Well done to our Belt Race teams

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

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

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!

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

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.

A Massive $14,000 raised during our Bushfire Appeal!

February 4th, 2020

The $14,000 raised from our Bush­fire Fundrais­ing will be split between the Red CrossSal­va­tion Army, Wildlife Vic­to­ria and the Native Ani­mal Res­cue WA

We want­ed to sup­port as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble: the Firies, Com­mu­ni­ty and Wildlife. We put out a sur­vey ask­ing our mem­bers to select which char­i­ties you would like to sup­port by select­ing one char­i­ty from each cat­e­go­ry. 75 mem­bers respond­ed and the results are as fol­lows:

  • Com­mu­ni­ty Sup­port char­i­ty: Red Cross 52.2%, St Johns 27.5% Food­bank 20.3%
  • Wildlife Sup­port char­i­ty: Wildlife Vic­to­ria 51.3%  The Res­cue Col­lec­tive 48.7%
  • Firies sup­port: Sal­va­tion Army 45.3% CFA: 25.3% NSW Rur­al Fire ser­vice 29.3%

Because of the recent fires in WA and our own wildlife that has been so bad­ly affect­ed, we are also donat­ing a share to Native Ani­mal Res­cue WA who have been help­ing those ani­mals affect­ed by the Yanchep and Bal­divis Fires.

This fundrais­ing event has been so suc­cess­ful because of the incred­i­ble efforts of every­one involved and it has tru­ly brought our com­mu­ni­ty clos­er togeth­er. We thank all of you for your fan­tas­tic encour­age­ment and sup­port!

R & R Carnival Sorrento Wrap

February 3rd, 2020

First­ly, a BIG thank you to Jack­ie Mar­tin and the Bat­tle Fam­i­ly for get­ting our tent to and from Sor­ren­to beach today. Thanks very much for par­tic­i­pat­ing today.  We had a lot of great out­comes today.

We are track­ing well for the R&R States at Mul­laloo on Sat­ur­day 15th Feb 2020 – that’s 2 weeks. There will be mid-week train­ing for a num­ber of you and I’ll be in touch about this, more than like­ly tomor­row.

Here’s the results and feed­back:-

Nip­per U10-U11

Genevieve Crock­ett / Tate Kim­ber 8 points – 1st place Well done Gen and Tate!

Nip­per U12-U13

Lois Bush­by / Jen Mills — 8 points – 4th place

Finn Bat­tle / Cian Cor­co­ran — 12.5 points – 9th place

U15 2 Per­son

Sophie Mills & Edie Bush­by — 3 points – 2nd Place

U15 Mixed 5 Per­son

Ellie van den BroekeLeigh Kim­berJen­na Stum­merSophie MillsEdie Bush­by — 12 points – 2nd place

Spe­cial men­tion to Sophie and Edie who did a per­fect sec­tion 5 (the resusa­ta­tion)

Open Female 5 Per­son

Ava Bush­byKatie Wad­dellZara Mar­tinNeve MacLeod + One — 11 points – 2nd place

Open Mixed 5 Per­son

Ava Bush­byAnni­ka Ras­mussenPaul Brier­leyJake Bat­tleNeve MacLeod — 16.28 points – 2nd place


Paul Brier­ly

SLSA Members Area

January 29th, 2020

Did you know all your Patrol/Water Safe­ty hours can be found in your SLSA Mem­bers Area?  If you have not cre­at­ed your account go to members.sls.com.au and in the shad­ed box just below the login box click to cre­ate an account. If you have any dif­fi­cul­ties email mem­ber­ship. Did you know the Patrol/Water Safe­ty rebate for next sea­son is based on a min­i­mum of 30 hours!

Did you know all your awards are list­ed in your SLSA Mem­bers Area? See if your First Aid award has expired. If so con­tact edu­ca­tion to see when the next course is planned.

When is my next patrol? – Look all my upcom­ing patrols are in my SLSA Mem­bers Area and my com­pe­ti­tion hours as well. Every­thing is in my SLSA Mem­bers Area.

Mem­bers look­ing for sub­sti­tutes for their Ros­tered Patrols are list­ed in the SLSA Mem­bers Area. Locat­ed on the Patrol tab – Patrol Swap.  How about help­ing them out.

Update per­son­al infor­ma­tion such as email and mobile in my SLSA Mem­bers Area.

Bushfire Family Fete Wrap

January 22nd, 2020

Wow …just WOW! Click here for all the pho­tos

What an incred­i­ble turn out we had for our Bush­fire Fundrais­ing Fete on Fri­day! It was love­ly to see our Mul­laloo Com­mu­ni­ty come togeth­er and sup­port such a heart­felt cause.  The club was full of mem­bers and our Social Events Team did not dis­ap­point by putting on a FANTASTIC night full of fam­i­ly fun enter­tain­ment, games & prizes.

Chan­nel 9 News, assist­ed by our very own Sausage Siz­zle queen Eva and Daryn Hazle cooked up a storm on the BBQ.

Dun­craig Fire Depart­ment came along with their Fire Trucks to join in the com­mu­ni­ty spir­it and invit­ed fam­i­lies and chil­dren to sit inside and check out the trucks. The kids absolute­ly LOVED the expe­ri­ence and I know a lot of the mum’s also enjoyed the views!

Joon­dalup Youth Ser­vices also sup­port­ed our Fundrais­ing Fete and sent the love­ly Cheryl &  her team mem­ber with the youth truck for the old­er chil­dren, aged 11+. Did you know they have a PlaySta­tion inside! And lots of games to keep them enter­tained.

Down in the court­yard we had our out­side activ­i­ties;
  • Hook a Duck with Aimee Hon­or  and Ellie Mar­low.
  • Pick the Nose! with surf club leg­ends Kay Smith and Kat­ri­na West.
  • Feed the Pig was a game actu­al­ly designed and made by 3 of our cre­ative U10s — Amber Hon­or, Cait­lyn & Mad­die Eliot. Well done girls!

Ozzie Rid­er, our local amuse­ment and event hire kind­ly donat­ed the Splash Tank which was a MASSIVE hit with the kids. I was very sur­prised  at the num­ber of chil­dren who had such a good aim! Our fab­u­lous vol­un­teers who signed them­selves up for a dunk­ing cer­tain­ly got a good num­ber of soak­ings!

1st up was Louis Cheese­man, U13s girls AGM; 2nd was Troy Baird; 3rd our Club Direc­tor, Josh Bull; 4th Luke Eliot, U10s AGM; 5th our Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er, Dawn Jones and sav­ing the best to last.…our Club Pres­i­dent Al Cook.

Upstairs in the club rooms our tick­et sales were going through the roof!  Jeff David­son a surf club leg­end was our  MC for the night, engag­ing the room with Heads & Tails and entic­ing them to spend lots of mon­ey on a num­ber of prize win­ning stalls.

We were EXTREMELY grate­ful to have the ris­ing Eagles Star, Oscar Allen come & vol­un­teer his time to meet & greet fans. Did you know Oscar was a Mul­laloo Surf Club mem­ber ? What an inspi­ra­tion to us all.

We had our Club Direc­tor, Andy Jones help­ing out on the Silent Auc­tion where FABULOUS busi­ness own­ers had gen­er­ous­ly donat­ed some FANTASTIC prizes to help increase the Bush­fire Funds.

Marni Black & Pauline worked their mag­ic and sold a record num­ber of raf­fle tick­ets on the night. Lucky mem­bers were going home with some awe­some prizes thanks to the gen­er­ous and kind heart­ed local busi­ness­es who donat­ed them.

The love­ly  Hay­ley and Lily helped to sell cards that saw one lucky win­ner, win a fer­ry to Rot­tness for a fam­i­ly of 4! Such an AWESOME prize, donat­ed by Paula and Jon Als­ford @ Real­mark, Whit­fords.

Steph was up to sell the next batch of cards to win a $150 mum’s on a mis­sion vouch­er, an $80 mas­sage vouch­er, wine chill­ing cup & tow­el!

Julie’s bot­tle throw­ing game was a mas­sive suc­cess, entic­ing the over 18s to try their luck at throw­ing a gold coin to win a bot­tle of wine. One lucky win­ner went home with a bot­tle of whiskey!

Jack­ie helped to keep the mon­ey rolling by swap­ping the eft­pos machine cred­its with vouch­ers for peo­ple to spend at the stalls once their gold coins ran out!

The new Boat­ies, Ria McBen­nett, Tana­ha Worth and Claire were whip­ping up the ice cream sta­tion, dish­ing out yum­my treats for the kids. Assist­ed by our love­ly Retail Man­ag­er, Anni­ka Crock­ford.

The Dog Raf­fle was manned by  Tra­cy Cox who is part of the Samoyeds of WA Res­cue & through her con­nec­tions, man­aged to get local dog/ pet busi­ness­es on board to sup­port our event. There was some great prizes won includ­ing dog train­ing!

Darcey & Elle were tak­ing dona­tions of cloth­ing. Thank you to every­one who dropped off items at the stall. Darcey will be going to Bates­men Bay to dis­trib­ute to the affect­ed areas.

All our oth­er stalls were manned by our amaz­ing younger mem­bers, who ALWAYS put them­selves for­ward and help out at any oppor­tu­ni­ty:

  • Face painters- Zara & Ava, Katie & Leah 
  • Colour hair­spray — Anni­ka Ras­mussen
  • Lol­ly Stall - Sarah Truter
  • Lucky Dip — Keira Truter
  • Ted­dy Stall  — JessEva’s daugh­ter, Elle,
  • Oth­er stalls- Han­nahAmber, Mad­die, Cait­lyn, Danielle, Aimee, Ellie,

And lots of oth­er fab­u­lous club mem­bers all stepped in to help out on the day; Helen Gigney, Kirsten, Anne Marie Wider­man­s­ki, Michelle SmithAndy Bat­tle and Gail.

The Club bar vol­un­teers who were total­ly rushed off their feet all night, Cindy de Bom­fordMandy Brooks, Don­na, Cllr Philip­pa  Tay­lor and Trevor Bul­ley.

Those who helped with the fete set up: Rohan, Roseanne, Olly Browne, Kaide, Dawn Jones, Aish­ling, Sarah and Keira. Our Fairy Admin God­moth­ers Jen & Karen. 

And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to our amaz­ing social events team who have put in a LOT of work and effort into mak­ing sure our fundrais­ing efforts were a huge suc­cess. These ladies have SMASHED the club record for raf­fle dona­tions!  Simone Truter, Tra­cy Cox, Pen­ny Fort­mann, Emi­ly Eliot, Bren­da Camp­bell, Aman­da Davies, Gaynor Jones, Stephanie Dray­cott, Marni Black, Sarah Browne, Cindy Bom­ford and Sandy Clarke. 

We had so many love­ly club mem­bers come to help on the night, apolo­gies if your name has been missed.

We have made over $13,000 in just 3 weeks!!! Final fig­ure due short­ly, as dona­tions are still com­ing in!

Tanya Hon­or

MEMBER WELLBEING: Identifying & Managing Trauma from the bushfires

January 19th, 2020

We have all been shocked by the feroc­i­ty of the bush­fires which are rav­aging our land­scape, threat­ing and tak­ing lives and homes.  Tales and images of dis­tressed peo­ple and ani­mals have dom­i­nat­ed all forms of media and are part of our dai­ly con­ver­sa­tions.  Expres­sions of despair and dis­may and help­less­ness are now part of our dai­ly rhetoric and there is no sign of relief.  Whilst the major­i­ty of fires are in the East­ern States, media reports bring them into our lives on a minute by minute basis mak­ing the threat seem very real, no mat­ter where you are.  It is nor­mal for us to find this dis­tress­ing.  How­ev­er, for some peo­ple, espe­cial­ly young peo­ple or peo­ple who may have per­son­al­ly expe­ri­enced trau­ma of a sim­i­lar nature or who may already be of an anx­ious nature, the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion may be more dis­tress­ing, and feel­ings of threat may be height­ened.

When we feel threat­ened, we tend to revert to behav­iours con­trolled by our prim­i­tive brain which is respon­si­ble for sur­vival.  You may have heard of the fight, flight or freeze response where­by when threat­ened the per­son either fights the threat, runs from the threat (flight) or freezes.  All are valid respons­es to threat and depend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, the brain acts to secure sur­vival.  How­ev­er, you do not actu­al­ly have to expe­ri­ence the threat face to face to react in this man­ner and for you to expe­ri­ence trau­ma from the threat.

Trau­ma is the phys­i­cal and or psy­cho­log­i­cal reac­tion which comes from threat and can occur from one inci­dent or from mul­ti­ple inci­dence.  Trau­ma can be very dis­tress­ing and life chang­ing for both the per­son expe­ri­enc­ing the trau­ma and for those around them.  Expe­ri­enc­ing dis­tress from an event which we have not direct­ly expe­ri­enced is called vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma.  Vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma can present in the same way as oth­er trau­mas from sit­u­a­tions where we have been threat­ened.  Reac­tions to all types of trau­ma can be phys­i­cal or emo­tion­al and gen­er­al­ly indi­cate that some­one is strug­gling to process what they are see­ing, hear­ing or read­ing.  Signs and symp­toms that some­one has expe­ri­enced trau­ma and is not cop­ing can include height­ened anx­i­ety, prob­lems with sleep, being teary, with­draw­ing from nor­mal­ly plea­sur­able activ­i­ties, hyper-vig­i­lance, changes in eat­ing habits, reliance on alco­hol or drugs to cope, feel­ings or numb­ness or feel­ings of rage.  Symp­toms can arise in the months after the trau­mat­ic event and dif­fer­ent peo­ple will respond dif­fer­ent­ly to trau­ma.  We know that trau­ma leaves an imprint on the brain and changes our response to future trau­ma.  Remem­ber where you were when the ter­ror­ist attack occurred on the twin tow­ers, how much did this change your behav­ior towards trav­el­ling or low fly­ing air­craft?

So, what can you do if you or some­one you know appears to be suf­fer­ing from trau­ma?  First­ly, pre­ven­tion is the best cure.  Lim­it the num­ber of images and sto­ries peo­ple are exposed to, espe­cial­ly young peo­ple.  If you think some­one is strug­gling, talk to them.  Allow them to express their emo­tions or fears and nor­malise them rather than dis­miss­ing them with state­ments like ‘yes, this is very upset­ting, and it would be nor­mal for you to be sad or upset by what you have seen’.  Remem­ber that trau­ma aris­es from a threat, real or per­ceived to safe­ty so pro­vide reas­sur­ance to the per­son that they are safe, par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant with chil­dren.  Con­tex­tu­alise the trau­ma to the events, ie express that we are very for­tu­nate in WA that we are not under threat.  Change feel­ings of hope­less­ness to ones of action by doing some­thing to help those affect­ed.  Pay extra atten­tion to make sure you are doing stress free activ­i­ties such as play­ing games, spend­ing time with pets, going out­doors, doing things which remove the stress chem­i­cals from your body, yoga, laugh­ing, swim­ming etc.  Most of all, if the symp­toms do not go away, seek the help of a pro­fes­sion­al such as your GP or a men­tal health pro­fes­sion­al.

Pam Bubrzy­c­ki