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Volunteers of the Month for October, November & December

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Helen O’Brien

So much knowl­edge and so calm and col­lect­ed, no mat­ter what the sit­u­a­tion is. Helen is an amaz­ing train­er with so much expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge to share. Helen has ded­i­cat­ed a huge amount of time and brings incred­i­ble skills to the club. We are lucky to have her! She is sup­port­ed by Rebec­ca O’Malley who is just as tal­ent­ed and shares her love of life­sav­ing. Togeth­er they are an unbeat­able force.

Car­lo Tenaglia/ Tracey Tenaglia/Edgar Coello/Rochelle Villemin/Clayton Mil­lar

Huge sup­port to Alki­mos SLSC assist­ing with Beach set­up, pack-up, patrol, IRB set­up, water safe­ty and pack up. In addi­tion to this Tracey was the Event First Aid Offi­cer.

Simon Gid­ley

For all the time spent ensur­ing Surf Life Sav­ing has the best recruits pos­si­ble. Train­ing and Assess­ing Bronze Medal­lion, IRB both at Mul­laloo and exter­nal­ly.

Trevor Bul­ley

For every­thing he does for the club: bar man­ag­ing; board repairs; train­ing; IRB; gen­er­al assis­tance wher­ev­er you need him. The Club sur­vives only with per­o­ple like Trevor!




Beachies News

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Wel­come back’s a New Year with new goals to achieve!

Coun­try car­ni­val and State cham­pi­onships are fast approach­ing so get on down to train­ing and get beach fit…

For any­one who has missed it, this is the cur­rent train­ing sched­ule:

Mon­day 6–7pm — Grass sprint train­ing — Mul­laloo beach pri­ma­ry school (This ses­sion con­cen­trates on tech­nique, starts and rep­e­ti­tion sprints).

Wednes­day 6–7pm — Explo­sive Pow­er with Mar­tyn Pigg– Mul­laloo Beach. All fit­ness types wel­come.

Fri­day 5:30–6:30pm- Mul­laloo Beach — Flag / Sprint tech­nique, endurance and block starts.

Sun­day- Can­celled this week due to nip­per car­ni­val at City Beach.

Many of the Beachies com­peti­tors and coach­es will be going to the Coun­try Car­ni­val so keep a close eye on the Beachies Face­book page next week for coach changes and can­cel­la­tions.

All oth­er Beachies infor­ma­tion and train­ing updates can be found on Mul­laloo Beachies Face­book page.

Look­ing for­ward to see­ing you on the beach!

Ria McBen­nett

A Sweet Sunday morning at the Club!

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Click here for pho­tos.

Thank you to all of our AMAZING club mem­bers who took time out to bake cakes  & donate their time to help out at our Bush­fire Cake Sale on Sun­day.

We were over­whelmed by the fan­tas­tic treats that were dropped off & because of YOU we man­aged to raise a whop­ping $1486.10!

That com­bined with the club donat­ing Sausage Siz­zle tak­ings & our col­lec­tion tins from the pre­vi­ous week gives us a grand total so far of $3,824.85!

We would also like to say a BIG thank you to Canine Kitchen for com­ing along to our cake sale & donat­ing treats for dogs ! They sold out very quick­ly.

Now time for us all to channel  our energy into our last Bushfire Fundraiser which will be our Family Fete , THIS Friday 17th from 5.00pm. This will be a NIGHT jam packed with fun games & raffles. So please come along & bring your spare change.

We have had an aston­ish­ing num­ber of prizes donat­ed from local busi­ness­es & our mul­laloo com­mu­ni­ty so lucky club mem­bers will be in for a treat.

We are still on the look­out for  any unwant­ed:

  • Gifts
  • Ted­dy Bears ( washed) — for the kids stall
  • Wine or bot­tled drinks
  • Choco­late / lol­lies

AND any unwant­ed clothes/ bed­ding & tow­els. These par­tic­u­lar items will be tak­en over East by 2 of our club mem­bers, Darcey & Mandy Brooks

PLEASE, PLEASE drop off any of the above items to the office Tues-Fri between 10–2pm.

Thank you all for being such AWESOME club mem­bers, we are tru­ly blessed to have such a beau­ti­ful, kind heart­ed Com­mu­ni­ty.

Tanya Hon­or

New Year’s Eve Wrap

Monday, January 6th, 2020

WOW what a FANTASTIC New Year’s Eve Par­ty! Click here for more pho­tos

Our Hawaain Night was a huge suc­cess and it was love­ly to cel­e­brate the New Year with all our club mem­bers. The younger ones were extreme­ly well behaved and cer­tain­ly added a fun & hap­py atmos­phere to the night.

We kicked off the par­ty with our very own children’s enter­tain­er.…. Tanya (AKA Social Man­ag­er) who took to the stage and chore­o­graphed some clas­sic dance rou­tines for the younger ones to join in and have fun. Baby Shark, the Birdie Song & Gang­nam style were amongst the list! We even had a few of our fab­u­lous youth mem­bers take to the stage to teach every­one the Macare­na.

Our kid’s games went down well with every­one join­ing in with Lim­bo, Hula, Bal­loon Relay, Musi­cal Stat­ues & many more.

Troy Baird also joined in the fun cel­e­bra­tions dressed as Moana and got the kids to do the Con­ga.

Once the children’s enter­tain­ment had fin­ished the music was ramped up a notch & the slushy cock­tails were going down well.

Every­one hit the dance floor and just spent the last few hours of 2019 danc­ing the night away.

It was such an awe­some night & even more mag­i­cal to be count­ing down the sec­onds to New Year & cel­e­brat­ing with all ages.

We are all super lucky to have these beau­ti­ful inter­gen­er­a­tional con­nec­tions with our mem­bers. It’s some­thing very spe­cial & unique.

A MASSIVE thank you to the social events team who not only man­aged to pull off anoth­er suc­cess­ful event but also came in the next day to help clean up the after­math of the par­ty!  We real­ly appre­ci­ate you giv­ing up your time.

Tanya Hon­or

Board of Directors — Captial Expenditure (CAPEX)

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our mem­bers

The Board of Direc­tors has met and con­sid­ered the range of CAPEX items put for­ward by the Club’s Exec­u­tive. The Board are pleased to con­firm that over $100,000 of expen­di­ture has been approved across the var­i­ous port­fo­lios as below. Please note that these sums are in addi­tion to annu­al bud­gets allo­cat­ed to each area:


15 X Fibre Glass Boards

25 x SLSA Res­cue Body Boards for U7 age group

40 x Soft Foam Nip­per Boards

30 x Res­cue tubes (to be shared between Devel­op­ment and Oper­a­tions)


1x New patrol trail­er – this is a car­ry­over item from the 2018/19 CAPEX allo­ca­tion

1x New cab­i­netry re-fit for the first aid room

4 x replace­ment res­cue boards part of asset replace­ment pro­gram

Abalone patrol crew gear (e.g. dye bags, reef walk­er shows, swim fins, wet­suits, Gath hel­mets, etc).

8 x Water safe­ty line of sight radios

Resus­ci-Ann ful­ly body trol­ley / skill reporter

Mod­i­fi­ca­tions to Life Sav­ing area in boat shed

OP air­way edu­ca­tion man­nequin

Live feed­back man­nequin

4 x foam res­cue boards


1x Surf­boat Trail­er

1x set of row­ing oars

2 x sets of rowlocks and sweep rowlock

1x sweep oar

Refur­bish Surf­boat

Bal­ance of IRB Hull

IRB Engine

Pro­peller pur­chase and devel­op­ment

5x Replace­ment MAL Boards


New web­site

Many thanks to those who have con­tributed to this CAPEX process. In clos­ing the Board would like to con­firm that they are com­mit­ted to the ongo­ing sup­port of CAPEX expen­di­ture for the ben­e­fit of mem­bers.

If mem­bers have any ques­tions in regards to this process please feel to con­tact any Board Mem­ber and / or phone Andy Jones (Direc­tor) mobile num­ber can be obtained through the office.

Thanks and regards

Board of Direc­tors

President’s Christmas Message

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Well it’s that time that comes around all too quick­ly every year, we’ve hit the mid­point in the sea­son and Christ­mas is near­ly upon us as the Club takes a well-earned break for a cou­ple of weeks. The Ted Scott Marathon marked the end of com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end and huge con­grat­u­la­tions to Har­ry Jones for tak­ing the win, very close­ly fol­lowed by Soraya Lee as first female.


The Club has reached a mile­stone this sea­son with over 2100 mem­bers reg­is­tered which is an amaz­ing sta­tis­tic. Our patrols are in full swing, lift­ed by many new­ly qual­i­fied mem­bers and it’s great to know the pub­lic are in safe hands when vis­it­ing our amaz­ing beach once again. Many cours­es have already tak­en place along with sev­er­al skills main­te­nance ses­sions for exist­ing award hold­ers; thank you to the edu­ca­tion team for mak­ing all this hap­pen.


From a Wood­side Nip­pers per­spec­tive, we now have over 660 kids wear­ing the new Sun­day kit sup­plied by Wood­side, all the way from Under 6 to Under 13. The kids all look fan­tas­tic in their new vests and caps and we are extreme­ly grate­ful to Wood­side for their invest­ment this year. Our Wood­side Nip­pers and Lit­tle Nip­pers have seen their first car­ni­vals, for some of them this is the first time they have com­pet­ed, and it’s been great to see every­one hav­ing so much fun.


Car­ni­vals have already kicked off this year and it’s ter­rif­ic to see so many of our mem­bers involved and achiev­ing great results. The Nation­al Surf League has been a suc­cess and our WA rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Club have been per­form­ing extreme­ly well. Our state-based Surf League has also been a great suc­cess with one of our teams com­ing away with a fourth place in round one, which is huge achieve­ment. There are still many more car­ni­vals to come in the New Year!


From a Board per­spec­tive, we have set up sev­er­al com­mit­tees to get trac­tion on key items, and we are also in the final stages of our future strate­gic plan that will be released to mem­bers next year. Our bud­gets are track­ing well across the Club and the Board have decid­ed on a num­ber of items that will receive cap­i­tal invest­ments in the com­ing year (read more).


Final­ly I’d like to thank all our hard­work­ing vol­un­teers, with­out whom we would not achieve the amaz­ing things we have this year includ­ing the near 4,500 patrol hours already. Addi­tion­al­ly, our Man­age­ment team, Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and of course my fel­low Direc­tors, thank you for all your hard work and input this year, we have achieved so much in a short time.


I’ll fin­ish off by wish­ing you and your fam­i­lies a won­der­ful Christ­mas and a pros­per­ous New Year and I’ll see you on the beach in 2020 or a fun-packed remain­der of the sea­son!


Alis­tair Cook



Ted Scott Marathon

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

Ted Scott Marathon has to be one of the high­lights of the club cal­en­dar as the one event that sees par­tic­i­pa­tion across mem­bers from all age group cat­e­gories.

The race start­ed with our U14’s through to Mas­ters who com­plete the full course which amounts to about a total of 9km of run­ning and 2km of swim­ming. The event start­ed with light winds but these became stronger as time went on, to make for chop­pi­er con­di­tions as the race pro­gressed.

The Nip­per Age Groups fol­lowed the start pack, com­plet­ing var­i­ous­ly dif­fer­ent cours­es accord­ing to their age. It’s a spec­tac­u­lar sight with all the coloured caps going up and down the course.

Spec­tac­u­lar too was Santa’s surf boat sweep­ing skills as he made a vis­it to our beau­ti­ful beach.

The over­all win­ner was Har­ry Jones and first female was Soraya Lee who was swim­ming Har­ry down in that long final swim mak­ing for an excit­ing fin­ish.

Top 10 results are as fol­lows

Har­ry Jones
Soraya Lee
Mitchell Lee
Luke McChord
Nathan Line­han
Max Smith
Neve McCleod
Ayden Bar­tle
Katie Wad­dell
Aman­da Lee

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all par­tic­i­pants who com­plet­ed their course and those who gave it a jol­ly good go!  Not only is this event one that show­cas­es all of our Age Groups active on the beach and water, but has a tremen­dous back up team in terms of organ­i­sa­tion with, set up on the beach and on the water, First Aid, water safe­ty, patrol officials,commentary and pack up. THANK YOU TEAM!

Click here for more pho­tos

Dawn Jones

Christmas Sorted!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Our fab­u­lous new Club bathers have arrived!

Thank you to our won­der­ful focus group of ladies from youth to mas­ters for their help in select­ing the style and design of the new club bathers.

A spe­cial men­tion to our very own Sandy Clarke, who trans­lat­ed the focus group design idea pro­vid­ed into the final prod­uct.

The new bathers will include a one piece, 2 tops and 3 bot­toms, which can be mixed and matched.

Please note this is on a first come first serve basis and while stock lasts.

There will be no exchange or returns so please make sure you try the bathers on before you buy them.

Please be patient with us while we are dis­play­ing the new bathers in the shop. Sales will com­mence from Sun­day 22 Decem­ber 2019 or soon­er, so please feel free to check in on Fri­day if you are around.

Senior Carnival at Secret Harbour

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Anoth­er great car­ni­val at Secret Har­bour well done to all of of our com­peti­tors. Check out the results here.

Spe­cial shout out to Bot­toms Up our new ladies crew who fin­ished 2nd in their B final

Also to the ladies in the March Past team in their first com­pe­ti­tion sport­ing the new uni­forms! Looked great and the march­ing was pret­ty good too for a first turn out!

Thanks to offi­cials for work­ing in the hot con­di­tions ( thank good­ness for that sea breeze!), Team Man­agers for ensur­ing that the com­peti­tors were in the right place at the right time and sup­port­ers for being there and help­ing car­ry stuff around and put up and take down the tents. Great team work Mul­laloo!

Beachies News

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all our beachie ath­letes who took part in the Senior Car­ni­val at Secret Har­bour on 14 Decem­ber and also our nip­per beachies who took part in the Nip­per Car­ni­val at Sor­ren­to on 15 Decem­ber.

We have had con­sis­tent num­bers at train­ing over the past few weeks in spite of the increased tem­per­a­tures, and this is reflect­ed in the com­radery and results over the past few week­ends.

All results and com­peti­tors can be found on the Team App, but here are some of our senior ath­letes who earned points for Mul­laloo at the week­end.

U15 Female Beach Flags

Alyssa Cal­non – 5th place

U14 Female Beach Flags

Mieke Grob­ler- 2nd place

Open Male Beach Sprints

Aaron Gigney- 1st place

Open Female Beach Sprint (semi-final)

Tanya Hon­or- 5th place

U19 Male Beach Sprint

Aaron Gigney- 1st place

U17 Male Beach Sprint

Jai Hawke-6th place

U15 Female Beach Sprint

Alyssa Cal­non- 3rd place

U14 Female Beach Sprint

Han­nah Wal­lace-1st place Mieke Grob­ler-4th place

Well done to all com­peti­tors and of course our fan­tas­tic sup­port­ers!

Distance Types…..

Round 2 of the SVN Swan­ny Sun­set Run series takes place this Fri­day 20 Decem­ber!

With events for all ages, reg­is­tra­tions are just $5 per event and are to be paid on the evening.

Get all the info at SVN Swan­ny Sun­set Run Series

Train­ing hasn’t fin­ished yet for Christ­mas but keep a close eye on the Mul­laloo Beachies Face­book page for train­ing sched­ule changes and updates.

See you on the beach!

Ria McBen­nett