Nippers do club proud at 2019 SLSNSW Age Championships

What a great perforamnce by all of our nipper athletes that competed at the 2019 NSW Age Championships @ Swansea Belmont.

Oustanding achievements,personal goals, finals & medals...WOW! 

Maroon & Gold cap all over the beach πŸ’ͺ

U14 Girls rock winning the two medals on Day 2 ......πŸ‘πŸ‘

πŸ₯‡1st NSW Champions U14 Female Board Rescue Chelsea Jones & Sarah Locke

πŸ₯‰3rd U14 Female Board Relay Chelsea Jones Sarah Locke & Lucy Murphy

Top 6 placing;
✴5th U13 Female Surf Teams - Imogen James Manna Berry Gabby Eaton & Jazz Munro

✴5th U14 Female Surf Teams - Chelsea Jones Sarah Locke Lucy Murphy & Kiri Crittenden

✴5th U11 Female Surf Teams - Mia Doyle Maddison Jones Frankie Hammersley & Stephanie Staniforth

✴5th U14 Male Surf Teams - Caleb Sharman Brayden Woodford Zane Hammersley & Bowen Willibrands

✴6th U13 Male Board Rescue - Brayden Woodford & Zane Hammersley

Congratulations to allπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ the club is very proud of your efforts today. Thankyou to all our helpers plus mums & dads supporting

Day 3 & final day at NSW Nipper Championships @ Swansea on fire heaps of finals & another 4 medals won;

πŸ₯‰3rd U 14 Female Surf Chelsea Jones
πŸ₯‰3rd U13 Male Surf Brayden Woodford 
πŸ₯‰3rd U13 Iron woman Jazz Munro
πŸ₯‰3rd U13 Cameron Relay Brayden Woodford Jazz Munro Gabby Eaton & Zan Hammersley

Top 6 placing 5th U14 Iron woman Sarah Locke.

Chelsea Jones after placing 3rd in her swim was unable to compete for the rest of the day due to an injury suffered. As a precaution she was conveyed to John Hunter Hospital by ambulance (neck injury) & was later released given the all clear πŸ™πŸ‘. Unfortunately she was unable to do her iron woman race.

Massive congratulations to all our kids πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ you did yourself, your family & your club proudπŸ‘

Outstanding racing with the club finishing in the top 20 (17th)....1 Gold & 5 Bronze medals!

Thankyou to everybody that assisted at the Nipper Championships...McMasters Beach & Umina SLSC's personnel with power craft shifts, team managers, water safety personnel, officials & supporting parents.

Proud weekend for our hard working clubπŸΊπŸ‘


2019 NSW Open Championships - club finishes 12th in point-score 

Great NSW Open Championships for our small club...we definitely punch above our weight.

Firstly we must mention our Open Men's Boat Crew.....WOW OUTSTANDING NSW Champions πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‡ and that is 6 open titles in a row!!

Unbelieve guys, a record that will stand for a very long time we expect. Shane Geloven Dean Roberts Heath Mercer Ben Lowe & Fraser Worthington!


All up 3 GOLD 2 SILVER 2 BRONZE medals 

πŸ₯‡GOLD Open Men's Boat

πŸ₯‡GOLD Zara Sharman U17 Female Surf

πŸ₯‡GOLD Jasmine Locke U17 Female Ski

πŸ₯ˆSILVER Sian Bourke U17 Female Surf

πŸ₯ˆSILVER Lucas Ottaway U15 Male Surf

πŸ₯‰BRONZE U17 Female Surf Teams Zara Sharman Sian Bourke Jasmine Locke & Jacinta Cliff

πŸ₯‰BRONZE U17 Iron woman Zara Sharman 


Top 6 placing's;

* 4th U15 Female Surf Holly Holmesby  

✴4th U17 Female 2km Beach Run Jacinta Cliff

✴4th U19 Female Surf Teams (U17 girls)
✴5th U15 Male Board Relay (Lucas Ottaway Heath Wheeler & Jeremy Woodford)

* 5th U15 Ironman Lucas Ottaway 

 βœ΄5th Boat Relay Open Men Reserve Women & U19 Men crews
✴6th U15 Female Surf Teams ( Holly Holmesby Sarah Locke Lucy Murphy & Jazz Munro)
✴6th U15 Female Board Rescue (Holly Holmesby & Sarah Locke)

✴U17 Female Ski Relay 6th Jasmine Locke Zara Sharman & Sian Bourke

BULLI SLSC finishes 12th in Open Point-score 

Massive thankyou to Paul Brightwell (2 x IRB shifts), Josh Woodford ( 1 x IRB shift) & Jamie Thorpe (1× IRB shift), our officials Peter Hammersley Garry Roberts & Penny Ottaway for your volunteering it is greatly appreciated...if you are not there our athletes don't get to compete πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘



Nippers prepare for State Champs with a training camp

Our 30 nipper kids going to the upcoming 2019 NSW Age Championships had a training camp last weekend at the surf club.

All we can say is WOWπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

This is what we are about...making sure our athletes receive the best training available....and we have it in bucket loads.

The kids listened, trained hard and had fun...a recipe for success🏊‍β™€οΈπŸŠ‍β™‚οΈπŸ„‍β™€οΈπŸ„‍♂️

Camp started at 2pm on the Saturday & concluded 8.30am on the Sunday. Session's involving some of the highest quality members giving back & the kids loved it. BBQ dinner & a chat with our former stars & current stars

Thankyou β˜† Heath Mercer after rowing at ASRL on Saturday (Open Men) coming along & bringing his AUS blazerπŸ‘really cool for the kids to see!

Then after dinner 
β˜† Ben Allen - former NSW Open Surf & Board Rescue Champion 
β˜† Beau Wheeler - current Nutri Grain star & former U19 World Surf Champion
β˜† Matthew Freeman - former Aus Open Belt Champion, NSW Board Rescue Champion & AUS rep
β˜† Greg Miller - former Uncle Tobys & Nutri Grain star, former World Board Rescue Champion
β˜† Zara Sharman - current U17 star & NSW Rep

Club President Keith Caldwell conducted a Q & A session with the good & the kids were captivatedπŸ‘€

Then a bit of You Tube footage of BULLI SLSC stars in action plus a movie to finish off the nightπŸ’€ sleep over in the surf club.

Early to rise Sunday morning & another training session with β˜† Club Senior Coach Scott Jones (former coach at Queenscliff & Newport) & a few of the above.

Massive thankyou to β˜† Daniel Robberds current NSW Beach Coach who gave up his time to conduct a session with 2 of our young beachie girls, it was a great session today as well, you could see the improvement in their techniques & style straight away!

BBQ breakfast & fresh fruit from Bulli Fruit & DeliπŸ‘

All of this couldn't have happened without our Junior Coach Seb James leading the way with able assistants Josh Woodford & Simon Jones. Thankyou to everybody who assisted in any way (Leesa James - Chaperone), ladies & gents preparing the meals & general logistics of the weekend....legends, great team work, proud club spirit😘



Club wins overall Branch Championships 1st Seniors & 1st Juniors

Its official 2019 Surf Life Saving Illawarra Champion Surf Sports Club .....πŸŽ™πŸ”ŠπŸ“£

πŸ₯‡1st Junior & πŸ₯‡1st Senior Pointscore
πŸ†Overall Club Champion Pointscore

Congratulations to everybody from our club involved in this fantastic result;

βœ…kids/athletes competing
βœ…competition secretary's 
βœ…team managers & age managers
βœ…water safety & powercraft personnel
βœ…supportive parents & family
βœ…club committee
βœ…patrol members covering as subs

As you can see there is a long list of valuable members that make our surf sports program very important to developing success πŸ’ͺ we are one we are strong...well doneπŸ‘πŸ‘

Detailed summary of all results will be published in our 2018-2019 Annual Report. 




With the continuing hot weather in Wollongong Nina Crompton is looking forward to testing the new floating beach wheelchair to be launched today by Multiple Sclerosis Limited at Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club.

It marks a huge day for Nina as she has not been able to enjoy the beach since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis five years ago.

“I found out that I had multiple sclerosis in 2013, and the next year it had affected my legs,” she said.

“It’s been a long while since I last visited the beach and I can’t wait to feel the water under my feet and experience the cool sea breeze.”

Multiple Sclerosis Limited has worked with the Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club to give local people with limited mobility the ability to access the newly acquired beach wheelchair and spend a day at the beach with family and friends.

John Blewonski, Chief Executive Officer of Multiple Sclerosis Limited, thanked the Honda Foundation for donating the chair and said that it would be not just for people with MS but also will be available at no cost for others with similar disorders and disabilities.

“This chair is a significant step forward for wheelchair users and will improve their quality of life by getting them back onto the beach and in many cases into the water. It’s important that everyone has the opportunity to live an active and healthy lifestyle regardless of their personal circumstance or physical ability.”

Keith Caldwell, Bulli Surf Lifesaving Club President, said that it was a fantastic initiative by Multiple Sclerosis Limited and that he expected the new equipment will help people with a disability and their families have fun at the beach together.

“We’re lucky to have a beautiful beach and this initiative will ensure that everyone across the Illawarra region will be able to access it.”

Keith said that volunteer lifesavers would be on hand to assist wheelchair users at weekends and public holidays.

“The chairs will be handed over to the hirer for self-use, however our lifesavers will always be there to help out if they can.”

The Mobi Floating Beach Wheelchair (called the Mobi-Chair) is the world’s most popular amphibious rolling beach wheelchair. It provides a seamless transition from a wheelchair to the beach, and from the beach into the ocean.

Bookings for a beach wheelchair can be made by emailing to arrange a time & date (on weekends & public holidays only)