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Congratulations to our IRB Racing Team

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

State IRB Champion Club back to Mullaloo for the 3rd year in a row!!

Sun­day 23rd June was rainy and cloudy as expect­ed which led to a change in loca­tion from our home beach to Sor­ren­to, but nev­er­the­less we achieved some great results.  

Our club won medals in every race, took out the IRB club of the year and won the Dave Clarke Shield for best over­all male crew for the whole sea­son!  Spe­cial men­tion goes to Megan Bul­ley… com­pet­ing in and win­ning a medal in every sin­gle race that was run on the day.

A MASSSIVE THANKYOU to our set up crew (includ­ing boat­ies Stu Clarke, Ter­ry Upston, Steve Part) to our pack up crew includ­ing the won­der­ful Carl Mills and his beachie team (Amy Hon­or, Soraya Lee, Aaron Gigney, Mar­tyn Pigg, Leah Mar­tin and Mitch Eady), to all our won­der­ful sup­port­ers, sausage siz­zle mak­ers, soup providers, First Aiders (Natal­ie God­win, Gle­nis Pear­son, Karen Pahlow plus Guy Edwards and Jack­ie McGre­gor in the boats!), pho­tog­ra­phers, cheer squad and coach­es! 

A very spe­cial thank you to our reg­u­lar vol­un­teers Rus­sell Gould and Andre Villemin in the patient boat as well as Lau­rie de Mamiel, Robyn Bul­ley and Julie Rap­ley help­ing organ­ise mar­shalling of patients, crews and dri­vers as well as our offi­cials Sandy Clarke, Vic­ki Ras­mussen, Jes­per Ras­mussen, Dawn Jones and Mark Hills. Also a shout out to Aussies 2020 Assault fundrais­ing team for pro­vid­ing burg­ers and sausage siz­zle for all the com­peti­tors. 

Thanks also to the amaz­ing Fresh Fron­tier, Club spon­sor, for the dona­tion of soup and sal­ads for our offi­cials lunch and also sal­ad for the burg­ers.

A suc­cess­ful sea­son for our IRB team­mates in the club that couldn’t have been achieved with­out the sup­port and help from all oth­er aspects of the club!

And final­ly good luck to those com­pet­ing in the State team and Nation­als over in Kingscliff in 2 weeks!


Lil­ly Rosich

Full results here

Pool Rescue State Championships Wrap Up

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019


Great start to our 2019/20 States Cam­paign :

  • Gold for Soraya Lee in u19 Obsta­cles
  • Sil­ver for Finn Bat­tle, Brodie Lee, Declan Hewlett and Don­nacha Mur­phy in the u12 male Obsta­cle Relay
  • Bronze for Ethan Bat­tle in the u15 male Obsta­cles
  • Bronze for Katie Wad­dell in the u14 female Obsta­cles.


Plen­ty of bling and fun on Day 2.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our medal­ists:

  • Gold for Soraya Lee in Open Women 200m Super Life­saver (unof­fi­cial­ly a record)
  • Gold for Anni­ka Ras­mussen and Katie Wad­dell in u15 female line throw
  • Sil­ver for Leah Mar­tin in u15 female 200m Super Life­saver
  • Sil­ver for Mitch Lee in u15 male 200m Super Life­saver
  • Sil­ver for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 50m Manikan Car­ry
  • Sil­ver for Leigh Kim­ber and Jen­na Stum­mer in u14 female Line Throw
  • Bronze for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 200m Super Life­saver
  • Bronze for Soraya Lee and Dani Hon­or in Open female Line Throw


Our team was on fire! What a finale to a great week­end of com­pe­ti­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our medal­lists:

  • Gold for Lily Cour­tois, Leah Mar­tin, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Katie Wad­dell in u15 female Manikin Relay.
  • Sil­ver for Ryan Hewlett in u15 male 50m w/fins
  • Sil­ver for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 100m Manikin w/fins
  • Bronze for Katie Wad­dell in u15 female 100m Res­cue Med­ley
  • Bronze for Jake Bat­tle in u17 male 100m manikin w/fins
  • Bronze for Leah Mar­tin in u15 female 50m w/fins.
  • Bronze for Mitch Lee, Aron Cook, Ethan Bat­tle, Ryan Hewlett in u14/15 male 100m Manikin Relay.
  • Bronze for Mitch Lee, Aron Cook, Ethan Bat­tle, Ryan Hewlett in u14/15 male Med­ley Relay.
  • Bronze for Lily Cour­tois, Leah Mar­tin, Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Katie Wad­dell in u14/15 female Med­ley Relay.
  • Bronze for Cal­lum Foley, Thomas Line­han, Aiden Mills, Jaydn Swan in u10/11 male Med­ley Relay.

Huge SHOUT out of THANKS to our Team Man­agers, coach­es, offi­cials, time keep­ers, par­ent and sib­ling sup­port­ers. A spe­cial note of thanks to Soraya Lee and Darcey Brooks as well as for Neil Forbes for all the work with entries.

Mul­laloo fin­ished 6th over­all!!!

Full results here

Thanks Darcey Brooks for tak­ing the pho­tos.



IRB Racing Wrap from Sorrento

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Yet again, a suc­cess­ful day by Mul­laloo, this time at the Sor­ren­to Car­ni­val!

Tak­ing out 8 out of 9 races at the last rac­ing round before States. Our females took out the tube race, mass res­cue, teams and sin­gle res­cue and the males win­ning all of those races except the team!

The last race of the day – relay, was again won by our team. Offi­cial results are yet to come out but it is esti­mat­ed that we have won 121 points for this car­ni­val… this has been the largest accu­mu­la­tion of points for any car­ni­val yet this year.

A big thank you to our won­der­ful vol­un­teers, offi­cials and patient boat helpers; Guy Edwards, Andre Villemin, Rus­sell Gould, Mark Hills, Car­lo Tenaglia and Lau­rie de Mamiel!  And to all of our won­der­ful sup­port­ers please come down next Sun­day for states held at our home beach Mul­laloo!

Full Results here

Lil­ly Rosich

President’s Message

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Wow, what a night at the SLSWA Awards of Excellence at the weekend! Mullaloo had a number of nominated finalists across many categories, showcasing the depth of talent within our Club. Unfortunately, not all could win but we were successful in taking out these awards:

  • Sup­port Oper­a­tions Vol­un­teer of the Year – Tony Green­field
  • Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year – Lyn Brosens
  • Offi­cial of the Year – Sandy Clarke
  • Lavan Club of the Year – 2nd place

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our win­ners and we look for­ward to you rep­re­sent­ing both Mul­laloo and the state at the SLSA Nation­al awards in Octo­ber.

Also announced on the night was a new spon­sor­ship agree­ment with Wood­side that will pro­vide all our Nip­pers with caps, vests and bags for the new sea­son which will also make the pro­gram more acces­si­ble to all and help train our next gen­er­a­tion of life­savers. As a club, we will be get­ting new Nip­per flags and oth­er equip­ment which will make for a fan­tas­tic expe­ri­ence for our Nip­pers and our vol­un­teers.

As you will have seen, we have a Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing sched­uled for 4.30pm on Sun­day 7 July to replace our cur­rent con­sti­tu­tion with a new one which com­plies with the new legal require­ments. I’d like to encour­age as many of you as pos­si­ble to attend and have your say on the accep­tance of our new gov­ern­ing doc­u­ment which has been tire­less­ly worked on by Craig Bull over the last year.

On top of that, we also have our AGM sched­uled for Fri­day 19 July and for those con­sid­er­ing nom­i­nat­ing for the role of Direc­tor, I encour­age you to come and have a chat about your aspi­ra­tions and to see what you can help with at our Club. Giv­en we are extreme­ly close to final­is­ing our strate­gic plan, it is imper­a­tive we have the right team to ensure it is imple­ment­ed effec­tive­ly to dri­ve the right out­comes for the Club, our mem­bers and the com­mu­ni­ty.

Last­ly, Dawn Jones and the social team have put togeth­er an awe­some night for Fri­day 21 June to raise funds for the Can­cer Coun­cil. A few times per year we put our own needs on hold and pro­mote oth­er char­i­ties with­in our Club that have rel­e­vance to us. Whilst this is obvi­ous­ly some­thing very close to my heart, can­cer does affect many of us in the Club and our com­mu­ni­ty and I encour­age you all to come down and make this a fan­tas­tic fundrais­ing night by hav­ing fun.

To One Club!

Alis­tair Cook

SLSWA Awards of Excellence 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Huge congratulations to our Club of which all of you, our members, have contributed for this amazing achievement – not a first place – but an admirable 2nd place in the LAVAN Club of the Year Award!

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Lyn Brosens, our Mem­ber­ship Man­ag­er who took out the Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year award;
  • Tony Green­field, our GM Oper­a­tions who won Sup­port Oper­a­tions Vol­un­teer of the Year award;
  • Sandy Clarke, our Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er, win­ner of SLSWA Offi­cial of the Year.

Thanks also to our youth mem­bers, Sophie Mills and Will Ket­ter­ing­ham for their assis­tance with pre­sent­ing the tro­phies on the night.

We also con­grat­u­late our final­ists, who on the night may not have been win­ners, but tru­ly deserve the recog­ni­tion and appre­ci­a­tion in their respec­tive cat­e­gories.

  • AGL Life­saver of the Year – Josh Bull and Car­lo Tenaglia
  • Asses­sor of the Year – Mark Hills
  • Bernie Kel­ly Medal – Soraya Lee
  • Offi­cial of the Year – Aman­da Lee and Vic­ki Ras­mussen
  • Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year – Corey Bar­tle and Anni­ka Ras­mussen
  • Patrol Club of the Year – Mul­laloo SLSC

For a full list of win­ners click here.

May Volunteers of the Month

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Mul­laloo SLSC is lucky enough to have an incred­i­bly ded­i­cat­ed com­mu­ni­ty of vol­un­teers who work tire­less­ly in sea­son and out of sea­son to ensure that the Club is the best that it can be. We are very grate­ful to all our vol­un­teers whose sup­port is invalu­able.

This month, on Fri­day, 31 May 2019, we were pleased to present the ECU Vol­un­teer of the Month Awards to:

Soraya Lee

For the pro­fes­sion­al way, she has tak­en on the role of Pool Res­cue Coach­ing. This is no easy task and requires a huge amount of time as she coach­es the Youth and Seniors on Mon­day and Thurs­day evenings and the Nip­pers on Sat­ur­day after­noons.  She has been the focal point of all com­mu­ni­ca­tion regard­ing progress, pool book­ing times, and equip­ment require­ments. She has been for­tu­nate to have the sup­port of Anni­ka Ras­mussen and Darcey Brooks this sea­son, so a spe­cial thanks go out to both of them too for their time and ded­i­ca­tion.

Paul Brierley

For his fan­tas­tic coor­di­na­tion of the Nip­pers Pool Res­cue Sea­son includ­ing coor­di­na­tion of the Nip­pers Com­pe­ti­tion entries. We know the Nip­pers have enjoyed the sea­son so far, so thank you, Paul.

Russell Gould and Andre Villeman

The IRB rac­ing sea­son is always a busy time, and there is no more time-con­sum­ing task at a Car­ni­val than being in charge of the Patient Boat. Patients are tak­en out to sea by these boats through­out the car­ni­val and this means that this crew has to spend the entire car­ni­val on the water. This can some­times be up to 6 hours at a time. Both Rus­sell and Andrew have put in a mas­sive amount of time to ensure that Mul­laloo has a suc­cess­ful IRB rac­ing sea­son.

Each month we open the nom­i­na­tions out to all Club mem­bers, so if you feel you know some­one who deserves recog­ni­tion for their vol­un­teer role, please send an email our Spon­sor­ship Man­ag­er, Simone and give us their name and your rea­sons why they should be nom­i­nat­ed. Please send all nom­i­na­tions in by the 20 of the month.

We plan on pre­sent­ing the ECU of the Month Awards on the last Fri­day of every month.


Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

On Sat­ur­day, 25 May 2019, we were proud to take deliv­ery of a brand new ISUZU LSM DMAX 4 X 4 DUAL CAB UTE.

This amaz­ing vehi­cle has been gen­er­ous­ly spon­sored to the club by Wan­neroo ISUZU UTE on a 3-year loan. At a han­dover cer­e­mo­ny in the court­yard Alis­tair Cook, the Club Pres­i­dent, was hand­ed the keys to this shin­ing beau­ty by a very enthu­si­as­tic Glenn Miller, Deal­er Prin­ci­pal of DVG Wan­neroo. His phi­los­o­phy in life is to “give back where you can”, and hav­ing seen our old vehi­cle, quite by chance when he was hav­ing lunch at Swell with his wife, Janet, he knew he could con­tribute to the club.

It is only with big-heart­ed sup­port like this from local busi­ness­es that the club can reach its full poten­tial. This sav­ing will allow the Club to redi­rect funds to our vital life­sav­ing oper­a­tions.

The Club and the patrol cap­tains look for­ward to a pro­duc­tive part­ner­ship with Wan­neroo ISUZU UTE and to work­ing togeth­er to help save lives on the beach.

AAA Education and Surf Sports Awards Wrap

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

We have had an awe­some sea­son. The AAA (Attain, Achieve and Acknowl­edge) and Surf Sports Award evening was a great suc­cess and recog­nised the true ded­i­ca­tion of its mem­bers. The evening cel­e­brat­ed all things edu­ca­tion­al acknowl­edg­ing the great work that the train­ers and asses­sors have achieved over the last sea­son. Our newest Bronzies were in atten­dance tak­ing our new Bronze Medal­lion mem­bers for the 2018/19 sea­son to 73. Gle­nis Pear­son has to be recog­nised as Mullaloo’s old­est recip­i­ent of the award. At 67 years young Gle­nis has set the stan­dard for us all!!!

The evening was also a per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to acknowl­edge those mem­bers who have patrolled for many years. The ded­i­ca­tion our mem­bers have to patrolling our beach and keep­ing it safe was recog­nised.

Surf Sports GM, Neil Forbes recog­nised the healthy pas­sion and ded­i­ca­tion our mem­bers have towards com­pe­ti­tion. Tro­phies were award­ed to Club Cham­pi­ons, Best at States 2019 (indi­vid­ual and teams) and most improved. Over­all the evening was a suc­cess and a great oppor­tu­ni­ty for our mem­bers to come togeth­er and cel­e­brate.

Any mem­bers who have gained an award in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 sea­son and not col­lect­ed their award please con­tact the office. Your cer­tifi­cate and in some cas­es medal­lions are wait­ing for col­lec­tion.

What a cracker of a Carnival!!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Round 4 of IRB rac­ing at Mul­laloo opened up with a chill­ing morn­ing, but our beach deliv­ered beau­ti­ful con­di­tions as always. The begin­ning of the car­ni­val start­ed out with a spinal injury and a cob­bler sting but in the club­bie spir­it, help was not far away with both injured com­peti­tors being com­fort­ed and assist­ed to by our won­der­ful vol­un­teers… but the show went on with Mul­laloo tak­ing out the points from a fierce competition.The high­light of the day would have had to have been the male tube res­cue where Mul­laloo had 4 of 6 com­pet­ing teams in the finals, tak­ing out top positions.The IRB cham­pi­onships are get­ting clos­er to the end, with one more car­ni­val left and then States on 23rd of June at Mul­laloo. Be sure to come down and cheer on our com­peti­tors, the reign­ing state champs, there will be be plen­ty of thrills and spills.

Huge thanks to all of our Mul­laloo vol­un­teers who helped to set up and pack up the car­ni­val as well as our First Aid and Offi­cials on the beach.

Click here for full results

- Lil­ly Rosich

Congratulations to our Club finalists…

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Surf Life Sav­ing WA Awards of Excel­lence cel­e­brate West­ern Australia’s surf life­savers and surf life sav­ing clubs, who have made out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions through­out the course of the sea­son. Our hon­ours and Awards com­mit­tee put for­ward nom­i­na­tions made by our mem­bers and man­age­ment along with nom­i­na­tions select­ed from SLSWA.

We would like to con­grat­u­late the fol­low­ing nom­i­nees from our Club who have been select­ed as final­ists;

  • Lyn Brosens – Admin­is­tra­tor of the Year
  • Car­lo Tenaglia – AGL Life­saver of the Year
  • Josh Bull – AGL Life­saver of the Year
  • Mark Hills – Asses­sor of the Year
  • Soraya Lee – Bernie Kel­ly Medal
  • Aman­da Lee – Offi­cial of the Year
  • Sandy Clarke – Offi­cial of the Year
  • Vic­ki Ras­mussen – Offi­cial of the Year
  • Tony Green­field – Sup­port Oper­a­tions Vol­un­teer of the Year
  • Anni­ka Ras­mussen – Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year
  • Corey Bar­tle – Youth Vol­un­teer of the Year
  • Mul­laloo SLSC – Lavan Club of the Year
  • Mul­laloo SLSC – Patrol Club of the Year

We under­stand the cal­i­bre of nom­i­na­tions each year is very high and the Judges have a dif­fi­cult job nar­row­ing the field to final­ists and ulti­mate­ly a win­ner, espe­cial­ly as all are so deserv­ing. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, on this occa­sion our nom­i­na­tions in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories have not been suc­cess­ful in being short-list­ed as a final­ist, we val­ue their con­tri­bu­tion and trust that their nom­i­na­tion exem­pli­fies this;

  • Cameron Rap­ley – AGL Vol­un­teer of the Year
  • Cameron Rap­ley – Coach of the Year
  • Carl Mills – Coach of the Year
  • Jude Har­low – Train­er of the Year
  • Simon Gid­ley – Train­er of the Year
  • Carter Smith – Youth Life­saver of the Year