Short Board State Champs Wrap

October 11th, 2018

Awe­some effort from our four com­peti­tors at last week­ends Short Board State Champs at Secret Har­bour. Mul­laloo came 4th over­all out of the 10 com­pet­ing Clubs.

Small­er surf than they would have liked, but was enough to build a com­pe­ti­tion around. Whilst much of the hard work had to be done in the white wash, it was fan­tas­tic results from our ath­letes.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Neve Macleod tak­ing out Gold in the u17 female divi­sion and Bronze in the Open female divi­sion; Leah Mar­tin scooped a Sil­ver in her divi­sion and Tom Har­vey a Bronze. Lachy Macleod just missed a medal claim­ing a 4th!



South West Youth Camp a hit!

October 4th, 2018

What an awe­some Youth Camp we had this year – 50 youth (13–16yrs) and 9 team lead­ers!

Our campers enjoyed abseil­ing, caves, team build­ing chal­lenges, hot cooked din­ners, camp fires, friend­ships, most­ly fine weath­er and dare I say it, walk­ing sec­tions of the Cape-to-Cape!!

Thanks Mandy Lee, Julie Rap­ley and ECU stu­dents Tay­la Nash and Kate Rogers for help­ing clean up and check over all the tents pre-camp.

A big shout out to Mark Cleary and Jim Bak­er for dri­ving up on the Tues­day to set up our base and pass on some much val­ued intel on how to actu­al­ly do it for future! With over a decade of camps under their belts, it’s been an awe­some set­up each year, from cook ups to charg­ing sta­tions – the camps would not have been com­plete with­out them.

Thanks to Mandy Lee for organ­is­ing the bus­es, accom­mo­da­tion, cave book­ings and the extra tent and seat pur­chas­es.

Thanks to our new­bie team lead­ers Emma Bam­forth and Clay­ton Mil­lar — with a sim­ple “you’re OK to walk with the group” which quite lit­er­al­ly meant just that! Top effort from their encour­age­ment and com­pas­sion for some, at times quite need­ed moti­va­tion along the walks — well done! Trevor Bul­ley also a new­bie to the camp pro­vid­ed his vehi­cle for use and a you-beaut tele­scope that the campers were able to view Sat­urn and the like through! Rob Amos returned this year and towed the gear trail­er for us, his con­tri­bu­tion and humour well val­ued by the group. Our Bus dri­vers this trip were return­ing Anne-Marie Wider­man­s­ki and new to the camp Phill Dee, trans­port­ing the campers to and from the var­i­ous activ­i­ties safe­ly and effi­cient­ly. Both Phill and Trevor also man­aged a few walks in there also. I’d like to men­tion these two mem­bers who were also part of our team leader group — Jett Mitchell and Ash­lyn Bul­ley. Hav­ing attend­ed the camp in pre­vi­ous years as campers – this year going the extra step to give back as camp lead­ers ably assist­ed by fel­low youth camp vet­er­ans (ha ha, sounds kind of weird call­ing 16 year olds vets!!) Ellie Mar­low and Aaron Gigney — their youth, guid­ance and enthu­si­asm were tremen­dous­ly received and appre­ci­at­ed by all.

Sandy Clarke
Camp Coor­di­na­tor

Pre-season President message

October 2nd, 2018

This last week­end we have well and tru­ly start­ed on the jour­ney towards sum­mer. The AFL Grand Final event at the club was well attend­ed by mem­bers and a great atmos­phere ensued, espe­cial­ly when the win­ning goal was kicked. Thank you to all of our won­der­ful vol­un­teers who helped set up, serve drinks, and then clear up at the end of the game, it was very much appre­ci­at­ed.

The same day, our patrolling sea­son start­ed but Wiamea was reduced to a sur­veil­lance patrol due to the weath­er. Sun­day how­ev­er was a very dif­fer­ent day, with a well-attend­ed Torquay patrol look­ing after the beach in glo­ri­ous spring weath­er, it almost felt like sum­mer! As we enter the new sea­son, the final touch­es are being made to plans for the first Club day on 14 Octo­ber. Win­ter sports have fin­ished and the beach is look­ing great for a fun packed season…not long to go now.

Sandy Clarke is head­ing over to Syd­ney at the end of Octo­ber to take part in the SLSA Awards of Excel­lence after tak­ing out this year’s WA state crown for Vol­un­teer and Offi­cial of the Year, so we wish her the best of luck in bring­ing the nation­al awards home!

I had the priv­i­lege of being select­ed for and attend­ing the Surf Life Sav­ing Aus­tralia Lead­ers Mas­ter­class recent­ly in Ade­laide, join­ing 19 oth­er club lead­ers from around Aus­tralia. We were joined by the SLSA CEO, Adam Weir, and Vice Pres­i­dent John Bak­er who gave their visions on the future direc­tion of Surf Life Sav­ing and also the chal­lenges that we need to over­come. It was great to spend time with the group and amaz­ing to see the sim­i­lar chal­lenges faced by clubs all across the coun­try. I have tak­en away many ideas and thoughts from the week­end that I’ll be shar­ing these with the man­age­ment team.

Our new­ly elect­ed Board mem­bers have leapt straight to their roles and we have had sev­er­al pro­duc­tive meet­ings to date. Our aim is to pro­vide mem­bers with a reg­u­lar sum­ma­ry of our plans as we progress through the sea­son to ensure every­one is on the same page. The Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee and Man­age­ment team have been work­ing extreme­ly hard through­out the win­ter peri­od to ensure every­thing is ready for the sea­son ahead, sup­port­ed by Karen and Jen in the office. Thank you all for your hard work!

I’d like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to remind every­one that our club is almost entire­ly run by vol­un­teers for vol­un­teers – with­out your help and ded­i­ca­tion what we do wouldn’t be pos­si­ble. Wel­come to all of our new mem­bers, we’d love you to get involved so please reach out and offer your time where you can.

As a final thought head­ing into the new sea­son, I’d like to high­light our club val­ues which I chal­lenge you all to reflect upon as you enjoy the club this year:

  • Fam­i­ly – embrace fam­i­ly val­ues and pro­mote inclu­sion
  • Safe­ty – pro­mote safe­ty as a part of core activ­i­ties
  • Respect – respect and val­ue all indi­vid­u­als and the club com­mu­ni­ty
  • Integri­ty – con­duct of self 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 – strive for excel­lence in every­thing we do.

I look for­ward to see­ing you all on the beach for the first Club day of the sea­son very soon!

Alis­tair Cook

Congratulations to our newly qualified SRCs and Bronzies

September 20th, 2018

It has been weeks of chilly cold morn­ings, ener­getic sprints in the water… laugh, but per­haps the cool­ness made every­one that lit­tle bit quick­er to get through the ses­sions! Cou­pled with evening the­o­ry ses­sions where every­one was able to learn some valu­able First Aid and CPR skills. It was a great mix of par­tic­i­pants between the two cours­es — SRC with 21 can­di­dates and the Bronze with 12.

An awe­some effort by all and proud we are, of their well earned red and yel­low uni­forms!


Thanks to Lead Train­er Simon Gid­ley and Train­ers: Bernadette Flint and Phill Dee for their vol­un­teer time. Thanks to the Asses­sors: Sandy Clarke, Bev­er­ley Heesters, Johannes Heesters, Mark Hills, Aman­da Lam­bert, Sharon Tay­lor, Bruce Water­man.


Thanks to Lead Train­er Sandy Clarke and Train­ers: Jude Har­low, Natal­ie God­win and Bernadette Flint. Shout out to our reg­u­lar water safe­ty guys Peter Macleod and Ryan Robey, Ava Bush­by also lent a hand. Thanks to the Asses­sors: Phill Dee, Simon Gid­ley, Tony Green­field, Vivi­enne Green­field, Mark Hills, Aman­da Lam­bert.

Thank you Jacqui McGre­gor as Asses­sor in Charge for both the groups over both Sat­ur­day and Sunday’s assess­ing.


September 20th, 2018

Starts 12 Octo­ber!! The Jack­pot will kick off with $500!

Chase the Ace is a Club Fundrais­er. Raf­fle tick­ets are sold gen­er­al­ly from 6–7pm with the draw at 7pm. We have a dis­play case with all the cards from a deck in it. The cards are fac­ing the back of the case and the win­ner of the raf­fle each week gets to choose a card they wish to be turned to reveal the face — the win­ning card is the Ace of Spades. Below is how the Ace is chased.

Chase the Ace

  • First tick­et select­ed – turn a card
  • If Ace of Spades cho­sen – Jack­pot prize
  • If not win 20% of tak­ings on the night
  • Sec­ond tick­et select­ed wins a meat pack/prize
  • Third tick­et select­ed wins a meat pack/prize
  • $2,000 max­i­mum Jack­pot, after which it goes off


  • One for $2
  • Three for $5
  • Sev­en for $10
  • $20 cap on tick­ets sold to one per­son

Please note: All Vis­i­tors to the club must be signed in by a mem­ber. 

As tick­ets are sold by Club mem­bers we have a ROSTER to share the load, see below:

Octo­ber 12 IRB Rac­ing
Octo­ber 19 Beachies
Octo­ber 26 Boat­ies
Novem­ber 2 Nip­pers
Novem­ber 9 Mas­ters
Novem­ber 16 Lifesaving/Education
Novem­ber 23 Board/Ski Pad­dlers Youth/Seniors
Novem­ber 30 IRB Rac­ing
Decem­ber 7 Beachies
Decem­ber 14 Boat­ies
Decem­ber 21 Nip­pers
Jan­u­ary 4 Mas­ters
Jan­u­ary 11 Lifesaving/Education
Jan­u­ary 18 Board/Ski Pad­dlers Youth/Seniors
Feb­ru­ary 1 IRB Rac­ing
Feb­ru­ary 8 Beachies
Feb­ru­ary 15 Boat­ies
Feb­ru­ary 22 Nip­pers

Big Thanks for Extra Storage

September 11th, 2018

A fan­tas­tic effort over the week­end with our mem­bers ral­ly­ing togeth­er to improve func­tion for oth­ers by sup­ply­ing their tools and knowl­edge.

The com­bined effort achieved the fol­low­ing:

  • Increase the res­cue board capa­bil­i­ty for Life Sav­ing and Youth
  • Put new cast­ers on the Nip­per racks to allow bet­ter access and wash­ing
  • Built a par­ti­tion wall near the IRB fuel area to to reduce envi­ron­ment con­t­a­m­i­na­tion. This has allowed the secured area where the motors were to have the Nip­pers equip­ment. The par­ti­tion sets an eas­i­er access to the Tents and less of a haz­ard
  • Effec­tive hang­ing of rakes, brooms and shov­els on the wall.
  • Trim­ming the club flag poles to uni­form lengths so they store more func­tion­al­ly.

Big THANKS to our mem­bers: Todd Bar­tle, Ayden Bar­tle, Darcey Brooks, Aron Cook, Josh Cook, Michelle Cook, Alis­tair Cook, Alex Upston, Rob­bie Payne, Chrissie Payne, Clay­ton Mil­lar, Julie Rap­ley, Cameron Rap­ley and Phill Dee.

Have a go day!

September 4th, 2018

Ever want­ed to have a go at a ski, board, IRB or may be a surf boat?

Well, this is the day to come down and see what it’s all about. A FREE, fun and excit­ing way to meet some new peo­ple and have a go! Our Mul­laloo Surf Shop will also be open!

Note: you do not have to be a mem­ber to par­tic­i­pate in this Have-a-Go event.

Sat­ur­day 15 Sep­tem­ber, 9–11am. Meet on the beach — bathers rec­om­mend­ed as you may be get­ting wet!

Club Management for the 2018/19 season

August 28th, 2018

As the 2018/19 season’s prepa­ra­tion is under­way, we have sev­er­al new man­agers in place to assist with the man­age­ment of the Club and Ser­vices it pro­vides.

We acknowl­edge the ser­vice and ded­i­ca­tion of our out­go­ing man­age­ment that have pro­vid­ed to the Club and its mem­bers. Thank you:

  • Car­lo Tenaglia — Gen­er­al Man­ag­er of Surf Sports, hav­ing held this role for two years post his for­mer Pres­i­dent role of 4 years.
  • Tracey Tenaglia — Admin­is­tra­tion Man­ag­er, hav­ing held this role for sev­en sea­sons and includ­ed the liai­son with the Club office staff.
  • Anne-Marie Wider­man­s­ki — Edu­ca­tion Man­ag­er, in this role for the 2017/18 sea­son, a life mem­ber and major con­trib­u­tor for many years in the Edu­ca­tion Area.
  • Brett Wenn — Life­sav­ing Man­ag­er, a long time mem­ber, in this role for the 2017/18 sea­son and con­tribut­ing great­ly to the Club’s SLSWA Patrol Club of the Year Award.
  • Gayle Gould — Coach­ing Man­ag­er, hav­ing held this role for four sea­sons with­in the Surf Sports port­fo­lio.

Our Club Gen­er­al Man­agers and Man­agers for the 2018/19 sea­son are as fol­lows:


  • Julie Rap­ley — Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Devel­op­ment
    • Mandy Lee — Youth Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er
    • Nik­ki Brown — Junior Devel­op­ment Man­ag­er
    • Lyn Brosens — Mem­ber­ship Man­ag­er


  • Tony Green­field — Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Oper­a­tions
    • Phill Dee — Life­sav­ing Man­ag­er
    • Aman­da Lam­bert — Edu­ca­tion Man­ag­er


  • Neil Forbes — Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Surf Sports
    • Bri­die Rosich — Coach­ing Man­ag­er
    • Jeff Bak­er — Events Man­ag­er
    • Neil Forbes — Com­pe­ti­tion Man­ag­er


  • Chrissie Payne — Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Mar­ket­ing
    • Sandy Clarke — Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ag­er
    • Cindy de Bom­ford — Retail Man­ag­er
    • Simone Truter — Spon­sor­ship Man­ag­er


  • Gen­er­al Man­ag­er — Vacant and now pend­ing restruc­ture
    • Admin­is­tra­tion Man­ag­er  — Vacant and now pend­ing restruc­ture
    • Jes­per Ras­mussen — Facil­i­ties Man­ag­er
    • John Hillen — Finance Man­ag­er
  • Karen Oliv­er — Office Man­ag­er & Accounts (staff)
    • Jen Ducasse — Admin Offi­cer (staff)

Clubbies hit the City to Surf!

August 28th, 2018

You may have wit­nessed some Beachie train­ing over the last few months… sand hills, steps, long runs and killer pow­er ses­sions!! Well, this cul­mi­nat­ed with a group chal­leng­ing them­selves in the City to Surf that ran on Sun­day 26 August. It was great to see the Mul­laloo flag be gal­lant­ly flown with a mix of youth and adults! Some mem­bers opt­ing for the 4km, some the 12km and a few con­quer­ing some per­son­al goals of half marathon.

Some walked/ran under the Mul­laloo Club colours, some for oth­er char­i­ties… to all we say — WELL DONE, you are all AWESOME!

A shout out to Carl Mills and Mar­tyn Pigg for keep­ing the Beachies hon­est at train­ing – and brrr, some of those evenings.


First Aid Competition Training

August 28th, 2018
City Beach is extend­ing an invi­ta­tion to all our com­peti­tors involved or inter­est­ed in com­pet­ing in First Aid to join Katie Schutze and Chris­tine Burke (Gold open First Aid at AUSSIES)  for all, or as many of our ongo­ing week­ly train­ing ses­sions as they like. City Beach feel this is a vital step in rebuild­ing the first aid com­pe­ti­tion and com­mu­ni­ty in WA.

The First Aid WA State Cham­pi­onship is in Decem­ber 2018!

This invite is to any club mem­ber, whether they have expe­ri­ence in the first aid com­pe­ti­tion or not, and we are more than hap­py to accept mem­bers who would like to train, but are unsure if they would like to com­pete. Mem­bers are not required to attend train­ing in age-group pairs, although this would cer­tain­ly be help­ful if they intend to com­pete.

Train­ing will be every Mon­day in Sep­tem­ber from 6–8 pm at our clu­b­rooms at City Beach. From Octo­ber onward, train­ing will switch to Wednes­day evenings 5:30–7:30pm. Our train­ing ses­sions are gen­er­al­ly casu­al and semi-struc­tured, with plen­ty of peer coach­ing.

I am hap­py to clar­i­fy fur­ther details for any­one want­i­ng to know more about the first aid com­pe­ti­tion or our train­ing ses­sions. Please feel free to pass on my con­tact details if need­ed. I look for­ward to (hope­ful­ly!) wel­com­ing some Mul­laloo mem­bers to train­ing!

Should you require an addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion please email Katie Schutze or phone 0413 389 490.