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Board Shorts – April 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A short update on what the Board has been up to…

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESSES – The Board of Direc­tors (BoD’s) would like to acknowl­edge the efforts of the Man­agers, Offi­cials, Ath­letes, Water safe­ty, sup­port helpers, etc recent­ly in the State Surf/Beach/Boat Cham­pi­onships. There were many great efforts across the club. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all those who took part in con­tribut­ing towards our club efforts.

CONSTITUTION/BYLAWS – The BoD have agreed to endorse the pro­posed adjust­ments and changes to the Con­sti­tu­tion. As such the Club will hold a Spe­cial Gen­er­al Meet­ing in advance of the AGM, date to be advised.

STRATEGIC REVIEW – The BoD is cur­rent­ly plan­ning for a review of the exist­ing 10 year Strate­gic Plan. Data is being gath­ered for con­sid­er­a­tion and to inform the review. Club mem­bers have been offered the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide feed­back through a sur­vey – please help the process by com­plet­ing this. A sam­ple of mem­bers will also be inter­viewed in advance of the BoD under­tak­ing the review, includ­ing any adjust­ments or changes.

2019/20 SEASON POSITION NOMINATIONS – The BoD would like to encour­age all mem­bers to con­sid­er nom­i­nat­ing for Direc­tor, Gen­er­al Man­ag­er and Man­ag­er roles for the new sea­son. Job descrip­tions for all roles are avail­able and/or feel free to con­tact any mem­ber of the BoD, GM’s and Man­agers to seek any advice and/or insight into the var­i­ous posi­tions. Please con­sid­er offer­ing your ser­vices and assist­ing your club.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE APPROVALS – The Board of Man­age­ment recent­ly con­sid­ered sub­mis­sions made by the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for cap­i­tal expen­di­ture items in each of the oper­a­tional areas. The Board and Gen­er­al Man­agers are pleased to announce that the items in the table below, totalling over $95,000, have been approved for pur­chase imme­di­ate­ly.

Oth­er sig­nif­i­cant pur­chas­es have also been iden­ti­fied for pos­si­ble inclu­sion in the bud­get for 2019/20. These will be researched and cost­ed, and include:

  • Toilet/shower refur­bish­ment or repairs
  • First aid room ren­o­va­tion
  • Secu­ri­ty sys­tem
  • Roller doors
  • Out­side deck shade sails
  • 1 x IRB engine
  • 15 x Nip­per Krac­ka boards
   1 x IRB Hull Deposit $5,000 A fur­ther $8,000 will be allo­cat­ed in the 2019/20 bud­get, for a total of $13,000
   12 – 15 IRB rac­ing hel­mets $2,000
   1 x Dou­ble ski and board racks $5,000
   1 x Surf boat ~$21,000 Includ­ing freight
   1 x string line of com­pe­ti­tion cans $1,800
Surf Sports Total $34,800
   3 x Train­ing Defib­ril­la­tors $2,400
   Resus­ci­ta­tion “Annies” $1,600 High Pri­or­i­ty
Edu­ca­tion Total $4,000
   Patrol resources to equip two obser­va­tion points $8,000 Eg: New obser­va­tion tower/North point
   Spot­ting scope, tri­pod, new binoc­u­lars and stor­age cab­i­net $1,800 For exist­ing tow­er
   New safe­ty cones and signs $2,500
Life Sav­ing Total $10,300
   15 x Krak­ka Nip­per Boards $18,000 Replac­ing aging fibre­glass Board fleet
   Addi­tion­al board racks $3,000
Devel­op­ment Total $21,000
   Audio Visu­al and pro­jec­tor sys­tem $25,000 For Lounge
   Microwave $350 For Bar
TOTAL $25,350



Limited Edition! FINZ Pool Deck Jackets

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Orders are tak­en by our Mul­laloo Surf Shop. The Jack­ets fea­ture the fol­low­ing:

  • 100% Nylon Out­er shell.
  • 2000 mm water­proof Rat­ing
  • 100% Poly anti-pill inte­ri­or fleece
  • 3 Ounce poly­fill wadding in body
  • Sleeves satin lined inner for easy on/off
  • Easy 2way YKK front zip­pers
  • Detach­able hood/ykk zip/Storm Flap
  • Water­proof zip front pock­ets
  • Drop tail hem
  • Elas­ti­cat­ed cuff

The size chart is as fol­lows:



XXS 8/10 XXS


LENGTH 95cm 98cm 101cm 104cm 107cm 110cm 113cm 116cm
½  chst 53cm 56.5cm 60cm 63.5cm 67cm 70.5cm 74cm 77.5cm

$175 each,

A sam­ple is in the shop.

Please place order at the shop before Fri­day 3 May!

If plac­ing an order a deposit of $50.00 is required.

We need 25 jack­ets pur­chased to place an order!

Volunteers of the Month — February

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Spon­sors Edith Cow­an Uni­ver­si­ty are sup­port­ing a Vol­un­teer of the Month recog­ni­tion ini­tia­tive with our Club … Check out our Feb­ru­ary stars!

Roger Gregson and Todd Bartle

For all of the IRB cours­es they have run this sea­son so far, basi­cal­ly all of them. They’ve put in so much time and effort – a valu­able life­sav­ing skill set for our mem­bers.

Carol Cook

Car­ol has worked many vol­un­teer hours for us and has been a god­send while Jen Ducasse has been on leave get­ting the patrol hours input, assist­ing Jen with patrols since the start of the sea­son. Car­ol also helps in the office with oth­er tasks and has done, on a reg­u­lar basis for two years now.

Kay Smith

Kay Smith not only inspires com­peti­tors but goes over and beyond her call of duty as a vol­un­teer. Kay still ful­fils all her ros­tered Patrols and vol­un­teers for water safe­ty duties when required. She also runs a strength and con­di­tion­ing ses­sion 3 times a week that is ful­ly inclu­sive and includes a num­ber of non-com­peti­tors. She is an inspi­ra­tion and role mod­el for many of the youth in the club!

Alex Upston

Alex always offers and assists with most of the water safe­ty requests we get through the sea­son. From ear­ly morn­ing starts to pack ups, often seen pulling anchors or tents and always will­ing to help.

Luke Eliot, James Breed, Louis Cheeseman

These gents ral­ly par­ents, enthu­si­asm and most of all tribes of kids from the Coun­try Car­ni­val in Den­mark to Club Day Activ­i­ties along with every­thing in-between — and all with huge smiles! The logis­tics is no mean feat! As Age Man­agers their roles are piv­otal with­in our Nip­per ranks. Just a small token of recog­ni­tion for their efforts.

Rosanne Barrowclough

An awe­some AGM for the U10 boys, even though she has kids in oth­er ages groups at Nip­pers. Rosanne is also recog­nised for her skil­ful organ­is­ing of the Nip­pers Social group this year.

Angela Schipper

Angela is recog­nised for her amaz­ing sup­port this sea­son coor­di­nat­ing the famous sausage siz­zle! Despite numer­ous last-minute changes, Angela has always man­aged to ensure every­one is well sus­tained on a Sun­day morn­ing. Great Job Angela!

Nipper States Wrap Up

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Our Nip­pers showed some awe­some effort over the three days of rac­ing at Scar­bor­ough last week­end. Mul­laloo have come 5th over­all with much to smile about. Our Nip­per com­peti­tors are already look­ing stronger and eager for next season’s com­pe­ti­tion!

Huge thanks to all our coach­es from the beach to the water and in between! Thanks to the Age Group Man­agers for all their coor­di­nat­ing and organ­is­ing of the groups — not just for the car­ni­val — but it cer­tain­ly takes an effort to get every­one to this point. Thanks to the offi­cials, water safe­ty, par­ents and sup­port­ers – soooo appre­ci­at­ed!

Of course — we thank all the coach­es for their many hours of ded­i­ca­tion and care!

Please view the image gal­leries below and remem­ber, you can pur­chase the images from both Andrew and Tony.


U12 Male Iron­man, Cham­pi­on – Brodie Lee
U12 Female Board Res­cue, Cham­pi­ons – Bethany Bam­forth, Emer­son Cheese­man
U12 Female 1km Beach Run, Cham­pi­on – Leah Dineen
U12 Male Cameron Relay, Cham­pi­ons – Luke Delpero, Brodie Lee, Dylan Man­ning, Don­nacha Mur­phy
U11 Male Board Relay, Cham­pi­ons – Eoghan Bar­row­clough, Cal­lum Foley, Tom Line­han
U10 Female Flags, Cham­pi­on – Genevieve Crock­ett

2019 Silver Medallists

U13 Female Beach Sprints, Sil­ver – Han­nah Wal­lace
U12 Male 1km Beach Run, Sil­ver – Byron Mar­tin
U12 Male Board Race, Sil­ver – Brodie Lee
U12 Male Surf Race, Sil­ver – Brodie Lee
U12 Male Board Relay, Sil­ver – Lach­lan Bean, Brodie Lee, Don­nacha Mur­phy
U12 Female Board Relay, Sil­ver – Bethany Bam­forth, Emer­son Cheese­man, Jess Kim­ber
U11 Male Board Res­cue, Sil­ver – Cal­lum Foley, Tom Line­han
U10 Male Cameron Relay, Sil­ver – Finn Bar­rett, Tad­hg Bar­row­clough, Jack Gun­ning, Kir­by Hurd

2019 Bronze Medallists

U13 Female Flags, Bronze – Han­nah Wal­lace
U13 Female Beach Relay, Bronze –Hol­ly Brown, Mieke Grob­ler, Demi Van Rens­burg, Han­nah Wal­lace
U12 Female Board Race, Bronze – Emer­son Cheese­man
U11 Male Board Race, Bronze – Tom Line­han
U10 Male Flags, Bronze – Jack Gun­ning
U10 Female Flags, Bronze – Hay­ley Cavanagh
U10 Male Board Relay, Bronze – Finn Bar­rett, Tad­hg Bar­row­clough, Kane Car­ri­gy

R&R Championships held at Sorrento on Saturday 16 February

U11 Mixed 2 Per­son R&R, Bronze – Lois Bush­by, Jen­nifer Mills


Fundraising Guidelines

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

All com­peti­tor groups in the club are encour­aged to under­take fundrais­ing to sup­port the Club in gen­er­al and also their own group’s com­pe­ti­tion activ­i­ties and inter-state cam­paigns, par­tic­u­lar­ly to help pay for freight of equip­ment and trav­el costs for the entire group, such as the hire of vehi­cles.

There is a sim­ple pro­ce­dure that must be fol­lowed pri­or to mem­bers under­tak­ing any activ­i­ty, which uses the name of the Club, or its good­will, or from which mon­ey is raised for the ben­e­fit of mem­bers who will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in any club activ­i­ty or surf sport event to rep­re­sent the Club.

Mem­bers wish­ing to organ­ise a fundrais­ing activ­i­ty must fol­low the 7 process steps out­lined.


An inte­gral part of the process is to iden­ti­fy to which aspect/cost of the operational/competition activ­i­ty the funds raised will be allo­cat­ed.

Organ­is­ing groups will receive 85% of the funds raised which can be allo­cat­ed to their nom­i­nat­ed operational/competition expens­es.

The remain­ing 15% of funds raised will be retained by the Club for gen­er­al use in the nom­i­nat­ed competition/operational area of the organ­is­ers.

The peo­ple involved, antic­i­pat­ed prof­it, and any Club facil­i­ties or equip­ment required for the activ­i­ty should be advised at the plan­ning stage.

The process is out­lined in the Club’s By-Laws (17.2) which can be found on the Club’s web­site.

Please note the Club will not pro­vide funds in advance to sup­port fundrais­ing activ­i­ties.

The organ­is­ers take on the respon­si­bil­i­ty and risk of pur­chas­ing items for the event, then deduct from prof­its.

MSLSC Business Community

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club is pleased to announce that the much antic­i­pat­ed MSLSC Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty is start­ing up again!

The first meet­ing will be on Thurs­day, 11 April 2019 at 6.00pm and will kick off with a moti­vat­ing pre­sen­ta­tion on Dig­i­tal Media for Busi­ness­es proud­ly sup­port­ed by ECU School of Busi­ness and Law.

We are very excit­ed to get this impor­tant com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice up and run­ning and great­ly appre­ci­ate all the sup­port from local busi­ness­es to make it work. Don’t for­get, all mon­ey raised from the Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty goes back into the surf club to help keep our beach safe!

We are offer­ing a spe­cial ear­ly bird intro­duc­to­ry offer of $520.00 for 18 months mem­ber­ship. That’s 6 months free mem­ber­ship! All you have to do is sign up NOW to be a mem­ber of the MSLSC Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty for 2019/20 sea­son. 

The pack­age includes mem­ber­ship of the Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty, your busi­ness list­ed on the busi­ness direc­to­ry (accessed direct­ly from the Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club web­site) and your busi­ness name and logo on a Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty loop played in the club lounge … as well as much more!

If you are inter­est­ed, and for full details of the ben­e­fits of mem­ber­ship please con­tact the Spon­sor­ship Man­ag­er.

We look for­ward to wel­com­ing you to the MSLSC Busi­ness Com­mu­ni­ty!

Surf Boat Interstates

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Our Big Rigs (U19 Male: Tyler Nuku, Sean Coven­try, Luke Tris­ton, Isaac Crothers) and Neptune’s Daugh­ters (U19 Female: Elise Dag­nia, Anna Greg­son, Sophie Hum­mer­ston, Ciera Mad­den) surf boat crews com­pet­ed at the Aus­tralian Surf Row­ers League Aus­tralian Open and rep­re­sent­ed WA in the inter-State Chal­lenge on 15–17 Feb­ru­ary. They both placed 4th in their indi­vid­ual age group State v State race and com­pet­ed admirably in the youth and all cat­e­gories relay races.

On the Sat­ur­day in the Club v Club com­pe­ti­tion, Neptune’s Daugh­ters made a good show­ing but were ham­pered by a shoul­der injury.

The Big Rigs rowed excep­tion­al­ly well to make it through to the Sun­day knock out series but a bout of gas­tro for three of the row­ers meant they bare­ly made it to the start line and ‘gassed out’ by the gate cans in their first elim­i­na­tion round. Both crews showed their high qual­i­ty wave skills in what was again an epic swell at Elouera Beach NSW.

Shout out to Louise Nuku, Gail Tris­ton and Sophie Hum­mer­ston in organ­is­ing the vari­ety of fundrais­ing efforts that the crews have been involved in.

Thanks to the North Cottes­loe and City of Perth crews for their sup­port on the beach shift­ing boats – great cama­raderie! Thanks to the par­ents for the sup­port on and off the beach also!

Thanks to the Club for their sup­port of these fine young row­ers who exem­pli­fied Club pride through­out the tour. Thank you Stu­art Clarke who coached, swept and guid­ed both the crews through­out the sea­son.

View the great image gallery here — thanks Louise Nuku!

Call out to clubbies – send in your photos!

Friday, March 1st, 2019

This is a shout out to all club­bies to put your cre­ative hats on and send us pho­tos tak­en dur­ing club activ­i­ties that you think best demon­strates our val­ues.  As a reminder – the Club’s val­ue are:

  • Fam­i­ly – to embrace fam­i­ly val­ues and pro­mote inclu­sion.
  • Safe­ty – to pro­mote safe­ty as a part of core activ­i­ties.
  • Respect – to respect and val­ue all indi­vid­u­als and the club com­mu­ni­ty.
  • Integri­ty – to con­duct our­selves and club affairs, accord­ing to the high­est stan­dards of ethics and behav­iour
  • Uni­ty – to oper­ate as a team, includ­ing effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion with, and involve­ment of, all of our stake­hold­ers.
  • Excel­lence– to strive for excel­lence in every­thing we do.

We’ll select the best pho­tos and incor­po­rate them into a dig­i­tal print that will be installed in the Club lounge on the wall oppo­site the bar, where the TV screen is cur­rent­ly locat­ed (note, the screen will be relo­cat­ed).

Please send your images to Mar­ket­ing by Fri­day 29 March.

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.