Nippers & Youth

INFORMATION FOR THE 2022 – 2023 SEASON

Answers to most of your questions can be found in the Handbook  –  Welcome to Bilinga Nippers
Please note new National requirements begin after 2 October 2022. The new updated booklet will be here as soon as the changes are made. Call back soon.

Download Our Bilinga Nippers 2022-23 Calendar v2

The fun of Surf Life Saving starts when you join Nippers!
If you’re thinking of introducing your child to lifesaving, then Junior Activities is where you start.
Lifesaving is something for the whole family to get involved in and there are many supporting roles that you, as a parent, can do.

ALL Returning Nippers please make sure you have Renewed or New Families have Joined and paid BEFORE attending a pool swim.

NIPPERS SIGN ON DAY AND POOL SWIM is:
18 SEPTEMBER 2022 at the Tweed Heads Regional Aquatic Centre @ 10am and then back to Bilinga Beach @ 11am for Run-Swim-Run and BarBeQue at 12noon
Remember your goggles & towels – (New families will also need birth certificates)

If you have already joined and completed your pool swim – there’s no need to go to the Tweed Heads Regional Aquatic Centre.
Bring evidence of joining & paying – and – We’ll see you for your Run-Swim-Run on our beautiful Bilinga Beach on 18th September 2022 from 11am

You can get your swim coach to sign off on your swim proficiency. Make sure they add their email address and assessors number to the evaluation form.
From 2 October 2022 there are new pool evaluation forms. Please Download the correct Evaluation from for your Child’s Age Group

Stage One form is for Under 6 Under 7 and Under 8’s
Stage Two form is for Under 9 Under 10 and Under 11’s
Stage 3 form is for Under 12 Under 13 and Under 14’s

Stage One Age Group Form; Under 6 U7 U8 Preliminary Pool Evaluations Form

Stage Two Age Group Form: Under 9 U10 U11 Preliminary Pool Evaluation Form

Stage Three Age Group Form: Under 12 U13 U14 Preliminary Pool Evaluation Form

Unfortunely No pool swim means no Nippers (including beach activities)

All New Families need to complete a joining form online and pay the Membership Fees BEFORE they can do ANY Nippers – including the pool swim. See Members page for more details and “how to join”

Fees for 2022/2023 (no increase)
* Active Members and Active Award Members  = $80
* Associate Members = $90
* Nipper Members = $90
* Nipper Family Members (of 4)  = $320
* Additional Nipper Family Members = $60

We are a registered provider for Fair Play Vouchers.
Use to sign up your Nipper

 

 

Download a Step by Step Members Area Guide (General)

Once payment has been received – you will then need to Create a portal for every family member. This can be created under “Family Group” option on the portal

https://members.sls.com.au

Members 18 yrs and over including NIPPER PARENTS – Please Note:

Your Membership or Renewal can not be processed until you hold a current Blue Card – NO CARD NO START and you MUST have completed the CYRMS Training and the SLSA Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course BEFORE attending Nippers OR before 31 October 2022.

Working With Children – Training Requirements for Members

Please be aware of our Clubs Sun Protection Policy

All members are bound by the Members Code of Contact

Need to make a Payment? You can use the gateway on your members portal or: Our Bank Details are:
BSB: 034604 A/c 214785
Bilinga SLSC General Account

Questions? Please Contact: nippers@bilingaslsc.com

AGE MANAGERS – all your age guides and games manuals and forms are now on your portal.
Login to your Members Portal and follow these steps – Library>Member>Club Development>Nippers>QLD

THE AGE MANAGERS COURSE
To be an Age Manager the following must be completed
o Member must be registered
o Member must hold a Blue card
o Member must complete the online theory component prior to participation as an Age Manager
(Login to your portal – eLearning>training Library>SLS-Age Manager)
o Member must hold either a current SRC or Bronze or Observers
Once they have completed the online and other prereqs – a practical assessment is completed on the beach and a third-party report is done by the JAC

OBSERVERS COURSE DATES:
All Age Managers who do not hold a Bronze or SRC must HOLD an Observers Certificate – the course has an online theory section. This must be completed before the practical assessment is completed at the club.

For  any enquiries – contact: cto@bilingaslsc.com or nippers@bilingaslsc.com

Should you require further information, visit the SLSQ App (Junior Activities section) – https://slsqcm.entegyapp.com.au/Page/60/93

CARNIVAL INFORMATION FOR SEASON 2022/2023 (Can change with little notice)
Parents must submit their Child’s Name and list of Events to their AGE MANAGER 14 DAYS BEFORE the closing dates for the Carnival. Ask the JAC for the form.
PDB U8 – U10 TEAMS CARNIVAL
VENUE Pacific SLSC
CARNIVAL DATE: 23 October 2022
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE: 03 October 2022 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE: 11 October 2022 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS: All competition evaluations must be completed by 09 October 2022
LITTLE DUDES CARNIVAL
VENUE TH&C SLSC
CARNIVAL DATE 05 November 2022
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 10 October 2022 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 26 October 2022 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All pool and competition evaluations must be completed by 23 October 2022
GOLD COAST YOUTH TITLES
VENUE North Kirra SLSC
CARNIVAL DATE 12/13 November 2022
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 24 October 2022 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 01 November 2022 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All pool and competition evaluations must be completed by 30 October 2022
PDB SURF RESCUE CHAMPIONSHIPS (incl. U14 Champion Lifesaver events)
VENUE Bilinga SLSC
CARNIVAL DATE 20/21 January 2023
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 02 January 2022 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 11 January 2023 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All age awards (including Surf Rescue Certificate) must be completed and submitted to the Branch for processing by 19 December 2022 at Midday.
PDB YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
VENUE Bilinga SLSC
CARNIVAL DATE 28/29 January 2023
OFFICIALS NOMS DATE 09 January 2023 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 18 January 2023 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All age awards must be completed submitted to the Branch for processing by 19 December 2022 @ Midday.
PDB U8-U10 CARNIVAL
VENUE Bilinga SLSC
CARNIVAL DATE 04 March 2023
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 13 February 2023 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 22 February 2023 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All age awards must be completed and submitted to the Branch for processing by 19 December 2022
NOTES FOR CARNIVALS
 Dates/Venues are subject to change

The Club will pay all carnival fees UNLESS your child fails to attend the Carnival. All costs will need to be reimbursed to the club.

OFFICIALS COURSES
If you like Umpiring – then you will love being an Official at Life Saving Events.
There are two levels for Officials – Core and Technical.
• Core Officials are only able to officiate at Junior/Nipper Events
• Technical Officials can officiate at junior and senior events Information about officiating can be found here:

http://www.slsqpointdanger.com.au/sites/default/files/Officiating%20Structure.pdf

Invitations will be sent out to clubs and members are to RSVP via the link in the invitation. Members are required to do online learning prior to the course (this information will be sent to the members who RSVP).
• 28 August 2022 @ 8am
• 28 September 2022 @ 6pm
• 12 October 2022 @ 6pm
• 09 November 2022 @ 6pm
• 20 November 2022 @ 8am
• 17 December 2022 @ 8am

 Bilinga Youth

Active Members Aged between 14 and 17 years.
Over the Season a variety of supervised activities are organised eg: Pizza Nights, Bowling, Twilight Cricket, Halloween, sport challenges etc.
Make sure the Youth Officer has your email address or request for Facebook or Instagram so that you don’t miss out.

Bilinga Youth are also members of the Point Danger Branch Youth Group which also has various Activities over the season including TeamXtreme.

If you are interested in any activity just email  – YDO@bilingaslsc.com