Nippers Presentation Day - this Sunday 24 March 11am start

Well the season has just about finished with all nipper meets and major championships completed for the 2012/13 season. Unfortunately with the surf and weather conditions since returning from the Xmas break we haven't been able to get many Sundays in. Hopefully we will have better luck next season. Well done to all our nippers and carnival competitors on your achievments this season.

A big congratulations to Ashley Dribbus on winning a silver medal at the state championships in the under 12 girls beach flags. Well done Ashley. Also we had a few U14 girls compete at the Open Championships including Mali Taylor, Bryar Lunney & Denver Richards. Well done to those girls with Mali Taylor placing 2nd in the U15 Tube Rescue.

Thankyou to all who helped out at Sunday nippers and carnivals with various roles, your support is greatly appreciated.

Our presentation day will take place on Sunday 24th March beginning at 11am. There will be free drinks, lolly bags and sausage sandwiches as well as a jumping castle.

There will be awards for all age groups as well as the major club awards.

Immediately following the presentation we will hold the AGM in the club rooms. All committee positions will be declared vacant and will be voted on at this meeting. If you would like to nominate for a position on the committee feel free to attend the meeting.

I would like to thank the entire committee for your efforts during the season. Without your assisstance the club would not function. I look forward to seeing everyone at the beach on Sunday for the presentation and hope to see everyone at the club next summer.


Brent Mckellar

Junior Chairperson 


2013 NSW Surf LIfe Saving Championships results - 15 medals

Well done to all of our members that attended the 2013 NSW Age/Masters/Open Surf LIfe Saving Championships recently at Umina/Ocean Beach on the Central Coast.

Some great efforts with heaps of personal achievements recorded, including finals made by our members and podium finishes also.

Big thankyou to all the parents who supported their kids, plus our officials, water safety, boat & craft trailer drivers, area managers who assisted out team manager & power craft personnel who gave up their time.

Congratulations to our medal winners below; 


2nd U12 Female Beach Flags – Ashley Dribbus


1st 40-44yrs Male Double Ski – Michael Locke/Ian Timbrell

2nd 103+yrs Male Ski Relay – Michael Locke/Ian Timbrell/Peter Lord

3rd 40-44yrs Iron-Woman – Kimberley Fleming


2nd Open Female Ski – Hannah Minogue

2nd U19 Male Rescue Tube Rescue – Joshua Bond/Lachlan O’Grady/Calvin Richards/Beau Wheeler

2nd U19 Male Ski Relay – Lachlan O’Grady/Joshua Bond/Beau Wheeler

2nd U19 Male Surf – Beau Wheeler

2nd U15 Female Rescue Tube – Mali Taylor

2nd Boat Relay – Open Men (Paul Jones/Dean Roberts/Heath Mercer/Dan Porra/Ben Lowe) U23 Women (Shane Geloven/Olivia Krowka/Sheree Gallagher/Elizabeth Walker/Jenny Harrison) U19 Men (Shane Geloven/Toby Allnutt/Iszak Lunney/Albert Smeaton/Kyle Mercer)

2nd U23 Men Boat - Lincoln Costello/Damien Clark/Kurt Meusburger/Luke Sheils/Murray Wood

3rd U19 Male Board – Beau Wheeler

3rd U19 Female Surf Teams – Jamie Brinkworth/Emma Lockhart/Carly Fagerstrom/Cheyenne Miller

3rd Open Female Double Ski – Hannah Minogue/Jamie Brinkworth

 3rd U19 Female Double Ski – Jamie Brinkworth/Emma Lockhart


Good Luck at Open/Masters State to our athletes

Bulli Surf Life Saving Club will be sending a strong team to this weekend’s New South Wales Surf Life Saving Championships on the Central Coast at Umina & Ocean Beach. With over 70 athletes representing the club in Open & Masters ranging from beach, surf, craft & boats events, the club is hoping for some strong results to come their way. After dominating the Illawarra Branch Championships things are travelling good for the northern suburbs surf club.

Expected to shine are the Men’s A crew of Paul Jones, Dean Roberts, Heath Mercer, Ben Lowe & Dan Porra. Recent winners of the ASRL Open at Stockton & Illawarra Branch Champions defeating Australian reps Austinmer, the Bulli boys are looking for a podium finish against some of the best crews in Australia. The U19 Men’s boat crew are also racing well along with the U23 women’s crew, both expected to figure in the finals.   The Lifesaver Relay & Boat Relay teams are hoping to stake a claim for medals in their respective events.

Hannah Minogue is also expected to rise to the top in the Open Female events, especially the iron-woman & ski events.

Matthew Freeman at 31 years of age is making a comeback in the Open Men’s Belt & Rescue Tube Rescue events, a real dark horse as a former winner of both events earlier in his career.

The club also boats some emerging athletes in the U19, U17 & U15 age groups with some strong teams expected to shine in surf/craft events. Look out for Beau Wheeler, Jamie Brinkworth, Lachlan O’Grady & Joshua Bond to lead the way.

Downie Langthorne the club’s respected head surf/craft coach feels that with a bit of luck this weekend the club could pick up a few medals and this will only assist in the next stage of the season ultimately leading into the Australian Championships next month.  


Silver Medal to Ashley Dribbus 

Congratulations to Ashley Dribbus on winning a silver medal in the U12 Female Beach Flags event at last weekend's NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships held on the Central Coast.

Well doen to all of our kids who competed last weekend. Ashley was the clubs sole medal winner from the championships, which were held in cold windy and wet conditions. 


Nipper dates to finish of the season

Just to let our nipper parents know there is no nippers this Sunday 3 March due to NSW Age Surf Life Saving Championships at Umina Beach.

Nippers will be held the following two Sundays namely 10 & 17 March at normal start time (9.30am).

2013 Nipper Annual Presentation Day will be Sunday 24 March 9.30am start. All welcome to celebrate the seasons results, awards presented. BBQ and activitiers for the kids provided.

Any further details conctact bullinippers@gmail.com