Bilgola Annual Report 2017

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Outstanding Awards at SNB AoE evening

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Bilgola acknowledged at Sydney Northern Beaches SLS Awards of Excellence evening Dennis O’Toole, Bilgola SLSC Life Member (2001) was awarded Life Membership of Sydney Northern Beaches SLS at their Awards of Excellence (AoE) evening last Friday night. Dennis obtained his Bronze Medallion in 1966, joining Bilgola SLSC in 1978.  He has held numerous committee positions both for Bilgola (2003 – 2017) and Branch including Vice President Bilgola SLSC (1995 – 1997) and President Bilgola SLSC (1998 – 2002).  Level One Official at Sydney Northern Beaches Branch (2008 – 2018) and in 2010 was awarded Distinguished Service Member of Sydney Northern Beaches Branch.  He has attended all surfboat carnivals in the capacity of ‘starter’, including local,…

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Nipper Presentations

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Thanks and Farewell from the Retiring Nippers Chairman Wow, another great Nipper season comes to a close! Firstly, presentation nights are always a great barometer of the season, and last Saturday was no exception.  By all accounts a great afternoon was had by all! I’d personally like to thank Lou Edgley for all her hard work and running around prior to the night.  Lou always ensures the points add up, and the quality of the trophies; awards and medals are top notch.     Thanks also to Pete Fenley for filling in as MC, the BBQ and Bar crew for ensuring everyone was well fed and watered. From a season perspective, I would like to thank all…

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ASRL Hall of Fame

ASRL Hall of Fame Inductees 2016

Natalie Gartner and Norm Pounder have joined the esteemed ranks of the ASRL Hall of Fame, alongside Don McManus and Mel MacPherson. Natalie is regarded as a life-long ‘boatie’ having rowed for the past 21 consecutive years. Her list of achievements reflects the hard work and dedication she continues to apply. Not only is she regarded as a phenomenal sportsperson, both tough and fierce, but she is also respected for her fairness. Norm Pounder has achieved an enviable record during his 29 years of competitive rowing. Highly respected for his life of dedication and commitment to the sport and to the Bilgola Surf Club. At a young age, Norm achieved the status of a boat…

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Bilgola Club Champions 2016

Bilgola Club Champions 2016 A dark and cloudy morning morning gave way to sunshine and hot sand for the annual Club Champs last Sunday at Bilgola Beach. Thanks to everyone who took part and helped to run the day, it was a lot of fun! Thanks to Pete Fenley, Norm Pounder and Justyne Rogers for coordinating and collating the results on the day.   2016 Winners Ironman 1st   Lucas Wilson 2nd  Hugh Pender 3rd   Steve Buekers Iron Women 1st   Kelly Trim 2nd  Rebecca Rogers 3rd  Ashley Hall Open Men’s Ski 1st    Hugh Pender 2nd   Lucas Wilson 3rd   Steve Buekers Open Swim 1st    Kelly Trim 2nd   Rebecca Rogers…

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Bilgola Triumph at Australian Surf Rowers League

Winners - Bilgola Gold ASRL Open 2016

Bilgola surf boat rowers created history over the weekend at the ASRL Open at Shellharbour by winning both the inaugural u19 women’s and women’s reserve grade titles. The is the first time these 2 events have been held at such a major national carnival. The Sweetcheeks u23 women (Alicia Jackson, Ella smith, Caitlin Lowe, Tiani Schaeffer, swept by  the legend Don McManus) were victorious in all their races across the weekend and chased down a great wave in their final to snatch victory in a very competitive race. This was only the second carnival for this particular crew after reaching the final in u23 women at last weeks branch championships. The crew’s interview after the…

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Sydney Northern Beaches Branch – Awards of Excellence

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Sydney Northern Beaches Branch – Awards of Excellence Congratulations to our Don McManus on Coach of the Year!   Bilgola was once again well represented at the SLS Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence evening with the following members nominated; Coach of the year – Don McManus, Team of the year – Bilgola Open Men’s Surf Boat Crew, Young Athlete U19 – Molly Simpson,  Athlete of the year – Mitch Foran, Trainer of the Year – Belle Poelmann.  We were up against some tough competition.  Excitedly, Don McManus won Coach of the year – congratulations Don!!

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