Thursday
Oct032013

Boat Naming Draw - tonight Bulli Workers Club

Good luck to all those people & businesses that have bought tickets in our New Surf Boat Naming Rights Draw which will happen tonight at Bulli Workers Club at 6.30pm.

If any business or person is interested in purchasing a ticket (only $100) you need to be at the club by 6pm & see either Paul Jones (Boat Captain), Stuart Brown (Treasurer) or Keith Caldwell (President) to register in the draw. Alternatively you can contact Keith on mkcaldwell@bigpond.com or 0414-258295 

Massive thanks to the following who have bought tickets so far;

BULLI WORKERS CLUB - I98FM - CALVI PETROL STATION & MINT CAR WASH

BROWLEC INDUSTRIES - FINZ SWIMWEAR - PRACTIC AUTOMOTIVES

TRIO PLUMBING - RUSSELL JONES - BULLI FRUIT & DELI - ROD MERCER

PHYXIT PHYSIO & INJURY CLINIC X 2 - BULLI BEACH CAFE x 2 

TOTAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (TEC) X 4 - WOONONA EYECARE

VANDENBERGH CONCEPTS X 10 - BARRY LOWE - GRAND PACIFIC HOMES

WOONONA PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURY CLINIC

COLOUR PRINT SOLUTIONS X 5 - BOSCHETTO CAFE X 3

BAIMED PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURY CLINIC

D M PLUMBING X 2 - ENVIE FITNESS

RESPONDER 1 TRAINING & CONSULTING - BERGNER FITNESS

KATE KIRKNESS FAMILY X 2 - RMB LAWYERS X 5

ADAM BARLOW - JULIE HEYCOTT - NRMA WOONONA

DARREN NICHOLLS X 10 - TOTAL VENTILATION HYGIENE (TVH) 

5th DIMESNION CHIROPRACTIC - BALGOWNIE BEAUTY - PAUL JONES

BP WOONONA - GELCON GATES X 2 - CRAIG LUNNEY

VICTORIA & SHANE HAWKEN - NOEL FREEMAN - GARRY HORNE

LINCOLN COSTELLO - WOONONA NEWSAGENCY X 2

BLACK DIAMOND BARBER SHOP - COULSONS BODY REPAIRS  

 

 

       
         
   
       
       
     
     
       
       
     
     
   
   
   
   
       
       
       
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
       
 
     
     
     
     
     
 
       
       
       
       
       
       
   
       
         
     
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Sunday
Sep292013

Hannah Minogue wins Wildcard spot in Nutri Grain Series

Congratulations to Hannah Minogue on gaining a Wildcard entry into the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series

Kellogg Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) today announced five wildcard recipients for the 2013/14 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series, bringing the total qualifying field to sixteen for each event.

IronMen Caine Eckstein, Hayden White and Cameron Cole along with our own Bulli IronWoman Hannah Minogue and Emma Dick, will join pre-qualified athletes and the top-four finishers from last weekend’s Salt Beach trials in the prestigious 2013/14 Nutri-Grain Series.

The wildcards were awarded after Kellogg and SLSA issued an additional two wildcards for the IronMan and IronWoman series based on the athletes’ impressive performance at the trials. The fifth wildcard was included after top ten qualifying athlete Hugh Doughtery was forced to retire due to injury.

“The policy is to award wildcards in extenuating circumstances, and after reviewing the athletes’ performance at the recent trials we made the decision to award five wildcard entries in total this year” said SLSA Surf Sports Manager Nathan Hight.

“The talent of athletes at the Trial was at an all-time high and the future of the sport looks healthy. We want to encourage, nurture and support the athletes in this sport and are looking forward to announcing a new and more robust qualifying process in the coming weeks,” said Blackhall.

Qualifying Process 2014/15

The qualifying process for the 2014/15 Nutri-Grain Series is under review by a recently appointed Athlete Advisory Panel, chaired by Contest Director Zane Holmes. Organisers are developing a program that will see a fully sanctioned Qualifying Series in place for this summer, running in conjunction with automatic pre-qualification from the Nutri-Grain Series and a Trial prior to the commencement of next season. Details will be announced in coming weeks.

The full field for the 2013/14 IronMan and IronWoman Series is:

IRONMAN SERIES QUALIFIERS

Automatic qualifiers

1 Shannon Eckstein

2 Kendrick Louis

3 Ali Day

4 Matt Poole

5 Ky Hurst

6 Wes Berg (former BULLI SLSC member)

7 Tom Trembath

8 Mitchell Miller

9 Joshua Minogue

Trial Qualifiers

10 Nathan Smith

11 Tanyn Lyndon

12 Matthew Bevilacqua

13 Dane Farrell

Wildcards

14 Caine Eckstein

15 Hayden White

16 Cameron Cole

IRONWOMAN SERIES QUALIFIERS

Automatic qualifiers

1 Courtney Hancock

2 Maddy Dunn

3 Brodie Moir

4 Jordan Mercer

5 Rebecca Creedy

6 Harriet Brown

7 Hayley Bateup

8 Amy Nurthen

9 Bonnie Hancock

10 Alyssa Bull

Trial Qualifiers

11 Kristyl Smith

12 Elizabeth Pluimers

13 Devon Halligan

14 Alyce Bennett

Wildcards

15 Hannah Minogue BULLI SLSC

16 Emma Dick

It is an exciting time for the sport with the announcement last week that the Nutri-Grain Series will be broadcast on Channel Nine, the home of sport, and also the inclusion of Deep Water, a new reality-style TV show on the athletes which will air from October 13.

Sunday
Sep292013

Club President tours Japan as Manager of AUS LIFESAVING TEAM 

Australia’s 3-Nil Whitewash over Kiwis in Surf Tests

Club President Keith Caldwell has recently returned from Japan as the manager of the Australian Open Life Saving Team that secured a 3-nil Series whitewash over arch rivals New Zealand to successfully defend its International Surf Rescue Challenge and Trans Tasman Surf Life Saving trophies in perfect two metre waves that pounded Onjuku Beach in Japan.

Led by Ironman king and captain Shannon Eckstein, his fellow Northcliffe Ironwoman champion Kristyl Smith and surf-ski paddling duo Naomi Flood and Lachlan Tame, the Australian Life Saving Team completely dominated the three Test Series.

It was the first major step towards redemption for the new-look Australian team who started with a commanding 17 point win in the 1st Test, then followed it up with another 15-point win in the 2nd Test and completed the whitewash with a 16 point win in the final test.

Kristyl just a week after winning the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Trial at Salt, Kingscliff made it three from three in her specialist Ironwoman event before winning the board and playing her part in the winning board rescue (with Rachelle King) the Tube Rescue and the first two Ocean Woman and Beach Relays.

Manly’s Gold Coast-based Olympic kayaker Naomi Flood confirmed her status as the world’s finest woman surf ski paddler with another faultless display as did her fellow paddler, future Olympian and three-time National ski champion Lachlan Tame.

The pair were unbeaten throughout the three Tests in their respective single ski events, the Mixed Ski Relay and the Ocean Woman and Ocean Man Relays.

Both paddlers also played crucial roles in the Australian Beach Relays with Australia winning five of the six relays with Tame anchoring the men.

Flood (the K1 500, K2 500 and K4 500) and Tame (K1 200 and K2 200) will now continue to chased places in the Australian Olympic Team for Rio in 2016 and have declared their availability for next year’s World Championships in France.

Kurrawa’s beach flags queen Melissa Howard hardly missed a beat winning five of the six flags/beach sprint events and two of the three relays. Jake Lynch (world beach sprint & flags champion) remained undefeated during the tour.

Australia’s depth was highlighted in the final water events of the Test which saw the Open Teams (Women: Naomi Flood, Rachelle King and Miranda Bell) and (Men: Dev Lahey, Kendrick Louis and Lachlan Tame) win their Ocean Man Relays (a single man Taplin) with victories over the Australian Youth Teams who beat the other six Open teams.

And the Australians cut themselves some slack, resting Kristyl Smith and Shannon Eckstein from both these events.

National Team Head Coach Danny Short now has 12 months to mould his team to make an all out-assault on the Kiwis in a bid to wrest back the Allan Whelpton World Championship trophy at Rescue 2014.

Team Manager Keith Caldwell said, "It was a highly polished and impressive performance by all of the team over 3 gruelling days, with hot weather and testing surf conditions making it interesting racing. I think we might have surprised the Kiwi's with our hard line aproach to this event and the complete dominance came as a surprise to them. " 

Sunday
Sep292013

Members attend SLSNSW HP Camp

4 Bulli surf sports athletes Hannah Minogue, Jamie Brinkworth, Lachlan O'Grady & Mali Taylor last weekend attended the Surf Life Saving New South Wales High Performance Camp at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina Beach. Unfortunately Beau Wheeler was also selected by couldn't attend due to work committments.

32 male and female athletes from 15-25yrs of age were put through rigorous physical testing to fine tune their skills preparing them for the 2013/14 surf sports season.

The athletes did strength and power drills, sprints, lower and upper body tests, endurance drills as well as video analysis as part of the three day high performance camp.

Surf Life Saving NSW Surf Sports Manager, Dan Pearce, says that the camp presents an excellent opportunity for Surf Life Saving athletes who have never used the High Performance Centre before.

“The Hurley HPC is a world class sports science and training facility that has been used by some of the world’s best sportsmen and women. SLSNSW are thrilled that we can offer such a unique experience to some of our elite athletes.

“The facility itself is a brand new multimillion dollar complex designed and funded by the AIS and Australian Sports Commission. Using a facility like the HPC will ensure that the athletes attending will learn from some of the best coaches and sports scientists in the world.

“SLSNSW hope to be able to grow our partnership with the HPC and Surfing Australia into the future with more camps similar to this,” said Dan Pearce.

Tuesday
Sep032013

Club Senior Surf/Craft sessions times & dates

Welcome to 2013-2014 lifesaving season.

Bulli SLSC Surf and Craft coaches had a meeting on last Saturday to sort through club training sessions.

For this week only, training will commence today Wednesday 4 September 430pm at Bulli SLSC with a run and board session.  Please wear dry land clothing and joggers ready to run at 430pm.  After completion of run, a board session will commence.

Friday 6 September 430pm - Board session - Bulli SLSC

Saturday 7 September 630am - Wollongong Harbour - Ski session with Michael Locke - experienced ski paddlers only.

From Monday 9 September until further notice, sessions will be:

Mondays - 430pm - Wollongong Harbour - run and board session

Tuesdays - 5pm - Wollongong Harbour - ski session. Beginners welcome.

Wednesday - 430pm - Bulli SLSC - run and board session

Thursday - no club training.

Friday - 430pm - Bulli SLSC - board session.

Extra ski sessions are available with Michael Locke on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 6am plus Saturday mornings 630am Wollongong Harbour for experienced ski paddlers.

These training session are for U15 to Masters competitors only.

U14's will be assessed by junior coaches for the month of September.

Wearing of hi-vis (fluro) rash vests is compulsory for all Bulli SLSC training sessions. 

NO VEST NO TRAINING.

MEMBERSHIP IS NOW DUE:

2013-2014 membership is now due.  You can complete on line at www.lifesavingonline.com.au

or I will be available at surf club Friday afternoons from 4pm and from Sunday 15 September from 930am.  

 

Thanks 

Maria Caldwell

Competition Secretary

Bulli SLSC

mkcaldwell@bigpond.com