RIPPER NIPPERS AND OUR AGE CHAMPIONS 2015-16
U6 RIPPER NIPPERS
GEORGE VAN ZYL
U7 RIPPER NIPPERS
U8 AGE CHAMPIONS
U9 AGE CHAMPIONS
U10 AGE CHAMPIONS
U11 AGE CHAMPIONS
U12 AGE CHAMPIONS
U13 AGE CHAMPIONS
U14 AGE CHAMPIONS
FAR SOUTH COAST BRANCH CHAMPIONS 2015-16
ROGUE CONSTABLE – U8 Female Wade, U8 Female Flags
DANIEL BETTS – U8 Male Sprint, U8 Male Flags
U8 Wade Relay Team; ROGUE CONSTABLE, BRAY CONSTABLE, KALEB MILES, HARMONY CANNON
SAM PATMORE – U9 Male Surf, U9 Male Sprint, U9 Male Flags
JADE WILSON – U9 Female Board
MYSTERY BENNETT – U9 Female Sprint, U9 Female Flags
U9 Wade Relay Team; SAM PATMORE, TRAVIS STUBBS, HUDSON BROMWICH
U9 Sprint Relay Team; SAM PATMORE, MYSTERY BENNETT, SONNY DUDLEY, BELLA DAVIS, LIANA STEWART, JADE WILSON
U11 Beach Sprint Relay Team; KAILEY JORGENSEN, SIENNA ANDERSON, KYE KELLY, OSCAR CARR
U11/12 Cameron Relay; AIDEN MILES, ANGUS PATMORE, ELLI BEECHAM, JACK DAVIS
AIDEN MILES – U12 Male Surf, U12 Male Sprint
ELLI BEECHAM – U12 Female Sprint, U12 Female Flags
JACK DAVIS – U12 Male Flags
U12 Beach Sprint Relay Team; ELLI BEECHAM, EMILY HUDSON, HAYLEY STUBBS
JACK BENNETT – U13 Male Sprint
MAKAYLA MORRIS – U13 Female Sprint, U13 Female Flags
U13 Beach Sprint Relay Team; MAKAYLA MORRIS, JACK BENNETT
Narooma - All Age Relay Shield second year in a row! DANIEL BETTS, MYSTERY BENNETT, NOAH SMITH, KYE KELLY, AIDEN MILES, MAKAYLA MORRIS, JACK BENNETT
NIPPER OF THE YEAR 2015-16
Elli Beecham - Under 12 Narooma Nipper
Elli is a model nipper. She is always willing to listen and learn when it comes to surf life saving and has been an excellent competitor. Elli always displays good sportsmanship and it is common to find Elli assisting our younger nippers.
Elli is to be congratulated for her hard work and conduct as a competitor and for her maturity assisting fellow club members.
Junior Results from NSW Surf Life Saving Country Championships South West Rocks
Under 12 Female Beach Sprint - Bronze
Under 12 Female Beach Flags - 5th
Under 09 Male Beach Sprint - Gold
Under 09 Male Beach Flags - 5th
WHO CAN JOIN?
A child may join the club as soon as he/she turns 5 years of age, but not before.
Age Group = Age as at midnight 30 September 2023
Junior age groups are from Under 6 - Under 14. Under 15 and above are considered ‘seniors’. Our Cadets (15 -17 yrs) are mentored as Junior Lifesavers on patrol and give back to Nippers by helping our with our Juniors.
PARENTS RUN NIPPERS
We are all volunteers! The club operates entirely on volunteer help. There are many jobs, most of which do not require lifesaving experience. The more you are involved, the more your child will enjoy Nippers.
Parents and Guardians are REQUIRED to be at the beach at all times. Your child remains your responsibility. Medication, trips to the toilet and the individual general welfare of each child is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Nippers is NOT a child minding program.
Are you able to help? That’s great!
For ALL helpers who work on the beach with the children:
1. Each person must be a current financial member (insurance coverage)
2. Complete a Working with Children Check.
WHAT DO NIPPERS WEAR?
• Nippers red, white & black cap
• Hi-visibilty pink vest
• Swimmers (club colours available but not essential)
• Bring a water bottle & towel with your name on it - put this in your age managers bucket so handy at all times.
Fleur Constable is our Club Clothing Coordinator. Club clothing will be available to purchase most Sundays during Nippers - downstairs in the clubhouse.
The swimwear is chlorine resistant and has had great feedback for its durability.
Besides the essentials, there are a range of additional items like towels and caps that might be of interest. New this season are long sleeve black rash vests. Visit our merchandise page.
Compulsory For U8 - U14's
Nothing to be nervous about. Most age groups are untimed. This day is an evaluation to ensure we are aware of your child's abilities in a safe, flat water environment - before we hit the beach. You will have to pay entry to the pool, unless you have a season pass. Bring your towel & goggles. Locate your age group over by the tiered seating when you arrive.
Usually an 8am roll call. A program will be available with the schedule of events closer to the date.
Competition is optional but we encourage all our proficient Nippers from U8 - U14's to use the skills they have learnt on our beach and have some fun with other kids on the far south coast. No pressure, you can enter as many events in your division as you like.
U6 & 7's have a week off but are most welcome to come along to the carnival to cheer on Team Narooma.
Our aim is to educate and develop surf lifesaving skills in our Nippers in a fun, safe environment.
Two of the key features of surf life saving include: The development of leadership and teamwork skills... within a context of community service and enjoyment.
9:00am Preparation & Beach Setup
9:40am Nippers Personnel Briefing - Age Managers, Water Safety and all Activity Assistants.
9:50am Nippers to sit behind relevant age group flag in roll call area - on the sand in front of the grass slope. Age Manager marks attendance on sign-on sheet.
10:00am Nippers go to designated activity areas as
per Age Run Sheet. Nippers rotate through different activities either on the beach or in the water.
11:00am Start preparing the barbeque.
Nippers activities continue.
12:00noon Activities Finish - Nippers to be signed out from attendance sheet. Everyone Help to Pack Up Boards to Shed, hosed off and put away. All equipment, tents, markers, flags, tubes etc.
BBQ available upstairs.
WHEN DO WE START?
Nippers begins on Sundays at 10am. Get there early so we can do our best to start on time.
Check the facebook page for updates. Register for our e-newsletter on the 'News' page.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Reporting serious concerns helps us to better protect children. To make a report just follow the simple steps.
New SLS Regulations: compulsory high visibility lycra vests for all competitors
SLS legislation has been introduced whereby all competitors and handlers must wear a hi-vis pink singlet/vest in water events.
From Juniors to Seniors, from swimmers to boaties, board riders and even our water safety personnel, the new regulation makes it compulsory for all competition events. It is not compulsory for training but it makes sense to recommend our Nippers wear these singlets week to week on our own beach so that they are easily seen in the water. You can wear them over the top of rashies or wetsuits if you desire. In addition to this, club caps are the other compulsory clothing item to be worn by our nippers.
Did You Know??
Your registration fee covers 3 Carnival entries per year. Entry to the Australian, State & Country Titles are the responsibility of the competitor. Competitors who made selection are covered by the club.