Club News

Important message regarding Nipper Membership Renewals

Our first two Nipper sessions have gone very well. Thanks to everyone who showed up, helped and/or enjoyed the mornings. Attention 2019 Members who wish to Join us for the 2020-21 Season All Nippers need to be pre-registered online before next Sunday morning. Need Help? If you have any technical difficulties during the online renewal […]

Newport ADF Veterans and Active Members, your Surf Life Saving Club Would Like to Support You

Newport Surf Life Saving Club is a proud supporter of Soldier On – a support organisation for returning veterans.   On 8 October, we will be hosting a familiarisation night at Newport Surf Club and ultimately invite 5 veterans or current active members of the Australian Defence Force to complete their Bronze Medallion training from beach […]

Our First Bronze Medallion Courses for 2020-21 (updated info)

Bronze Medallion Start Thursday, 15 October | Dry Assessment 10 December 2020 | Wet Assessment 12 December 2020 More info >>> Session Dates & Times Sundays 10:45 am to 1:00 pm Newport Beach SLSC Thursdays 7:00 pm to 9 pm Newport Beach SLSC Express Bronze Medallion 28/09/2020 – 03/10/2020 This course runs through the week and […]

Renew your Membership with a COVID-19 Relief Discount

originally published in late August as “A COVID-19 relief grant from SLS NSW enables a discount on fees this season” Dear Members Thanks to a generous COVID-19 Relief Grant from SLS NSW, we have applied an approximate 20% discount across all membership categories this season. The exception to this is the Dolphins and Marlins where […]

Nippers are back on 11 October 2020

Nippers learn to keep themselves and others safe at the beach whilst having fun, learning new skills and making new friends. There’s even room for parents to join in the fun! Registrations are open: join us via Existing members: please renew here

Nippers’ Pre Season Film Debut

Last 8 & 9 September some of our local Nippers were asked by SLSNSW to be part of the upcoming National Recruitment Campaign. A video clip showing the benefits of the organisation from the perspective of many segments including swimming groups, lifesavers, trainers and athletes is currently in the works. As always, our nippers had […]

Centre for Volunteering Awards – Congratulations Gary Cook – nominated in the Senior Volunteer category

Last week the Centre for Volunteering held its Northern Beaches Regional Awards Ceremony which celebrates the efforts of our state’s volunteers across seven different award categories.  Our very own Gary Cook was nominated in the Senior Volunteer category. While Gary didn’t take out the award, his nomination recognises his 60 years of service to Surf Life […]

Gear Is Good To Go!

Newport’s SNB Gear Inspection Team set aside their Sunday (16 August) for a complete inspection of the Club’s surf lifesaving gear.  From 8 am to 2 pm, the team carefully checked every item that will be used over the course of the upcoming season.  This is part of an overall preparations performed each season, for […]

Join U19 Surf Boat Racing!

No experience necessary! Newport has one of the largest and most successful women’s surf boat rowing programs on the Northern Beaches, with a number of State and National representatives as well as Australian National Champions in our teams. Come check out the action for yourself at our trial day on September 19th, 8am at Bayview! […]

August 15th, Lest we Forget

by Michael King, Life Member & Club Historian August 15th marked the seventy fifth anniversary of VJ Day, Victory over Japan and the end of nearly six years of war, fear, separation, disruption and loss. In 1940, of the thirty three active Newport SLSC members, twenty eight had enlisted in the army, navy or air […]

Expression of Interest – SurfCom

Surfcom Sydney Northern Beaches is looking for new recruits for this season Are you interested in expanding your Surf Life Saving and Support Services Experience? Or in giving back to Surf Life Saving without gaining your Bronze Medallion or patrolling the beach? Expand your knowledge and experience by working in the Sydney Northern Beaches Surfcom […]

Umina Winter Camp For Our Nippers

For the second year, Newport Surf Club held the Newport Nippers Winter Board Camp for our competitive Nippers. This winter 22-kids attend the three-day camp where they were put through a variety of water and land sessions. Although the sessions testing their strength and endurance, there was plenty of rest time in between sessions. The […]

Newport SLSC COVID-19 Safety Plan

In relation to a safe return to the Club and clubhouse activities, the COVID-19 Safety Plan has been drawn to provide an overarching plan for the procedures by Newport SLSC. Intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among members, participants, visitors and the broader community, the Plan offers a framework for both the staged opening […]

Updated Management Committee & Junior Activities Committee Nomination Board

Committee Role Name Nominated by Seconded by President Glen Borg Jan Proudfoot Matthew Edwards Deputy President Guyren Smith Glen Borg Jan Proudfoot Hon. Treasurer Rob Barkley Glen Borg Matthew Edwards Hon. Secretary Jan Proudfoot Glen Borg Matthew Edwards Club Captain Jess Menzies Glen Borg Matthew Edwards JAC Chairman Rebecca Capell Glen Borg Jan Proudfoot Chief […]

Our next Friday Night Drinks is on 7 August

Dear Members As you are aware, we trialled an opening of the bar last Friday night.  Thank you to the members and guests who supported the trial. The evening was very successful from a social point of view, and we also made a small profit. However, the gain was only made possible by a few […]

Notice of 2020 AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 111th Annual General Meeting for Newport Surf Life Saving Club Inc will be held on Sunday, 26 July 2020 at 3 pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held online via a Zoom Cloud Meeting. Details regarding how to join will be emailed to all members, and posted […]

Safety and Welfare – Updated Member Protection Page

Our website has recently been updated to include additional information regarding the safety and welfare of all our members. There is information on the following topics: Please visit the members protection page to familiarise yourself with this information. Note: this page can also be found under the About our Club menu. There are several courses that can […]

The 2020 Bernies must go on(line)

Now that the season has come to a close, it’s time to start thinking about our major awards (aka the “Bernies”). Unfortunately, we are unable to attend the Glen Street Theatre on 22 May as planned. However, we are preparing an online alternative (details to follow). The Annual Awards are a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge,  […]

COVID-19 update from SLS Sydney Northern Beaches

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to provide some important information to our members. However, the welfare of our members is paramount to us and we want to ensure that everyone stays safe during this uncertain time not only throughout our Branch but Nationwide. If at any stage, you are feeling anxious or […]

What a Beaut! Boatie’s Best at Blacksmiths Beach

  Our Newport surfboat competitors did not disappoint at the 2020 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, a race report by Michael King. “A fantastic weekend of surfboats […] our best ever, topped by our first senior men’s gold medal since 2004.  Blacksmiths Beach didn’t make it easy, a gnarly, crunchy shore break at high tide, no […]

Lucky Seven – Newport Shines at States

Sunday March 8 and the 2020 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships wraps up following two weeks of gruelling competition. With a total of 6,000 competitors, 600 volunteers and 15,000 spectators, the host, Swansea Belmont SLSC had their hands full at Blacksmiths Beach. Raking up a total of 568 points, Newport SLSC wins the final Opens […]

Marlins and Dolphins Show a Determined Front at Branch Championships

There was no stopping our excited Newport SLSC Marlins and Dolphins at the Special Needs Branch Championships in Mona Vale as reported by Ian Crutch (aka Crutchy). “We had a strong representative team including, Jacob Rowe, Max Kneebone, Dylan Bracken, Advait Herror, James Fayers, Scott Roberts and Nic Walker.  The day started well with everyone turning […]

Gotcha4Life Fun Run – 22 March 2020

According to the Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for 2017: There were 65,300 suicide attempts in Australia, with over 3123 resulting in death. More than eight people die each day in Australia by suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between 15 and 44 years of age. 75% of people who died by […]

The 2020 Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic

The Shannon Eckstein Ironman Classic attracts competitors from all over the country and offers the same format of a traditional surf carnival; a 10-12 minute race combining the four main disciplines of surf life saving into a single race; swimming, board paddling, ski paddling and running. Report by James Brooks, Coach

Results from ASRL Open Mollymook

The 2020 Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) Open, held at Mollymook Beach (South Coast NSW) from 14 – 16 February 2020 featured close to 350 crews from 86 clubs.  The Open delivered an exhilarating couple of days of surf boat racing as reported by Michael King: A big weekend of racing at Mollymook for the […]

Newport Surfboat Crews – two big weeks of racing

At Queenscliff on Saturday 18th January, our U23 Women ‘Thunder’ won and secured their sky blue cap, becoming the third Newport crew to represent NSW. The Open Men, Hellfish and Reserve Men Shellfish were both in the running for state team but unfortunately, both came a cropper in their semi-finals. The following day at Queenscliff,  […]

Australia Day Long Weekend – Beach Results Abound

There was no rest for our beach competitors on this Australia Day Long Weekend!  Carnivals in Maroochydore, Manly and Freshwater kept our beachies busy and their efforts were rewarded with stellar results. Results below: Murphy Homes carnival, Maroochydore 1st Open Men’s Flags – Blake Drysdale Manly Carnival 1st U17 Sprint – Tom Kerr 2nd Open […]

2020 Surf Lifesaving Interstate Championships – NSW Top of the Podium

New South Wales surf lifesavers have, yet again, defended their title at the Australian Interstate Championships, squeaking by six points over their rival Queensland. On 24 January, Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland hosted teams from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Queensland.  Over 180 competitors across Australia battled over a total […]

Newport Proud of their Iron Athletes

The very best from around Australia were lined up for the last round in the 2019/20 Nutrigrain Iron Series at North Cronulla on Sunday January 19.  Our local iron athletes brought home fantastic results. In a last-minute change, Zach Morris and Emily Doyle were called up to race only a few days before the competition […]

Question: What Weighs 300 Million Tons?

Answer: The yearly plastic waste worldwide The invention of plastic has been critical in the development of many important fields.  From making consumer goods more accessible, to the improvement of safety devices such as padded foam dashboard and bicycle helmets. However, the low cost and versatility of plastic has also made us reliant on single-use […]

Survival Round – this weekend!

An important reminder that this weekend, four of our Newport Life Savers will compete in the 5th and final round of the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Iron series (see the previous article). Whilst Lizzie Welborn will be in a battle for second place, Max and Charlie Brooks along with Jackson Borg will be pushing hard for results […]

Find out how you can win $500 this season by obtaining your Bronze Medallion or upgrading your skills!

Upcoming Courses If you are interested in participating in one of the courses listed below, please contact the [email protected] Bronze Medallion Start Thursday, 30 January | Assessment Thursday, 2 April and Saturday, 5 April (TBC) Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Start Tuesday, 21 January | Assessment Tuesday, 11 February

Swimming into 2020 – Pool to Peak, a success

Cooler temperatures greeted our swimmers for this year’s Pool to Peak ocean swim.  This is the first swim in the Pittwater Ocean Swim series and a total of 590 swimmers entered, 84 more than in 2019. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters Harris Farm, Temperzone, Johnson Bros, Mitre 10 – Mona Vale, Johnson Bros, […]

Nippers is Back

Nippers starts back this Sunday (12/1/2020). We look forward to seeing everyone back at the beach for a 8.45 am start. The shop will be open for anyone needing to purchase items that may have been lost over the break. All children are required to wear the skull cap and nipper rashie.  

More news from our Competitors

Success in the Surf Boats Again A big two days of racing for our surfboat crews last weekend (14 & 15 December). Saturday was the 69th annual Nth Cronulla Christmas carnival, which doubled as the first of three NSW state team selection carnivals. The u23 women, Thunder (Abby Ballesty, Tara Doyle, Megz Barr and Claudia […]

Latest Surf Boats News

Newport Boat Carnival | 16 November by Michael King A great day for Newport boaties at our annual surfboat carnival. The open men, Hellfish won and the u23 girls, Thunder, won both u23s and open women. Both crews repeating their success from the Bilgola carnival. The Reserve men, Sea Cucumbers also won their final, while […]

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you know any business owners looking for an opportunity to promote their brand or product? If so, please help your club by forwarding this post to them and/or contact our sponsorship subcommittee via Matt Brand [email protected] for information regarding other opportunities. Newport SLSC Sponsorship Opportunity via Rescue Boards [pdf flyer] Note: rescue boards cost […]

Pool to Peak – Entries Now Open!

Launch the New Year with the Northern Beach’s favourite swim.  The entries for the Pool to Peak Ocean Swim are now open.  Three distances again this year: 800 m and 2 km, and 400 m for swimmers as young as 10. If you won’t be swimming, please keep an eye on your mailbox for our call […]

Shop News

buy engine goggles online

Unfortunately the shop will be closed this weekend but with Christmas around the corner you can stock up on items to fill Santa’s sack – maybe a pair of goggles or costumes, so jump on line to go shopping and Lisa will fill your order.  

Woohoo with Wahu!

Sunday 17 November was Funday at Newport Beach and what a turnout! Following Nippers on Sunday local children were treated to an afternoon of beach activities courtesy of Wahu and Rugby Five Beach. Joining our local Nippers were Junior Rugby Union teams from around Sydney showcasing their rugby talents. Face painting and games for the […]

Would you like to win $500?

Newport Surf Life Saving Club would like to encourage you to either obtain your Bronze Medallion or up-skill your current award and attend our biggest night of the year. Here are the terms and conditions: Contact our Chief Instructor, Guyren Smith, to register your interest in a course Complete the course and obtain a new […]

Free Community Event – Secret Gambling Business

Lifeline Northern Beaches and South Pacific Private are co-hosting a community event next Friday 22 November about Problem Gambling. Problem gambling can have catastrophic consequences and research indicates that problem gamblers are 19 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. We are inviting all members of the community to come along […]

Sips’n Strokes meets Sips’n Surf!

Thanks to our social secretary, Meagan Barr for organising such a fun event for our members and the local community! Check out the images below and judge our “art” 🙂  If there is enough interest, we might do this again during the off-season. Also, massive thanks to Kelly Stewart from Sips’n Strokes and Molly’s Cradle […]

Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop for 15 to 17 year old Members

Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) is excited to invite nominations for the 2019/2020 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop! The workshop is geared towards creating greater awareness of opportunities and individual abilities in 15-17-year-old members. Branches are encouraged to use this workshop as a way of recognising members who have the potential to further develop […]

Glenn Langley, Newest SLSNSW Life Member

Because we know you like trivia – here is an interesting fact, courtesy of Newport member Gary Cook. Since 1949, there have been 279 SLSNSW Life Memberships awarded out of a total of 75,000 possible members.  Today, there are 124 of these Life Members still living.  Glenn Langley was awarded access to this exclusive group […]

Our Second Century, 2009-2019 – now on sale

Newport Surf Life Saving Club is 110 years old! To commemorate our big birthday and to record the club’s recent achievements, an addendum to Newport’s Centenary history book has been produced. Written and edited by club Life Member, Michael King, the book covers all aspects of Newport surf club’s recent past. If you missed the […]

Newport Prospects for Gold at Coolangatta – and Wins!

Another year of competition wraps up at Coolangatta with impressive results from our Newport competitors. Great conditions welcomed the 700+ athletes from around the country on October 12 and 13, 2019 at Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. As always, the renowned Australian surf life saving event delivered on the promise of showcasing grit, determination and sheer perseverance. […]

Nippers is Back

The ocean was messy and uninviting but the sun came out and we all had fun on the sand. The Nippers enjoyed the first day back on the beach with a morning filled with flags, beach sprints, tug-of-war and ball games. The SRC kids did a walk over the headland and a swim in the […]

It’s a sweep! Australia Wins International Surf Rescue Challenge Eight Years in a row

It was a crowning success for the Australian Life Saving Team following three days of competition at North Beach in Durban, South Africa.  The 14-person squad, including Newport SLSC members Max Brooks, Blake Drysdale, Lizzie Welborn & Zach Morris, faced challenging conditions of four-foot waves and 10-15 knot winds. Despite feeling unwell, current Australian Ironman […]

Our Bronze Medallion Course & Assessment Dates for 2019-20

If you are interested in participating in one of the courses listed below, please contact the [email protected] Bronze Medallion: Start Thursday, 17 October | Assessment Thursday, 12 December and Saturday, 14 December Start Thursday, 31 January | Assessment Thursday, 2 April and Saturday, 5 April (TBC) More info >>> SRC: Assessment Tuesday, 10 December […]

Nippers Say NO to Single Use Plastic

Nipper’s season is almost here!  We would like to remind parents and Nippers to keep in mind our commitment to the reduction of single use plastic at the beach.  Over the winter, our Newport Nippers were certainly not idle. In partnership with other Nippers from all over the Northern Beaches, they participated in the Council’s Swap […]

Positions Vacant on Club’s Sub Committees

The Newport Surf Club relies on the support of many volunteers to run the club and all its associated activities. Aside from the Management Committee and Junior Activities Committee where members are appointed at the AGM, there are several subcommittees where specific operations are coordinated. The Constitution Review (new for this season), Sponsorship, Building, Member […]

Our Second Century, 2009-2019

As you probably know, Newport Surf Life Saving Club is turning 110 years old! To commemorate our big birthday and to record the club’s recent achievements, an addendum to Newport’s Centenary history book has been produced. Written and edited by club Life Member, Michael King, the book covers all aspects of Newport surf club’s recent […]

Newport ADF Veterans and Active Members, Your Surf Life Saving Club Would Like to Support You

Newport Surf Life Saving Club is a proud supporter of Soldier On – a support organisation for returning veterans.   In October, we will be hosting a familiarisation night at Newport Surf Club and ultimately invite 5 veterans or current active members of the Australian Defence Force to complete their Bronze Medallion training from beach patrols, […]

Our Annual Procedure for Proficiencies

With over 400 patrolling members keeping Newport Beach safe, we have a responsibility to ensure each and every one of them is equipped with the most up to date training and qualifications. That is why every year, all of our qualified lifesavers undergo a process called Skills Maintenance/Proficencies. All Bronze Medallion qualified lifesavers have to […]

Welcome Lizzie

This story originally appeared on our Branch’s Facebook page on 9 September 2019 Look who will be competing for Newport SLSC this season – none other than Lizzie Welborn. Regarded as one of the best young talents in surf sports, the Nutri Grain ironwoman has switched her competitive rights from North Bondi to Newport because of […]

7 out of 7 made the finals plus Jackson cracks the NutriGrain ironman series

We had some amazing results from the trials of the Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series last weekend at Coolum. Thanks to Micaela Savage for the pics. CONGRATULATIONS  to Zach Morris, Finn Askew, Charlie Brooks, Isaac Smith, Madison Spencer and Emily Doyle who all qualified through to the final elimination. Only six males and six females made the […]

Are you interested in Beach Sprinting/Flags competition?

Anyone interested in training to compete in Beach Sprinting and Flags events for Newport SLSC this season, please contact Leanne Pate 0425213842 or email [email protected] All welcome from U14s to Masters Head coach – Martin Lynch (Australia’s High Performance coach) Assistant Coach/Strength & Conditioning – Jake Lynch (5 X World beach champion) Assistant Coach -Tristan […]

Membership Renewal – now due

Our membership categories and fees are listed on our “Join our Club” page >>> Enquiries should be emailed to our Registrar [email protected] All new Nipper registrations must have proof of age provided (this may include Birth Certificate, Passport etc). Please note children must have obtained the age of 5 years by the 30th of September before […]

Our Bronze Medallion and SRC Course & Assessment Dates for 2019-20

If you are interested in participating in one of the courses listed below, please contact the [email protected] Bronze Medallion (short course, during school holidays): Starts Monday, 30 September | Dry Assessment Thursday night, 3 October | Wet Assessment Saturday morning, 5 October Main Bronze courses: Start Thursday, 17 October | Assessment Thursday, 12 December and […]

2019-20 Committee Members & News from our AGM held on 28 July

As you are aware, our AGM was held on Sunday, 28 July. We are delighted to announce that we have one new Distinguished Service and three new Outstanding Service members.  Congratulations to John, Barry, Brendan and Megan. Distinguished Service John Greenhill Outstanding Service Barry Cooper Brendan Doyle Megan Hayward 2019-2020 Management Committee Here are your […]

Our NSW Awards of Excellence Finalists

The NSW SLS Awards of Excellence recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions in all aspects of Surf Life Saving. The awards will celebrate the accomplishments of members, clubs and branches in the 2018/19 season. The event is being held at Dockside, Cockle Bay on 31 August. Congratulations and good luck to the following Newport SLSC […]

Mental Health First Aid Course in August 2019

We are very proud to announce this initiative. As our President, Rob Emerson mentioned in his speech at our Annual Awards celebration on 7 June: Mental Health issues amongst our communities’ youth seems unfortunately to be an epidemic, and our Newport village is not immune to this. And while we have experienced this in tragic […]

What is a Bernie?

A new tradition started last Friday night (7 June) at our Annual Awards Celebration in the Glen Street Theatre. Our major award winners all took home a “Bernie”. The Bernie is a sculpture by local artist, Victoria Norman. Victoria used the lifesavers’ motto “Vigilance & Service” as inspiration during the creation. The sculpture has been […]

Upcoming Annual General Meeting | 28 July

The 110th Annual General Meeting for Newport Surf Life Saving Club Inc will be held on Sunday, 28 July 2018 at 3pm, in the Robin Cale Clubroom at Newport Surf Club, Barrenjoey Road Newport. AGENDA 1. Apologies 2. A minute’s silence to honour our lost members and fellow lifesavers 3. Confirmation of the Minutes of […]

3 Golds on Super Saturday!

Congratulations to our Under 19s Female Rescue Tube Rescue & Under 17s Male Ski Relay Teams! STOP PRESS: Blake Drysdale has just won the Open Men’s Flags again (8:50pm, 6 April 2019). Good luck to all of our competitors racing on the final day of Aussies 2019 tomorrow!

A note from our Nipper Chairman, Matt Halakas

Our last Nippers for the season was on last Sunday – such a shame the weather meant we had to cancel the giant slide! Congratulations to all of our 2018-19 Season Nipper Award recipients. A huge thanks to our Age Managers, Committee members, Carnival Organisers, BBQ Team and parent helpers for making Nippers so safe […]

Our Sweet Sixth State Championship Win

Story below from Surf Life Saving NSW, 12 March 2019 Surf clubs are about so much more than superstars and this sixth State Championship win by Newport SLSC is a great example. Newport SLSC entered the 2019 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships knowing that defending its title would potentially be a solid challenge. The Sydney […]

Our Nippers finished second at the NSW Champs!

Story below from Surf Life Saving NSW, 5 March 2019 Despite Newport SLSC narrowly missing out on the top spot at the 2019 NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships by just three points, the Sydney Northern Beaches juniors enjoyed successes across the board at Swansea Belmont’s Blacksmiths Beach. READ MORE >>>

First Aid Course at Newport on 5 & 12 March

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training. If […]

Exclusive Member Offer at The Park House

Club sponsor The Park House has a fabulous offer for all Newport Surf Club members including: Members pricing on Classics Menu Members pricing on beverages Happy Hour 5-6pm Monday to Friday $25 birthday voucher (can be used in any part of the venue including the bottle shop) 5% discount on bottle shop purchases or 10% […]

NSW wins the 2019 Interstate Championship

Team NSW have taken top spot at the National Interstate Championship! Congratulations to all the competitors that took part on 24 January at Newport Beach. Full results now at A note from our President,Rob Emerson on 25 January 2019 The Surf Life Saving Interstate held at Newport Beach yesterday was a fantastic success that […]

2 Newport crews shined at the 2019 Interbranch Surfboat Championships, Best of the Best at Queenscliff last Sunday

On Sunday, 20 January, two Newport crews contributed to Sydney Northern Beaches winning the Interbranch Surfboat Championships, Best of the Best. Our U23 women ‘Thunder’ Tara Doyle, Abby Ballesty, Megz Barr and Claudia Harris (swept by Michael King) won their division and the Open Men ‘Hellfish’ Alex Brown, Lucas Dean Wilson, Hugh Pender and Jake Butcher […]