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Message from the President

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Dear Mem­bers,

Nor­mal­ly at this time of year we would have fin­ished all the State Cham­pi­onships, be cel­e­brat­ing our vic­to­ries, and be get­ting ready for Aussies. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, that hasn’t been the case and our lives have become so dif­fer­ent to what we’ve been used to.

To our Wood­side Nip­pers, what an amaz­ing bunch you are, and I real­ly hope you had a great deal of fun, learn­ing new skills on our beach this sea­son. We have decid­ed to put on hold what we had in mind for an end of sea­son event and will aim to do it at the start of next sea­son. Have a well-earned break over win­ter and we look for­ward to wel­com­ing you back for anoth­er year in Octo­ber!

To our Com­peti­tors; you trained hard all year and put your­selves in the best place pos­si­ble to demon­strate your skills at the final events of the year. This was not wast­ed, you showed what you are capa­ble of. Keep train­ing, set your goals high­er for next year and push your­self to exceed them.

I’d like to extend a heart­felt thank you to all our mem­bers who have lis­tened to and accept­ed some very harsh and rapid changes to our Club. To those still spend­ing time around the Club, exer­cis­ing, or per­form­ing patrol duties, thank you, as well for keep­ing our spir­it alive. The Board, Exec­u­tive and Man­age­ment Teams are still work­ing, albeit vir­tu­al­ly, to ensure the Club keeps tick­ing along, and of course Karen and Jen are still avail­able to answer queries.

Next month we had our Annu­al Din­ner sched­uled along with our AAA Awards night which have both had to be post­poned. Nev­er­the­less, we are still tak­ing nom­i­na­tions for some of the awards (please nom­i­nate mem­bers for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments) that would have been hand­ed out that night as we still want to recog­nise those who have done won­der­ful things for the Club. How we present those awards and the process we will fol­low is yet to be decid­ed, but we will ensure the team behind the scenes con­tin­ues work­ing to achieve some­thing.

As you may have seen and as detailed in the newslet­ter, Nick our Man­ag­er of Life­sav­ing has made the dif­fi­cult deci­sion to cease Club patrols for the East­er week­end onwards. Over the course of the sea­son we have pro­duced some incred­i­ble sta­tis­tics and that is thanks to all those patrolling and pro­vid­ing water safe­ty – you kept our beach safe!

We have made the deci­sion to leave the com­pe­ti­tion shed open to mem­bers for the time being to access their equip­ment. We expect mem­bers to fol­low social dis­tanc­ing prac­tices and to ensure these areas are not used as a chang­ing area or for com­mu­nal gath­er­ings. If it is report­ed these restric­tions are not being adhered to, we will be forced to revoke access.

We move into unknown ter­ri­to­ries, but we should not let that get us down. One day soon we will be back at the Club as a fam­i­ly, enjoy­ing our won­der­ful beach and adja­cent facil­i­ties. We’ll con­tin­ue to serve the com­mu­ni­ty with our out­stand­ing patrol ser­vices, and we’ll pro­vide life­long skills to you, our amaz­ing mem­bers.

I hope you all enjoy a fan­tas­tic East­er week­end with your fam­i­lies, hope­ful­ly in a more recon­nect­ing way. I’m sure I’ll see some of you at the beach, but please ensure you fol­low the social dis­tanc­ing guide­lines – the last thing we’d want is for our beach­es to be closed!

Take care, look out for your­selves and each oth­er, stay safe and see you soon.

Alis­tair Cook
Pres­i­dent, Mul­laloo SLSC

Wrap up of St Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

WOW.… What an INCREDIBLE night we had on Fri­day, cel­e­brat­ing St Patrick’s Day!

We had a night jam packed full of enter­tain­ment for all our club mem­bers. Face­paint­ing, Tat­toos, Green Hair­spray, Braid­ing, Colour­ing, Irish Dancers & an awe­some Live Irish Band, Cra­ic n On!

We were all very excit­ed to be get­ting our Irish on and don­ning the icon­ic green cloth­ing to cel­e­brate.

Cindy & Jack­ie spent most of the day cook­ing a hearty Irish Stew which sold out very quick­ly. A huge thank you to Fresh Fron­tier who spon­sored the event and pro­vid­ed all the veg­eta­bles for the Mash, Cab­bage and Stew. We even had the Love­ly Emma vol­un­teer to bake 2 loaves of Irish Bread to go with the stew.

The Irish Dancers were AMAZING, every­one was mes­merised with their rou­tines, espe­cial­ly the wood­en board one which ampli­fied the sound of the Irish step dance.

We had one of our best raf­fles yet, with some fan­tas­tic prizes includ­ing a Pad­dy Box, and a $50 vouch­er for The Gal­way Hook­er, an Irish Pub in Scar­bor­ough.

The night cer­tain­ly got into full swing (maybe the Gui­ness was kick­ing in!)  as the last 2 hours of the night saw some inter­ac­tive danc­ing with the WHOLE club. Every man, woman and child was on the dance­floor hav­ing the best time ever.

The live Irish Band, Cra­ic n On had cer­tain­ly cre­at­ed an elec­tric atmos­phere and one of the best nights the club has had in a long time.

I can’t wait for St Patricks Day next year 😉

A mas­sive thank you as always to the social events team who always give up so much of their time to help out and make these events a FANTASTIC suc­cess:

Jack­ie, Cindy, Pen­ny, Pat­ty, Kay, Mandy, Marni, Don­na, Helen & Simone. 

And our younger team mem­bers:

Zara, Danielle, Aimee, Sophie, Leah, Jen, Sarah & Amber. 

*  The group of girls per­formed for our club for free with the hope of hav­ing a whip around at the end to help fundraise for a high per­for­mance coach to help  them train at an elite lev­el.   Sad­ly at the time of their per­for­mance, num­bers were low , so they did not raise much mon­ey. If you would like to make a con­tri­bu­tion then please let Tanya know by email to 

Tanya Hon­or

Little Nippers Champs

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

U8 girls flags — Gold Medal­ist and State Champ — Han­nah Wol­marans had a lit­tle bit of luck in the 3rd semi and then smashed them to take the gold, it was amaz­ing to watch.

U8 girls sprints — Dar­cie Ben­nett made the final

U8 girls swim — Rebekah Hendy made the final

U8 girls board — Jas­mine Thomp­son 4th, Ada Heaton 7th and Sky­lar White­head 9th

All our girls made it through the first round with a lot pro­gress­ing through to the semi finals in every event. With more than 100 girls com­pet­ing, this is such a fan­tas­tic effort.


U8 boys flags — Nathaniel Leeks was our best com­peti­tor mak­ing the top 8, falling just short of mak­ing the finals. James Lee made the top 16

U8 boys sprints — James Fair­head took out 5th place against some real­ly quick com­peti­tors.

U8 boys swim — Ryan Cavanagh placed 13th

U8 boys board — Ryan Cavanagh 7th and James Lee 13th

Again there were 96 com­peti­tors in the boys and it was such a mas­sive achieve­ment for all of them.

For all our nip­pers it was a huge day and such a great car­ni­val, some absolute­ly out­stand­ing sin­gle achieve­ments and the sup­port shown for each oth­er was a great rep­re­sen­ta­tion of our club.

Spe­cial men­tion to Jack Colan­ge­lo who showed a nev­er give up atti­tude in the flags after miss­ing the start and almost fought his way back into mak­ing the next round, well done Jack you are a win­ner in my eyes.

UNDER  9’s

The Under 9’s had an awe­some day at Sor­ren­to for the state cham­pi­onships on Sun­day! We had some real­ly great results and the Mul­laloo com­radery was absolute­ly won­der­ful to see with all the kids cheer­ing on the kids who had pro­gressed to the next heats.

Mov­ing for­ward next year we will need to get some­one to record the detailed results, because as AGM I’m always too busy rac­ing around like a head­less chook with boards and loads of kids etc. Please feel free to let me know more results, but from mem­o­ry Zariya Yearn got 7th in the final of sprints, Ben Chad­der­ton got 8th in the final for boards with Liam Bar­row­clough get­ting a Bronze Medal, he was about 3 board lengths ahead in his semi final of the sec­ond place pad­dler but he got blocked out at the cans in his final and almost snuck around to snatch 2nd. He killed it in the swim and is the under 9 State Cham­pi­on with a Gold Medal.

All the kids did so well and we are all super proud of their efforts. This was the first car­ni­val this year where heats and semi­fi­nals were run so kids had to com­pete 2, 3 or 4 times in each event to make it to the final. As the kids move up to under 10’s next year, this is how all our car­ni­vals will run.

Ryan Stephen­son (U8 AGM) & James Breed (U9 AGM)

Click here for SLSWA’s wrap.
Click here for more pho­tos

Congrats to our ECU February Volunteers of the Month

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Feb­ru­ary Vol­un­teers of the Month:

Eva Opiela and her amaz­ing fam­i­ly of Antho­ny, Amelia and Ben­jamin Rowe for run­ning the sausage siz­zle every week. They are at the Club every Sun­day by 6:30am and then don’t leave till after 12 noon mak­ing sure every­thing is set up, runs smooth­ly and then packed up at the end. Eva also is the one that man­ages and places all the orders for every­thing that is required and picks it all up and deliv­ers it to the club.

Jacqui McGre­gor who as well as giv­ing up her very lit­tle free time for Mul­laloo she is heav­i­ly involved with the train­ing of Yanchep SLSC mem­bers. Her work around Mul­laloo events, patrols and Sun­day club day setups are leg­end sta­tus.

Chae­nae Brookes and Court­ney Fyfe have tak­en the under 13 boys for the last few sea­sons, and they give up their Sun­day morn­ings and some­times Sat­ur­days as well to try to reign in this row­dy group of old­er boys and deal with their par­ents! They turn up to car­ni­vals after cel­e­brat­ing their own 21st birth­days the night before even! Not many 21 year-olds would be giv­ing our 12-year-old boys that much of their time and ener­gy.

Tracey Cox for her pas­sion and ener­gy and great sup­port to the Fundrais­ing team and the Social Com­mit­tee. Tracey has worked tire­less­ly with Tanya Hon­or to ensure that the recent social events at the club have been the suc­cess they have been. She was relent­less in track­ing down fan­tas­tic dona­tions to help sup­port the Bush­fire Appeal — allow­ing us to raise the amaz­ing $14K we did!

Hazel Foley recog­nised for her amaz­ing inia­tive mak­ing bracelets rep­re­sent­ing each of the surf clubs attend­ing the State Nip­per Qual­i­fiers, rais­ing a fan­tas­tic $208 for the Club.


Small Contingent of Fearless Masters yield Awesome Results

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Mighty Mul­laloo Mas­ters who fin­ished an over­all 2nd at the 2020 Sun­smart WA Mas­ters Cham­pi­onships at Den­mark. Sea­soned com­peti­tors encour­aged first timers in a spir­it of fun and cama­raderie. In the words of chief Mas­ters organ­is­er Jen­ny Orme “Con­grat­u­la­tions to our vir­gin Mas­ters who gave it a go and came away with a medal and a grin on their face.”

Spe­cial thanks to Jen­ny Orme who effi­cient­ly organ­ised com­peti­tors and teams with the invalu­able assis­tance of the expe­ri­enced and dili­gent Dawn Jones. Heart­felt thanks to team pho­tog­ra­ph­er Julia Greg­son – who cap­tured some incred­i­ble action shots.

Thanks also to Team Man­agers – Richard Orme, Jeff and Ali Bak­er and the amaz­ing offi­cials Jes­per and Anni­ka Ras­mussen, Corey Bar­tle and Sandy Clarke. Many thanks to the “Trail­er Boys” Bren­ton Rose and Troy Baird – who towed the gear trail­er and erect­ed tents before their com­pe­ti­tion. Also many thanks to rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the IRB crew – Julie and Cameron Rap­leyTodd and Glynne Bar­tle, Edgar Coel­lo, Clay Miller, Josh Bull and Aron Cook for help with set up.

Final­ly Jen­ny Orme wish­es to express her thanks to “coach of elite ath­letes – Nick Kane” and  sin­cere thanks to all our oth­er club coach­es.

Now to recap the incred­i­ble results……

Start­ing with the Women’s Indi­vid­ual Results:

Kay Smith 70+ 1 km beach run Gold
  70+ Beach Flags Bronze
Jen­ny Orme 60 – 64 sin­gle ski Gold
  60–64 board race Gold
  60–64 surf race Gold
  55–59Iironwoman Sil­ver
  60–64 1km beach race Sil­ver
Sarah Greg­son 50–54 Iron­woman Bronze
  50–54 Sin­gle Ski Sil­ver
Pam Bubrzy­c­ki 50–54 Iron­woman Sil­ver
  50–54 Sin­gle Ski Gold
Aman­da Davies 50–54 Beach Flags Sil­ver
  50–54 2km Beach Run Sil­ver
  50–54    Beach Sprints Bronze
Tanya Hon­or 40–44 Beach Flags Sil­ver
Helen Gigney 55–59 Beach Flags Bronze
  55–59 2km Beach Run Gold
  55–59 Beach Sprint Gold

Sarah Gregson’s high­light was the indi­vid­ual ski race where Pam fin­ished with Gold and Sarah with Sil­ver. Sarah said “waves were humungous and the fin­ish was absolute car­nage but Pam and I remem­bered our train­ing and retrieved our skis to fin­ish through the fin­ish line in con­trol of our craft”.

Women’s Team Events yield­ed more impres­sive results:

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki, Sarah Greg­son & Jen­ny Orme 150 min Taplin Relay (Dream Team) Gold
Pam Bubrzy­c­ki & Jen­ny Orme Female Dou­ble Ski Gold
Pam Bubrzy­c­ki, Jen­ny Orme & Sarah Greg­son 150+ Ski Relay Sil­ver
Aman­da Davies, Helen Gigney, Tanya Hon­or & Kay Smith 200 min Beach Relay Sil­ver

Equal­ly impres­sive Men’s Indi­vid­ual Results

Mike Bubrzy­c­ki 55–59 Surf Race Sil­ver
Paul Ben­nett 65–69 Sin­gle Ski Bronze
  1km Beach Run Sil­ver
Conan Mil­lar 35–39 Beach Flags Sil­ver
  35–39 Beach Sprints Sil­ver
Alis­tair Cook 45–49 Beach Flags Sil­ver
  45–49 Beach Sprint Gold
Todd Bar­tle 45–49 Beach Flags Gold
  45–49 Beach Sprint Bronze
Troy Baird 40–44 Surf Race Bronze
  40–44 Iron­man Sil­ver

 Men’s Team Event Results:

Troy Baird, Paul Brier­ley & Bren­ton Rose 110 Male Board Relay Bronze
Troy Baird, Paul Brier­ley, Bren­ton Rose 130 Sin­gle Ski Relay Sil­ver
Troy Baird Paul Brier­ley & Bren­ton Rose 110 Surf Race Sil­ver
Troy Baird, Paul Brier­ley, & Bren­ton Rose 130 Taplin Race Bronze
Robert Bar­ton, Paul Ben­nett & Mike Bubrzy­c­ki 170 min Ski Relay Bronze
Troy Baird & Bren­ton Rose 40–44 Board Res­cue Gold
Troy Barid & Bren­ton  Rose 40–44 Dou­ble Ski Sil­ver
Todd Bar­tle, Alis­tair Cook Conan Mil­lar & Paul Brier­ley 170 min Beach Relay Sil­ver

Final­ly last but def­i­nite­ly not least the fear­less Boat­ies Results:

Sun­day in the words of Sarah Greg­son brought with it “hor­ren­dous seas and surf con­di­tions and the Boat­ies com­pe­ti­tion was moved to Albany”. Unfor­tu­nate­ly the Bub­ble Wraps 180 male team of Stu­art Clarke, Mar­tin Fisk, Dun­can Com­mell, Trevor War­land and Sweep Stephen Part were knocked out of com­pe­ti­tion by cru­el seas and a mas­sive spill. All are bat­tered and bruised but ready to bat­tle Moth­er Nature anoth­er day.

Thank­ful­ly Moth­er Nature was kinder to the Women’s crew:

180 Female Surf Boat Team – Mul­laloo Mar­lins                                                                      Sil­ver

                                                  Sandy Clarke, Jude Har­low, Rachel Greene, Rachel Kre­mer               

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all involved. Whilst num­bers were few – enthu­si­asm and tenac­i­ty was bound­less!

Check out some of the action here!

Click here for full result list

Kat­ri­na West

Well done to our Belt Race teams

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Thanks to Car­lo Tenaglia for putting togeth­er 3 crews for the reels for the Life­sav­ing State Cham­pi­onships in Belt Rac­ing. It’s a quick off the beach and out to the cans kind of rac­ing that is excit­ing to watch.

Mul­laloo had rep­re­sen­ta­tives in all age cat­e­gories, with some great results. Soraya Lee suc­cess­ful­ly defend­ed her Cham­pi­on title, Har­ry Jones fin­ished 4th in his heat to make the Open final. Katie Wad­dell, Neve Macleod, Mitch Lee, Ryan Hewlett, Jake Bat­tle,  Ayden Bat­tle and Rob Amos all had straight finals and did them­selves and our club proud.

Click here for results.

R&R States 2020 Wrap Up

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

Thanks very much for everyone’s efforts on Sat­ur­day 15 Feb­ru­ary.

We did Mul­laloo proud and we got a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back from the RnR judges.

The best thing about RnR is the feed­back – we take it in our stride with what hap­pens on the day and we know what areas of the drill we need to prac­tice to get bet­ter.

Here are the results:-

U10 / U11 2 Person

Amber Hon­or / Anais Sten­berg

9th in heat 1 on 20 points – this is a great effort for your first R&R com­pe­ti­tion.

Genevieve Crock­ett / Tate Kim­ber

5th in heat 1, – you need­ed 18 points to get in the final of the U10/U11 event (only 6 teams make it to the final)

4th in the final on 13 points – top effort

U12 / U13 2 Person

The U12/U13 2 Per­son is by far the most com­pet­i­tive R&R event well done to all of you.  There are per­son­al bests in these results.

Lois Bush­by / Jen Mills

4.5 points in Heat 1 – you need­ed 5.5 points to get in the final of the U12/U13 event (only 6 teams make it to the final)

6th in the final on 9 points – top effort

Jess Kim­ber / Emer­son Cheese­man

7.5 points in the heat 1

Finn Bat­tle / Cian Cor­co­ran

10 points in the heat 2

Angus Brier­ley / Will Fore­shore-Ellis

7.5 points in heat 2

U15 Mixed 2 Person

Edie Bush­by / Sophie Mills

3rd place and the Bronze medal on 3 points – there were 2 teams in a tie for 1st place on 2 points.

Well done girls!

U15 Mixed 5 Person

Ellie van den Broeke

Leigh Kim­ber

Jen­na Stum­mer

Sophie Mills

Edie Bush­by

2nd place and the Sil­ver medal on 14 points – excel­lent result!

Open Women’s 5 Person

Team A

Ava Bush­by

Katie Wad­dell

Zara Mar­tin

Dani Hon­or

Neve MacLeod

4th place on 11 points, 3 points behind 3rd place.

A spe­cial men­tion to Katie tak­ing up the Belt posi­tion this sea­son daz­zling us with her swim­ming abil­i­ty – well done!

Team B

Tanya Hon­or

Anni­ka Ras­mussen

Glen­nis Pear­son

Char­lotte Ard­ley

Bar­bara Williams-Mar­ci

5th on 28.58 points – a great start!

Well done to the R&R debu­tants; Tanya, Glen­nis, Char­lotte and Bar­bara!

Open Mixed 5 Person

Team A

Ava Bush­by

Anni­ka Ras­mussen

Paul Brier­ley

Jake Bat­tle

Fred­die Fore­shore-Ellis

3rd place and the Bronze medal on 16.38

Team B

Tanya Hon­or

Rob Amos

Noel Fort­mann

Char­lotte Ard­ley

Bar­bara Williams-Mar­ci

4th place on 33.68 points – great start!

Well done to the R&R debu­tants; Tanya, Noel, Char­lotte and Bar­bara

A spe­cial thanks to Rob with his expe­ri­ence assist­ing the team great­ly.

Open Mixed 6 Person

Ava Bush­by

Katie Wad­dell

Jake Bat­tle

Fred­die Fore­shore-Ellis

Zara Mar­tin

Rob Amos

3rd place and the Bronze medal with a respectable 16.38 points for the Pre­mier R&R Event.

Over­all we had some great results, have new peo­ple involved in the event so we can have lots of teams and as always you kids grow up and change age groups giv­ing new oppor­tu­ni­ties for R&R teams.

Click here for full results

Paul Brier­ley

Surf League & Senior Carnival Wrap

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Scar­bor­ough was the place to be this week­end! Sat­ur­day we took 2 teams to Round 2 of Surf League, Mul­laloo Blue and Mul­laloo Gold. Mul­laloo Blue fin­ished a tan­ta­lis­ing close 4th and Gold, 9th. This was a fan­tas­tic result for our club show­ing that we can field 2 very com­pet­i­tive teams that include boat, beach and water ath­letes from Youth through to Mas­ters, with­out doing any draft­ing from oth­er clubs. The results were a real team effort where every ath­lete gets points for the team. Very proud of every­one who raced. Full results on Team App. For SLSWA’s Wrap click here.

We were back on Sun­day for a full Senior car­ni­val. This start­ed with March Past where the train­ing is begin­ning to pay off while at the same time on the track we are learn­ing a lot about where we need to lift our game! Thanks Anni­ka for step­ping in at short notice to give us a team this week, much appre­ci­at­ed.

Thank you to our AGM’s, Offi­cials, Sup­port­ers and Ath­letes, it was a great week­end!

Dawn Jones

Heathways Healthy Sporting Club Grant!

Monday, February 10th, 2020

The Club has been award­ed a grant by Health­ways which will allow us to con­tin­ue to pro­mote mem­ber well­be­ing, both phys­i­cal and men­tal, through their Healthy Sport­ing Club Pro­gram.

We will con­tin­ue to spread key mes­sages around good nutri­tion, includ­ing the cre­ation of healthy food and drink guide­lines for the club and mem­ber edu­ca­tion arti­cles.

We encour­age all mem­bers to fuel up with healthy options such as fruit and veg, and to rehy­drate with water.  Don’t for­get we have a water bub­bler for fill­ing up your water bot­tles sit­u­at­ed in the Life Sav­ing Shed!

Keep an eye out for more ini­tia­tives around the club using the slo­gan “Fuel to Play and Go!”

Congrats to our ECU Volunteers of the Month for January 2020

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Our first 2020 Vol­un­teers of the Month were pre­sent­ed Fri­day night at the Club – Con­grat­u­la­tions Ter­ry “Tent Man” Smith and Ava Bush­by! Proud­ly sup­port­ed by ECU — School of Busi­ness and Law.

Ava Bush­by

Ava has com­plet­ed her train­ers course this sea­son and since com­plet­ing that has offered to help out when­ev­er she can. In the last cou­ple of weeks Ava has gone to a cou­ple of child­care cen­tres in our com­mu­ni­ty to speak with the kids about being a life­saver and how to stay safe at the beach. She has been pret­ty busy work­ing a cou­ple of part time jobs, but it has nev­er been a both­er for her to step up and help out when­ev­er she is need­ed.

Ter­ry Smith

This nom­i­na­tion is for Tent Man Ter­ry Smith. He has not only tak­en on the role as AGM for the under 17/19 boys, but he also cor­rals the girls of that age group on Sun­day morn­ings and at car­ni­vals as well. In addi­tion he has tire­less­ly tak­en most of the club tents to car­ni­vals, put them up, tak­en them down and hence has earned the name “TENT MAN” Ter­ry. Ter­ry has been work­ing with Mar­cus Stum­mer and Mark Har­vey, who have been fan­tas­tic with the under 14 and under 15 boy and girls on Sun­day morn­ings and at car­ni­vals.