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The Bondi Surfer No. 74
Season Starter Edition
26 September 2018
Photo: Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill: Patrols are back on! See you on the beach.
Intro & Welcome
We are back on the beach this weekend with patrols starting on Saturday and through to Monday with the long weekend. Rosters and Patrol swaps documents are available for patrol members. It’s great to see every section of the club filled with many members keen to get involved in the 18/19 season.
We will be publishing a handbook for members with information on all sections, it will be updated regularly with lifesaving, competition, education, nippers and general club information.
This Sunday bottles is back! Bring friends and family down at 5pm to enjoy your club. One of our sponsors the Sydney Roosters are in the grand final so the game will be on the big screen.
One of the main fundraising functions for the club is coming up with the Legends Lunch at Doltone House. It’s always a great day with many members booking tables and bringing their business colleagues and friends. Hope to see you there!
See you on the beach and hope the water warms up soon!
Events & Reminders
Find more information on the club Facebook page.
BSBLC is back on the beach: first Patrols
Saturday, 29 September
Sunday, 30 September
Monday, 1 October: LABOUR DAY
Saturday, 6 October
– CLOCKS GO BACK 1 HOUR OVERNIGHT –
Sunday, 7 October
Below are links to the patrol rosters and a swap document where you can swap patrols with other members if you are unable to make a particular patrol:
Legends Lunch headline guests announced!
NSW’s successful State of Origin rugby league coach Brad Fittler has accepted the guest speaker role for Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club’s annual Legends Lunch.
The lunch will offer an intimate insight and reflection on one of the game’s great minds. Brad this year coached the Blues to a series win against Queensland. And over his 300-game career, he achieved almost everything as a player.
Ned Wieland, the Waverley College student who in 2017 became the youngest Australian to swim the English Channel at the age of 16 years and 10 days, will be another of our guests. He recently returned from America, where he completed the triple crown of ocean swimming, adding the 20 bridges of New York to his Catalina Island and English Channel swims.
7th Annual BSBLC Legends Lunch
Emcee: Fox Sports’ Tony Squires
Individual and full table tickets available:
Money raised on the day will finance the club’s voluntary lifesaving activities. A percentage will be donated to the RUOK ? Foundation.
Marketing & Sponsorship
Why do local businesses provide Clubbies with discounts for their services? We asked, and an amazing 60% responded. Overwhelmingly, they “want to give back and support the local community, in particular to a vital service that is an essential part of Australian culture”.
However, a lot of local businesses also said that they had very little uptake if their offers!!?
This is a shame. We are going to be working very hard this season to promote these amazing discounts and support our generous local businesses.
Important note: to access these discounts you must have an up to date Member Badge with the current (2018/19) season date. If you don’t already have one, follow the link and find out how to get your 2018-19 year tag.
And now to highlight 2 generous local businesses that support us…
Lush on Bondi & Surfish
Café, bar, fish and chips, salads, sandwiches on Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach
Maria Manthopoulos of Lush and Surfish says:
Restaurant at 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
10% discount to Bondi Surf Club members and their families (when up to date member badge shown)
Owner Alasdair France, reconfirmed he wants to:
Check out all the businesses supporting and offering discounts to Bondi Members here.
Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise
Pre-season Surf Sports meeting
All competitors (U15 – Masters) and parents are encouraged to attend the Pre-season Surf Sports meeting on Sunday, 23 September at 10:00am. The meeting will highlight plans for the 2018-19 Season, including training, carnivals, and World and Aussies preparation. All sections will be represented; swim, craft, boats, beach, lifesaving, R&R, and pool rescue.
Sign up for Bondi’s Coaching Clinic with Clint Robinson
Our coaching clinic with Clint Robinson, OAM on 27 and 28 October is your opportunity to learn from an Olympic champion and a legend of Surf Lifesaving.
One week to enter Worlds
If you’d like to compete at the 2018 Worlds in Adelaide, send an email – with your events and vest size – to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 5 October.
ICYMI: The 2018-2019 season
There was a great turnout for the Pre-season Surf Sports meeting on Sunday, 23 September. More than 50 people attended, from ages 14 – 72.
In case you couldn’t make it, here’s a few things to mark on your calendar.
Summer training starts Monday, 15 October
No more excuses! Get yourself to the beach and get fit.
Here are the training sessions for the coming months.
Spaces still available for the Clint Robinson Coaching Clinic
We are delighted to offer the following Clint Robinson Clinics to Bondi Surf Club Members.
Saturday, 27 October, Rose Bay
Sunday, 28 October, Bondi
The cost is $50 for one session and $70 for 2 or more sessions.
Get involved in R&R this summer
We are looking to grow our R&R section. Anyone who is interested in competing is invited to a pre-season briefing on Saturday, 20 October at 10:00 am in the Club hall.
We would like to establish interest for the various age groups (U/15’s, U/17’s and U/19’s) as a first step. U/17 competitors who have not yet obtained their Bronze Medallion will need to do this before they can compete. (This relates specifically to those graduating from the U/15 ranks).
Please contact Charles Fountain, R&R Coach, with any questions: charlesfountain
Save the date for the Surf Sports Proficiency and Social
We will be holding our proficiency for Bronze and SRC on Sunday, 4 November, followed by a BBQ.
It’s that time of year again.
The first proficiency for Patrol Captains/Vice Captains and Trainers will be on Saturday, 15 October.
This will include a full run through of the Bronze Medallion, ARTC and Spinal courses.
Look out for the other proficiencies posted around the Club, on Facebook, and here in the Surfer.
Induction for our first Bronze course was held last Saturday and 11 people passed the swim test at Icebergs. Overall, there are 19 people currently signed up for this course. They started on the beach Saturday morning.
Our second Bronze course induction will be on 16 September at 10:30am. There are limited spaces available. If you know someone who is planning to do this course, they need to register now!
Regular courses to advance your training beyond the Bronze medallion level are starting! To register for a course, us our brand new registration system: simply follow this link to access proficiency requirements and then click “Book in now here”
Monthly Gold time trials
This season, we’ll hold Gold Medallion swim time trials at Icebergs every month. If you want to be Gold qualified (or to remain proficient), your qualifying time is 800m in 14 minutes or less.
Your next courses and trials are:
7 and 20 October – First Aid (NB: your certificates expire every 3 yrs)
If you have questions regarding Higher Awards, speak to Damon on 0414 571 448 or email higherwards
Become a Trainer
If you are interested in becoming a Trainer at the Club, contact: education
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Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
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