort in plan­ning and exe­cu­tion. This was lead by Tour­ing Team Man­ag­er Julie Rap­ley and a great sup­port team of Michelle Cook, Bron­wyn Bul­ley, Angela Schip­per, Sian Mil­lar and Glynne Bar­tle.

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Site set­up. Image © Lau­rie de Mamiel

The com­pe­ti­tion offi­cial­ly start­ed on the Thurs­day with the scru­ti­neer­ing of the IRBs, motors and all oth­er equip­ment by SLSA Offi­cials to ensure it met the required SLSA stan­dard and there aren’t any safe­ty issues with the boats or equip­ment.  This process can take a cou­ple of hours to com­plete assum­ing there are no faults found. Though the MSLSC boats had been through this process only a cou­ple of weeks ear­li­er at the State Cham­pi­onships there were a few minor faults that need­ed to be resolved before we could pass. Minor if you have the parts to replace, more chal­leng­ing if you don’t. We didn’t, so we start­ed explor­ing and once again found in the IRB com­mu­ni­ty, oth­er clubs are hap­py to assist where they can. In fact, the clubs approached went out of their way to accom­mo­date us. A theme that was to con­tin­ue as the week pro­gressed. It may have helped that instead of send­ing the crusty old Team Man­ag­er off to ask, a cou­ple of the younger mem­bers of the team took the ini­tia­tive and came back with big smiles and the two new foot straps we need­ed and the one Scar­bor­ough need­ed.


IRB Rac­ing WA State Team Reps. Image © S. Mil­lar

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Mas­ters comp. C. Rap­ley & T. Bar­tle. Image © L. de Mamiel


State team patients. Image © L. de Mamiel

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Inter­states, Josh Bull, Jett Mitchell, Ayden Bar­tle. Image © S. Mil­lar

Fri­day was the first day of com­pe­ti­tion, the sched­uled events for the day were the Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships and the Inter­states. MSLSC had 5 Mas­ters com­pet­ing this year, in Cameron Rap­ley, Todd Bar­tle, Alis­tair Cook, Edgar Coel­lo and Clay­ton Mil­lar. The con­di­tions at the beach were not what we would nor­mal­ly get to expe­ri­ence, with a good swell and occa­sion­al big­ger sets. The day start­ed
ear­ly for the team, get­ting up at 4.30am to get ready and be at the beach at 5.30am to have boats and equip­ment set up and tak­en down from the com­pound to the beach ready for a 7.30 am start. All the Mas­ters teams did well in the con­di­tions in their respec­tive races, with Cameron Rap­ley and Todd Bar­tle get­ting a sixth in the Mass Res­cue Final, with Ayden Bar­tle and Sien­na Lip­scombe going along for the ride as patients. In the Teams Res­cue and Sin­gle res­cue the team made it through to the semi-final stage, a real­ly sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment.

The Inter­state com­pe­ti­tion fol­lowed and MSLSC had a large num­ber of rep­re­sen­ta­tives because of the suc­cess of the team in win­ning a num­ber of the events at the WA State Champs, this is a key cri­te­ria in the West­ern Suns selec­tion.  The team list is in the fol­low­ing link West­ern Suns IRB Team The Scar­bor­ough club also were rep­re­sent­ed in the WA State Team with Emi­ly and Jess com­pet­ing as the dri­ver and crew in the Female Tube Res­cue.

Mul­laloo SLSC had the hon­our of read­ing the Com­peti­tors Oath at the open­ing of the com­pe­ti­tion and the Club was rep­re­sent­ed by our cap­tain Josh Bull. This year the Inter­state Com­pe­ti­tion was being used as the selec­tion tri­als for the Aus­tralian Team to com­pete at the World Surf Life­sav­ing Champs lat­er this year in Ade­laide, so the events were more hot­ly con­test­ed than ever and it made for some great rac­ing. QLD and NSW are tra­di­tion­al­ly the stronger states, with Vic­to­ria not far behind and this year was no dif­fer­ent. How­ev­er, WA per­formed very well and were fourth over­all, only 10 points behind Vic, with Qld first and NSW sec­ond. The best plac­ings for WA, were sec­ond in the Relay, where 16 com­peti­tors are need­ed to run the Tube, Mass, Team and Sin­gle com­bined as a relay event and the Female Sin­gle Race in which WA were also placed sec­ond. The good results from Day 1 of comp allowed us to leave the beach with heads held high and the gold and black of WA very much noticed on the water by the oth­er states.


Sat­ur­day — Comp. Day can­celled due to large swells. Image © L. de Mamiel

Day 2 of com­pe­ti­tion start­ed ear­li­er at Mul­laloo IRB HQ, with some get­ting up at 4.00am and most at 4.30am to eat break­fast and get gear ready for the 5.30am bus trip to the beach. As we moved equip­ment from the com­pound to the beach, the sound of the waves crash­ing alert­ed us to the fact the fore­cast­ed swell of 3 metres was prob­a­bly going to hap­pen. As the sun start­ed to rise, we could see the size of the sets com­ing through and realised the start would be delayed. As the day pro­gressed, there were reg­u­lar meet­ings of the Com­pe­ti­tion Safe­ty Com­mit­tee fol­lowed by brief­in­gs to Team Man­agers. The start was delayed and then delayed again and then delayed once more to assess if con­di­tions would change and then final­ly the day’s com­pe­ti­tion was called off around 1pm, as it was deemed too risky to run races in the con­di­tions.

Day 3 dawned and with a whole day of rac­ing lost because of Saturday’s con­di­tions it would not be pos­si­ble to run the 152 sched­uled races for heats, sec­ond round, quar­ter and semi-finals to get to the final for each event. After con­sult­ing with Team Man­agers a deci­sion was made by the Com­pe­ti­tion Com­mit­tee to reduce the Open com­pe­ti­tion to two events, Open Sin­gle and the Open Team, but this was still 72 races to be run on the Sun­day.
Single rescue, Josh Bull & Robbie Payne. Image © S. Millar

Male sin­gle res­cue, Josh Bull & Rob­bie Payne. Image © S. Mil­lar


Male sin­gle res­cue, Emmet Grimes, Jett Mitchell & Josh Cook

The swell was still high and with occa­sion­al big sets com­ing through it made for some spec­tac­u­lar rac­ing and left the crowd in awe of the skills and brav­ery of the com­peti­tors.

There were a num­ber of boats that flipped as a result of get­ting too much air going over a wave and not being able to get the bow of the boat back down in time. Even the patient boats tak­ing out the patients for the upcom­ing races pro­vid­ed some action with some spills and the occa­sion­al patients div­ing into the water before a big wave hit the boat.


Female teams, Megan Bul­ley, Chelsea Bull & Josh Cook. Image © S. Mil­lar

After some great rac­ing by the Team mem­bers over the day, Coach Cameron Rap­ley was of the view that the Mul­laloo team mem­bers had per­formed well and showed to them­selves and the com­pe­ti­tion that they were wor­thy to be com­pet­ing at the high­est lev­el of the sport in Aus­tralia. Some of the younger mem­bers in the team in Cathal Grimes and his crew Liam Rogers, Alex Upston and Taj Hawke in addi­tion to Lach­lan Halver­son and Sean Coven­try should gain con­fi­dence from their rac­ing and be proud of their results.  The sea­soned Open and Mas­ters com­peti­tors did well in their respec­tive races, with Josh Bull and Rob­bie Payne with patient Megan Bul­ley pro­gress­ing through to Quar­ter Finals, Emmet Grimes, Jett Mitchell and first time IRB Aussies dri­ver Alis­tair Cook with crew Edgar Coel­lo pro­gressed through to the sec­ond round.  Team A of Josh/Robbie and Cameron/Todd made it through to the quar­ter finals of the Male Teams event.

It was the Female Res­cue Team of Ash­lyn Bul­ley, Sien­na Lip­scombe and Ayden Bar­tle who were the best placed team, with them pro­gress­ing to the Grand Final to com­pete against the best teams in Aus­tralia. As the race got under­way one of the big­ger sets of waves was to come through and make it a chal­leng­ing race. When the boat goes over the wave and dis­ap­pears from view or gets to the cans and dis­ap­pears from view because of the waves, you know it is big. This race had every­thing speed, waves, height and as it turns out some dra­ma. The Mul­laloo team had a great start and were right in the mix head­ing out into the first of the waves in the top three boats. Over the first wave, over the sec­ond and then over the third with the boat almost per­pen­dic­u­lar but land­ing ok. What the crowd did not know was that this last wave had tak­en its toll, with Sien­na injur­ing her ankle as the boat came down. Ash­lyn was ready to turn around to take team mate back to the beach for first aid, but Sien­na insist­ed they com­plete the race, typ­i­cal of the tenac­i­ty and com­mit­ment of this pair­ing. Ayden did his part and was able to get in the boat with some assis­tance and very vocal encour­age­ment from Sien­na.  A fifth place was a great result and set the scene for this team to come back next year to do even bet­ter. The female teams res­cue team of Ash­lyn Bul­ley, Megan Bul­ley, Chelsea Bull and Bre­an­na Roberts also had a great result mak­ing a semi-final.

This year we had some new unsung heroes, or patients as they are known in the team sheets, Rochelle Villemin and Josh Cook both had heavy work­loads and came out of the water every time with a smile. (Josh, great work with the change dur­ing turns.) They joined the sea­soned patients in Ayden Bar­tle, Chelsea Bull, Sien­na Lip­scombe, Bre­an­na Roberts, Ash­lyn and Megan Bul­ley and helped take on the heavy work­load of the patients need­ed for rac­ing. And our patients made quite an impact. One of the pleas­ing out­comes of this tour was our pres­ence on the beach. As we walk through the are­na our faces are famil­iar to com­peti­tors and offi­cials. Our club cap is known and respect­ed, but the most pleas­ing of all is when offi­cials go out of their way to men­tion how our com­peti­tors in par­tic­u­lar­ly our patients are always organ­ised, on time, polite and great fun in the “pig pen” (mar­shalling tent). Feed­back like this instils a sense of pride with­in the team and how they rep­re­sent our club.

Run­ning a team of this size in a com­pe­ti­tion like this has its chal­lenges, just to keep up with the results and changes that are pre­sent­ed. Along­side myself (Lau­rie de Mamiel) I had the sup­port of Robyn Bul­ley, Bron­wyn Bul­ley and Corey Bar­tle who were run off their feet con­stant­ly mak­ing sure the team func­tion smooth­ly. Thanks for your out­stand­ing efforts.

It was also very pleas­ing to see many famil­iar faces make the trek to show sup­port. Thanks to Steve Lee, Mandy Lee, Soraya Lee, Mitch Lee, Brodie Lee, Wes Gould, Aron Cook, Car­lo Tenaglia and Vic­ki Ras­mussen for their efforts. Our sup­port­ers just being there meant a lot to the group but their will­ing­ness to jump in at a moment’s notice to lend a hand meant they became a valu­able asset to the team and need to be thanked for their efforts.

As with Sum­mer Aussies, IRB Aussies comes around very quick­ly but with the plan­ning by Coach Cameron Rap­ley and his coach­ing sup­port team of Phil Dee, Brett Warn­er, Edgar Coel­lo, Josh Bull, Rob­bie Payne and Emmet Grimes, the months of con­di­tion­ing train­ing and skills train­ing the team com­mit­ted to, has paid off for the squad as the results have shown.

Lau­rie de Mamiel
Team “Super” Man­ag­er.

Pool Rescue States Wrap!

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The Pool Res­cue State Champs went over two week­ends of com­pe­ti­tion – our Youth/Seniors on Sun­day 8 July and our Nip­pers over 2 days 14–15 July. Our small team num­bers pulled out some big wins for the Club – with Mul­laloo com­ing 7th over­all!

Big thanks to all the ath­letes for their efforts and good job we were inside as the weath­er out­side cer­tain­ly had its moments. Thanks to team man­agers Jack­ie Mar­tin (youth/seniors) and Paul Brier­ley (Nip­pers) assist­ed by Louis Cheese­man… yes you def­i­nite­ly found some relay team options quick­ly! Thanks to our offi­cials Vic­ki Ras­mussen, Jes­per Ras­mussen and Sandy Clarke. Spe­cial men­tion and huge shout out of appre­ci­a­tion to Anni­ka Ras­mussen for assist­ing with the pool set­ting – this involves shift­ing manikins and rub­ber bricks in to posi­tion… below the water for each race! Thanks to the par­ents for time keep­ing and manikin han­dling, we def­i­nite­ly could not have com­pet­ed with­out you.

High­lights include our u14/U15 girls man­ag­ing to pull togeth­er two teams in each of the relays earn­ing them the title of STATE CHAMPIONS (Rosie Wil­son, Leah Mar­tin, Katie Wad­dell, Lily Cour­tois) in all three and BRONZE (Zara Mar­tin, Neve MacLeod, Danielle Hon­or, Anni­ka Ras­mussen) in two — great work! Lily Cour­tois also claimed the State Cham­pi­on title for the 100m manikin tow with fins.

Full results can be down­loaded here.

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.