WELCOME TO COLLAROY NIPPERS
Nippers is a fun and safe way to introduce the lifesavers of tomorrow to the ocean environment.
On Sundays from October till March, children aged 5 to 14 will participate in activities aimed at teaching the basics of surf awareness and water safety. Surf knowledge and techniques are gradually introduced in relation to age and ability.
U8-U14 age groups can compete for the club at various carnivals scheduled throughout the season.
Above all kids will have FUN on the beach and in the water, and make lots of new friends.
KEY DATES for 2018 / 2019
Sunday September 16th – Registration Day 9am-12pm
Sunday September 23rd – Orientation Day for U6 and new members 9am -10:30am
Sunday October 14th – First nippers of the 2018/2019 season. U6-U8 starts at 8:30am. U9-U14 starts at 9:15am.
See the CARNIVALS section for dates and details of all 2018/2019 carnivals
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- Download “Team App” from iTunes or Google Play.
- Sign up to “Team App”, receive your confirmation email, Log In, find “Collaroy Nippers”, click on our logo, hit “Continue” on the “Welcome” screen and have a look around.
- You can do the same thing from a laptop or desktop, just go to https;//collaroynippers.teamapp.com
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NEW MEMBERS 2018/2019
Our registration day for new members is on Sunday September 16 from 9am to 12pm.
Please bring the following to the registration day.
A completed membership application form
Proof of age (birth certificate or passport) for your nipper.
Payment for membership fees (see below). Please bring cash or cheque as we have no credit card facilities.
Registrations and renewals can also be completed online via the Surf Lifesaving Portal.
RENEWING MEMBERS 2018/2019
If you are renewing your registration from last season please update your details online. Click here to renew online and here for instructions. You will then need to pay your fees by Direct Deposit, EFT, Cash or Cheque.
Membership Fees – 2018/19
Under 6’s & Under 7’s | $ 80
Under 8’s to Under 14’s | $120
Associate Nipper Parents* | $30
[*Associate Membership is for Nipper Parents who are involved in any Junior Activity. We require at lest one Parent to become an Associate Member. The Parent will need to complete a Member Protection Declaration and show photo proof of ID (e.g. a Drivers Licence). Download the form here]
Junior Family Membership* – $240
[*Includes Parents unless they want to compete at Senior Carnivals. These Parents are required to take out membership at the Senior Level]
All Nippers in Under 9’s and above that want to compete at Carnivals will be required to pay a $50 Competition Levy.
Carnival details for the 2018/19 season have not yet been finalised.
A draft calendar of events is available here
Paying Membership Fees by EFT or Direct Deposit
Our bank details are;
Bank: Westpac Dee Why
Account name: Collaroy SLSC
BSB: 032 192
Account Number: 260 208
Reference – please enter your family surname
Active Kids Rebate
Nippers Age Groups and Proficiency Tests
The Nippers Age Groups run from Under 6’s through to Under 14’s based on your child’s age at 30 September 2018.
Children are required to participate and compete in their appropriate age group. A child may join the Club as soon as they turn 5 years.
|Age on 30th Sept.||Age Group||Swim||Survival Float|
|7||Under 8||25m swim (any stroke)||1 min|
|8||Under 9||25m swim (any stroke)||1.5 min|
|9||Under 10||25m swim (freestyle)||1.5 min|
|10||Under 11||50m swim (freestyle)||1.5 min|
|11||Under 12||100m swim (freestyle)||2 min|
|12||Under 13||150m swim (freestyle)||2 min|
|13||Under 14||200m swim in less than 5min (freestyle)||3 min|
Proficiency tests for Under 8’s and above will be held at the start of the season.
Please contact Dave Barbour for any further information – firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS / TEAM APP
The best way to keep up to date with Nippers Events is via Team App.
Instructions below on how to download it your phone or computer.
* Download our Smartphone App
Download “Team App” from iTunes or Google Play.
Sign up to “Team App”, receive your confirmation email, Log In, find “Collaroy Nippers”, click on our logo, hit “Continue” on the “Welcome” screen and have a look around.
You can do the same thing from a laptop or desktop, just go to https;//collaroynippers.teamapp.com
last updated October 15, 2018
21 October – Bennett Board DY
28 October – Queenscliff, Beach only carnival
3 November – Newport,Water only carnival
11 November -North Steyne , Beach only carnival
16 November Bennett Fast n Furious Freshwater
Registrations close 2 Nov
19 November- North Steyne, Water Teams carnival
9 December – Water Carnival U9-U10 only
13 January – Narrabeen, Beach only carnival
20 January – Manly Nipper Nats
Registration closes 4th January
3 Feb – Branch Carnival – Water
10 Feb – Branch Carnival – Beach
State Champs – Swansea-Belmont 1-3 March
- Freshwater Fast & Furious “Water Only”, 26 November 2017. Results
- North Steyne “Beach Only”, 12 November 2017. Results
- Newport “Water Only”, 4 November 2017. Results
- Queenscliff “Beach Only”, 28 October 2017. Results
- Bennett Board at Dee Why, 22 October 2017. Results
- State at Blacksmith’s, 3-5 March 2017. Results and Point Score
- Branch “Beach Only” at Narrabeen, 5 Feb 2017 and “Water Only” at Newport, 12 Feb 2017. Results and Point Score.
- Narrabeen “Full Carnival”, 15 January 2017. Results.
- Queenscliff “Teams Water”, 4 December 2016. Results
- North Steyne “Beach Only”, 20 November 2016. Results
- Newport “Water Only”, 12 November 2016. Results
- Queenscliff “Beach Only”, 30 October 2016. Results
- Bennett Board at Dee Why, 29 October 2016. Results
- State at Umina, 4-6 March 2016. Results and Point Score
- Branch at Palm Beach, 7 & 14 Feb 2016. Results and Point Score
- Nipper Nats at Manly, 25 January 2016. Results
- Narrabeen, 18 January 2016. Results
- Queenscliff, 6 December 2015. Results
- Newport, 8 November 2015. Results
- Queenscliff “Beach Only”, 1 November 2015. Results
OUR NIPPER ORIGINS – COURTESY OF GEOFF SMALL
Attempt #1 to establish Collaroy Nippers
The first attempt was in 1965/66 started by Mick Chapman, Neil Montgomery ( father of Chris Montgomery) Peter Montgomery and Laurie Walsh – all Life Members of the Club.
Due to there never being a collective name for this group of youngsters within the movement they were called “Juveniles” until the name Nippers became prominent and so the nipper movement was born.
In their first season they had 185 Nippers registered with between 80 to 100 turning up every Sunday morning.
They capped off a great first season by winning the Branch Point score at their first attempt.
With the Nipper movement being in its infancy the Collaroy Club are credited with playing a major role in the growth of the Nipper Movement on the Northern Beaches.
Perhaps the club’s greatest claim to fame is that Collaroy hosted the FIRST OFFICIAL STATE NIPPER CHAMPIONSHIPS – on Sunday March 5th 1967 and the Carnival was sponsored by the chocolate drink called Ovaltine.
It was a massive undertaking for the club as 5,000 Nippers turned up from around the State.
By the end of the 1966/67 season the club had 140 registered Nippers and in that 18 month period some 14 youngsters had transferred to the Senior Club.
Unfortunately the good times weren’t to last and by the early 70’s despite many attempts to get fathers qualified (no ladies on the beach in those days – only in the kitchen) most parents had very limited surf skills and treated the Nippers as a Sunday morning child minding service and interest had waned considerably, accordingly the Collaroy Nippers folded.
Attempt #2 to establish Collaroy Nippers
The second attempt and as we know them to day started almost 30 years ago during the 1985/86 season by Neil Montgomery one of the founders from the 60’s who was keen to get so see some form of activity with his grandchildren.
Neil raised the topic with then Club Captain Bill Whitnall and despite fears that it could deteriorate once again into another child minding service run by the Senior Club an enthusiastic band of parents led by Rick and Robyn Dilger, Terry Mullane and John Dawson thought differently and with support from the Senior Club set about organising the clubs newest section.
The first Nipper Chairman was Terry Mullane ( who played a crucial role in the reformation) There is no doubt that over the years the Senior Club has benefitted greatly from the Nippers resurrection.
At the 1993 Branch Championships the Club won the overall point score and the medals were shared between sand and surf.
By the 1993/94 season Collaroy JAB was placed in the top four clubs in the State.
During the 1994/95 season the Club won the point score at every carnival it competed in including the Branch Champs which the club hosted. Part of this success was attributed to the sheer number of Collaroy competitors.
Along the way Collaroy has won many Branch and State Medals with many Collaroy members reaping the rewards for their efforts by making Branch and State Representative teams.
In 1992/93 season a milestone was achieved when Carolyn Dilger became the first Nipper member to have gone through all JAB age groups before joining the Senior Club.
By the Mid 90’s such was the flow of Nippers coming through to the Senior Club that recently anointed Collaroy Life Member, John Lewis who had linked up with the Nippers in 1987 became the clubs Inaugural Liaison Officer to ensure that the transition was a comfortable one.