Between the Groynes 

One of our R&R Teams at the Senior R&R State Championships on the weekend

Senior State R&R Championships

The R&R Senior Championships where held at Sorrento on Saturday. In beautiful weather our teams again did magnificently winning 4 of the 5 events.

In an exciting outcome for Sorrento our three 2 Person Youth teams tied at the end of the competition with 1st, 2nd and 3rd being decided on a countback. With all teams going to Aussies, it will make for an interesting national championship!

This year marked 10 in a row for Annalise Pring, not a bad run for being State Champion in her age group from nippers 2 person all the way through to Open Womens! Really is testament to her skill in this event.

Youth 2 Person
1st Niamh & Liv. 2nd Bridget & Sophie. 3rd Tilly & McKenzie

Youth 5 Person
1st Bridget, Sophie, Eliza, Taya & Lili. 2nd Georgia, Tilly, McKenzie, Niamh & Liv

Open Female
1st Annalise, Caitlin, Elise, Zoe & Sue

Open Mixed
2nd Muzz, Caitlin, Elise, Sue & Mick Gill

Open 6 Person
Annalise, Caitlin, Elise, Mick Gill, Muzz & Sue
Thank you to all the athletes, coaches and officials who help with the R&R.

Good luck to Bridget, Sophie, Liv, Niamh, Macca, Tilly, Georgia and their coach Annalise at the Aussies.
Mick Saunders
R&R Captain

March 2021
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Upcoming Events
26th March 2021
Nippers Awards Night (Under 10 - 13)
27th March 2021
Senior State Champs
27th March 2021
Senior State Champs
28th March 2021
Senior State Champs
28th March 2021
Nippers Last Day & End of Season Party 
28th March 2021
Senior State After Party
16th April 2021
Australian Surf Life Saving Championships Day 1 
18th April 2021
Patrol Photo and Lifesaving Award Presentation 
18th April 2021
Senior Awards Presentations

Lifesaving News 

Award of Excellence Writer 
We would like someone who is very good at writing nominations to help us with this year's Award of Excellence nominations/applications for the Surf Lifesaving Award's of Excellence when nominations are due next month. 
Patrols are lead by Leif Hinrichsen, another season just about over and looking at the great photos on Facebook from some patrols last day they all look great and we have had a great season! The Beach Committee and Board would like to see all patrolling members at the club for the Patrol Sundowner and Patrol Photo next month. The flyer with all the info is below. Thanks to Leif and the team for organizing a great afternoon!

Abalone patrols are lead by Laurie Mott on the day. Thank you to everyone that helped him this season with Abalone patrols. We actually get funding for this event so we can use this for patrols and abalone equipment for the future. 
Thanks to all Stephen Thomas and all of the Trainers/Assessors to taking the no time to train our members and to you as members for doing the courses.
Jet Ski Team
Thanks to Damien Newbold and the jet ski team they have been amazing supporting our Nippers and Patrols.
IRB Team

Well done Declan Burke and Lawson Rimmer, what a fantastic effort the IRB crews have done this season. Doing Water Safety for carnivals, patrols and helping out in many other areas around the club, thank you!!
First Aid Team
Lead by Barry Rogers and the team there on Patrols, Abalone, Water Saftey, and many other things around the club, well done!
We enjoy well-equipped and maintain equipment on patrols, thank you Muzz for making sure everything is all up to date. 

Behind the scenes, there are a few people that do a lot but never get seen or ask for recognition I well miss a few people sorry but thank you!
Sven Mysor who took on the role of filling the fuel for the club vehicles this season, thank you!
Ian Smallwood with helping with the IRB maintenances and repairs, thank you!
Nick Pavey and Mick Owen from surf lifesaving WA  for the support and knowledge. 
The Board of Directors for their support throughout the season. 

Jess in the office, doing all the admin work behind the scenes that no one sees. 
The staff at the So Cafe that serves the coffee for the abalone patrol. 
My family for being there and helping me when I need help around the club.
To all of you and the ones that I have forgotten you know who you are and without everyone we would not be able to provide the service that we do so thanks!

Garry Bunford 
Director of Lifesaving

Senior Competition News

Never any rest for our amazing athletes with the State R&R championships, Board Rescue Championships and Belt Race State Championships on the weekend!
The amazing Darryl O’Donnell and his team of Theresa Gartlan, Mick Saunders, Sam Saunders and Annelise Pring and all the others helped win the Senior state R&R championships with gold medals everywhere.

Congrats to Ash Booker and Jess Madden for taking out bronze in the Open Female Board Rescue and Ben Nnook grabbed a bronze in the U/17 belt race. The Youth males and females had some hot competition and finished the day with some great results too!
We now turn our attention to the remainder of the State Champ events at Scarborough this weekend, no matter what happens, I would like to take this opportunity, to say the Competition Committee are super proud of all the efforts and hard work you have all put in to date and wish you all the very best this weekend!
Ski trailer will be loaded Friday between 5-6pm at the club if you need your equipment taken to Scarborough.

Adrian Kirkpatrick 
Competition Director 

Watermans to the Wall 2021

6 weeks to go until race day.

The event is going to be so much more enjoyable now that we can revert to the “old” course where we finish at the Marina wall.

Please take a look at the course maps for the individuals and for the teams.

Get your entries in early be one of the first 200 registrations, so that you can qualify for your free WTTW souvenir backpack.

Registrations for WTTW 2021 are now open.

Please go to the link below to enter. 

Enter Watermans to the Wall Swim

Youth News
Upcoming Dates
Please take note of the upcoming dates.  Additional information available on the Sorrento SLSC  - Youth Development Facebook Page. 

Sunday 28th March
There will be NO Youth session at Sorrento on Sunday 28th March, as the Youth Committee / Age Manager s will be at the States..  All Youth are encouraged to either come along and cheer for the “Green Machine” at the State Championships at Scarborough, or assist in running the Nipper President’s marathon and End of Season Party at Sorrento.
Saturday 3rd April
We will hold our final beach session on Saturday 3rd April from 8.30am to 10.00 am following by a morning tea at the Club.  We will have a final swim and Board, followed by games and Morning tea.  Youth are requested to bring a plate to the morning  tea that demonstrates their baking skills. 

Saturday 10th April
Youth Wind up as per the details already communicated by Marina.  Please respond to Marina’s email if you have not already done so.
Sunday Session
With near perfect conditions it was fantastic to see so many of the Redcaps U13’s join youth. Thank you to the Redcaps Age Managers that were able to help with the session! It was greatly appreciated and we are looking forward to the added help next season as there was a lot of enthusiasm shown by the redcaps to get onto the long boards, challenge the Youth in a tug-o-war, and to have some fun in the water and on the sand. It looks like a great rivalry has been formed for future tug-o-wars and I think the U13’s will be back as youth to take out the U15-U19’s in a rematch. Congratulations to all that completed the Youth Swim. We ended up with 4 waves and nearly 60+ swimmers churning up the water. Especially great to see the cheering on of finishing swimmers.
With 36 Redcaps and 30 Youth checking it. Sunday was all about being a chance to allow the youth to show the U13’s what our Sunday Sessions are like and also to have a chat about what other pathways exist within youth at the club. With 155+ Youth Members our U14-U19’s are one of our largest age groups at the club. While the numbers on Sunday Sessions fluctuate between 30-50, what isn’t as visible is the number of youth that are patrolling, volunteering, helping out as water safety at events and nipper sessions, training as Assistant Age Managers, Officiating at events and competing. This year we have had Youth undertake Youth Age Manager Program (13), Youth Coach (3), Youth Leader Program (2), Youth Official (4) and Youth Trainer (2). Most of the U14’s completed their SRC and U15’s + completed their Bronze or requalified. All this in a year that has been under a COVID cloud and the pressures that come when you are trying to juggle chores, school, exams, work, sport and a social life.
We hope that all Redcaps had a great Sunday. To those that couldn’t make it down, if you (or your parents) want to have a chat to any of our age managers and the committee, please reach out to us. We want to see as many Redcaps join our Youth Program in 2021/22. We are looking forward to challenging you, helping you achieve your goals, having fun and making our Sorrento Youth Program the best on the beach / surf.
For Redcaps (Soon to be Youth) / Parents Information & Updates are posted to the following locations.  Please join up: 
  • Sorrento SLSC – Newsletter,
  • Sorrento SLSC - Youth Development FaceBook  page
  • Sorrento Surf Athletes FaceBook page
  • Sorrento Beachies FaceBook Page
  • Sorrento Surf Club WA Instagram site.

Stay tuned for updates and timings on the Winter Training Programs.
SRC is planned for the first week of the Sept / Oct. School holidays (27th Sept to 3rd Oct).  Please keep this week free. Additional details to follow.
A huge thank you to all the managers on Sunday from both Youth and Recaps for your help in running the session.
The Youth Committee

Woodside Nippers

Wow, I can’t believe this will be our last Nipper session on Sunday for the season. The forecast is looking like another fantastic day to spend on the beach so I hope to see everyone make the most of it!
Friday night we have the U10 to U13 awards night where we get to acknowledge our Club Champions along with various awards for the age groups. Please make sure if your eating to book through your age group manager.
This Sunday we will all meet on the main beach in front of the club at your age group flags at 8:45 then we will try to organize a whole team photo at 9 am.
Then the President's Marathon will be run for age groups from U7 through to U13 this is always a great event and really illustrates the improvement in so many of our Nippers from the start of the season. Parents who are qualified in water safety please come prepared to get wet.
Then we will have age group presentations held across the beach and in the club with participation medals and certificates handed out by the age managers. Once that’s all done it’s a great opportunity for everyone to let your hair down and reflect on another great season at Sorrento. Inflatables will be available from 10:30 with wrist bands for unlimited rides available from the balcony for $5.

Just to make my previous post clear, Board training is on until the school holidays so there is three sessions left. we have this Wednesday session, Saturday morning and the last session will be Wednesday the 31st March. We will then have a 4 week break.
On behalf of the Juniors, we would like to wish all our Youth and Senior athletes, coaches, managers and volunteers involved at this weekend's State Championships the very best of luck!  Also a big well done to our R&R who were dominant at their state champs last weekend 

Let’s go Mighty Mighty Sorrento!
See you all on the beach this Sunday!

Kerion Burke 
Junior Director

Ocean Jackets Order - LAST CHANCE 

We are doing another order for the big green club jackets!

They are $180 each (costs have gone up due to shipping)

If you would like to order one, please click on the button below.  

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Message in Motion Update

To all those who agreed to support this campaign it is unfortunate that the WA Road Safety Commission confirmed this past week that they will not be renewing their partnership/sponsorship of our surf clubs. 

The senior RSC person has decided to focus their community engagement budget elsewhere. It was stressed that the model, results and the clubs' support was exceptional.

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