We have taken a break from the newsletter while we recruited our new Office Administrator. I am excited to announce that Georgia Singleton, has taken on the role of Office Administrator at Manly Life Saving Club. This is the next step in Georgia’s journey which began when she joined us as a Nipper when she was only 10! Since then, she has showcased her incredible talents as one of the top female ironwomen competitors at Manly, representing the club in SLS state teams, earning medals at both state and national competition. This year she will continue to race for Manly in her third year of the Opens competition. 

In her new position, Georgia will play a pivotal role in providing essential office support to Manly Life Saving Club, its members, and the board. Her responsibilities will include a wide range of tasks, including administrative duties, managing the club’s reception, and serving as the first point of contact for clients and customers, whether in person or over the phone. 

 Georgia will be available in the office from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. For any inquiries, please contact Admin@manlylsc.com or call (02) 9977 2742. 


The JAC AGM took place on Monday 19th of June.  

 Congratulations to Kris Brock on being appointed as the new JAC Chair. Kris’s dedication and commitment to the Nippers program have undoubtedly earned him this position. As the JAC Chair, Kris will play a crucial role in shaping the future of the program and ensuring the continued success of Nippers. Kris’s children are actively involved in the Manly LSC Nippers program. 

 In addition to Kris, we also thank the following members who were appointed to the Junior Activities Committee – together they will run the Nippers program for the 2023/24. 

Chairman – Kris Brock 

Treasurer – Jenni Jordan 

Secretary – Nic Larcombe 

Superintendent – Mark Northcote 

Education Officer (Surf Ed) – Kirsty Hawkins 

Registrar – Sarah Emmott Bennett 

AM Co-ordinator/Mentor – Ben Chalmers 

Competition Manager – Katie Chalmers-Dutfield 

Club Champs/Officials – Matt Westcar 

Gear Steward – Peter Sharp 

Communications – Kat Whitehead 

Training – Amy Woolston 

Education Officer (Surf Ed) – Kirsty Hawkins 

 A huge thank you to Tim Cuthbert for his invaluable contributions and dedicated service over the years, particularly in his role as the JAC Chair and as a member of the Committee. Tim’s unwavering commitment and tireless efforts have left a lasting impact on the Nippers program and the entire community. 


Manly Life Saving Club’s 112th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club Pavilion on  Sunday 23rd July 2023 at 10:30 am   

The meeting will be video streamed via ZOOM, for those members who may not be able to attend in person. Members attending by Zoom cannot vote at the meeting. If there are any members that need transport or mobility assistance to attend the meeting, please contact me Admin@manlylsc.com and assistance will be arranged.    

To vote at the AGM you must be a financial member.

Please renew your membership here. 

 The Bar will be open following the AGM and we encourage members to remain and connect and celebrate with their fellow members afterward.   

Notice of AGM 

Nomination form for Directors and Officers that must be submitted no later than 5 pm on Sunday 16th July 2023   

 111th AGM Manly Life Saving Club Sunday 24 July 2022 Minutes of the Meeting  


This year, for the first time, the Club’s Annual Report’s will be in a digital format. The cost of producing a hard copy Annual Report exceeds $4k and for the past season many have been left over and sent for recycling. We propose to print a small number of copies for members who may not have access to a digital device.  

 If you know someone who would like a hard copy, please contact Admin@manlylsc.com or call (02) 9977 2742. 


 On 25th of May 2023 members had the opportunity to meet with Northern Beaches Council and their appointed architects, Terroir, to discuss the redevelopment of the Club. More than 50 members attended the meeting, and the feedback was positive.  

 The Club continues to seek additional funding for the re-build and has been engaging regularly with the new Labor government about the funding shortfall. The President is due to meet with the Emergency Services Minister, Jihad Dibb, before the end of June 2023.  

 Considering the funding shortfall, the Club is proposing to enter a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the Council to use our ‘best efforts’ to raise up to $4M. A qualified fundraising team will be created to support this major financial target.  


Manly Life Saving Club is thrilled to announce Scotty Thomson will be joining our team as Head Coach for the next three seasons (at least!) Scotty has a remarkable coaching background, having successfully led an outstanding program at North Bondi for the past decade. Like Manly, North Bondi is one of the three clubs in the state to achieve a top 10 finish across Nippers, Youth/Opens, and Masters at state level this year. In addition to his coaching expertise, Scotty has a long track record of success as a professional athlete. 

 We warmly welcome Scotty to Manly and look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly bring to our club. His appointment will involve close collaboration with our accomplished Master group and Rachel Kember who will continue to lead our Nippers surf sports program at Manly LSC, receiving invaluable support from Manly Open Athletes Angus Macphail and Sophie Walters. 


 Congratulations to our exceptional senior and master athletes from Manly who competed in the Shaw and Partners Forster Race Week, showcasing their ocean paddling skills over 2 days of racing from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd of April. They competed in two long races. On the first day, they tackled a 13-kilometer race under serene conditions with minimal runners and wind. On the second day, they faced a chall

enging 20-kilometer race with favourable conditions of excellent wind and runners.  


 The awards night celebrated the extraordinary efforts and achievements of the Manly Life Saving Club members. There were fabulous trophies, medals, jackets, caps and Speedo bags awarded to our 100% patrol members and other deserving athletes, lifesavers, educators, and carnival volunteers. Our new Bronzies, Silver Medallion holders and First Aiders were recognised. Some Highlights: 








President’s Award – Melanie Brock 

Patrol of the Years – Patrol 8 

Rescue of the Year – Neil Moon

Volunteer of the Year – Jules Clarkson 

Rookie of the Year – Alex Cutting 

Athlete of the Year – Hayden Cotter 

Max Riddington Team of the 

Year – Aussies Male Taplin Relay: Kendrick Louis, Hayden Cotter, Harry Stone, Ollie Signorini, Ethan Neville, Stuart McLachlan. 

U17 Athlete of the Year – Elisha Cuthbert 

U19 Athlete of the Year – Tilla Garrett 

Patrol Person of the Year – Jane Pender 

Senior Patrol Person of the Year – Kathryn Watts 

Patrol Captain of the Year – Kirsty Dollisson 

IRB person of the Year – Michael Studden 

Instructor of the Year – Leoni Graham 

Jack Thomas Memorial TAF award – Tim Cuthbert 

National medal recipient – 15 years Greg Gigas 

JAC President’s Award – Sarah Emmott Bennett. 


SRC and Bronze  

For anyone interested, Sydney Northern Beaches Branch has organised and will be running an intensive SRC/Bronze course from Monday 3rd July – Thursday 6th July 2023 at Bilgola SLCS. The first three days see candidates trained in both dry and wet components of each award. On the fourth day, candidates are put through their assessment. The course is totally run by the branch so any questions will need to be discussed directly with them. Details of the course are below with a link for registration with the branch. 

Link to register 

Intensive Advanced Resuscitation Techniques  

Looking to develop and up skill your knowledge to manage life-threatening external bleeding, airway management devices and AED’s during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious victims. SNB Surf Life Saving School is looking for Expressions of Interest from members who would like to attain this award by doing an Intensive ART Course. Please register your EOI  


 Don’t forget you can send any club related news through to admin@manlylsc.com for inclusion in the newsletter  


Saturday 1st July – Member Registration Opens  

Sunday 23rd July – Manly LSC Annual General Meeting 

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