Building Fund Raffle to be drawn this Sunday Night

The 'Building Fund Raffle' which was to be drawn last night is now being drawn at Bulli Workers Club this Sunday night (7pm) after the Senior Branch Championships at Bulli Beach.

If members still have tickets & cash to return you can do one of the following;

1. See Keith Caldwell at the beach on Thursday & Friday afternoons this week from 5pm-7pm

2. Drop them off to 114 Farrell Road Bulli (Barry & Denise Adams) up until Saturday

3. Bring tickets to the beach this Sunday

4. Bring them to the Bulli Workers Club Sunday night prior to 7pm.  


Bulli Men's A crew claim ASRL title

BULLI’S A Men's crew dominated to take home the main event at the Australian Surf Rowers League Australian Open at Stockton Beach on Sunday.

A one-metre swell, a 15-knot easterly breeze and bright sunshine set the scene for the action on the final day, as competitors faced a challenging offshore sand bank 100metres from the start.

In the six-boat, 400-metre A men’s final, Bulli converted a boat-length lead at the turn into a comfortable win racing away from Palm Beach & Bateman's Bay to claim the Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) title. Well done to Paul Jones, Dean Roberts, Heath Mercer, Ben Lowe & Dan Porra.

Our U23 Women known as 'The Big Rigs' raced unreal to place 2nd in their division. Well done to Shane Geloven, Sheree Gallagher, Olivia Krowka, Elizabeth Walker & Kelsey Clements.

Our U19 Men during the course of the 3 day carnival raced for NSW in the interstate series and came away a close 2nd. Good effort boys Shane Geloven, Iszak Lunney, Kyle Mercer, Albert Smeaton & Tobias Allnutt. 


Nippers start back this Sunday

Nipper return back this Sunday at 9.30am with the 3rd round of the club point-score. Welcome back to everyone after the long holiday break. We hope everyone had a great Xmas and happy New Year to all. 

Some other dates to put in your calender are

Saturday 2nd February- Illawarra Junior carnival at Thirroul ($10 entry fee)

Sunday 3rd February- 4th Round Club Pointscore 9.30am start

Saturday 9th February- Illawarra Junior Branch at Bulli ($10 entry fee)

Sunday 10th February - 9.30am Nippers

Sunday 17th February- Illawarra Senior branch at Bulli (NO NIPPERS ON THIS DAY)

Sunday 24th February- Final Round Club Pointscore 9.30am start

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March- SLSNSW State Age Champs at Ocean Beach Umina ($30 entry fee)

For those entering in the above carnivals, money must be paid this Sunday prior to nippers. (Cash/cheque only).

As a condition of entry at least 1 parent from each family will be required to assist in a role of either Water Safety, Official, or Age Manager, or work party assistance. For further information about carnivals please see Leanne Taylor (competition secretary) on Sunday.


Brent Mckellar

Junior Chairperson



Members shine for State Team

Well done to Hannah Minogue, Jamie Brinkworth & Abbey Dawson who were part of the sucessful NSW team at the Inter-State Championships held last Monday & Tuesday at Homebush Aquactic Centre & Newport Beach. The NSW camp went into camp straight after the Manly carnival & it really showed with a strong team spirit evident right from the start of competition.

Abbey performed great in the pool rescue component with some strong showings helping NSW lead after the first day by 20 points. NSW then continued on it's way at the beach with Jamie & Hannah performing strongly to keep the points ticking over for NSW in team events to eventually run out winners by 42.5points in the end.

Lachlan O'Grady & Kiah Taylor also raced strongly as draft picks for Tasmania, with Lachlan placing 2nd in the Open Male Surf Race.

Congratulations to Abbey Dawson on gaining selection in a Junior National Royal Life Saving Society Team after swimming well at their National Pool Rescue Championships last weekend also.  


Boaties travelling good

After a very successful final round of the Navy sponsored NSW Surf Boat Series at Manly beach last weekend (19/20 Jan), our U19 Junior Mens Boat Crew have been selected to represent NSW at the upcoming Australian Surf Rowers League Champion ships at Stockton Beach over the weekend of 8/9/10 February.  The NSW team has been selected based on accumulative point score system involving 3 rounds of the series all of which attract either single, double or triple points.   Our u19’s were winners in round 1 (double points @ Mollymook in November), round 2 (single points @ North Cronulla in December) and their 2nd place in round 3 (triple points @ Manly) was more than enough to secure their position as the NSW rep crew in their division as well as be crowned series winners.

Crews were selected in all 6 divisions (Open Men and Women, u23 Men and Women, reserve grade and u19).    For the first time, SLSNSW have combined with the Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) and decided to separate the boats from the traditional interstate series.  This is a win for surfboats as previously only certain divisions were up for selection under the old format.   The interstate has been integrated into the ASRL Open Championships and will run on Saturday 9th February.  The u19’s will race against other State rep crews and the interstate relay.  A thoroughly deserved selection and we wish the boys the best of luck.    

Our other crews faired very well in the overall seriesOpen Men finished  3rd (round 1 – semis; round 2 – 1st; round 3 – 2nd); U23 Men were 4th (round 1 – 6th, round 2 -1st, round 3 – 3rd) and U23 Women Gold came 5th (round 1 – 2nd, round 2 – 3rd, round 3 – DNS). 

This Sunday @ North Wollongong our Open Mens crew have been invited to compete in a National team selection event.   A joint initiative between SLSA, SLSNZ and the ASRL has resulted in an annual Test Match Event with full Coat of Arms status to be contested in both Open Men and Open Women year about in both countries.  Starting this season, the selection event will bring together the best crews from across the nation.   Each crew will race off in a round robin format with leading pointscorers (top 4 crews) to row off in a final race for the coveted spot.   The test match will occur in NZ (Bay of Plenty – Waihi Beach) on the weekend of 9th and 10th February.   The Open Men are well on the pace and have put themselves into a very competitive position to be one of the top contenders.  Good luck Fellas!”