Manly LSC News – November 2018

Last week, the Northern Beaches Council released their action plan for the knock down and rebuild of our club. Please read the email below and follow the links that will guide you on how to help voice your support:-
1) Make a comment-Online
2) Go to a drop-in session outside the club and share your thoughts on the rebuild
– Wednesday, 21November, 6.30-8.30 am
– Wednesday, 28 November, 5-7pm.
– Wednesday 8th  December, 8-10 am.
3) Register for the Working Group- Read the terms of reference and responsibilities on the link and register your interest at
The club will nominate 2 working group representatives that will best represent the club.

Education and Proficiencies– Don’t leave your dry proficiency till the last week in December, you may miss out because they will be guaranteed to be full. The trainers will have no option but turn you away if you just show up without booking online.

Our education team are currently running 3 dry proficiency sessions each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Book online and follow the instructions for your pre-work at

Members Gym – The gym is looking great! Over $20k was spent on new equipment and fittings and of course, there are those views!! All members that have been granted A status last year are welcome to use the gym for free. Everyone else wanting to use the gym needs to pay $150 (that’s $3 each week) either online or at the office. A security keypad similar to one from the previous downstairs gym will be installed next week. Entry code number will be the same as your change room. A list of all those people with A status will be listed directly next to it.

Manly Masters:
Well done to our Masters team who won the overall pointscore at the recent Freshwater Masters Carnival. This title usually goes to Queenscliff with their strong beach team, but this year Manly dominated in the water. A special congratulations to Chugga, whom I hear was so far out in front in his board race that he decided to follow the extra long ski course, just to challenge those athletes trailing in his wake!

Dear Chris,

We’re proposing to renew the Manly Life Saving Club to provide a facility that meets the needs of all users. We’ve identified you as a community member who may be interested in this project and wanted to let you know we’re seeking thoughts on this facility.

Share your views or apply for the working group to help shape the future design.
We’re holding three drop-in sessions, where community members are able to share their thoughts on this project with one of the project team. Come and see them at Manly Life Saving Club on:
·         Wednesday 21 November, 6.30–8.30am
·         Wednesday 28 November, 5-7pm
·         Saturday 8 December, 8-10am

Register for the Working Group
We are looking to form a community working group with a range of community members and stakeholders.
·         Register your interest, nominations close on Sunday 16 December 2018
·         Read the Terms of Reference

Make a comment
•             Online
•             In writing –Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked ‘Manly Life Saving Club Renewal’

For further detail please visit our Manly Life Saving Club project page.
Comments close Sunday 16 December 2018.

Eliza Halsey
Senior Project Officer

Less than 3 weeks to go!!

To those who haven’t paid yet get your money in via the link to website.


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A short report from me this month as I am headed to Adelaide to compete for Manly LSC at the World  Lifesaving Championships in Adelaide.
Membership is now past due and for those that have not paid, your codes have been deactivated.  If you can’t remember your log in details (you need this to log in to the website to renew), please contact, Kelly or Virginia can help.
Please do not give out your code! There has been serious theft from the changerooms and we are currently looking at CCTV footage that will assist Police.  As part of that investigation, we are marrying the frequency of door use to door codes.
If your code is being used by someone other than yourself, it will be deactivated immediately.  You will receive an email to contact administration for a new 6 digit code.  If there is multiple use of your code, your membership maybe suspended.
Please remember that Manly LSC rules state that Hi Viz pink be warn at all training sessions. Club equipment is not to be used on the Bower or Bombora unless it is an emergency.

Bec Crawford
Club Captain

We are getting through all the proficiencies and all proficiency dates are advertised on the website under LIFESAVING and then under 2018/19 PROFICIENCIES. Please be sure to register for any sessions, we have put this in place to ensure it is fair for everyone as well as ensuring we have the correct ratio of trainers to members to ensure an effective and quick proficiency can be run.

Our trainers are giving up huge amounts of time to ensure you can all be proficient and continue patrolling, competing, and enjoying the SLS life. Given this please be respectful of their time in return. Asking them to run individual proficiencies outside of the scheduled times for only a few people is not on, asking them to do this 1 or 2 hours prior to the registered proficiency is also not ok. As you may not realise, this then means they still have to stay to do the actual registered time slot and end up being stuck at the club for 3 or more hours.

Separate to this, if you do register for a particular time slot please ensure you are available and can show up. Sometimes life does get in the way, which is understandable, however once again we have had groups registered up to 18 and only 5 or so have shown up which can be frustrating for those giving up their time.

We are trying to be as fair and respectful of everyone’s time as possible, I understand proficiencies can be a bit of a chore for everyone so let’s all work together to make them as easy as possible for all involved. We will hopefully be setting more dates for all awards over the next week and I will advertise accordingly.

Upcoming Courses
We are hoping to have a number of upcoming courses for people to join coming into the New Year, once proficiencies have been completed. If you are interested in doing any courses please register your interest on the website can do so under the LIFESAVING section then COURSES. Please feel free to also contact me via email directly as well –

Rhani Payne
Director of Education/ Events

Wow a lot has happened in the past month!

First up was round 1 of the Ocean 6 and Nutri Grain Ironman series held at Queenscliff.
Some fantastic results from our U15s up to the Open competitors against a lot of the Queensland Clubs. Kendrick Louis, Jay Furniss and Naomi Scott represented the club in the Ironman/Woman races and were up the front throughout the races. It’s a cruel sport we do with waves either helping or hindering our results (there was a fair bit of hindering on the weekend). Both male and female open Taplin teams performed extremely well and a number of clubs were shocked at our results. Our Wirsol branded tents helped provide shade from the elements and were easily identifiable as the team base.

Two of our Club members were the recipients of National awards in the past month.
Current Australian Open Male Ironman Champion Kendrick Louis was named SLSA Athlete of the year for his victory at the Australian Titles this year. People tend to forget that Kendrick was also a member of the Victorious Open Male Ski Relay team with Sam Speer and coach Nick Dawe (how close was that finish).
Ski Paddler Oscar Jones was also named Paddle Australia Junior Paddler of the Year Non- Olympic Discipline. This is a fantastic achievement and we are all proud of Oscar (I still remember Oscar when he first joined the club and did swimming squads with us. Those days are gone hey Oscar)

Next up was the Newport Junior and Senior Carnival, whilst the numbers of competitors were down from previous years there was good quality in some age groups especially with it being a Branch selection events for SNB and Sydney Branches. I was impressed with our crew even more so with how our athletes are thinking of the bigger picture and most not tapering for this carnival.
Congratulations to Harrison Crowley, Aiden Helu, Cooper Robinson, Charlotte Ward, Piper Harrison and Taylar Puskaric for being selected in the Branch Team (we had a number of athletes electing to not nominate for the titles as this would mean they would be racing 6 weekends in a row which shows maturity in understanding the work load their bodies can take).
We also had a number of club members selected in the Branch High Performance squad, Congratulations to Tilla Garrett, Kiahni Scott, Dylan Calderon and Millie Baker (Go Manly)

There was another round of the Ocean 6 Series held at Coolum Queensland and whilst we had a smaller crew competing we were noticed on the beach. Kenji, Naomi, Nick, Ella Garrett and Taylar represented the club and had a fair amount of air time on the live stream. Naomi was very unlucky in the swim, she took it out hard and had a very handy lead on the way in but the people behind her jagged a few waves and finished 3rd. Naomi still leads the overall swim point score. It was especially pleasing for me to hear that Ella came 4th in the U17 Female board race and had some very strong results over the weekend, (I wish they could televise all the races) Well done Ella. Taylar had to pull out of competing as she has a soft tissue injury to her leg and is thinking of the whole season not short term. Thank you to Coach Nick for mentoring the competitors and a HUGE THANK YOU to Glenn Stone for driving the trailer up and back. (The club has bought him a new toy in the form of a trailer)

Last Friday whilst everyone was at school or working the club took delivery of a new trailer to transport all the skis, boards, tents and naughty kids to carnivals. The club now has the best JAC trailer and Senior trailer of any club in Australia (trailer envy). A big Thank you to members that helped throughout this project from the committee, the designers, the noodle unpackers Emma and Rueben (I think they had fun with 45 noodles), Russell Harrison, new dad Boris, Dave Robbo, Tommy Garrett, Ella Garrett, Glenn Stone and Steve Walters for helping tape the noodles on the trailer to provide protection for your craft.

Team Manly training is going well, we have had a few new U14s join the club and taking advantage of the Sunday morning and Monday evening board sessions. A reminder on Monday evenings we have 3 coaches to cater to all the levels of paddlers so if you have had a season off or even just a few months off come along and we will get you conditioned in a matter of weeks and then you can progress to the next level. For our champion life savers, this is open to you all. Please check Facebook regularly for training times.

That’s it from me, keep training and developing as athletes and young adults and we will have a great season.

Graham Bruce
Deputy President Competition


Carnival Season is Underway!

October and early November have been busy times for Nippers with the season in full swing and branch carnivals underway.  Our new Under 6’s are having heaps of fun on Sunday mornings with beach games, buckets of water and the all-important tug-of-war. At the other end of the age groups, our U14’s are now starting to lend a hand with coaching and leading the younger age groups. Most of these nippers now have their SRC and are actively patrolling Manly beach.
We have held round 1 of the Club Championships in good conditions and the U8’s enjoyed their first ever ‘proper’ races.
It’s been busy on the social front too, with the Nipper Hallowe’en party seeing around 60 nippers dance their socks off to party music in the clubhouse.

Junior Club Captains have been elected: Our new junior club captains for the season are Carter Harrison and Kiahni Scott. Well done to you both on your wonderful presentations and for being elected as captains by your peer group.
Our U9-U14’s have been busy with early season carnivals and have had some stunning performances at both the Bennett Board Carnival, Newport water carnival and Queenscliff Beach carnival. Conditions were tough at ever at Newport especially for our brave Under 9’s who were venturing out in board and surf swim events for the first time. A great effort all round and the club is delighted to see that we have strong numbers of Nippers entering carnivals. The next big branch carnival takes place at Freshwater on the 25th November.

2 of our nippers have been selected for the Sydney Northern Beaches Interbranch team, which is a result we are really proud of. Congratulations to Ashleigh Windsham and Nina van der Reyden. They will proudly represent us at the upcoming December NSW Interbranch Championships.

14 nippers have also been selected for the Sydney Northern Beaches High Performance Squad for 18-19.

Don’t forget to support our club and buy a sandwich from the BBQ on a Sunday morning. Harris Farm Markets in Manly support us weekly with a kind donation of quality butcher meat, eggs and salad. Please show your appreciation of their support and visit their store in Manly – they are a great team and we are very appreciative of their support for our nipper community.

We are also grateful to Zeus Street Greek Balgowlah, who have again donated $100 meal vouchers for the Nipper Parent of The Month.

Tim Cuthbert
Chair, Manly Nippers




Belle Property Manly

Belle Property Manly is honoured to continue its long standing support of the club. After opening the first Belle franchised office some 18 years ago, Steve Thomas and his team have maintained a strong level of community involvement, supporting charities and local initiatives.
The business has evolved, now employing some sixty plus staff across two offices, Manly and Dee Why, with market leading divisions in residential sales, leasing, project marketing, commercial property and buyer advocacy.

We encourage you support the people that support us, contact Belle Property on 9976 6444 for any property matters.

Jointworks Orthopaedic Specialists – Sponsors of Manly Nippers

Dr Jonathan Negus established the Jointworks clinic to provide a premium Orthopaedic service to the Northern Beaches community with knee & hip pain or injury.
He is a long term resident of Seaforth with a little Manly Nipper in Under 7s and another ready to start next year.
Our friendly staff can organise your appointment at our clinics in Brookvale and Mona Vale.
We take our time to listen and plan your care together with you. We are here for you.


Office Hours
Monday: 9:30am-2:30pm
Tuesday: 9am -12pm
Wednesday 9:30am-2:30pm
Thursday: 9am-3pm
Friday: 9am-3pm

For all Admin enquires, please direct them to Kelly or Virginia during the above office hours or by phone 02 99772742 or email

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We have a number of sponsors who recognise the great work we do in the community and provide us with crucial financial support to help us do our work.  In turn, we ask you to please support all our sponsors.  And tell them you are from Manly Surf Club.
If you have any friends with businesses big or small who might be interested contact for more information.

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