11 Athletes selected to represent Illawarra


Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected in the Illawarra Surf Life Saving Team to contest the NSW Inter-Branch Championships at Soldiers Beach (Central Coast) on 14 & 15 December.

Open Male – Mitch Fagerstrom & Beau Wheeler

U19 Male Lachlan O’Grady & Josh Bond

U19 Female – Jamie Brinkworth

U17 Female – Kiah Taylor & Emma Brown

U17 Male – Daniel St George & Tobias Lunney

U15 Female – Mali Taylor & Bryar Lunney



Thank you to our members

Massive thanks needs to be extended to all of our members that assisted with the running of the 2nd round of the Sydney Water Series on Saturday 9 November.

It was a great team effort with our carnival organisers, mainly the big 3 as in Sean Taylor, Stuart Brown  & Scott Gordon working through logistics a couple of week's prior to the event. Special mention of Debbie Brown collecting drinks & food for the officials in 35 degree heat on the Friday.

There are too many members to name indivdually, but to those that made themselves available from 5am on the day of the carnival until 5pm when everything was packed up, well done!

From our valued members & supporters who worked the BBQ tirelessly, parking officers, assisted with carnival arena setup & pull-down, patrol duties & first aid, water safety in the morning for the nippers and then IRB & Jet Ski duty in the afternoon, our club officials that assisting in the running of the carnival, members delivering drink & food for those important officials...and many more roles that always come hand in hand when running surf carnivals. 

Everybody that assisted, your role whether small or large, 10 minutes or 2 hours was greatly apreciated.

To the Illawarra clubs that also assisted with IRB's, Surf Life Saving Illawarra with jet skis made available for water safety. Thanks to Dave Greene (Surf Life Saving Illawara Surf Sports Director) & the Sydney Water Commitee for allowing the club to host this event. 

A job well done!!!!     


Club Proficiency Dates - first one this Sunday at 11am


Members with the following awards—Bronze Medallion (BM), Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), IRB Drivers and Crew, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)and Spinal Management (SPM) are required to do a proficiency each year.  Please make yourself available for any of the dates below. This includes all patrolling members, surf sports athletes, parents doing water safety at nipers & carnivals. 


17 November (Sunday) 11am Bronze/Surf Rescue Certificate Proficiency & IRB Drivers/Crewman Proficiency 

29th November (Friday) – 5pm Bronze/Surf Rescue Certificate proficiency + BBQ at surf club


5th December (Thursday) – 7pm Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate  8pm Spinal


8th December (Sunday) – 11am Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate  12 Midday Spinal Management

12th December (Thursday) -  7pm Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate 8pm Spinal


22nd December (Sunday) – 11am Bronze Medallion plus IRB Drivers/Crewman 1pm Advanced

Resuscitation Techniques Certificate 2pm Midday Spinal Management  


Bulli Sydney Water Carnival - helpers required


Bulli SLSC is hosting the 2nd round of the Sydney Water Surf Premiership Series on this Saturday 9th November. It is a combined carnival with Nippers U8 to U14 in the morning & Seniors in the afternoon U15 through to Masters.

For this event to run smoothly we require members/supporters to help with the following:

Parking attendants 7am to 9am

BBQ workers & drink sellers from 8am to 11am & then 11am to 2pm

Carnival arena and tent setup 6am to 8am 

Working party from 8am - on standby if any arenas need to be moved

Food helpers packing & distributing food to officials from 9am-12midday

Carnival arena & tent pull down at completion of carnival approx. 2pm available

Patrol members from 9am-12midday & 12midday-4pm


Please reply ASAP to Keith Caldwell (President) or Sean Taylor (Secretary)  if you are able to assist in any of the areas above at any time on the day.

If possible helpers please wear some form of club attire.  We do have some work shirts available if required.

If you are a qualified patrol member, please wear full patrol gear.



Sean Taylor


Bulli SLSC



Club starts with a bang at Shellharbour & Mollymook carnivals

The 1st round of the Sydney Water Surf Premiership Series was held recently at Shellharbour and members of the senior surf/craft section recorded some solid results. With South Coast, Sydney & Sydney Northern Beaches clubs in attendance, the quality of athletes was high.

Hannah Minogue recorded 2 victories in the Open Iron-woman & Board and placed 2nd in the Open Surf & Ski. Further top 3 placings were Daniel St George who won the U17 Male Surf, Mali Taylor 1st in the U15 Female Surf, Nathan Cattell 1st in the Veterans Flags & 3rd Veterans Sprint, Emma Brown 2nd in the U17 Female Surf, Mitchell Fagerstrom 3rd in the Open Male Board.

Further strong performances by Abbey Dawson (4th U17 Female Surf), Tobias Lunney (5th U17 Male Ski & 8th in U17 Iron-man), Lachlan O'Grady (5th Open Male Surf), Jamie Brinkworth (6th Open Female Ski), Bernadette Cardillo (6th Open Female Sprint & 8th Open Female Flags), Emma Brown (7th U17 Iron-woman & 7th U17 Female Ski), Kiah Taylor (7th U17 Female Surf), Michael Harris (7th Veterans Surf) & Alexandra Smiroldo (8th Open Female Surf) completed the clubs standout performances.  

Some of our boat crews travelled to the Mollymook Boat carnival last weekend and came away with some impressive results. The Open Men's A crew recorded a very impressive victory along with our World & National U19 Men's champion crew. The U23 Men's crew placed an unlucky 4th in the final after rowing second all the way & the U23 Women's crew just missed out on making the final.