Nominations are to be emailed to [email protected] by 12 April 2021 to ensure received for the BOM's April meeting.
Extract from Club Constitution
(a) The honour blazer shall conform with the club blazer, with the addition of the word ‘Honour’ and the year awarded, in block letters beneath the badge.
(b) The honour blazer is awarded for outstanding service and can only be awarded to a member on one occasion. However, it is not necessary that an Honour Blazer be awarded each year.
(c) All nominations for the Honour Blazer must be first made to the Board in writing stating the reason for the nomination and the nominees service to the Club. The nomination must be in the hands of the Secretary prior to the final April meeting. The Board shall consider the nominations at the final April meeting and for that nomination to obtain their recommendation for approval by the members of the Annual General Meeting.
(d) The Honour Blazer may be awarded for bravery regardless of membership category and the minimum of 10 years membership may be waivered. Otherwise the Honour Blazer can only be awarded to Active (18 years & over), Reserve Active, Long Service, Life Member, Active (15-18 years), Cadet (13-15 years) and only to other membership classifications (refer rule 11) who have had at least ten
(10) years membership of the Club.
(e) Only one (1) nomination each year for Honour Blazer may be recommended by the Board of Management to the Annual General Meeting, except where the nomination is with regard to rule 9 (a) (i) (bravery) in which case more than one nomination can be recommended.
SLSA Service Awards – Member Recognition
Any member who feels they are eligible for a SLSA Long Service Award or National Patrol Service award are asked to kindly contact the Club in writing [email protected] with information of your request (for which award). The Club will then check your eligibility and make application on behalf of the member if eligibility is confirmed by Club records.
Types of SLSA recognition awards available are:
SLSA Long Service
25 years, 30 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years, 70 years, 75 years, 80 years
Pre requisites for Long Service Awards :
Applicant must be a member of a SLSA Club. Applicant cannot already hold the award for the same period. Minimum age for 25 years service is 38. Minimum Age for subsequent awards is calculated on 13 plus the period of the award (eg. 40 years service – minimum age is 13 + 40 = 53 years)
SLSA National Patrol Service Awards
5 year, 10 year, 15 year, 20 year, 25 year, 30 year, 35 year, 40 year, 45 year, 50 year
Applicants must have completed all patrol service requirements relevant to the membership category with a minimum of 16 hours being completed per season.
a) Bronze Medallion holders who period of service eligibility begins from their initial patrol duties as the holder of this qualification.
b) Members who hold one or more qualifications in the following award streams – patrolling lifesaver, emergency care or radio. In the case of Award members, eligibility for the patrol service shall commence from the date of obtaining the relevant award.
At the Clubs committee meetings to be held in April 2021, a number of club awards for member recognition are determined. To assist the committees with their determinations, nominations from members are called for the following Club Major Awards. All financial club members are eligible to nominate.
Nominations will close with the Club Secretary by Friday 26 March 2021.
All nominations are to be submitted in writing and emailed to Marcelo Garay, Club Secretary by this date [email protected]
There is no specific form however nominations must include the following information :
Awards determined by Board of Management at their April 2021 meeting
For outstanding achievement and contribution in all areas of the Club :
Awards determined by the Lifesaving Committee at their April 2021 meeting
For outstanding achievement in the areas of lifesaving
Awards determined by the Competition Committee at their April 2021 meeting
For outstanding achievement in the area of competition
We look forward to receiving many nominations for consideration. These awards are prestigious awards and winners will be announced and presented at the annual Club Presentation Night which is scheduled to be held at the Club in May 2021 (date to be confirmed).
We informed you of our solar panel project, well, now we’re pleased to give you a snap shot of the finished project which is up and running!
Thanks are extended to Michael Daley Member for Maroubra, Bendigo Bank Clovelly, Randwick City Council and our own Yvette Rutherford LM for working to secure the project.
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At the recent Sydney Branch Carnival the Junior Lifesaver of the Year finalists gathered at Maroubra Surf lifesaving Club. There were 12 finalists from within the 15 clubs of Sydney Branch and representing South Maroubra was Noah Teitler. A big congratulations to Noah for taking out the title of Junior Lifesaver of the Year for Sydney Branch. Your passion and enthusiasm to lifesaving is clearly evident. Well done.
Last weekend South Maroubra Nippers sent a competitive touring team of 103 nippers aged Under 9 to Under 14 to the NSW State Age Championships in Swansea-Belmont. Due to COVID-19, the normally very large Championships was divided into four smaller carnivals across two beaches (Blacksmiths Beach and Redhead Beach), and the age groups were split up with Under 9/10/11’s competing over the first two days, and Under 12/13/14’s competing over the following two days.
South Maroubra Nippers competed in individual events including the surf swim, board, iron person, wade, beach sprint, flags, and 1km/2km runs as well as in team events including the surf swim team, board relay, board rescue, Cameron relay (swim/run/board/run), beach sprint relay, and Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) events.
Competitors are awarded points for race placings 1st to 6th which contribute to the overall point score to award the NSW State Champion Junior Surf Club. I am very pleased to report that South Maroubra came 6th from 129 surf clubs in the state, equalling our result from last season. Our team brought home 8 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 9 bronze medals, and 9 placings of 4th, 5th and 6th. Thirty-nine nippers came home with a State medal. In addition, in the Inclusive events (competitors with a disability) we were represented by Under 12 nipper Daniel who bought home a medal in every event he competed in. Nippers placing 1st to 6th are listed below, and these young champions should be congratulated and celebrated.
This year was a logistical beast and I would like to say a special thank you to all involved. The Coaches, Age Managers, Water Safety, Officials, Fundraising team, parents and nippers who all pulled together as a team to make these a special 4 days. A special thanks to Renae McNamara who throughout the season has worked tirelessly organising the competition team, to get the information out to all parties and makes sure everything runs smoothly.
Go South Maroubra
Director of Youth
On the 25 Feb 2021, during the State Age Nipper U11 Male Surf Race, our member Owen Lloyd-Jones suffered an asthma attack where he was in 2nd position. 2 of his fellow team mates Tayte Melia and Jordan Pribati saw that Owen was in trouble and assisted their mate keeping him afloat whilst alerting water safety to his predicament, forgoing any chance of personal race success.
These amazing boys may not have finished with State SLS medals, but they are champions in the true sense of the word. Be very proud of yourselves 'young lifesavers in training' - You have proven the success of the great Surf Education program delivered at South Maroubra and in all Clubs around the State.
We are pleased to advise that young Owen recovered from his asthma attack, and the U11 boys lined up again later in the day for the Surf Teams event and were through to the final.
The 3 boys were recognised by their whole team.
On behalf of every member of South Maroubra SLSC we thank and acknowledge these boys. This is what we are all about.
ABC Radio Interview
Stand very proud.
South Maroubra Nippers sent a competitive touring team of 103 nippers aged Under 9 to Under 14 to the NSW State Age Championships in Swansea-Belmont over the four days of 25-28 February 2021. Due to COVID-19, the normally very large Championships was divided into four smaller carnivals across two beaches (Blacksmiths Beach and Redhead Beach), and the age groups were split up with Under 9/10/11’s competing over the first two days, and Under 12/13/14’s competing over the following two days.
The majority of our nippers began surf and sand training last August in the hopes of representing South Maroubra at this pinnacle event of competitive junior surf lifesaving. COVID-19 was a hurdle all competitors had to overcome as there were times of no training, and there was little opportunity for carnivals and competition in the lead up to the NSW State Championships.
South Maroubra nippers competed in individual events including the surf swim, board, ironperson, wade, beach sprint, flags, and 1km/2km run, as well as in team events including the surf swim team, board relay, board rescue, Cameron relay (swim/run/board/run), beach sprint relay, and Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) events.
In every competitive setting there will be highs and lows, and the State Championships were no exception. There were amazing moments where nippers exceeded their own expectations, and there were times of disappointment. However, what stood out above and beyond the results was the wonderful team camaraderie. The team spirit exuding from our young nippers was phenomenal, and to see nippers forego their own chance at success to rescue a team mate, to supporting each other in times of excitement and times of disappointment, made everyone who is a part of South Maroubra Nippers so extremely proud.
Competitors are awarded points for race placings 1st to 6th which contribute to the overall point score to award the NSW State Champion Junior Surf Club. I am very pleased to report that South Maroubra came 6th from 129 surf clubs in the state, equaling our result from last season. Our team brought home 8 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 9 bronze medals, and 9 placings of 4th, 5th and 6th. Thirty-nine nippers came home with a State medal. In addition, in the Inclusive events (competitors with a disability) we were represented by Under 12 nipper Daniel who bought home a medal in every event he competed in. Nippers placing 1st to 6th are listed below, and these young champions should be congratulated and celebrated.
As a volunteer organisation, we rely greatly on a VERY LARGE team of dedicated parents and club mates to enable our nippers to compete at the NSW State Championships. Our sincerest appreciation and thanks go to the following volunteers:
Leadership and support – Greg Turton (Director of Youth) and the South Maroubra SLSC Board of Management
Coaches (who have invested a massive amount of time and energy developing our nippers competitive skills and delivering free training across 7 days a week for the last 7 months) – Marty Kiernan, Andy Newrick, Darren McLean, Shane White, Michael Renford, Tony Jenkin, Max Murphy, Corrine Henville, Drew Richardson, Tony Vecellio, Jarrod Cullen, Paul Israel
Team uniform – Andy Newrick
Social media – Linda Perrin, Greg Turton
Fundraising – Genevieve Andersen, Chantal Hughes, Quinta Turton, Greg Turton, Toby Harrison, Shannon Gray, Emma Ryan, Paul Ryan, Phillipa Stanley, Diana Holford, Mary Kondilios, U14 nippers
Carnival officials – Edel Dickson, Tony Vecellio, Samantha Saunders, Laurie Last, Nicky Crewe, Tracey Teitler, Olena Stanilovskiy, Pam Vallis, Greg Turton
Water safety/IRB – Ashleigh Breaden, Darren Saunders, Dave Lowlett, Steve Perry, Genevieve Andersen, Jennie Smith, Kirsten Newrick, Norbert Dommel, Kellie Ellis, Paul Israel, Stephanie Keenihan, Greg Turton
Team managers – Greg Turton, Andy Newrick, Peter Kondilios, Cindy Redmond
Age managers – Phillipa Stanley, Tony Jenkin, Mary Kondilios, Georgie Israel, Greg Dickson, Damien Alexiou, Brian Madden, David Smith, Angela Maxwell, Pat Capaan, Leeann Soden, Luke Ellis, Noreen Madden, Peter Kondilios, Michael Renford, George Alexiou, David Dubois, Drew Richardson, Cindy Redmond, Darren McLean, Shane White, Jason Griffiths, David Driscoll
COVID marshalls – Natachia Boyle, Diana Holford, Cindy Redmond, Greg Turton
Plus the many parents who assisted with nipper supervision, support, and equipment set-up and pack away.
It has been an absolute pleasure to witness the effort from our nipper’s throughout this challenging season and at the State Championships, and for that effort every competitor should be applauded.
Bring on season 2021/2022!
Competition Team Manager
Congratulations to Daniel Driscoll on his outstanding medal haul in the State inclusion events.
Absolute champion. U12 State Champion
BRONZE Beach Sprint
BRONZE Surf Race
U13 M Beach Relay SILVER Joshua Ballard/Luke Newrick/Jack Richardson/Dominic Schofield
U13 M Beach Sprint SILVER Luke Newrick & 5th Joshua Ballard
U12 M Beach Sprint BRONZE Christopher Kondilios
U12 M Beach Relay GOLD Syd Israel/Chris K/Taoko Samson/Payton Tarau
U12 Mixed Beach Relay 4th AdamBurton/Joshua Costa/AmyDickson/Kylar Vecellio
Our quinella pair Rory Muldowney & Ashton Briffa
U11 Beach Sprint - GOLD & SILVER
U14 M Surf Race BRONZE Luini Sete-Falemaka
U13 M Surf Race 7th Harry Crewe
U12/U13 R & R - 6th Rose Gibson/Eugenie Townsend
U13 M Flags SILVER Joshua Ballard
U13 IronWoman 7th Georgie Kiernan
U11 Mixed Cameron Relay GOLD - Owen Lloyd-Jones/ Ryan McNamara/ Cobi Ryan-Last
U10 M Board Relay 6th - Joshua Gough/ Ethan Hoo/Liam Madden
U11 M Beach Relay GOLD -Ashton Briffa/Tom Maxwell/Rory Muldowney/Dominic Smith
U11 Mixed Beach Relay SILVER - Joshua Capaan/Ffyon McCabe/Isaac Smith/Estelle Soden-Smith
U9 Mixed Beach Relay GOLD - Sean Dickson/Liam Knibbs/ Makayla Kondilios/Olivia Philip
U11 M Surf Team - 5th Owen Lloyd-Jones/.Ryan McNamara/Tayte Melia/Jordan Pribadi
U10 M Board Relay - 6th Joshua Gough/Ethan Hoo/Liam Madded
U9 F Surf Team - BRONZE Isi Buckett/Scarlett Crew/Mia Hoo/Sophie Maley
U11 M Beach Sprint GOLD Rory Muldowney
U11 M Beach Sprint SILVER Ashton Briffa
U11 M Beach Sprint 8th Dominic Smith
U10 M Beach Sprint SILVER Jayden Newrick
U10 F Beach Sprint - 6th Emily Maxwell
U10 F Beach Sprint - 7th Emily Rana
U10 Mixed Beach Relay GOLD Team A - Katahra Boyle-Raniga/Emily Maxwell/Jayden Newrick/Christian Smith
U10 Mixed Beach Relay Team B - 4th Felix Anderson-Allen/Tobias Panlilio/Emily Rana/Emily West
U9 M Beach Sprint 9th Liam Knibbs
U9 F Beach Sprint BRONZE Makayla Kondilios
U9 Mixed Beach Relay - GOLD Sean Dickson/Liam Knibbs/Makayla Kondilios/Olivia Philip
U10 F Surf Team - BRONZE Amelia Alexiou/Chelsea Crean/Emmeline Giraud/Evie Messiter
U10 M Surf Race BRONZE Ethan Hoo
U10 M Board Race 11th Ethan Hoo
U10 F Surf Race 8th Chelsea Creen
U9 F Surf Race GOLD Mia Hoo
U9 F Board Race BRONZE Mia Hoo
U10 M Flags 8th Isaac Smith
U10 M Flags BRONZE Jayden Newrick
U9 M Flags GOLD Max Israel
U10 F Flags BRONZE Katahra Boyle-Raniga
U10 F Flags 5th Emily Maxwell
South Maroubra made Branch history at the recent Nippers Branch Carnival held a Maroubra. Whilst poor surf conditions meant that water events were cancelled, nothing was going to cancel the announcement of the Sydney Branch Junior Lifesaver of the Year award! The cancelled water events meant that, according to Danny Said, Mayor of Randwick, the ceremony had drawn the biggest crowd he had seen for the presentation of the award. Other dignitaries in attendance were George Shales OAM, President of SLS NSW; Peter Agnew ESM, President of Sydney Branch and Doug Hawkins, Director of Nippers for SLS Sydney.
Noah Teitler, our current Junior Club Captain was one of twelve finalists for the award. As Doug explained on the day, nominees had to first apply via an application, and then the downselected finalists were interviewed in front of a panel of five - representing different aspects of Sydney Branch. Sydney Branch covers 15 Surf Lifesaving Clubs from Nth Bondi to the Royal National Park - two of the biggest Surf Lifesaving Clubs in Australia and three of the smallest - with around 6,500 Nippers.
We are pleased to announce that Noah won the prestigious award and now is representing Sydney Branch at the State awards to be determined in March. Noah's older sister Sarah Teitler Junior Club Captain in 2018/19 won the female award that year. The siblings make Sydney Branch history as no other siblings have ever won the award! Congratulations to the Teitler family and good luck Noah at State!
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