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Training & Coaching

Board training Squads

Bronte SLSC will offer the following board training and sand training squads to Bronte Nippers.

Jo Mermaid - $150.00
Sand Training - $150.00
Development and Competition Squad - $150.00

Fee's payable by October 30 so all welcome to trial the training.

Once you have paid and registered you will be granted access to our Training App.
All notifications are via "Team App".
This is an APP which can be downloaded from the App Store.
Request to join by naming squad and your child's name.

Please note a parent or guardian must be present at all training sessions  in case of illness and water safety is required at a ratio of 1:3.
The assessment of the ability of what squad the paddlers should be in will be confirmed by Jason Gavin with consultation with the coaches.
Board training is open to kids in the U9's and above ONLY.
All kids MUST wear pink rashie and water safety orange rashie. If you do not have a pink rashie you will not be allowed in the water.
All kids must have their OWN Boards.
Bronte Surf Club does not rent out boards anymore.
For U9-10's needing a Nipper foamie see -
For U11-13 needing a Nipper fiberglass see -
For second hand boards look at -

Beginner Squads – Jo Mermaid

This squad is for those that are new to riding nipper boards.
It’s predominantly for foamie nipper boards (U9’s & U10’s) and new kids who have never ridden nipper glass boards.
Kids are able to progress upwards as they become more confident as agreed by Jo Mermaid and Jason.
This squad trains Tuesdays 4:30 pm at North Bondi.
Training will commence October 11.
Usual meeting spot is the 3rd ramp from North Bondi Surf Club.
All queries are to be directed to the office.
Email -

Development Squad – Scott Doble

This squad is for those that have paddled nipper boards before and are of an intermediate level.
Foamies are permitted IF they are of an intermediate level. Intermediate level is able to get in and out through waves unaided at a reasonable speed.
Worth noting, this squad is a training squad that will not be able to wait for beginners.
It is more about building fitness and increasing competition skills.
It is also for kids who may want to compete in the local, Branch and State Carnivals.
This squad trains Tuesdays 4:30pm at Bronte; Friday 6am at Bronte; Saturday 2 pm at Bronte.
Location will change to North Bondi or Coogee pending Bronte conditions, and all updates to this will be via Team App

Competition Squad – Jason Gavin

This squad is for those that compete on nipper boards and long boards and are of an advanced level.
This squad is a training squad that is committed to pushing themselves.
Paddlers need a good level of fitness and ability for this squad.
This squad trains Monday, Wednesday & Friday Mornings 5.30am at Coogee and 2pm Saturdays at Coogee or Brighton Le sands.
All Notifications include venue and time changes for all squads is via Team APP.
Contacts are:
Jason Gavin -
For more information on the Board Training program please CLICK HERE

Sand Training

Sand training will again be run this year by Mandi O'Sullivan-Jones.
The sessions are open to U8 and up.
It will be mandatory that the nipper competes in major carnivals throughout the season including Waverley Shield, Branch and State.
Training days are Monday 6 - 7am, Wednesday 4.45pm - 6pm and Friday 4.30pm - 5.30pm.
All nippers must bring running shoes and water bottle.
All communication will be done through TEAM APP - Bronte SLSC Sand Team
Contact: Mandi O'Sullivan-Jones - 0418 418 222

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