Change of days for Junior Board Training

OPEN INVITE TO MEMBERS CONCERNING JUNIOR BOARD TRAINING.....Training/Coaching at Bulli Beach has now been changed to Tuesday's & Thursday's 4.15pm commencing as of Tuesday 18 September and can be subject to change depending on the availability of coaches and water safety. The sessions are open to all financial members regardless of their ability as we would like to encourage everyone to improve their skills in the water. So if you want to learn to paddle, wade, swim or PARENTS THAT even want do water safety please come along, you must be a financial member, any assistance would be very welcome.

You can contact Kevin Starling (Junior Club Coach) at or call 0434248701


Members selected in NSW Talented Athletes Program

Congratulations to Abbey Dawson (U15) & Tom Montgomery (U15) on gaining selection in the NSW Surf Life Saving Talented Athletes Program.

The Talented Athlete Program will be held in the school holidays between 3-5 October, 2012 at Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. The program will include training sessions with state coaches, analysing technique and improving skills across all disciplines.

The program will also consist of athlete education sessions in nutrition, recovery and training techniques. The program will expose athletes to the most experienced and successful coaches in NSW.


Office Holders elected for 2012-2013 season

Over 40 members attended our AGM held yesterday in the club rooms. A few changes in the Executive Committee with Garry Horne (Treasurer), Dennis Allen (Deputy President) & Peter Lord (Junior Chairperson) stepping aside for first timers Stuart Brown (Treasurer), Lincoln Costello (Deputy President) & Brent McKellar (Junior Chairperson). The future of the club is bright with members happy to step into roles. Only 3 positions remain vacant and if any member is keen to fulfil these roles please get in contact with Club President Keith Caldwell.

Executive Committee  

Club President – Keith Caldwell

Deputy President – Lincoln Costello

Secretary/Public Officer – Barry Adams

Treasurer - Stuart Brown

Club Captain – Jake Hogarth

Junior Chairperson – Brent McKellar


Management Committee  

Assistant Secretary (2) – Denise Adams & Julie Heycott

5 x Bronze Holders – Peter Lord, Grant Joy, Kevin Starling, Peter Hammersley & Paul Hennessy

Vice Club Captain x 2 – Dave Greene & Jamie Caldwell

IRB/ATV Captain – Al Green

Boat Captain – Paul Jones

Surf & Craft Captain – Downie Langthorne 

Chief Instructor – Dean Dudley

Surf Guard Officer – Maria Caldwell 

Competition Secretary – Maria Caldwell


Office Holders

Registrar - Maria Caldwell

3 x Trustees – Barry Adams, Russ Jones & Keith Caldwell

Assistant Instructor x 2 – Mal Nelson & Mitchell Hand

Vice Boat Captain – Ben Lowe

Vice Surf & Craft Captain – Mitchell Fagerstrom

Vice IRB/ATV Captain - Scott Gordon

Chief First Aid Officer (2) – Kimberley Fleming & Mitchell Hand

Work Health & Safety Officer - Vacant

Gym Supervisor - Vacant

Touring Team Manager – Keith Caldwell

Rookie Coordinator - Vacant

Publicity Officer – Keith Caldwell

Judicial Committee x 2 – Grant Joy & Barry Lowe

Competition Committee x 2 - Dave Greene & Shane Geloven

Building Committee x 7 – Danny Sharkey, Garry Horne, Peter Hammersley, Julie Heycott, Grant Joy, Lincolcn Costello & Barney Greenfield

Life Membership Committee x 5 Garry Horne, Paul Hennessy, Kevin Starling, Peter Hammersley & Noel Freeman

Child Protection Officer Maria Caldwell

Honorary Auditor – Jason Sparkes (Sparkes Accounting)


Dawson, Taylor & Taylor win Aussie Pool Rescue medals

Three young Bulli Surf Life Saving girls come away with a swag of medals and Australian records to boot at last weekend’s 2012 Surf Life Saving Australia Pool Rescue Championships held in Adelaide.

More than 400 entrants from 48 Surf Life Saving Clubs around Australia and a Development Team from NZ contested the championships. There were 180 competitors racing in the Under 12’s, 13’s and 14s categories and this included the Bulli trio of Abbey Dawson (U14), Kiah Taylor (U14) & Mali Taylor (U13).

Abbey Dawson was the star with 3 gold medals all in Australian record time in the U14 Female 50m Manikin Carry (41.11), U14 Female 100m Manikin Tow with fins (1:08.46) & U14 Female 50m Freestyle with fins (22.99). Kiah Taylor took home two bronze medals in the U14 Female Manikin Carry and teamed with Abbey to place 3rd in the U14 Female Line Throw. Mali Taylor produced her piece of gold in the U13 Female 50m Brick Carry with an Australian record time of 35.08, she also placed a close 4th in two other events.

The younger age categories have been introduced for the first time this year to encourage greater participation in pool rescue completion and develop pool-specific skills amongst these younger members.

Graham Ford, President of Surf Life Saving Australia is excited about the introduction of the junior racing in the pool. “It’s fantastic to see that these young members are given the opportunity to commence pool rescue competition from so early on. Not only does this mean that they have access to our sports development pathways, it also means we - Australia - have the potential to produce surf lifesavers with broader skill sets that extend beyond the beach.”


ARTC & Spinal Management courses

Bulli Surf Life Saving Club will be holding the following courses next week for all financial members of the club. These awards are very important for our members, especially patrolling lifesavers to possess skills in dealing with emergency situations on the beach. 

Please contact Mitchell Hand on to register or Keith Caldwell for any further details. 

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (2 course dates)

Dates: Sunday 19th & Tuesday 21st August 2012

Location: Bulli Surf Club

Times: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Workbook will be sent via email. Workbook needs to be completed before attending face to face sessions.

Participants need to be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment &  hold one of the following SLSA awards Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), OR Basic Emergency Care Certificate, OR Apply (Senior) First Aid Certificate, OR Resuscitation Certificate

Spinal Management Certificate (2 courses)

Dates: Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Location: Bulli Surf Club

Times: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Workbook will be sent via email. Workbook needs to be completed before attending face to face sessions.

Participants need to hold Bronze Medallion or Apply (Senior First Aid Certificate)