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ECU October Volunteers of the Month

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Once again Mul­laloo SLSC was lucky enough to have some excep­tion­al nom­i­na­tions for the ECU School of Busi­ness and Law Vol­un­teer of the Month.

Jude Har­low

What an amaz­ing train­er. So filled with pas­sion and enthu­si­asm it is hard not to be just as enthu­si­as­tic. So much knowl­edge to share and even more patience to spare! Jude gives up 6 to 8 weeks of her life for 2 hours on a Tues­day, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day to ensure that the Bronze medal­lion recruits are well trained, and she does this a few times a year! This is real ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. She is ably sup­port­ed by Ger Noo­nan, an assis­tant train­er, who is just as enthu­si­as­tic and knowl­edge­able and will one day make a great train­er him­self.

Rob Young & Anna Young

IRB, Board Res­cues, Radios … you name it and Rob is your man. He is such a charis­mat­ic man and bright­ens up your day with his infec­tious enthu­si­asm. He has giv­en up so much of his time to assist with the Bronze Medal­lion cours­es, teach­ing the recruits how to do board res­cues and to deal with wet spinal injuries. Not to men­tion the time he devotes to the IRB.  He is well sup­port­ed by Anna, who has an incred­i­ble knowl­edge and a cool, calm and col­lect­ed way of deliv­er­ing it. Togeth­er they make a dream team. With­out peo­ple like them, this club would not be what it is today!

Har­ry Jones

It is always won­der­ful to see the youth step­ping up! They are the future of the club. Har­ry was award­ed for his assis­tance with the Nip­per Pool Pro­fi­cien­cy Swim Eval­u­a­tions and also for help­ing with the Nip­per Board Leas­ing. He was helped by Dawn Jones. Both have invest­ed a lot of time in the club. Har­ry has also vol­un­teered a lot of time at the club com­plet­ing tasks as required. We look for­ward to the con­tin­ued sup­port from this enthu­si­as­tic young man!

Thank you to every­one who vol­un­teers each month! We can­not do it with­out you!

Seeking Expressions of Interest to be Trained as a Drone Operator

Monday, November 11th, 2019

The club is involved in pro­vid­ing drone oper­a­tions as part of SLSWA’s larg­er push into shark mit­i­ga­tion.  SLSWA have recent­ly cre­at­ed a new award – the Drone Oper­a­tors Cer­tifi­cate.  If you are inter­est­ed in being part of this group and oper­at­ing a drone on patrol, you are invit­ed to apply to attend the next course being held ear­ly Decem­ber.

The only pre-req­ui­site to becom­ing a drone oper­a­tor is that you are 16 years of age or old­er and are will­ing to be part of a ros­ter to fly the drone at Mul­laloo Beach.  Good eye­sight and hand-eye co-ordi­na­tion is also use­ful!   With the award, you will be an impor­tant part of the club’s patrolling team and is one way to get involved with­out hav­ing any oth­er awards.

As the train­ing is over a short time­frame, you must be able to com­mit to attend both ses­sions below:

  • Wednes­day 4th Decem­ber from 5.30pm-7.00pm
  • Sat­ur­day 7th Decem­ber from 7am-1pm.

If you are inter­est­ed, please email  Oper­a­tions before 5.00pm Wednes­day 20/11/2019

Beachies Pic Alert!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

The beachies crew all pos­ing with our leg­end coach Carl Mills last Mon­day before he took off for work up North. In Carl’s absence we endeav­our to keep the show on the road with assis­tance from mul­ti­ple coach­es.

Coach­es this sea­son:

Carl Mills, Mar­tyn Pigg, Luke Leed­er, Jeff David­son, Stu Ket­ter­ing­ham, Sam Deans and Eric Fort­mann.

It has been fan­tas­tic to see our num­bers increase at each ses­sion over the past few weeks and the beachies crew are look­ing very strong for the com­ing sea­son!

If you haven’t been down to train­ing yet, check out the club cal­en­dar for train­ing ses­sions and come try it out!!!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all beachie com­peti­tors who took part in the pre- sea­son com­pe­ti­tion last Sun­day at City Beach.


Wrap up of the SunSmart Endurance State Champs

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Check out here for more great shots!

We start­ed our long, excit­ing, thank­ful­ly sun­ny day with the 4km run. In the run, we had Hol­ly Brown (u/14) who came 1st in her age group, Sean McConnon (u/17) who came 2nd, Max Smith (u/17) 5th, Luke McCord (u/15) 3rd and Paul McConnon (45–54) in 2nd.

As we went on the day just kept get­ting warmer and our awe­some offi­cials were out there all morn­ing, we had Vic­ki and Jes­per Ras­mussen. Next, our nip­pers went out there with some of our oth­er com­peti­tors and had a crack in the 2km beach run, our lit­tle (and big­ger) super­stars includ­ed, Lach­lan Bean (u/13) came in 3rd, Mark Hop­per (55–64) 1st, Jaydn Swan (u/12) 3rd, Tom Line­han (u/12) 4th, Cal­lum Foley (u/12) 5th, Leah Dineen (u/13) 5th, James Eliot (u/13) 8th, Jenifer Mills (u/12) 7th and Joanne Bean-Han­ni­gan (35–44) 5th.

With the wind not pick­ing up as ear­ly as thought, the day kept mov­ing through smooth­ly and next, we had the 3km swim. From u/14s we had Hol­ly Brown in 7th and from u/15s we had Jen­na Stum­mer in 3rd, Leigh Kim­ber 10th, Jade Bam­forth 17th, and Luke McCord 7th. In u/17s we had Katie Wad­dell in 7th, Anni­ka Ras­mussen 11th and Mitchell Lee in 8th. Our opens includ­ed Soraya Lee in 1st and Har­ry Jones in 4th. We also had, Aman­da Lee (45–54) in 1st and Troy Baird (35–44) in 2nd.

We had the Nip­per Gold next and our amaz­ing Nip­pers gave it their absolute all, in u/13s we had Beth Bam­forth in 7th, Jess Kim­ber 11th, Emer­son Cheese­man 12th, Isla Bar­clay 14th, Brodie Lee in 3rd, Don­nacha Mur­phy 4th and James Eliot in 19th. The u/12s were up next and we had five boys out there in the mix, Tom Line­han in 3rd, Cal­lum Foley in 5th, Hud­son Baird in 11th, Jaydn Swan in 12th and Eoghan Bar­row­clough in 15th.

We then had one super­star go out for a mas­sive 9km ski pad­dle Soraya Lee (opens) who came in 2nd. At the same time, we had our awe­some 6km ski pad­dlers go off as well, we had Aman­da Lee (45–54) in 2nd, Sarah Greg­son (45–54) 5th, Jen­ni Wood (45–54) 6th, Neve McCloud (u/17) 3rd, Leah Mar­tin (u/17) 6th and Anni­ka Ras­mussen 11th, Mark Hop­per (55–64) 2nd, Robert Bar­ton (45–54) 4th, Troy Baird (35–44) 2nd and Max Smith (u/17) in 7th.

After those long and amaz­ing efforts, the day was fin­ished off with a 3km board pad­dle, we had Soraya Lee (opens) com­ing in 2nd , Neve Macleod (u/17) in 2nd, Leah Mar­tin (u/17) 6th, Katie Wad­dell (u/17) 9th, Anni­ka Ras­mussen (u/17) 10th, Aman­da Lee (45–54) 1st, Jen­na Stum­mer (u/15) 4th, Jade Bam­forth (u/15) 10th, Sarah Greg­son (45–54) 2nd, Hol­ly Brown (u/14) 14th, Joanne Bean-Han­ni­gan (35–44) 4th, Har­ry Jones (opens) 4th, Max Smith (u/17) 9th, Mitchel Lee (u/17) 10th, Troy Baird (35–44) 2nd and Luke McChord (u/15) 10th.

Mul­laloo had a won­der­ful­ly suc­cess­ful day, it was nice and warm, and we just missed the wind, thank you to all the com­peti­tors, water safe­ty and offi­cials. The new sea­son is about to start and we can’t wait to see you all out there again.

Anni­ka Ras­mussen


Mul­laloo had two surf boat crews entered into the Sun­Smart Endurance State Cham­pi­onships on Sat­ur­day 26 Octo­ber. The 7.5km course from Scar­bor­ough had a bit of swell run­ning (enough to get wet head­ing off the beach) but no help from the South West wind, which arrived only as the boats land­ed at Sor­ren­to.

The mens crew of Mul­laloo Bub­ble Wrap, swept by Steve Part (far right), with row­ers (from left) Stu­art Clarke, Trevor War­land, Mar­tin Fisk and Dun­can Gem­mell, won Sil­ver in the 160+ years Mas­ters and bronze in the Open Mens cat­e­gories.

The wom­ens crew of Mul­laloo Jenk­ins, swept by Richard Cal­non, with row­ers (from left) Rachel Kre­mer, Dara Mills, Jo Waller and Maren Scriv­en, won bronze in the 160+ years Mas­ters cat­e­go­ry.

Stu Clarke

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Beachies News

Monday, October 28th, 2019

There have been some fan­tas­tic beach results report­ed from the Pre- Sea­son Comp at Leighton Beach and the State Endurance Cham­pi­onships at Sor­ren­to Beach on Sun­day. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all Mul­laloo Beachies who took part in these events!!

Last Wednes­day night the dark skies didn’t deter about 40 Beachies from rip­ping into Explo­sive Pow­er. Mar­tyn Pigg, knows how to draw the crowds and the num­bers that turn up to this ses­sion every week is a tes­ta­ment to his ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. Martyn’s class is suit­able for all ages and fit­ness types so whether your goal is to com­pete or just get fit for Sum­mer, come down and check it out at 6pm on Mul­laloo Beach.

Beachies sched­ule this week:

Mon­day 6–7pm — Grass sprint train­ing — Mul­laloo Beach Pri­ma­ry school (nip­pers and youth).

Tues­day 5–6pm- Gym ses­sions at the club for youth.

Tues­day 6–7pm — 2km soft sand train­ing for the long dis­tance types Mul­laloo beach.

Wednes­day 6–7pm — Explo­sive Pow­er- Mul­laloo Beach

Fri­day 5–6pm Gym ses­sions at the club for youth with Mar­tyn Pigg.

Fri­day- 6–7pm — Flag / Sprint tech­nique — Mul­laloo Beach (nip­pers and youth).

Sun­day 8–9am — Flag / Sprint tech­nique — Mul­laloo Beach (nip­pers and youth).

Any changes or can­cel­la­tions will be post­ed on Mul­laloo Beachies Face­book page.

Beachies Endurance Cham­pi­onships Results

2KM run:

Name Age Group Over­all Posi­tions
Leah Dineen U13 21
Jen­nifer Mills U12 46
Joanne Bean-Han­ni­gan 35–44 47
Mark Hop­per 55–64 12
Lach­lan Bean U13 5
Jadyn Swan U12 17
Tom Line­han U12 19
Cal­lum Foley U12 22
James Eliot U13 28


4km run:

Name Age Group  Over­all Posi­tion
Hol­ly Brown U14 30
Sean McConnon U17 8
Max Smith U17 19
Luke McChord U15 21
Paul McConnon 45–54 31


Look for­ward to see­ing you on the beach!

A Great Result for Wes Gould

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Last week­end on the Gold Coast, Mul­laloo mem­ber Wes Gould com­pet­ed in the famous Coolan­gat­ta Gold race as part of the Nutri-grain Iron­man series. Wes is one of only 3 Mul­laloo Nip­per Alum­ni who have com­pet­ed in the Coolan­gat­ta Gold, which is now part of the Nutri-grain Iron­man Series.

Wes start­ed as a nip­per at Mul­laloo more than 12 years ago and com­pet­ed as a nip­per, youth and Senior ath­lete for the Club and he was a win­ner of many Club and State Cham­pi­onships, Wes has now achieved his dream of com­pet­ing in the Nutri-grain Iron­man Series. Whilst now com­pet­ing for Kur­rawa on the east coast, he is still an active Club and patrolling mem­ber at Mul­laloo.

Wes fin­ished as the 13th indi­vid­ual Male over the line in the Coolan­gat­ta Gold and 11th in the Nutri-grain Iron­man series. It was an incred­i­ble effort and Wes said “It was a very daunt­ing and chal­leng­ing race with such an expe­ri­enced field of ath­letes I grew up idol­is­ing. It was extreme­ly spe­cial for me to line up next to those guys, which seemed a just trade-off for the many years of hard work from not just myself, but a num­ber of cru­cial peo­ple who have sup­port­ed me over many years”. Asked if he was going to com­pete in the race next year, Wes said “It was an epic race, and as hard as it was, I’m look­ing for­ward to it again”.

Over­all, Wes com­plet­ed the race in 4:20:14, just 14 min­utes behind Nutri-grain Iron­man series win­ner Matt Bevilac­qua and an amaz­ing effort for his first Coolan­gat­ta Gold race.


Big shout out to ISUZU UTE Wanneroo

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

On Sun­day 13 Octo­ber in a con­voy of 4 wheel dri­ves, myself and 11 oth­er enthu­si­as­tic club mem­bers depart­ed from the club at 6am for a day of fun, sun and 4 wheel dri­ving at Lancelin.  A lit­tle over an hour lat­er, we arrived.  First point of call was the bak­ery for brekky and cof­fee then onto our induc­tion.  David and Rose Wil­son (who ran this course) greet­ed us and the induc­tion began.  About an hour lat­er after tyre pres­sure was let down radios installed, we were off.  The fun was about to begin!!!  As we entered the beach, David explained to each of us via the radios what he want­ed us to do and how.  We were off the fun was begin­ning.  One by one we start­ed.  We were half way down the beach when all of a sud­den we came to a halt.  Some­one had got­ten bogged and I wasn’t the first one to do this as I thought I would be.  Rose came back to tow them out but as soon as this was done, anoth­er 4 wheel dri­ve need­ed assis­tance (not from our group).  We con­tin­ued on our way with each per­son in the vehi­cles tak­ing turns hav­ing a go.

On the way back it was my turn.  As my co-dri­ver had gone with Rose, David became my pas­sen­ger.  With his guid­ance, I was off.  Fol­low­ing the tracks of the oth­er vehi­cles, I made it with­out get­ting stuck arriv­ing to the applause of the oth­ers!!  Next we learnt recov­ery and tow­ing bogged vehi­cles out of trou­ble.  After this, the day came to an end.  I had so much fun and enjoy­ment doing this course espe­cial­ly with every­one that attend­ed. We had a laugh, friend­ly ban­ter along the way but most of all we all enjoyed our­selves.  Much to the enjoy­ment of the oth­ers!!!! I had no voice by the end of the day.  A big thank you must go the Glenn and his team from  ISUZU UTE Wan­neroo for loan­ing us the 4 wheel dri­ves for the day. Sor­ry they got sandy Glenn!!!  The next thank you is to Glenn and Rose for run­ning the course.  You both made it so much fun and enjoy­able.  Thank you to every­one that was involved. Well done.

Nat God­win

Be Safe Program

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Last Sun­day we host­ed 30 ECU inter­na­tion­al stu­dents as part of the Be Safe Progam. The Be Safe Pro­gram aims to help inter­na­tion­al stu­dents and migrants learn how to stay safe at Australia’s beach­es, so they can enjoy the beau­ti­ful coast­line! This was organ­ised in part­ner­ship with the Stu­dent group, Enac­tus ECU. 

Thank you to Sandy Clarke for organ­is­ing the day and run­ning the surf edu­ca­tion ses­sion. Shout out to Ter­ry ‘Uppy’ Upston and Bec Mil­lar for demon­strat­ing the IRB and Surf Boats and tour­ing the group around the Club. The stu­dents had a great time and learnt impor­tant life sav­ing skills to stay safe at our beach­es

Oktoberfest — What a night!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Our first social event of the sea­son, Okto­ber­fest, was a fan­tas­tic suc­cess on Fri­day night and it was love­ly to see so many mem­bers, new & exist­ing rock­ing their Leder­ho­sens.

The room looked absolute­ly amaz­ing, I was total­ly blown away with what our awe­some team of socialites man­aged to pull off on the night and we even had a Giant beer mug made out of bal­loons.

It was a great atmos­phere and we are look­ing for­ward to bring­ing you many more fun, themed events at the club so make sure you come on down and join in the fun.

With any event, there is always a lot that goes on behind the scenes and so I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU  to all these AMAZING vol­un­teers who have giv­en up their time to help out with Okto­ber­fest; Stephanie & Lee Dray­cott, Pat­ty & Rob Col­bourne, Marni Black, Tra­cy Cox, Simone Truter, Glen­da Schulz, Rob Mcgre­gor, Trevor Bul­leySandy Clarke, Gaynor Jones, Cindy De Bom­ford, Helen Gigney, Jack­ie Mar­tin, Aman­da Davies, Sarah Browne, Anni­ka Crock­fordPhilli­pa Tay­lor, Don­na Har­ris, Mar­tyn Pigg, Jen & Karen.

We also had some AWESOME younger mem­bers who gave up their time to help out on the night with Face­paint­ing, Games &  Gin­ger­bread mak­ing. These love­ly vol­un­teers are great role mod­els and real­ly did a fan­tas­tic job. Thank you to Liam Crock­ford, Aimee Hon­or, Zara Mar­tin, Danielle Hon­or, Leah Mar­tin, Sarah Truter, Jess Cox & her friend.

Tanya Hon­or

Beachies News

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Beachies, we have our train­ing sched­ule right here!

Any changes or can­cel­la­tions will be post­ed on Mul­laloo Beachies face­book page.

Mon­day 6–7pm — Grass sprint train­ing — Mul­laloo Beach Pri­ma­ry school. Come down and take advan­tage of the knowl­edge and exper­tise of sea­soned Mul­laloo ath­lete Jeff David­son. Mon­day ses­sions con­cen­trate on sprints, sprint tech­niques and relays. (nip­pers and youth)

Tues­day 5–6pm- Gym ses­sions at the club for youth.

Tues­day 6–7pm — 2km soft sand train­ing for the long dis­tance types – Mul­laloo beach.

Wednes­day 6–7pm — Explo­sive Pow­er with the mas­ter of pain….the one and only Mar­tyn Pigg.. this is a great ses­sion for all fit­ness types and will seri­ous­ly assist you in get­ting fit for the sea­son ahead!

Fri­day 5–6pm Gym ses­sions at the club for youth with Mar­tyn Pigg.

Fri­day- 6–7pm — Flag / Sprint tech­nique — Mul­laloo Beach (nip­pers and youth).

Sun­day 8–9am — Flag / Sprint tech­nique — Mul­laloo Beach (nip­pers and youth).

For Mon­day, Fri­day and Sun­day tech­nique ses­sions we will have spe­cial­ist flag/sprint coach­es peri­od­i­cal­ly assist­ing us as the sea­son pro­gress­es.

All feed­back wel­come regard­ing times and train­ing ses­sions.

Vol­un­teers!!!  We will be look­ing for assis­tance with coach­ing as the sea­son unfolds. If you feel you have some skills in this area or just keen to assist with beachies activ­i­ties, please talk to Carl Mills or send a pm on Mul­laloo Beachies face­book page.

Look for­ward to see­ing you on the beach!