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State Team Wrap (Ocean/Beach)

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Our very own mem­bers of the West­ern Suns Open (Soraya Lee) and Devel­op­ment (Aaron Gigney, Har­ri­et Brown, Neve Macleod) State Teams did Mul­laloo proud in New South Wales over the Aus­tralia Day long week­end. Well done guys and girls!!

The results below will show how excit­ing it is to com­pete for your state and also rep­re­sent your club on a nation­al lev­el, but I’m sure all four ath­letes will agree that the time spent mak­ing friends with oth­er life savers and com­peti­tors from around our state and around the coun­try make it an achieve­ment with so many mem­o­ries on oth­er lev­els too.

Thursday 24 January – Newport

The Thurs­day saw Soraya Lee com­pete in the Inter­states event held at New­port Beach, where the WA team came away with a Bronze – com­ing third behind pow­er­hous­es NSW and Queens­land.

Although a very tight third over Vic­to­ria, it is even more cred­i­ble since WA did not draft ath­letes or even use home­grown ath­letes who now train and com­pete over east. Choos­ing to include our own ath­letes liv­ing here instead. Vic­to­ria and South Aus­tralia both decid­ed to draft ath­letes from Qld and NSW in order to try to improve their stand­ing, but alas they were no match for our own WA guns.

Saturday 26 January – Manly

The Open team were then joined by the devel­op­ment team ath­letes in the Man­ly car­ni­val where strong per­for­mances in tricky surf were real­ly excit­ing to watch from our young ris­ing stars.

Soraya won the Under 19 Surf Race in a sprint fin­ish to the line and fol­lowed this up with a 6th in the U19 Female Ski race. Soraya then teamed with Under 17 Devel­op­ment Team ath­letes Neve Macleod and Har­ri­et Brown to score an excit­ing win in the Under 19 Taplin relay, beat­ing prob­a­bly much more favoured clubs such as Fresh­wa­ter and Red­head.

Har­ri­et and Neve had some great rac­ing in the Under 17 events, with Har­ri­et mak­ing it through heats and semis of the ski race and fin­ish­ing 3rd in the final.

Aaron Gigney showed the East­ern states how well our beach pro­gram is run­ning here at Mul­laloo with a fan­tas­tic 4th in the Under 17 Beach Sprint.

Sunday 27 January – Freshwater

Our young ath­letes then backed up on the Sun­day to com­pete at Fresh­wa­ter, with Soraya again doing well in the Under 19 surf race, com­ing 2nd and the Girls’ Taplin team although not win­ning this time, still fea­tur­ing in the points in 4th. Har­ri­et fin­ished the week­end with a 5th in the Under 17 ski race and Aaron with a 5th in the Sprint.


Our WA West­ern Suns Surf Boat Row­ing teams, U19 Female crew Neptune’s Daugh­ters and U19 Male crew Big Rigs are trav­el­ling to Elouera, NSW to com­pete at the Inter­states on 15 Feb­ru­ary and then fol­low­ing it up with 2 days of com­pe­ti­tion at the Aus­tralian Surf Row­ers League Open. We wish them good luck and safe trav­els.

Cert IV Trainer and Assessor Opportunity

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

The oppor­tu­ni­ty has arisen for a 2 of our mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in Cer­tifi­cate IV TAE40116 Train­ing and Assess­ment. The course is being offered by SLSWA and places are lim­it­ed. Please read the Pro­gram Overview very care­ful­ly, this is a con­sid­er­able com­mit­ment.

If you are inter­est­ed in obtain­ing your Cer­tifi­cate IV in Train­ing and Assess­ment please email your expres­sion of inter­est to the Edu­ca­tion Man­ag­er with a cou­ple of sen­tences out­lin­ing the fol­low­ing:

  1. Years you have been train­ing or assess­ing,
  2. Com­mit­ment to future train­ing and assess­ing with­in Mul­laloo SLSC,
  3. Ben­e­fits to Mul­laloo for hav­ing you as a Cert IV,
  4. Com­put­er skills and under­stand­ing of the prin­ci­ples of train­ing, and
  5. Your will­ing­ness to learn and time to invest to com­plete the qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

A cou­ple of mem­bers from the Edu­ca­tion Team will look at all appli­ca­tions and make a deci­sion based on what is best for Mul­laloo SLSC and SLSWA.

Volunteer of the Month — January

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Spon­sors Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty are sup­port­ing a Vol­un­teer of the Month recog­ni­tion ini­tia­tive with our Club … Jan­u­ary stars are: Rob McGre­gor, Julie Rap­ley and Sandy Clarke.

Rob McGre­gor – Rob has been a stal­wart vol­un­teer on our beach for many, many years work­ing tire­less­ly in our beach set up crew, turn­ing up week in week out regard­less of the weath­er on a Sun­day morn­ing to pre­pare the beach for club day.  With­out vol­un­teers like Rob our club day sim­ply could not go ahead.

He has also been a reg­u­lar vol­un­teer as bar staff, for what seems like for­ev­er- and is now one of our reg­is­tered Man­agers, which helps sup­port the club’s social events.

Julie Rap­ley – The organ­i­sa­tion of the Nip­pers Car­ni­val on 20th Jan­u­ary was an absolute­ly mam­moth task which Julie approached with her usu­al infec­tious enthu­si­asm and great atten­tion to detail. The effort and hours involved in coor­di­nat­ing the Event Man­age­ment Plan and pulling togeth­er the huge team of vol­un­teers required for every aspect of the car­ni­val, was absolute­ly enor­mous.

Sandy Clarke – Sandy was instru­men­tal in secur­ing for Mul­laloo the inau­gur­al “club run” car­ni­val with SLSWA. We were the guinea pigs for a new mod­el for organ­is­ing car­ni­vals, in which indi­vid­ual clubs will take respon­si­bil­i­ty for all aspects of run­ning car­ni­vals and in return for their efforts, receive the com­peti­tor entry fees.

Sandy demon­strat­ed an amaz­ing lev­el of com­mit­ment, togeth­er with Julie and a host of oth­er vol­un­teers, to pull togeth­er a high­ly suc­cess­ful event ‚which has reaped great ben­e­fit to the club and demon­strat­ed that the new mod­el can work.

WA Surf Life Savers 25 Year Club

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

This club came into being in 1972 with the late Bill Kid­ner being the enthu­si­as­tic cat­a­lyst behind its for­ma­tion. The inau­gur­al meet­ing took place at the North Cottes­loe Surf Life Sav­ing Club on Wednes­day 27th, 1972. It is unique to WA so far, with no oth­er club like it in Australia’s surf life­sav­ing cir­cles.

The club is open to all mem­bers that have received the SLSA 25 Year Ser­vice Award or above or have com­plet­ed at least 25 years of ser­vice with their club.

The objects of the WA Surf Life Savers 25 Year Club are:

  1. For mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in a wider asso­ci­a­tion while still retain­ing inter­est and sup­port for their own clubs, it pro­motes the com­radery of all surf life­savers and helps to relive the great years of friend­ship and fel­low­ship with social events being offered dur­ing the year.
  2. To fos­ter good will and social activ­i­ty among present and past surf life­savers who qual­i­fy for mem­ber­ship under its con­sti­tu­tion.
  3. To always sup­port the Junior move­ment of Surf Life­sav­ing and work with Surf Life Sav­ing WA in pro­mot­ing this area of devel­op­ment.

The cost of mem­ber­ship is $10 annu­al­ly and con­tributes to the run­ning of our club.

With regards to social events the club tries to organ­ise sun­down­ers at dif­fer­ent surf clubs through­out the year as well as util­is­ing the bar­beque area at Surf Life Sav­ing WA in Bal­cat­ta. The costs to mem­bers are always kept to a min­i­mum.

In past years we have been able to have a buf­fet din­ner at the Hillarys Yacht Club. This has act­ed as the club’s end of sea­son din­ner. Mem­bers part­ners are always wel­come.

It is always a priv­i­lege and an hon­our to asso­ciate with our surf­ing mates and ladies.

Eli­gi­ble mem­bers inter­est­ed in join­ing the 25 Year Club can con­tact the fol­low­ing:

Pres­i­dent:         Jeff Young (Scar­boro) Mobile 0437 755 377

Sec­re­tary:         Bri­an Carthew (Trigg Island) Mobile 0409 448 521

Volunteer of the Month — December

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

Spon­sors Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty are sup­port­ing a Vol­un­teer of the Month recog­ni­tion ini­tia­tive with our Club … Decem­ber stars are: Carl Mills, Simon Gid­ley, Dawn Jones and Pen­ny Fort­mann.

Dawn Jones – for her work in run­ning social events such as the Mel­bourne Cup but also for her sup­port of our surf sports as an offi­cial. Dawn offi­ci­at­ed at the Worlds in Ade­laide and had done 7 days offi­ci­at­ing in the last month alone.

Carl Mills – for his coach­ing of the Beachies team over the last >6 months which he has com­mit­ted to 4 days per week as a vol­un­teer. In addi­tion to this he has sort­ed teams and indi­vid­u­als for car­ni­vals this sea­son and prob­a­bly most impor­tant­ly, built a core group of ath­letes, some of whom wouldn’t still be mem­bers of the club if it wasn’t for his involve­ment and oth­ers wouldn’t be com­pet­ing in this field.

Pen­ny Fort­mann – has con­tributed a huge amount cov­er­ing the shop, coach­ing, social events and oth­er areas. Invalu­able at retail shop sell­ing and arrang­ing stock, spend­ing many hours as well as see­ing to oth­er vol­un­teer posi­tions.

  • Tier 6 Board Coach Mon­day 5–6pm
  • Tier 6 Board Coach Wednes­day 5–6pm
  • U8s Board Coach Sat­ur­day 8–9am
  • U9s Board Coach Sat­ur­day 9–10am
  • Shop Fri­day night and Sun­day morn­ing

Simon Gid­ley – for his con­tri­bu­tion in edu­ca­tion train­ing this year and the out­comes from that are adding to our core ser­vice.

  • Lead Train­er on Bronze 1
  • Train­ing Offi­cer (full time) on Bronze 2
  • Train­ing Offi­cer (part time) on Bronze 2B
  • Lead Train­er for 2 Nip­per Res­cue Cer­tifi­cates
  • Assist­ed on every requal


Friday, January 11th, 2019

In con­junc­tion with an exter­nal provider, SLSWA are train­ing mem­bers to become accred­it­ed drone oper­a­tors. The drone is seen as an exten­sion of the patrolling capa­bil­i­ty of our surf life­sav­ing ser­vice and we are seek­ing expres­sions of inter­est from patrolling mem­bers who wish to become accred­it­ed as drone oper­a­tors. The pre-req­ui­sites for this are that you are 16 years of age or old­er with your Bronze Medal­lion and are a reg­u­lar patrolling mem­ber.

The train­ing itself con­sists of the com­ple­tion of some online learn­ing mod­ules (approx­i­mate­ly 4 – 6 hours to com­plete), then prac­ti­cal train­ing com­pris­ing of one mid-week evening and one full day on the fol­low­ing week­end. We are look­ing to com­mence the course in the week com­menc­ing 21/01/2019 with a tar­get two weeks to com­plete the sched­uled train­ing. After the train­ing is com­plet­ed, you will need to com­plete five hours fly­ing time with one of the exist­ing oper­a­tors in order to com­plete the qual­i­fi­ca­tion.  At this stage, the club has sev­en exist­ing oper­a­tors and we are want­i­ng to increase this so that each patrol has at least two drone oper­a­tors assigned to it. Until then, it is a con­di­tion of com­plet­ing this qual­i­fi­ca­tion that you will com­mit to becom­ing part of the exist­ing drone ros­ter. This may involve you oper­at­ing out­side of your cur­rent ros­tered patrol. Note that due to the gen­er­al sum­mer weath­er pat­tern, drone patrolling is gen­er­al­ly restrict­ed to (week­end) morn­ings.

If you meet the above cri­te­ria and are will­ing to com­mit to the require­ments, please email Tony Green­field.

Mullaloo SLSC Board Nominations 2019

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Inter­est­ed in serv­ing the club on the Board as a Direc­tor? Are you keen to help craft the club’s future?

While it is some­time away at the moment the cur­rent Mul­laloo SLSC Board would like to invite mem­bers to con­sid­er serv­ing as a Board mem­ber from mid 2019. Based on the elec­tion cycle three board posi­tions come up for elec­tion at the 2019 AGM.

The Board needs a broad range of skills and rep­re­sen­ta­tion from across the club to enact the clubs strate­gic plan. If you think you have the skills and dri­ve to assist in this, please con­sid­er putting your name for­ward.

In the mean­time, please feel free to dis­cuss this with mem­bers of the cur­rent Board.

Board’s Shorts

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Swell Partnership

We are pleased to report that the part­ner­ship with Swell is devel­op­ing well and they recent­ly cel­e­brat­ed their first birth­day.

With the restau­rant up and run­ning, the Board is work­ing with Cass and Olivi­er to embed process­es and pro­ce­dures that will allow for a pro­longed and suc­cess­ful rela­tion­ship.

Finan­cial ben­e­fits are begin­ning to flow into the club and the Board is cur­rent­ly work­ing with the Club’s Exec­u­tive to plan for the future on the back of this.

As we move to the next phase of our rela­tion­ship it’s time­ly to thank all those who have been involved in the devel­op­ment of this project, from the ini­tial con­cep­tu­al­i­sa­tion of the refur­bish­ment and redesign, through the build­ing phase, to the cur­rent point.  The vision and plan­ning of past Boards under the lead­er­ship of Car­lo Tenaglia and Stu­art Clarke is bear­ing fruit.

If you ever have any ques­tions or enquiries about this part­ner­ship please feel free to ask and / or dis­cuss this with a cur­rent Board mem­ber.

Strategic Planning

The cur­rent Club’s Strate­gic Plan (2013 to 2023)  is 5/6 years into enact­ment and the Board has resolved to review this exist­ing plan.

The review will seek feed­back and gath­er data from across the club, to con­sid­er the cur­rent plan in the con­text of 2019 and beyond, towards 2023.

As a result the Board will re-cal­i­brate (or not) the plan going for­wards.

While the cur­rent Board will set direc­tion based on this review, the Board has secured an exter­nal facil­i­ta­tor to gath­er data and advise on this process. All mem­bers will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide feed­back and thoughts in one way or oth­er dur­ing this process. Look out of more details in the com­ing weeks.

Capital expenditure (CAPEX)

The Club’s Exec­u­tive is cur­rent­ly gath­er­ing cap­i­tal expen­di­ture ideas and items to put to the Board, for the club mov­ing for­wards. If mem­bers have ideas and / or thoughts on club needs that fall into the CAPEX ‘bas­ket’ feel free to make these known to the appro­pri­ate Gen­er­al Man­agers. Note: while we wel­come all thoughts and sug­ges­tions, the Exec and Board will of course dis­cuss and pri­ori­tise expen­di­ture based on needs across the club.

Club Vehicles

The club is cur­rent­ly expe­ri­enc­ing some issues with club vehi­cles, the ATV and 4WD. The ATV is being ser­viced and will be back in reg­u­lar ser­vice ASAP. Options for the clubs 4WD are being con­sid­ered. The Board is cur­rent­ly seek­ing advice across the club in regards options going for­ward.

New Defibs

The club has pur­chased new Defibs to sup­port our Life­sav­ing ser­vices on the beach which will be in oper­a­tion short­ly.

Technology Committee

Under the lead­er­ship of Board Mem­ber Kim Allen, the Tech­nol­o­gy com­mit­tee is review­ing and con­sid­er­ing the clubs tech­nol­o­gy needs. From audio visu­al to secu­ri­ty the Com­mit­tee are work­ing with the Club’s Exec­u­tive to iden­ti­fy and pro­cure resources that enhance the club.

Observation Tower

The new Lot­tery­west fund­ed obser­va­tion tow­er (like the one at City Beach) is cur­rent­ly pro­gress­ing through the plan­ning appli­ca­tion process with the City of Joon­dalup. Con­struc­tion of the Mul­laloo tow­er will com­mence immi­nent­ly and it is hoped the new tow­er will be on our beach in a few months.

From the President…

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Well it’s hard to think we are now almost half way through the surf club sea­son and it’s amaz­ing how much has hap­pened in this short time and how much has been achieved as we zoom up to the Christ­mas peri­od.

Patrols kicked off in late Sep­tem­ber and it was great to see our pro­tec­tive pres­ence back on the beach. What I have noticed this year is a lot more fam­i­lies patrolling our beach togeth­er and this just shows the diver­si­ty in our Club and tru­ly high­lights our ‘fam­i­ly’ val­ue. Already we have patrolled many hours as vol­un­teers, pro­vid­ing first aid and advice to our beach goers.

At the start of the sea­son we were faced with bad weath­er once again but every­one pushed through and after a cou­ple of dodgy starts we final­ly got some decent weath­er. The younger nip­pers have been so focused on learn­ing new skills and the return­ing old­er nip­pers have jumped straight back into things.

We had a fan­tas­tic Hal­loween dis­co organ­ised by a ter­rif­ic bunch of par­ents and oth­er vol­un­teers that was real­ly well attend­ed and the kids had a ball. This was an excel­lent exam­ple of what can be achieved by every­one pulling togeth­er.

We also had excel­lent rep­re­sen­ta­tion at the nation­al SLSA awards night with Mark Hills and Sandy Clarke receiv­ing nom­i­na­tions. Unfor­tu­nate­ly Mark didn’t win but Sandy came away with the well-deserved and prized Vol­un­teer of the Year which is tes­ta­ment to the effort she con­tin­u­al­ly puts into the Surf Life Sav­ing move­ment. Well done Sandy on behalf of the Club!

Car­ni­vals kicked off ear­ly with a nip­pers, senior and boat event hap­pen­ing very quick­ly. It was great to see all our tal­ent­ed com­peti­tors putting in some ster­ling efforts and shows the train­ing has paid div­i­dends. Com­peti­tor num­bers have been good so far this year and we are start­ing to chal­lenge oth­er clubs that have been strong in pre­vi­ous years.

The World Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships (ILS) were held in Ade­laide this year and we had a few boats crews make the ardu­ous trek across the Nullar­bor. The trip was worth it for the Bub­ble Wrap men’s 200 crew who walked away with a well-earned world bronze medal – con­grat­u­la­tions guys! I did hear a whis­per our own Jeff Vidler also made an appear­ance in some of the oth­er events!

The first Surf League of the sea­son took place recent­ly and Mul­laloo put up two mixed teams of 24 com­peti­tors (from youth to mas­ters) who all had great fun on the beach across all the surf dis­ci­plines. Round two takes place very soon after Christ­mas at Scar­boro, close­ly fol­lowed by our own Nip­per car­ni­val at Mul­laloo beach.

From a Board per­spec­tive we have begun the clubs next strate­gic jour­ney, by review­ing our cur­rent plan and look­ing to the future. We are very much focused on giv­ing back and return­ing ben­e­fits to our mem­bers. Ear­ly signs of this approach can be seen by the new fur­ni­ture we now have in the Club lounge and a ‘new’ shop pric­ing sched­ule to be announced lat­er in the sea­son.

These kind of ini­tia­tives are a result of the hard work under­tak­en by vol­un­teer mem­bers through club activ­i­ties such as social events, ‘Chase the Ace’ and the Club Shop. These in tan­dem with the new fund­ing arrange­ments that we have with the Swell Restau­rant (which are now start­ing to flow through) allow for the Board to set tar­gets and plans for the club that will build on the achieve­ments of the last strate­gic plan.

In oth­er news, the Board has approved a three month tri­al for Aspire to main­tain our new gym and pro­vide reg­u­lar class­es to Club mem­bers – Neil Forbes as GM of Surf Sports has pulled every­thing togeth­er and made this hap­pen. We would wel­come your feed­back to Neil as to how suc­cess­ful this tri­al is to deter­mine if we should extend it.

In addi­tion the Board will soon announce the launch of a new mem­ber well-being project that will com­mence with some for­mal train­ing for some of our patrolling mem­bers in men­tal health first aid. Thank you to Pam Bubrzy­c­ki for her efforts in putting togeth­er a three year pro­gram for us.

As well as these ini­tia­tives and events, the Board is in the process of review­ing our Con­sti­tu­tion and sup­port­ing By-Laws, as well as our IT capa­bil­i­ties and resources. A new Patrol shel­ter is being designed and priced and the Board is assess­ing the Club’s beach vehi­cle needs.

Thanks to Lot­tery­west, SLSWA have offered us a beach obser­va­tion tow­er at our beach (like the ones at City and Scar­boro) and we are cur­rent­ly work­ing with the City of Joon­dalup to get all the plan­ning approvals in place. Hope­ful­ly all being well this will be avail­able for us in Feb­ru­ary.

The amount of train­ing cours­es and assess­ments per­formed this year has been phe­nom­e­nal and it is a great sight to see our new­ly qual­i­fied mem­bers already giv­ing back to the Club and com­mu­ni­ty by help­ing out on Sun­days and on patrols. The edu­ca­tion team lead by Aman­da Lam­bert have been work­ing over­time to make this hap­pen whilst also help­ing our exist­ing qual­i­fied mem­bers get through their annu­al skills main­te­nance ses­sions.

To Karen and Jen in the office, Man­agers, Gen­er­al Man­agers and of course my fel­low Direc­tors, thank you for every­thing you do and the hours of work you put in to ensure all our mem­bers are looked after. Thank you to every­one else who has vol­un­teered in some way this sea­son, we couldn’t have got this far with­out your help! I’d like to wish each of you a safe, Mer­ry Christ­mas and hope you all have a Hap­py New Year and hope to see you at the Ted Scott Marathon event on Sun­day and our New Year’s Eve par­ty.

See you on the beach!

Alis­tair Cook

Lifesaving World Champs update

Friday, November 30th, 2018

They said Glenelg would be a mill pond!!

Check out some of the action in our Smug­Mug Pho­to Port­fo­lio HERE!

With the first few days of the Ocean com­pe­ti­tion sus­pend­ed due to some 80–90km winds and hor­ren­dous “surf” it was not the most invit­ing con­di­tions.

The weath­er cleared and a chop­py surf — likened to our after­noon Mul­laloo south west ocean set the stage for the Surf Boat com­pe­ti­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Bub­ble Wrap — Mas­ters 200 male surf boat crew -com­ing home as World Bronze Medal­lists.
Steve Part — sweep, Stu­art Clarke, Mar­tin Fisk, Tim Buy­tels, Edgar Coel­lo. It cer­tain­ly was a tough 3 races to get there!!

Our Neptune’s Daugh­ters u19 girls (Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Anna Greg­son, Elise Dag­nia, Ciera Mad­den, Stu­art Clarke — sweep) with 3 tough races end­ed with a 9th over­all! Awe­some effort!

Mar­lins, our mas­ters 180 female just missed out on a medal com­ing in 4th in their final (Sandy Clarke, Rachel Kre­mer, Rachel Greene, Tama­ra Yujnovich, Stu­art Clarke — sweep). Great team effort and sup­port!

Huge THANK YOU to Mar­tin Fisk and Jesse McMa­hon who drove the surf boat to and from Ade­laide — in record time too!! Thanks Jesse for your assis­tance on the beach in shift­ing boats and great team­work between the 3 teams in sup­port­ing each oth­er over the few days of com­pe­ti­tion!

We wish Joshua Clarke good luck in his rac­ing over the next few days as the Cham­pi­onships con­tin­ues.