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NIPPER NEWS - WEEK 6


 

Congratulations to the U14s who successfully completed their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) at Bondi on Sunday. They are now very competent Junior Lifesavers, and we’re looking forward to having them help us out on patrols and at Nippers on Sunday mornings. A very big thank you to their very patient Age Manager Ryan, Sam Stone for his dedication to their training and all their parents for getting them down to the beach on Sunday mornings for the past 8 years!
 
Well done to the U9 & U10s who completed their Club Championship board events on Sunday morning in water that had dropped a few degrees. It was great to see all of you accepting the challenge of the Bronte surf conditions, and doing your best. Congratulations!
 
This weekend will see the U8s complete their Club Champs Wade and Flags events. Good luck!

 
JUNIOR OCEAN SWIM & B2B, Sunday 3rd December

Win this awesome JM Nipper Board!

The Junior Ocean Swim will be back at home at Bronte this year, with a 400m and 800m course. The swim is all about encouraging our kids to ocean swim, so all participants will go into the draw to win a JM Nipper Board, valued at $975, as well as other lucky draw prizes. The fastest boy and fastest girl in each group will also win a great prize.

 

Register here for the JOS 
 
Parents, set an example to your kids, and register for either the B2B or the 800m Bondi Bay swim, keep in mind Nipper parents will be responsible for water safety for the JOS and the finish section of the B2B.
 
All Club members are asked to volunteer in some capacity to ensure that this event is a success, please register here, nominating your preferred role for the day.

 

 
U8 CARNIVAL, 2nd December

There is an U8 only carnival on December 2nd at South Maroubra, this will be another great opportunity for the younger ones to get some competition experience so mark the calendar in your diary and Age Managers will give you more info in the coming weeks.


 
OHANA CARNIVAL, Sat 9th December

This is always a great carnival at Elouera Beach with lots of prizes and good competition practice for anyone interested in participating at Branch and State Carnivals. Let your Age Manager know if you’d like to attend.



 
SOCIAL SUNDAY AFTERNOONS

Don’t miss the opportunity to join fellow Club members on Sunday afternoons:
The Running Group meets at 4.15pm to register before heading off in the direction of Bondi for a handicapped run.

Sunday Social Paddle for all bronzies, meet in front of the Club at 3.45pm to improve your board paddling skills.

Sunday Sips from 4.30pm in the Club -­‐ come down for a drink, dinner and the all-­‐ important badge draw. Catch up with old friends, meet some new faces and let the kids run off some energy on the sand with their mates.

 

 
BBQ

The Sunday morning BBQ is not just a treat for hungry Nippers and parents it is also a great fundraiser for the Club. Each week we roster on two age groups to help out, if you are not helping in the water your help would be appreciated.
 
U9 Boys, 8 – 9.45am
U11 Boys, 9.45 – 11am 

 

SWIMMING

As we all know, the surf at Bronte is tough and our Nippers need to be confident in the water in order to be safe, as well as to progress and enjoy themselves, particularly once they start to swim in the ocean.  If your Nipper is not doing weekly swim lessons or squads, please consider signing them up.  There are many great local swim schools and clubs that cater for all levels, for example UNSW Swim Club (ph: 9385 4881) and the Des Renford Leisure Centre (ph: 9370 7699).  

 

JOBS – Help wanted!

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:
  • Equipment manager – someone who likes fixing boards
  • •Trailer – we need someone to tow our board trailer to the Branch Carnival
  • State Champs organiser – a volunteer to help organise State Champs team
  • If you’re able to help with any of the above, please email Craig Betts.

     

    TEAM APP


    All Nipper communications have been migrated to TeamApp, this will send notifications to your phone with newsletter, news updates, changes to event schedules and reminders of upcoming events. If you are a Nipper parent and you haven't yet registered for the App, please do so here. Register for the Bronte Nippers team and request access to the age groups relevant to you.

     

    WAVERLEY SHIELD PHOTO GALLERY

    If you have any great photos of our Nippers competing at Waverley Shield, or on any Nippers Sunday or training session, please send them through to us via email so we can share.