Nippers Information 2017/18

Nippers Know-How

Calendar of Events 2017-2018

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Welcome to another amazing Nippers season at Bilgola Surf Life saving club.

Bilgola is an all-inclusive family club in which your children and you can have lots of fun, make new friends and learn skills for life. Children are taught to respect and read the surf and to use it to their advantage in a safe environment.

Activities vary, depending on age and skill level and include beach sprints, relays, ‘flags’, tug-of-war, wading, swimming, board paddling, surfing and lots of other games. The emphasis is on having fun while learning new skills.

They can also compete in Northern Beaches inter-club competitions, Sydney Branch and state carnivals.

After Nippers there’s always the BBQ in our garden, with food and drinks for sale. The ‘Nipper of the Week’ from each Age group gets a Billy Award for a free sausage sandwich and drink!

So, put some colour into your family Sunday and join us!  Become a Billy Nipper http://tinyurl.com/BilgolaNippers

Parent Involvement

No one knows your children like you do, so it is very important for them that you are involved in their activities to help them build confidence.

Each week, we encourage you to get in and actively participate. Be dressed for the beach and be prepared to get wet! We do not offer a child minding service, but with this in mind we realize that some parents have more than one child in different age groups. If this is the case and you elect to stay with one of your kids in a group, then you need to nominate another responsible adult for your other child’s sign-on and sign-off.

Many parents are past or current members of life saving clubs and serve as patrol members, water safety and committee members. Bilgola SLSC provides all the necessary training. You can be an Age Manager or an Age Manager’s Assistant, just contact club.training@bilgolaslsc.org.au to take part in the Assistant’s Course adn or to complete your Bronze Medallion Certificate.

2017-18 Season – REGISTER NOW!

Our Nippers season commences at 9am on Sunday 8th October 2017.

Our registration days at Bilgola SLSC are Saturday 2nd September  and Sunday 10th September 10am to 12:00 noon.

But don’t get caught in the rush! REGISTER ONLINE NOW by following these simple steps:

1. Before joining you MUST  download and fill in a SLSNSW Member Protection Declaration form and a Bilgola Code of Conduct. You will need to return a copy of these via email to the club.coordinator@bilgolaslsc.org.au  or just bring them with you when you drop in your children’s ‘proof of age’ to the club – more on that below.

2. As a parent you need to join our club first. You can easily sign up, create an account and pay by going to portal.sls.com.au If you’ve never been a member of a surf club click on the “Not a member of a surf club” link and follow the instructions to complete your membership. If you’re already a member and are renewing, login to the portal and follow instructions.

3. You then need to join your child as a Nipper on the same site.

4. Please note children must be 5 years old – or older – by the 30th of September before they can become a Nipper member.

For any queries regarding registration please contact our club coordinator, Kylie, on club.coordinator@bilgolaslsc.org.au

Each Sunday…

Activities commence at 9am and finish at 10am each Sunday – rain, hail, or shine.

Under the supervision of their Age Managers the children participate in several events. Depending on their age and competency, activities may be on the beach or in the water. We have a 50-metre ocean pool with wading area for the younger Nippers.

So, you and your children need to bring sunscreen, water, swimming costume, and a towel.

 

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Uniforms

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New Nippers can purchase a rash vest, swimming costume and cap from the Club.

Become a Billy Nipper: http://tinyurl.com/BilgolaNippers