Winners are grinners, Broulee Open Women's Crew.
 Winners are grinners, Broulee/Pambula Open Women's Crew (pictured above).
 

Stand-up-paddle boards, skis and surf boats pumped through punishing wind in Pambula's Club to Pub marathon on Saturday, September 21.

After checking conditions at Pambula Beach, event organisers made an early morning decision to move the race to the river.

"The winds were too strong and seas looking like they were going to increase, which would have limited what the competitors wanted to gain - it would have been horrendous," Pambula Surf Club boat captain Chris Briggs said.

Paddlers and rowers met at Broadwater for a 9.30am start and completed a 10km course to the Pambula Rivermouth and back.

Although the finish line was not at the pub, competitors found their way to the Lakeview Hotel, Merimbula, for a hard-earned beverage and presentation.

Pambula's women's crew ready to race. Picture: Darren Hulm of RMS.

 Pambula's women's crew ready to race. Picture: Darren Hulm of RMS.

 

"Everyone was really happy with race," Briggs said.

"Considering the conditions, we had a really good alternative."

The race was a great test and training session for all competing in the upcoming George Bass Marathon.

"It's a good pre-race for the George Bass - to get them going and wake them up from their winter," he said.

"It was great to get everyone involved, and we hope to do it again next year."

Volunteers of the Far South Coast Surf Life Saving Branch pitched in to help run the event and act as water safety.

"It was really good to have other clubs involved from the Far South Coast," Briggs said.

Prizes were handed out after the event, Briggs thanked sponsors.

"A big thanks to Merimbula Surf Shop, Pambula Mitre 10, Pressure Systems and Paddle Boards and the Lakeview Hotel for their generous donations," he said.

Three mad SUP men went head-to-head, against the challenging wind. Canberra's Todd Hayward finished first in 1:20:57.

Joe Halsey took out the Men's ski division in 0:53:11. Pambula paddler Kim O'Halloran was the first female to cross the line on her ski in 1:02:20.

Liam Oneill swept his Pambula crew to victory, smashing through the race in 0:43:00.

In the Open Women's division, Rob Pollock's Broulee crew finished with a time of 0:57:08.

In the Women's Vets division, Tathra and Pambula battled it out for a close finish. Tathra came home with a two-minute lead and time of 1:03:33.

 

By Claudia Ferguson, Merimbula News Weekly.

Pambula Women's Veterans crew ready to race in the Club to Pub Marathon.

 Pambula Women's Veterans crew ready to race in the Club to Pub Marathon.

 

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Nippers is a fun way for children aged 5 to Under 14 to enjoy the beach in a safe environment. The Junior Development Program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will give them a pathway to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and sport.

Not only are our Junior Members integral for our pipeline to future Active membership, but by providing Nipper programs Surf Life Saving Clubs are ensuring that the next generation learns valuable life skills and knowledge which one day might save their life, or even perhaps the life of another.

Junior Development Program

Surf Life Saving has a national Junior Development Program which includes lessons that are tailored to each of the Nipper age groups, ensuring the content is relevant, in line with lifesaving and surf sports most up to date training standards, and most of all exciting! The program is based on participatory evaluation and not assessed on competence; this means children must only be actively involved in each of the lessons to be eligible for the award.

Junior Resource Kit

A collection of key resources and information have been compiled to support members and clubs with their junior activities. These resources include Active Kids, Age Managers, and resources from other clubs, SLSA Junior Development Resource Kit, Member Protection and Nipper Parent Engagement.

These resources give members the opportunity to read, access and print what is relevant to them throughout the season. The aim is to make Juniors Activity information easier for all members to access and share.

Under 6 and Under 7 Activities

The key focus for 5 and 6 years olds is on play, participation and fun. The guidelines to support this include;

beach activities that emphasise games and group activities

water activities to be limited to shallow water near the water’s edge

no competition for these age groups other than that involved in fun games

At Pambula Surf our Under 6 & 7 year old children may participate in a “Nippers Pre-School” program called “Bucket Brigade”. Here they have fun on the beach, taking part in organised activities. No club is permitted to accept membership of a child until they reach 5 years.

AGE GROUPS for the 2019/2020 season:

               Month/Year of Birth

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013+

January

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

February

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

March

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

April

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

May

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

June

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

July

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

August

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

September

too old

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

October

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

Buckets

November

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

Buckets

December

U14

U13

U12

U11

U10

U9

U8

Buckets

Buckets

JUNIOR PARTICIPATION SKILLS EVALUATION

Under 8                                25 metre swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float

Under 9               25 metre swim (any stroke) 1 minute survival float.

Under 10             25 metre swim (freestyle) 1.5 minutes survival float

Under 11             50 metre swim (freestyle) 2 minutes survival float

Under 12             100 metre swim (freestyle) 2 minutes survival float

Under 13             150 metre swim (freestyle) 3 minutes survival float

Under 14             200 metre swim (freestyle, in less than 5minutes)

3 minutes survival float

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Adult $60 (Associate member)

$55 (Active patrolling member)

Individual child (Nippers) $35

Family Registration $150

Note: Every nipper must have at least one adult member

The fees for joining Pambula Surf Club have remained static for many years now. Our Committees understand the financial pressures on families. To keep our fees at this low rate in only possible by a dedicated few manning the raffles in the Club Sapphire, Lakeview Hotel and RSL. The dedicated few would like more assistants to help with fundraising (Nippers benefit enormously from fundraising) so we are looking at parents putting up their hand to help.

The Junior Development Program is designed to gradually introduce your child into the role of a qualified surf lifesaver and assist in patrolling the beaches. They can continue to be involved in a variety of competition events if desired. They will undertake various other awards and learn many facets of community service involvement. They can be taught specialist areas of competition and compete both at a state and a national level.

CARNIVALS

Carnivals are an optional activity for all nippers. They require preparation, planning and time. The benefits for each nipper attending carnivals can be great with team and individual rewards increasing self-esteem.

Our club has a set competition calendar showing the local carnivals that it will support. We normally setup our own club tent and supply all boards and equipment to the children within our club. The Club pays for the carnival registration fees with the exception of a $5 entry fee per nipper payable on the day.

Each year there is a NSW Country Championships and a NSW State carnival held with thousands of competitors. Any nipper or senior (bronze) can attend these. If you think your child would like to be involved, please speak with his/her age manager.

Please note that to participate in carnivals your child must pass the competition ocean swim distances as per surf lifesaving requirements detailed in this booklet.

Events that your child can participate in during a carnival include:

• March Past

• Surf Races (body surfing, wading, sprinting)

• Cameron Relay (team of 4:1xSwimmer, 2xrunners, 1xboard paddler)

• Board Races and Board Rescue (1xswimmer, 1x board paddler)

• Iron Man/Woman (swim, board and sprint)

• Flags

• Beach Sprints

• Beach Relay (team of 4)

• Novelty events

JUNIOR COMPETITION (CARNIVAL) QUALIFICATION

Under 8                NIL

Under 9                Run-Swim-Run 150m open water swim

Under 10             Run-Swim-Run 150m open water swim

Under 11             Run-Swim-Run 200m open water swim

Under 12             Run-Swim-Run 200m open water swim

Under 13             Run-Swim-Run 288m open water swim

Under 14             Run-Swim-Run 288m open water swim

CARNIVAL DATES;

- Nipper Carnival @ Broulee 15/12/19

- 12th Jan Youth Carnival (U13 – U19) @ Pambula

- 8/9th Feb Combined Senior/Nipper Carnival @ Narooma

- 28/29th Mar FSC Branch Championships Combined Senior/Nipper @ Tathra

NIPPER CALENDAR FOR 2019 2020 SEASON

Registration Day               27/10/19

Pool Swim                           3/11/19

Nippers @ Pambula        10/11/19

Nippers @ Pambula        17/11/19

Nippers @ Pambula        24/11/19

Nippers @ Pambula        1/12/19

Nippers @ Pambula        8/12/19

Saturday Twilight Nippers @ Pambula    14/12/19

Nipper Carnival @ Broulee           15/12/19

Youth Carnival (U13 – u19) @ Pambula   12/1/2020

Nippers @ Pambula        19/1/2020

Nippers @ Pambula        26/1/2020

Nippers @ Pambula        2/2/2020

Combined Senior/Nipper Carnival @ Narooma   8th Senior& 9/2/2020 Junior

Nippers @ Pambula        16/2/2020

Nippers @ Pambula        23/2/2020

Nippers @ Pambula        8/3/2020

Nippers @ Pambula        15/3/2020

Brats v Adults                    22/3/2020

FSC Branch Championships Senior/ Nipper @ Tathra       28th Senior & 29/3/2020 Junior.

                                                              

               

NIPPER AWARDS

Nippers will be acknowledged for their achievements at the end of season presentation. Various awards will be presented. These awards will include but will not be limited to:

• Age Champion

• Encouragement Award

• Achievement Award (All Nipper)

• Most Improved in Water

• Brave Heart Award

Age Champion awards have a set number of criteria which includes attendance and participation at Sunday Nippers, carnival participation and results, and overall attitude.

Age Managers

Of course Nippers cannot run without the wonderful assistance of the Clubs’ volunteer Age Managers. These are the people who are responsible for delivering the Junior Development Program to the Junior Members. Age Managers need to be 15 years or above and be a current financial member of Surf Life Saving.

An Age Manager is a member of the club who takes responsibility for the instruction of a particular age group throughout the season. All Age Managers have participated in the Age Managers Course and Member Screening – Working with Children Check (WWCC).

To support these volunteers in their role, Surf Life Saving has developed a nationally accredited course which covers duty of care, risk management, growth and development of nippers, education and more.

Parents can become involved in many areas of club activity. Areas can include – helping with training, coaching, officiating, fundraising, providing water cover (if you gain your SRC or Bronze medallion), cooking the Club BBQ, etc. but most of all supporting your child in their junior activities. All parents who help with nippers must join their club and become a financial member.

• CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the Child Protection (Working with Children) Regulation 2013 require that a Working With Children Check (WWCC) is now a prerequisite for anyone in child-related roles, either paid or voluntary..For more comprehensive information relating to WWCCs and the exemptions that apply, please see

the 2019 SLSNSW Working With Chicken Check Overview.

Working With Children; Reason why a WWCC is not needed

Administrative, maintenance or ancillary work (this includes BBQ and canteen helpers). These roles do not ordinarily involve contact with children for extended periods of time. Therefore, they are not deemed as child-related work.

Committee member (including Chief Training Officers, Club Captains etc.) Officials/event assistants at a sporting event. These roles do not ordinarily involve contact with children for extended periods without other adults being present. Therefore, they are not deemed as child-related work.

Patrol Captain, Patrol Vice Captains and patrol members

Although people under the age of 18 may hold positions in lifesaving alongside adults, there is an exemption for co-workers and supervisors in the child’s ‘place of work’.

I’m a parent, am I exempt from getting a WWCC? Under the legislation, parents who volunteer for an activity in which their child or children participate are exempt from obtaining a WWCC. This is not a blanket exception for all parents. Parents will require a WWCC if they:

• are volunteering on overnight camps; • are volunteering for an activity where their child is not participating (e.g. for a different age group in Nippers or for a different training squad) • are volunteering as part of a formal mentoring program; or • are volunteering in a role which involves intimate, personal care of children with a disability.

SUNSMART POLICY

SLIP on a t-shirt with a high neck, sleeves to the elbow and one that you can’t see through.

SLOP on sunscreen minimum of factor 30+ and one that is water proof. It must be applied 15 minutes before going into the water!

SLAP on a hat. The best type is one with a broad rim.

WRAP on some sunnies, with a 100% UV filter.

Please remember to take some water on the beach with you

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• It is strongly advised that ALL nippers bring a wetsuit as they will be in and out of the water for extended periods and conditions can turn cold any time of year. This could impact greatly on your child’s enjoyment of nippers. Please also bring nipper hat, sunscreen, drink, towel, and change of clothes (optional)

• The club cap & fluoro vests must be worn at all times whilst on Pambula Beach at nippers or at carnivals

• A child must be proficient in their age group before they can compete at any carnival

• A minimum of one parent/guardian per child/family must be present during Nippers in case of illness or injury

CODES OF CONDUCT

KIDS CODE

1. Play to enjoy the sport

2. Follow the rules

3. Do not throw sand, it can be dangerous

4. Do not argue with official’s decisions. In a carnival situation, the team manager can ask the necessary questions

5. Try to control your temper and be a good sport

6. Treat other nippers as you like to be treated

7. Remember the aim is to have fun and improve your ability

8. Always stay with your age group

9. Nipper caps must be worn at all times

10. Listen to your Age Manager and team mates

11. Competing is most important, winning is a bonus

Note: Because of the risk of disrupting and endangering others in the age group, any nipper who does not follow the above code may be asked to leave the beach on the day.

NO BULLYING WILL BE TOLERATED

PARENT/GUARDIANS CODE

1. Ensure your children understand the Kids Code

2. Be present on the beach at all times

3. Do not make an unwilling child participate

4. Children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours. Don’t spoil it by being too intense

5. Encourage effort, it is as important as the result

6. Work towards improving skills and sportsmanship

7. Do not yell and abuse a child for making a mistake. They are trying as hard as they can

8. Do not publicly question an official’s decision

9. Be on your guard against projecting your own aspirations onto your child

10. Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches

SPECTATORS CODE

1. Applaud good efforts by your own team and their opponents

2. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no competition

3. Condemn the use of violence in all forms

4. Respect ALL decisions made by the officials

5. Encourage competitors to always play according to the rules

6. Do not swear or harass competitors, coaches or officials

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Our young people come to Surf Life Saving with drive, passion and a commitment to change for a brighter future for the Movement.

SLSA Youth Engagement Program (YEPs)

Often Surf Life Saving programs for youth aged over thirteen offer very little structure in comparison to the Junior Activities Program and this can present problems with engaging and retaining youth in Surf Life Saving. This is a real issue as this age group is highly valuable to Surf Life Saving, making up one third of our patrolling membership.

The SLSA Youth Engagement Program (YEPs) provides youth members with a structured engagement program to keep them motivated and involved in Surf Life Saving. The program also offers them the opportunity to explore and become involved in a range of areas within the movement which they may not have previously considered.

The Youth Engagement Program aims to:

  • Engage and expose participants to a variety of activities and pathways available within surf life saving
  • Increase the retention of members between 13-18 years of age - assisting the transition from the junior movement into the senior movement
  • Encourage continuous development of youth
  • Promote increased participation and commitment of youth
  • Increase the recognition of members through the identification of contributions and activities of 13-18 year old members
  • Positively promote youth as respected members and citizens within their local community

Youth members earn points known as ‘surf creds’ for engaging in a wide range of activities offered by Surf Life Saving with a goal of gaining nationally recognised awards and a log of achievements and contributions. Participants need to engage in all areas of Surf Life Saving to gain an award level including Development, Surf Sports and Lifesaving.

Duke Of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award is a global youth development program, empowering young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential regardless of their location or circumstance. For more than 20 years the Office of Sport has delivered the Award under licence in New South Wales.

The Duke of Ed Award is the world’s leading youth development program, enabling young people to become empowered through volunteering/community service, physical activity, new life skills and adventure/travel. It’s an opportunity for young volunteers to become “World Ready”, build resilience and upskill for future career and study opportunities. Last year more than 13,500 young people registered to participate in the Award.

Speak to your club to see if they are a provider of this award, or visit the Duke of Ed website to find an Award unit near you.

ACTIVE KIDS

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program.

June 2019 Update

Active Kids Program Information The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

The vouchers can be redeemed towards payment of membership or fees with an approved provider registered with the Active Kids program, each calendar year.

All Surf Life Saving Clubs have been registered as Active Kids Providers. This step was completed by SLSNSW in early 2018 to reduce the administration requirement on clubs.

From 1 July 2019, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a second $100 Active Kids voucher. Voucher 1 is valid January to December 2019, and Voucher 2 is valid July to December 2019.