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Women in Surf Event at Sorrento SLSC

What a wonderful afternoon we had on Sunday to celebrate 40 years of Women in Surf!!

Thank you to the volunteers that organised and ran the event and Sorrento SLSC for hosting the event.

2020 marks 40 years since women were given the opportunity by Surf Life Saving Australia to achieve their Bronze Medallions, don the iconic red and yellow patrol uniform and actively patrol Australian beaches as surf lifesavers.  

Prior to July 1980, women’s roles in Surf Life Saving Clubs were restricted to support and back-office functions. With the exception of a number of women who were allowed to patrol beaches as surf lifesavers during World War II, women were prevented from participating in active patrol duties on the beach. The prevailing attitudes of many people at the time were that women weren’t physically capable of carrying out an aquatic rescue in the surf. 

However, Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Council passed a motion in early 1980 that recommended from 1 July that year, surf clubs across Australia allow women to become active patrolling members, after successfully obtaining their Bronze Medallions. 

To check out more infomation on the history of women in Surf Lifesaving, click on the link below.

March 2021
Upcoming Events
3rd March 2021
Uniform Shop Open at 4:30pm
3rd March 2021
Little Nippers Players Tea
6th March 2021
SLSWA Surf League 
7th March 2021
SLSWA Little Nipper State Champs
7th March 2021
Senior Carnival At Trigg Beach
10th March 2021
Nippers Players Tea
12th March 2021
SLSWA Nipper State Champs 
13th March 2021
SLSWA Nipper State Champs 
14th March 2021
SLSWA Nipper State Champs 
14th March 2021
Nipper After Party

Members Draw

CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Peta Elderfield that won our draw of $1900 on Friday night. 

She was at the club on Friday night so she has won $1900! So amazing and congratulations again Peta!

Uniform Shop

Thanks to Rita Berry, our uniform shop will be open from 4:30pm till 7pm this Wednesday so you can get your stuff for State Champs!

We should have more comp caps and our state business shirts in for tomorrow so head on down to the club and get your gear!!

Remember to order your State Championships Shirts now!!

Remember, you can shop online as well by clicking on the below button. 

Online Uniform Shop

Senior Competition News

What a big day on Saturday at the Master's States Championships. Truly one of the best carnivals I have been involved in, the team spirit was outstanding, with some fantastic results, which you can find here - 

Thanks to all that turned out for Senior Club Champs on Monday, the weather thru a spanner in the works but we managed to get a majority completed, We will advise a date shortly to finish of the flags and ironman/Woman that needs to be completed.

State Champ Entries for Youth and Seniors

Enter on the big green button below. 

Event Date: Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March 2020.

Entries close 22/03/2021 by 12pm.

Scarborough Beach

$40 per person to be paid on this link (Entity to pay is Sorrento SLSC WA) - 

Enter Senior State Champs Here

Youth News
Welcome back from the long weekend. Hopefully you were able to get a decent break and able to relax and recharge.
Trigg Carnival this Sunday.  Registrations due in by 12.00 pm today (Tuesday 2 March).
Sunday Session
Despite it being a long weekend, it was great to have 31 youth check-in. Congrats to all on completing the youth swim. Great to see everyone dig in and complete the full distance, well done. Thanks also to our water safety and Lisa for running this.
U17/U15 vs U14 tug-o-war saw the U17/15’s take out the title 2-1.  Everyone backed this up with a 4 person 1.4km relay. Up from 1km the week before. Good to see everyone including the fish in the team giving this a go.
Skills  section we worked on 5 person rescues. Patient, Tube Rescuer, Board Rescuer, 2pp Carry. From there we split into Surf & Beachies. A float of about 24 youth on boards headed down towards the Mac Club for an endurance paddle; the remainder worked on flag skills. Great to have a lot of smiling faces in the surf and on the sand and seeing the energy transfer into teams and friendships.   
To all the youth that gave the Club Champs a go on Monday, well done!! We hope that you enjoyed it and really got to enjoy the fun of being part of Team Green.
Have a great week all.
Upcoming Events
Saturday 6th March Surf League Round 3 @ Trigg
Sunday 7th March Senior and Youth Carnival @ Trigg
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March State Championships @ Scarborough
The Youth Committee

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