2018 SLSNSW Championships @ Swansea Belmont - club wins 11 medals

Congratulations to all our members that competed at the 2018 SLSNSW Championships. Some great performances, many personal goals achieved, finals made & medals won which have been highlighted over the past 2 weeks. 3 GOLD2 SILVER6 BRONZEmedals & close to 40 finals contested at the Age, Masters & Open Championships.

Starting with the Age Championships 2nd Lucas Ottaway U14 Male Surf, 3rd Chelsea Jones U13 Female Surf, 3rd Lucas Ottaway U14 Iron Person, 3rd U14 Cameron Relay (Jeremy Woodford-Lucas Ottaway-Holly Holmesby-Jade van Duin) & 3rd U14 Male Surf Teams (Heath Wheeler-Jack Pritchard-Jeremy Woodford-Lucas Ottaway).

Our Masters 240yrs Male Veterans Boat Crew are now NSW Champions. Well done young men Nigel Taylor, Peter McLaren, Rod Mercer, Chris Mercer & sweep Lincoln Costello. Would u believe the boys had boat packed away, few beers at Swansea Belmont Surf Club waiting to receive their medals

At the Open Championships Sian Bourke picked up 3rd in the Open Womens 2.5km Ocean Swim.

On Day 2 of the Open Championships our 4 x U17 girls placed 2nd in the U17 Female Surf Teams & 3rd in the Open Female Surf Teams. Great work ladies Jasmine Locke Sian Bourke Kaimana Fittock & Zara Sharman.

Our U23 Men's Boat Crew claim GOLD. In a close race dead heat 1st was given to us & Palm Beach. Great work Barry Lowe (sweep), Albert Smeaton, Kyle Mercer, Iszak Lunney & Lachlan O'Grady. 

Then to top the weekend off with the final event, we witnessed something pretty special our Open Men' Boat crew claimed GOLD & their 5th consecutive NSW Open Men's Boat Championships. Well done Shane Geloven (sweep), Dean Roberts, Heath Mercer, Ben Lowe & Fraser Worthington.




Club wins a swag of medals at 2018 SLSI Branch Championships 10-11 Feb 

Congratulations to all our club members that competed at the 2018 Surf Life Saving Illawarra BlueScope WIN Community Partners Branch Championships....1st Juniors 1st Seniors 1st Champion Surf Sports Club ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿ†

SURF SPORTS RESULTS 2018 Surf Life Saving Illawarra BlueScope WIN Community Partners Branch Championships. After our nippers led the way on the Saturday @ Sandon Point our seniors/masters/boats continued the trend on the Sunday @ Bulli. Our juniors collected 42๐Ÿฅ‡gold 31 ๐Ÿฅˆsilver & 31 ๐Ÿฅ‰bronze together with seniors/masters/boats 43๐Ÿฅ‡gold 35 ๐Ÿฅˆsilver & 27๐Ÿฅ‰bronze was outstanding. Well done to all of our competitors over the 2 days. Thankyou to our club coaches for your time & effort, it is really appreciated by our kids/athletes & parents. There were some outstanding performances over the 2 days, many kids/athletes winning multiple individual & team medals. Too many to name here. A detailed results document will be published on our website soon. 

Outstanding effort by all club members yesterday in working together to assist in making the 2018 Surf Life Saving Illawarra BlueScope WIN Community Partners Senior Branch Championships a great success. From 6am til 430pm (carnival finished at 2.30pm) our members worked tirelessly behind the scenes whilst the championships were happening. Surf & weather conditions were great first up but changed mid morning to a howling southerly & got a bit cold later in the afternoon. Too many people to thank individually, from arena set up & pack up, patrol duty, working party during carnival, first aid & bbq personnel, powercraft duties (2 IRB's operational), coaches, team managers & officials....you did the club proud in your efforts๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Our surf sports guys & girls were outstanding as well. Thankyou to SLSI for selecting us as host club. To our club sponsors who assisted with the championships Bulli Fruit & Deli & Responder 1 thankyou. To Maree Gilmour at Earth & Soul at Woonona (the officials lunches were sensational) thankyou. Over 80 members & families then enjoyed a few quiet ales & dinner at Bulli Workers Club last night. #slsi #bullislsc #clubmembersstandtall


ASRL Championships - Open Men win title!

Well done to our club's crew that rowed at the 2018 Team Navy Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) Championships at Elouera over the weekend (16-18 Feb).

First up our Open Men's crew Bulli Gelcon (Shane Geloven, Dean Roberts, Heather Mercer, Ben Lowe & Fraser Worthington) represented NSW on the Friday & smashed the opposition. They continued on their way with victory on Sunday in the Open Men's Final. Our 2nd Open Men's crew 'Black Sheep' placed 4th in this final, so what a great club effort to have 2 crews in the final against the best in the country.

Our U23 Men's crew 'Basil Spice' were in the final up to their necks but a bit of bad luck didn't help their cause finishing unplaced after leading.

Well done to our 2nd U23 Men & Open Reserve Female crews that both made it through to Sunday racing....well done guys & girls. 

Our Vets Men's 240yrs crew 'Bulli Workers' placed 4th in their respective final.

In all a very good day for the maroon & gold caps of BULLI SLSC. 


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Club receives $348K from NSW Govt & SLSNSW Surf Club Facility Grant

WOW- Thankyou to the NSW Government & Surf Life Saving NSW on receiving $348K in the latest round of the NSW Surf Life Saving Facility Grant. This will finish off Stage 2 of our refurbishment & extensions upstairs of the surf club.

The future of our proud club is in good hands & looking great. Thankyou to Gareth Ward NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Illawarra & Shoalhaven for making this great annoucement today at Bulli Beach.

We wish to also acknowledge the following very important people who have supported our cause, namely Gordon Bradbery OAM Lord Mayor of Wollongong, Councillor Leigh Colacino, Sharon Bird Federal Member for Cunningham, Ryan Park State Member for Keira, Lee Evans State Member for Heathcote, Paul Scully State Member for Wollongong, Surf Life Saving NSW CEO Steve Pearce & Surf Life Saving Illawarra President Peter Evert. 



BSEF Grant $10K for vital lifesaving equipment

Must say a big thankyou to Sharon Bird our Federal Member for Cunningham. $10K funding was available through the National Beach Safety Equipment Fund (BSEF Grant) from Surf Life Saving Australia. Upgrades to our lifesaving equipment including IRB engine, IRB fuel cell, radio, first aid kits, IRB road trailer, AED hard cases, spinal board & straps......all important lifesaving items to maintain our voluntary patrols for the community at Bulli Beach. Photo of Sharon with Dean Dudley (Deputy President) & 3 of our nipper kids.