Kickstarting the 2016/17 SeasonIt was an interesting start the season! No club house, an old shipping container to store a limited amount of equipment and a public BBQ shelter to kick it all off from. Guess what? We did it and made it happen and now we have a beautiful new club house and a growing demand to come on down to Mordialloc Lifesaving Club. Awesome!
To start the year, we welcomed between 60- 80 new families to MLSC which was great and important for the future development of the club.
Thankyou to our volunteersNippers can’t be run without volunteers and we would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make our nipper program and carnivals possible. Starting with the Age Managers and assistants, Beach Coach (Dave), IRB Drivers and Crew, Water safety, Officials, BBQ, Uniform and a big thank you to our club president in Grant who always does an amazing job. Grant is a great asset to our club and we thank him for his support.
The 2016/17 season started with 60+ new families which grew our Sharks team (Under 6/7) considerably. They were well supported by a group of parents who put their hands up to work under the guidance of Andy McLean. We thank Andy for his work along with Bruce, Fiona, Mevan, Chris and of course young Matt.
A special thankyou to the Botterill Family for their weekly donation of all the sausages and soft drink for our Sunday morning BBQ. This helped us raise a large amount of money to go towards the purchase of our new Nipper trailer. So a very big thank you to Tim and your family for this support.
We also need to thank the Hamill Family for their commitment to our club and the training they provide for our kids. These extra training sessions in both the pool and at the beach have definitely given the kids the skills, fitness and confidence to do their best at our sport. The hours put into training and coaching our nippers is amazing and is very much appreciated by the parents and more importantly the kids, so thank you.
Nipper of the monthThis year we introduced a Nipper of the month to help encourage and reward the kids that always give their best efforts, support the team, listen to the coaches and do those extra things that encourage others to follow. This was a real high light of the season seeing some of the Nippers reactions when named Nipper of the month.
A big thank you to Infront Surfcraft for the Infront Board Rider of the month award and Ohana Ocean Athletes for the Ohana Ocean Athlete of the month award. The support in providing their products as awards was well received by the Nippers of the month. We will continue this again next year and hope to see more people attend these evenings upstairs in the club rooms.