Nippers and junior beach training for the 2020/21 season begins on Saturday 17th October from 2pm-4pm. Training days are the foundation of all Junior activity. Whether it is award training, the learning of basic surf skills or training for competition, training days are a time of great activity. Pool training is in school terms on Thursday nights from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Noarlunga Aquatic Centre. Swim training is conducted under the tutelage of accredited Level 1 coaches and is designed to improve the swimming skills of proficient swimmers. There are also weekly water and beach session on Tuesday nights during the nipper season, times will be advised at nipper Saturday training.
Costs involved in being a nipper
|2020/21 Season Junior Membership|| $210 / 1 child + 1 parent or $295/ family (includes 2 parents + 2 dependants living under one roof)|
|Club Skull Cap*||$15|
|Surf education material||provided by club|
|Competition||cost borne by member|
|Other training items||that are not mandatory|
|Club Bathers*||Girls $50|
|Club Rash Vest*||$50 (long sleeve)|
|Club long sleeved shirt*||$36|
|Broad rimmed hat*||$20|
* Clothing prices are subject to change per supplier cost.
Safeguarding Children & Young People
Surf Life Saving Australia have rolled out a Safeguarding Children and Young People Program as part of their national commitment to the protection of children from abuse, harm and exploitation.
The program builds the capacity of SLS to protect our children and young people by providing resources and education to support all clubs to provide a safe environment for all members. Our club has a signed statement of commitment to child safety which involves the following key strategies:
- Implementation of the code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour when dealing with children;
- Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel;
- Educate and inform members of the signs and indicators of child abuse;
- Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse;
- Regular communication, awareness and promotion of the Safeguarding Children and Young People Program;
- Strategies to identify and remove risks to children and young people; and
- Strategies to communicate and promote the participation and empowerment of children within the club.
Resources, webinars and an online training course have been developed to assist all Clubs to achieve these standards via SLSSA
The Safeguarding Children and Young People Program is underwritten by the Surf Life Saving Australia Member Protection Policy (MPP) and can be accessed by any member via the Members Portal eLearning page.
Aldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club is committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People, under the age of 18, and acknowledges that a child-safe organisation doesn’t just happen; it requires conscious action from all club members to prevent children from harm.
Our club’s Board of Management signed off on our commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People at the last Board of Management meeting on the 10th December 2018.You can see a signed copy of this in the club shed.
For further information please see: https://sls.com.au/safeguarding/ or contact Lilian Fowles (Junior Coordinator/Youth Development Officer/Child Safe Officer) or Mark Tracey (Child Safe Officer)