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Our Club Ute is for Sale!! Get in quick for this bargin! See full details below. 
Q&A With The President 

Recently there has been a few questions asked around the club...

Can Social members use the showers? Yes social members are permitted to use the showers under the club's by-laws.

When do I lose my privileges of using the gym and club equipment? Once you are 8 hours down on your patrol time, your fob will be cut off.

Do I need to do my proficiency each year? Yes all Active Members must requalify each year. There is no grace period of up to 3 years, it is yearly.

Members Draw - Friday Nights!


Kirsty Papp and Roy Bostwick where the members drawn out last Friday night.

They where absent so this week..........

Jackpot is $700

Remember you must be present to win the money!

If you are going to have a meal please book by

Redimed along with their sister clinic Mole Patrol – Skin Cancer Clinic has formed a partnership with the Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club WA and together we aim to promote the Sun Smart message.
Mole Patrol will be providing the opportunity for members and their families to come down to the surf club and have their skin checked by one of their highly trained practitioners!
These on-site clinics will be held on the 25th and the 28th of March 2020 – you will be able to make your booking using the links below.

Wednesday - 25th of March
Saturday - 28th of March

All you need to do is bring in a valid Medicare Card and the whole service will be bulk billed! This includes skin checks, biopsies and even cryotherapy!
Australia has one of the most staggering statistics for skin cancer in the world.
  • 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
  • Around 80% of newly diagnosed cancers every year are skin cancers.
  • More than 750,000 Australians are treated for one or more skin cancers each year
  • A common misconception is that skin cancers will only effect the older population – but in fact melanoma is most commonly found in ages 15-29.
The Mole Patrol difference –
We understand that everyone is busy, yet want that peace of mind. Mole Patrol aims to make looking after one’s skin as convenient as possible. Our on-site skin clinics offer online bookings; a paperless system; quick and efficient checks as we understand that time is precious; and referrals to GPs/specialists if necessary.
We hope that these skin check clinics will be well supported by the club members and their families and hopefully we will need to book some extra dates to ensure that we see as many people as possible to get that peace of mind or to get an early problem picked up and treated.


Gary Buckenara
On behalf of Redimed’s Mole Patrol Team
Another fantastic Sunday on the beach with the magnificent youth.
Each Sunday session is comprised of our regular youth attendees, as well as some youth who we may see once a fortnight or a few times a season, dependent on their other commitments within surf club, such as assisting nippers, patrol, volunteering as nippers age managers, attending competitions, other training, as well as any outside surf club commitments. Due to this, we usually check in with the cohort in attendance on the morning, to see if any particular discipline, within our various arenas, is in demand. This Sunday, our group numbers were seemingly skewed towards the “beachies” and thus the flags arena was enthusiastically patronised along with our water activities of boards/swim/rescues.
The youth Sunday sessions were created with the sole purpose of providing a place for our U14 to U19 members, who upon finishing nippers, still wanted to have weekly, or whatever time they had available, contact with their club, be a part of a group, as well as complete their qualifications for patrol or any of the other excellent courses available to them. The youth group has also worked at linking up the other fraternities within our club such as surf skis, boaties, IRB and R & R, to provide a pathway for youth to join these various teams. The focus is not just on youth who compete but on all youth, of all abilities and all interests.
As I sat on the beach this Sunday and surveyed the youth domain, I was reminded of why we started this group up. I had youth come up to me to say they were off to do water safety for nippers, or asking if they could take a board out for a paddle, or for a flags arena to be set up, or that they weren’t able to attend the session because they were on patrol or were at surf skis youth development squad training or IRB training or had just completed irons training or beachie training or were completing their qualification to drive IRBs. Some wanted to do surf boats and others participated in the club swim, which offers 2 courses, a 200 metre and a 400 metre, to cater for all abilities. I also watched the beautiful reactions of the younger nippers, to our youth, when they went over to assist at the various nippers age groups (as well as the relief on some of the nippers parents faces, who were no longer required to provide water safety). The youth on patrol were out on rescue boards enjoying the morning, or walking the beach checking that all was well or riding in the IRB. I also spent time with our very successful R & R youth who, upon finishing their morning training, came over to update their YIP (Youth Incentive Points).
It is truly a privilege to interact with our youth. They are polite, smiling, welcoming, fun. They are socialising, out in the fresh air, volunteering, giving back to the club. They are doing as much or as little as they want to do, depending on energy levels on the day. And the main thing is they are enjoying themselves in a place that respects individual differences and abilities, that doesn’t push them to participate in activities they don’t want to, and is simply a place that encourages and welcomes these age groups to come and be a part of whatever our mighty surf club has on offer.
Sunday 8th March: Welcome to the red caps – our future U14s
On Sunday the 8th March we have invited the current U13s, who are red caps (formerly known as white caps), to come and join our regular Sunday session. We have done this as we want to take the opportunity to show them what youth is all about and to also welcome them for next season. The morning will start with a 5 to 10 minute introduction to youth, up in the outdoor area of the club rooms, where we will run through the various opportunities youth have to pursue, including patrol, R & R, surf boats, IRB, surf skis, competition, Senior Club Champs, and the Youth Incentive Programme (YIP). We will then head down to the youth flag, have the club swim as usual and follow on with the 3 arenas of boards/rescues, flags/sprints and swimming. I will ask Keiron to email U13 families our Youth Handbook and YIPs programme information, so that you know what’s on offer for the 2020/21 season and find out why we have the most successful and largest group of youth members (200 +) in the state.
Club Swim Results: Sunday 23rd Feb – Top 5 for 200 and 400 metres

1.       Sophie Dekenah              
2.       Eliza Shepherd                                 
3.       Jessica Kirkwood  and Bridget Marchin-Vincent     
4.       Benjamin Lane                                 
5.       Cate Bartlett                                     

1. Daniel Kelly                                                                 
2. Samantha Brigden          
3. Chelsea Begley       
4. Kaila Roche                                                                                              
5. Taya Deasy       
****Well done to all who participated and please note that the Club Swim is open to everyone U14 and above, including any parents who are keen as well as all Senior members. We meet at the youth flag and sign up between 8.45 and 8.50, every Sunday with a swim start of 9am at the latest.****
Youth End of Season Wind Up: Sat 21st March
Please save the date of Saturday the 21st of March for our annual youth windup. At this event we have some form of activity, with past years involving lawn bowls and ten pin bowling. We then bus the youth back to the club (booked for 5 to 10pm) where parents and siblings are invited to join us for paella, short speeches, awards and medals. Further information in the Youth Newsletter.
Youth Newsletter
Each week I email out a newsletter that is youth specific. Please let me know if you or your youth – aged between U14 and U19 - are not receiving this email and send me your details. Whilst, some weeks, the newsletter may be light on information, or not exist at all, it is still important that all youth, and parents of youth receive this newsletter as it contains information specific to our magnificent youth community. The U13 cohort are more than welcome to sign up for this newsletter in preparation for next season. Simply send me your email address at
Youth Incentive Programme (YIPs)
This week I will be sending out a list of all those who have registered to participate in this extremely worthwhile programme. If you have registered, but your name is not on the list for some reason, please email me and I will sort it out. The last day to register is Friday the 28th of Feb. Please email me your current point count, if you haven’t done so already, as I need to order the prizes within the next week. We have had an excellent response thus far and look forward to presenting certificates and prizes to our worthwhile recipients at the Youth End of Season Wind Up on the 21st of March. Further information will be in this week’s Youth Newsletter.
Kylie Milne
Youth Liaison
Club Champ Awards Night 

All Senior Athletes with Dolphin Program members are encourged to come to our Club Champ awards night on Friday 3/4/2020 from 5:30pm. On this night we will also be handing out the Aussies Touring Team uniform to the team so come along and wish our athletes good luck for the Nationals over in Queensland. 

Senior States After Party - Save the Date
We will be having a Senior States after party this year in the hall from 5pm. Keep an eye out for more details to come. 

Masters State Championships
We would like to wish our Masters athletes good luck for this weekend. We have over 40 competitors going down to Denmark which is a fantastic number! Good luck guys!! 
Woodside Nippers

It was great to have the full team back at Sorrento on Sunday enjoying a normal Nipper’s morning. It is definitely my favourite days on Sorrento beach.
This weekend we have round 3 the final round of Club Champs for our Nipper’s from our yellow caps up to our red caps. I can’t stress this enough to our parents, this is for the kids to compete and take part in a fair and structured program with the main objectives being personal development, participation and assisting our athletes in trying to reach personal goals.  Pressure is for tyres, not for our kids. They will put enough on themselves, they don’t need us piling on any more so please be mindful of all our interactions with all our Nipper’s, other Nipper parents and our awesome age managers. I would like to remind everyone contracts won’t be signed for Uncle Toby’s after the weekend and this is kids sport.
After this weekend our Senior Age Managers from U10 to U 13 can now use all Club Champ results to select teams entering to states please be mindful that our age managers will need to know ASAP after Sunday if you Nipper does not wish to compete at states.
Could I wish the best of luck to all of our parents heading to Denmark to compete for Sorrento this weekend at the States for Masters. What wonderful role models you are to the rest of us. We can’t wait to hear the stories and results when you get back! Have a fantastic weekend.
For our Little Nippers and Nippers competing at states who haven’t got a Sorrento competition cap don’t leave it to the last minute and purchase one from the uniform shop. You must have a yellow Woodside vest to compete at states.
Have a great week and see you at the beach!

Keiron Burke
Junior Director
Club  Ute for Sale


$23,000 or nearest offer!!

Our Club Ute is for Sale!

Please see below for details.



Dual Cab Passenger

3 years old


Stickers will be removed once purchased

Any enquires please email

So Cafe Menu - Wednesday Night 

Open from 5:30pm 


Nasi Goreng
Honey Soy Chicken Wings
Beef Stir- Fry
Asian Vegetables

Bookings are essential

To book please email

Adults - $15 
Kids - $10

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Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club WA
PO BOX 18 
Hillarys WA 6025
08 9448 1431

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