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Some of our Nippers on the weekend at Club Championships!

Abalone Patrol 

Abalone is back starting this Saturday 12th December!!

We are looking for volunteers so if can please help out, please meet in the boat shed at 6am to get everything ready and then walk down to our positions. It finishes at 8am. You will get hours for this.

Please email if you can help out. 


Patrolling members,

We need to clarify the issues around medical exemptions for requals and patrolling while not fully fit.

The situation regarding medical exemptions for requals has been clarfied by SLSWA.  It is now clear that there are no medical exemptions for requals.  Members need to be able to complete the full scope of any award requal or they are unable to requal.  If a requal is not done prior to 31st December then that award lapses.  Members need to have a valid award to be able to patrol.  Members also need to be able to perform the full scope of their award(s) at any time to be able to patrol.

The above means is that if a member temporarily cannot for example perform CPR due to an injury then they would not be able to perform the full scope and/or requal the Bronze, ART or Provide First Aid awards.  If these are their only awards then they cannot patrol until able to perform the full duties of their award(s).  If however they also held the Radio or Beach Management Silver award then they could continue to patrol under the scope of those awards.

We value all our patrolling members and want as many as possible to be able to patrol.  However, we also all need to bear in mind our duty of care to each other, including the public who attend our beaches and rely on those in Red and Yellow being able to perfom their roles fully.  

For those members who have recently presented medical notes to ask for exemptions, we apologise for any confusion caused but it is now clear that there are no exemptions.  These members should not patrol with immediate effect unless they have a valid award that remains current and that they can fully perform.  

Once any medical issue impacting patrolling is resolved it is the individual members responsibility to check that they are able to fully perfom their award(s) and then contact the club to advise they are fully fit again.  At this point discussions can occur with the member regarding requalifying them.  Once requalified the member can return to patrols.

Further to the above we ask that any members who have issues that would prevent them from performing the full scope of their patrolling award(s) make the club (including their patrol captain) aware of the issue immediately and then not patrol until that issue is resolved (unless they have another award they can fully operate under).

Garry Bunford
Lifesaving Director


Patrols continue this weekend with Brookman and Clarko patrol on Saturday. Robson and Austin Patrol on Sunday.
Please remember if you can’t make your rostered patrol you need to arrange a substitute and advise your Patrol Captain.


Well done to everyone that raced on the weekend for Sorrento at the surf league. You did an amazing job for the club and we are so proud! Well done to the women's boat crew for making it into the A final at the Scarborough comp on Sunday, awesome effort. 

Remember Sorrento athletes get free entry into the below comp for this weekend at Sorrento. Check out the flyer for full details. Get your entries into Jess on by 4pm today. 

Woodside Nippers

It was  a big weekend at the club and lots happening with some of our parents getting qualified as bronze holders, our club inservice for all our age managers and our first round of club champs.
Whilst we all can get caught up in what we are doing at the club some times there can be more pressing matters that need to be made a priority. Can I please remind everyone on the beach that if patrol vehicles eg club Ute, ATV or even a patrolling life saver needs to get through please assist by making the path clear for them. Just a gentle reminder for us all we are a lifesaving club first and foremost.
Club Inservice 
Thank you so much to our 50 plus age managers that gave up their valuable time on a Saturday morning to refresh and learn the fundamentals of board paddling, ocean swimming, sprints and flags. This will give you all the ability to pass on this knowledge to our nippers at our Sunday morning sessions.
A special thanks to all our coaches who demonstrated and explained the intricate details of their chosen disciplines . Bill Hughes on  boards, Andrew Ridley  with surf swimming, Aaron Bell sprints and Jeremy Plint flags. Brilliant work guys!
Round 1  Club Champs
I'm sure all our families would agree the set up for our first round club champs was absolutely top-notch. Ahuge thank you to the merry band of helpers that come down at the crack of dawn to have the sprint tracks laid out and arenas set up.
For the first time, I was able to go around and watch all the age groups competing and was inspired by how our young nippers compete with maximum effort, real guts and determination. Also  not forgetting to show good sportsmanship once the race is done. Multiple times I witness pats on the back, hugs and hand shakes after races were finished. That  is what competing the Sorrento way is about to keep up the great work  nippers, age managers, and parents 
This Saturday Paul Berry is running the NRC course which is an introductory level of water safety. All your senior age managers should of sent out information regarding the course and what candidates need to do to receive the award. Please let your senior age managers know you’ll be attending.

This Sunday is the first nippers carnival of the season being run at our very own beach by our very own members. Thank you in advance to all the people who will assist in making this event happen. Please parents if you see an opportunity to jump in and help don’t be shy.
With the carnival taking up the main beach U10 to U13 will not have a normal nippers session run this Sunday .The U6 to U9 groups will still be happening on the northern beach between the marina wall and groyne just look for your coloured flag on the morning. 
On Sunday morning Parking will not be a problem we have been lucky enough to get the use of Sacred Heart oval for a gold coin donation you’ll be able to park hassle-free.
It will be a huge weekend at Sorrento good luck to all our athletes competing for weekend senior, youth and our nippers.
See you on the beach 

Keiron Burke 
Junior Director 

Member Draw

Members Draw last Friday! Congratulations to Adrian McNulty for being the member to be drawn out.

Unfortunately for him, he wasn't in attendance..... SO JACKPOT!!

This Friday, Members Draw is worth $1200

Remember to win you must be over 18, financial and be there at the time of the draw.

Also please book if you are having a meal at


Great turnout by youth this Sunday with 41 checking-in.
A huge thank you to Maddy Thomson for talking to the youth today and giving them an insight into a training volume and lifestyle of an elite surf lifesaving athlete. Thank you also for running the board and iron sessions over the past 4 wks for youth. You will be missed!
Thank you Lisa and Matt for running the youth swim and surf sessions. Today kicked off with Youth Swim, followed by 4 Person Tube Rescues and Cameron teams training. Thank you to the team captains today: Gabe, Jasmine, Lilli / Lani & Jet. Great work on briefing your teams on the course, assigning roles and completing the races. This was followed by a quick flags session for the beachies. Thanks Niamh, Nate & Matt for helping run this.

Great to see more of the beachies heading to weekday and Sunday am trainings!! Also fantastic to see some of the youth return back to the ski’s.
Also, thanks to all those Youth who supported the Nipper Club Champs.  Well done!!

Monthly YIP Points Form to be submitted to Olivia Bertolini asap. Most have done this, thank you. Olivia will send out a reminder this week.
Don’t forget to pick up your SRC / Bronze certificates from Jess this week – please check Jess’s recent list on the Youth FB page
Seniors / Youth Carnival is this Saturday (12th) at Sorrento. Be on the Beach at 7.00am. Yes 7.00am. Please click on this
LINK for the program. Look out for the Sorrento Tents and see the Youth Age Managers (we will be wearing our normal Sorrento shirts) and the Competition Managers (Rhian / Paul), they will be able to help get you involved in any of the youth events: Irons, Single Ski (U17/Open), Boards, Surf Race, Beach Sprint, Flags.
Nippers Carnival is Sunday (13th) at Sorrento. Keep an eye out for the Youth Flags. We may be on the south side of the 2nd Groyne. We will be organising a lighter / fun day for the youth still with activities and games to allow the youth that have BBQ, Lollie / Drink Stand  / parking commitments to get to their allocated roster and then rotate out for a bit of fun. Please be at your roster area 5-10min before it starts so that we can show you what needs to be done and hand over the role 😊. A huge thank you to all the youth that have volunteered.   
Have a great week, see you SATURDAY at the Carnival.  Please get your registrations to Jess by COB Tuesday
The Youth Committee

Street Appeal

Street Appeal Friday 4 December;  thanks extended to Rita Berry, Kevin Kelly, Lesley Solly and Aran Buckley for rising early to attend the train stations to shake a can and all those who collected a can to take to work! 

Please return to the office ASAP. 

You know who you are and are so appreciated.
Christine Cougan
Business and Marketing.

So Cafe at Sorrento SLSC

Wednesday Night 

Mexican Night!

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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