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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

JUNIOR CLUB ACHIEVER

Con­grat­u­la­tions EDIE BUSHBY on being award the 2018 SLSWA Junior Club Achiever Award.

Edie Bushby

NIPPER STATE CHAMPION

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!

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

NEPTUNE’S DAUGHTERS
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

 

Geraldton Country Carnival Wrap!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

It was a busy three days of com­pe­ti­tion and for some, the extended break a breezy set up for the Ger­ald­ton con­di­tions! Thanks to the Team and Age Group man­agers who helped coor­di­nate the troops on and off the beach along with all the sup­port of par­ents!

grand parade

Click here to view some of our mem­bers in action in Andrew Mayberry’s images

A few pics from our mem­bers, thank you.

RISE UP Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what Darcey and Jett got up to at this years RISE UP Camp, 8–11 Jan­u­ary!

Board­ing the bus at surf house on Mon­day Jett and I only really knew each other but in a mat­ter of min­utes we had both made great friends with the other 42 peo­ple we were about to spend the next 4 days with. 5 hours later and we had arrived at Pem­ber­ton camp school, we set up our dorms before rac­ing around Pem­ber­ton as we com­pleted our first chal­lenge in our 3 teams.

After that, din­ner, a few hours of ARTC train­ing and a night trek, we headed to bed. 6AM wake up the next morn­ing was hard for some but it was tough luck if it was cause Blair had some “fun” morn­ing fit­ness planned for us. By the end of it I think we climbed up a wall at least 20 times, and some footy goal posts too but we were all pretty stoked with the bush brekky after­wards!

Then we got back into our groups for our first rota­tion. Jett had the Pem­ber­ton chal­lenge, and I had moun­tain biking..and let me tell you now..I DEFINITELY drew the short straw. While Jett was off play­ing with trucks and rope swings, I was get­ting up close and per­sonal with the gravel. It was the last jump of the day before we headed off the proper tracks and it was optional and I obvi­ously did it – and I obvi­ously didn’t do it well. I slipped off the side of it, bounced off the other one, and then rolled down the hill like a Bowl­ing ball. I mean, must of been hilar­i­ous to watch, but the scratches, bruises and later dis­cov­ered dis­lo­cated shoul­der wasn’t too funny. But I got back on, true Darcey style and I did all the other tracks, and mirac­u­lously only stacked it another 5 times! Then we headed to the lake for some team games and some 3 per­son canoe­ing.

A tip for any future rise up participants…when choos­ing the other 2 peo­ple to go in the same canoe as you DO NOT choose boys…you will – guar­an­teed, spend more time cap­siz­ing than any­thing else! Later we fin­ished off our ARTC train­ing and it was a great feel­ing know­ing we only had our assess­ment left. Woooohoooo!!!

Wednes­day, we did the other two rota­tions of activities…and I’m pleased to say Jett had a much bet­ter moun­tain bik­ing expe­ri­ence than me, but I spent my ori­en­teer­ing activ­ity cud­dling baby kan­ga­roos so I won on that one. After the activ­i­ties were done, we all suc­cess­fully passed our ARTC course! And to cel­e­brate we set up a huge slip and slide and every­one, includ­ing the lead­ers had fun being big kids down this mas­sive tarp, and after that we went to the nat­u­ral pool.

I found it amaz­ing how much enter­tain­ment 16 and 17 year olds get from push­ing each other off pon­toons. The big day didn’t stop any­one from danc­ing like lunatics while we played surf-club musi­cal stat­ues all night, and after a few air hockey tour­na­ments, and one last stroll through the bushes with the torches we were all pretty shat­tered and when we woke up at 6…we were all ecsta­tic to hear Tayla was tak­ing morn­ing yoga instead of the dreaded morn­ing fit­ness! Dur­ing this med­i­ta­tion ses­sion I dis­cov­ered that we could all actu­ally be silent for longer than 5 sec­onds! It was a mir­a­cle! After brekky, and a few trea­sure hunts it was time to hop back onto the bus. It was sad say­ing bye to all the new friends we had made, and it’s hard to believe the rela­tion­ships we had built with these peo­ple in just 4 days but it feels as if you have known them for years and know­ing we won’t see major­ity of them until Aussies, or even longer was tough but we couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter group to go to camp with and can’t wait for the rise up reunion in 2019!

Jett and I (I is Darcey, if you hadn’t fig­ured that out yet) just want to say a mas­sive thank you to Mul­laloo, SLSWA, Tayla Tenaglia and all the other camp lead­ers for the oppor­tu­nity and yet another amaz­ing camp!!

Writ­ten by Darcey Brooks

TOAD Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what some of the par­tic­i­pants had to say about their expe­ri­ence, 15–18 Jan­u­ary (pho­tos and video below!).

2018 TOAD Camp, wow! I had no idea what to expect when I signed up, but it turned out to be an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence I’ll never for­get. One of my high­lights of over the four days spent on Rot­tnest was ‘skit night’. All six camp groups had to come up with an orig­i­nal skit to per­form to a panel of judges. I was lucky enough to be cho­sen for the award of Best Actor and received a drink bot­tle signed by three iron per­sons! Another one of my favourite moments was the Great Rotto Race. This con­sisted of your camp group going around var­i­ous loca­tions by fol­low­ing clues and com­plet­ing wacky chal­lenges along the way, some of which included bark­ing into the radios, danc­ing in the street, water­melon Tai Chi and R&R. I also really enjoyed vis­it­ing Lit­tle Salmon Bay and the Basin, where we went snorkelling. There was an abun­dance of sea life and the floor was lit­tered with shells! A trip to Rot­tnest would also not be com­plete with­out a Quokka selfie!

It was very sad to leave as I had made some great friends and had par­tic­i­pated in an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence. I’d like to thank Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club for allow­ing me the oppor­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the 2018 TOAD Camp.  You have allowed me this chance to have an unfor­get­table life expe­ri­ence, learn­ing new skills and forg­ing some new friend­ships.  I am very grate­ful and thank you.

Writ­ten by Jake Bat­tle

On Mon­day morn­ing our par­ents dropped us off at the Fre­mantle North­port Ter­mi­nal, ready for an epic week in Rotto! As Mitchell, Jake, Zara and I (Har­riet) col­lected our shirts and hats we went to find the peo­ple we knew. When we spilt into groups we started to get a bit ner­vous as we knew few to no one in our group. On the ferry every­one joined each other in their clubs which was a kind of com­fort zone. When we arrived in Rotto, the days fol­low­ing were look­ing pretty grim. It was pour­ing with rain and we still had to make it to the bar­racks! After a bite to eat, we trekked for what seemed like hours through the rain until we reached where we would stay for our time on TOAD camp. After wring­ing out our clothes and an attempt to dry off, we set up our dorms. After din­ner we did our first intro­duc­tion to our Radio oper­a­tors course. Every­one was really tired… we even caught some peo­ple falling asleep dur­ing the course! We all slept really well that night.

On day two, we rolled out of bed and into our bathers for morn­ing fit­ness. Although every­one was dread­ing it, it wasn’t too bad and we were glad we got to do it on the beach rather than run! After scoff­ing down our brekky, we headed to the bike hire… Hir­ing 76 bikes for a group of teenagers is no easy task! We had only rid­den a km when not only peo­ples bags were fly­ing off the back of their bikes but they were as well.

After a stop at the light­house and Oliver Hill, we finally got to go snorkel at lit­tle Salmon Bay. The water was crys­tal clear and the sun was right out. This is when we knew that maybe the weather wouldn’t be so bad after all. The water was amaz­ing and we all found it very dif­fi­cult to get out! We then cycled to our next snorkelling spot, stop­ping at the town along the way to grab some lunch. When we arrived at the beach the life­guards on duty talked to us about their roles on the island. Our snorkel was awe­some and even included a bit of cave div­ing! After din­ner and another Radio course we were feel­ing a bit more con­fi­dent for our assess­ment the next day… oh and we got to go to bed with a few new friends!

After morn­ing exer­cise, which con­sisted of a long run swim run, and some brekky, we split into our groups to do team games. One of these con­sisted of what turned into an oobleck fight which resulted in the need for a long shower! We then did our assess­ment and all passed, although I wouldn’t want my life to be relied on from some peo­ples radio call!! We then had a talk from the spon­sors who donated $10,000 towards our camp! After some lunch and a few more activ­i­ties at the beach our teams got together to plan our group skits. Mitch, Zara and Jake all had great suc­cess with Mitch and Zara’s team com­ing run­ner up and Jake win­ning the best indi­vid­ual prize… let’s just say that my team was not! After a bit of pack­ing we went to bed, mine and Zara’s dorm had a bit of a scare when one girl started scream­ing in the mid­dle of the night for no appar­ent rea­son until only in the morn­ing we found out she sleep talks!

On the Last day we packed up and cleaned the dorm. We then headed over to the air­port where the res­cue heli­copter payed us a visit and we got to hear about what their day con­sists of and got to look inside the heli­copter! After some bis­cuits we started our Great Rotto Race – which included us hav­ing to find dif­fer­ent loca­tions using clues and putting our radio skills to the test. At some points, we had to do chal­lenges includ­ing board res­cue posi­tion and water­melon judo in front of the pub­lic!! It was so much fun and pushed us all. After our final lunch in Rot­tnest we unwill­ingly got on the ferry to go back to Perth. After a very bumpy and sea­sick filled ride we pulled into the docks, sad that the week was over but glad to see our fam­ily and excited to see our beds!

This camp has def­i­nitely been a high­light of my hol­i­days. I have built friend­ships that I never oth­er­wise would have had, it has given me so many new skills and has shown me a whole new side to surf club. I found it amaz­ing that on the first day we stuck with the peo­ple that we knew and by the last day we were each in our own groups with peo­ple we had never met until the camp. I had such an amaz­ing time and can’t wait to meet up with every­one later this year!

On behalf of Mitch, Jake, Zara and myself I would just like to say thank you to Mul­laloo SLSC, all the team lead­ers who came and every­one involved in mak­ing this camp as epic as it was!

Writ­ten by Har­riet Brown

The fol­low­ing video was cre­ated by Zara Mar­tin:

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Event Registration through Revolutionise

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

If you are registering for an event for the first time:

Please note that your Surf Life Sav­ing Club Mem­ber­ship por­tal reg­is­tra­tion details are dif­fer­ent to this pay­ment por­tal, so you will need to reg­is­ter with Rev­o­lu­tionise as a sep­a­rate reg­is­tra­tion.

  1. Enter the Rev­o­lu­tionise Por­tal. It is eas­i­est to do this using the links sent in the e-newslet­ter or via the event listed on the Club Cal­en­dar “Tick­ets”.
  2. You will be required to cre­ate your own account. This account is sep­a­rate to your Mul­laloo Club Mem­ber­ship Por­tal account.
  3. Click the “reg­is­tra­tion” but­ton on the top left of the screen (see below images for mobile device instruc­tion. Ensure you click on Reg­is­ter NOT Renew).
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  4. Enter your details.
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  5. An e-mail will be sent to you imme­di­ately.
  6. The e-mail will give you your user­name and will ask you to cre­ate a pass­word.
  7. Cre­ate your pass­word.
  8. You will auto­mat­i­cally be taken to the home page of Rev­o­lu­tionise for Mul­laloo SLSC.
  9. For all future car­ni­vals, click in the Rev­o­lu­tionise link that will be attached to that com­pe­ti­tion sent out in the e-newsletter/Club Cal­en­dar.
  10. The link will take you to the Rev­o­lu­tionise site and once you log in, reg­is­tra­tions and pay­ments can be made.
  11. All com­pe­ti­tion and events will be booked through Rev­o­lu­tionise.
  12. All pay­ments must be made through Rev­o­lu­tionise.
  13. The office and AGMs will not be tak­ing man­ual entries.
  14. Please ensure you are aware of entry dead­li­nes through Rev­o­lu­tionise as Surf Life Sav­ing WA will not be tak­ing any late entries at all this year.

Once you have suc­cess­fully reg­is­tered with Rev­o­lu­tionise, you will then be able to reg­is­ter and pay for events. You can view upcom­ing events that require pay­ment or reg­is­tra­tion through Rev­o­lu­tionise here.