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Club Championships

In order to recognise Nippers who turn up every Sunday at Bronte, this year each Nipper will get 1 point towards the Club Championship for each Sunday they attend (capped at 8 points). We want all kids to be able to see some points against their name at the end of the year.

Two club championship days will be held during the season. All nippers are encouraged to compete in these friendly races. These events not only go towards the Club Champion Award but will also help to prepare our nippers for a competitive environment and give great life skills experience. Points will be allocated as per the table below and consist of the following events, run under competition rules:

Points per event

First place

10

Second place

8

Third place

6

Fourth place

4

Fifth place

2

Sixth place

1

U8’s age group

U9 – U10 age groups

U11-U14 age groups

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The points from the two club championship rounds will be added together, along with the Sunday points and the nipper with the highest points will be Club Champion. We will also be awarding trophies for 2nd and 3rd spot. In the event that we only hold one club championship, due to adverse beach conditions, those points will be used to determine the champions along with the Sunday points (pro rata).

Great consideration and debate has gone into chosing our dates for CC’s and we have tried to take into account other sports that may conflict but the dates we have chosen are final and will not be moved due to other sporting commitments of a few nippers.

Awards

At the end of each season we recognise the efforts of our junior members at 2 separate awards presentations. The U6 and U7’s will have their presentation on the last day of the nipper season. The U8 to 14’s will have a presentation after the end of the season (please check calendar for dates).

This season the awards that will be given out to the age groups U8-U14 will be as follows:

1st Club Champion (highest point scorer)

2nd Club Champion (2nd highest point scorer)

3rd Club Champion (3rd highest point scorer)

       

Water Champion (highest scorer in club champs water events, does not include Sunday points)

Sand Champion (highest scorer in club champs sand events, does not include Sunday points)

Perpetual “Club Spirit” award is to be awarded to the nipper who has displayed the essential characteristics of being a Bronte nipper such as keeness to learn surf lifesaving skills, consistent effort to improve, enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and being helpful and considerate of others.

The following awards will be awarded to both a boy and girl nipper and can be selected from U9-U14 age groups. It will be based on results from State, Branch and other carnivals :

  • Overall water Champion

  • Overall sand Champion

This award will be selected by the competition committee.

We have also introduced two new awards. They are both Encouragement Awards for the competitive training groups and are chosen by the Head Trainers. The first is the Water Training Encouragement Award, the other is the Sand Training Encouragement Award.