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27th / 28th Feb – Masters State Championships
5th Mar – Junior Qualifying
6th Mar – Senior State Championships – Day 1
6th Mar – ASRLSA South Port Classic
12th Mar – Junior State Championships – Day 1
13th Mar – Junior State Championships – Day 2
19th Mar – Senior State Championships – Day 2
20th Mar – Senior State Championships – Day 3
3rd Apr – R & R State Championships
16th – 24th Apr – Aussies
7th / 8th May – True Grit, Caudo Vineyard
21st May – Senior Presentation Night
South Australia Surf Life Saving Junior Development Team
by Kayla Roe
To be eligible to trial for the Development Team, the selectors sent letters to all those U11, U12, U13 and U14 that medaled at Junior State Titles the previous season, and also some wild card entries.
With over 80 juniors eligible and invited, the selectors had to narrow down the field. This was done in 2 cuts – 40, then the final 24. The selectors look for 3 water people and 1 beach person for boys and girls.
We had various training sessions down the coast and at the pool, and results were taken from our performance at the current carnivals being held. It was a very nervous wait to find out who had made the team.
I am very lucky to say that I made that team for the 2nd year running, and felt truly privileged to be representing Henley SLSC and South Australia.
The Southern States Challenge was held in Victoria, and consisted of a Pool Rescue event, First Aid paper and beach and surf events. South Australia competes against Tasmania and Victoria.
The South Australian team performed well and we came away with 2nd place in the competition. I am pleased with my performance and had some great results. For me it is a great event as I can see where my weaknesses are and what to focus on at training.
I would like to thank all the people involved at Henley SLSC for supporting me. I would also like to say congratulations to my training partner Daniel Hogan for making the HP squad and doing SA and Henley proud.
To all those juniors out there – Hard work pays off and the selectors are always watching, so give it 100% every single time you compete.
If you didn’t make it to our private comedy show featuring Heath Franklin’s CHOPPER, but you are looking to attend some Fringe comedy shows, then go no further than your own club to see local comedian Marc Ryan who is taking his Fringe show ‘The Beautiful Bogan’ to the suburbs and will be performing at the Henley SLSC over two Wednesday nights – 24th February and 2nd March.
This is a public Fringe event.
Tickets to his show can be purchased on-line via the Fringe Tix @ $18/ticket. Marc will also be selling tickets on the door for Henley members at $15/ticket.
The show starts at 8pm. The bar will be open from 6pm, sorry no meals.
We encourage you to come along and support Marc’s show as we hope to attract more Fringe events to the Henley SLSC in the future.
The club has been fortunate enough to welcome a new member Bruce Rankin. Bruce is a funeral director with Fulham Funerals and also is a trained Sports Chaplin. He has offered his services to the club as the new Safety and Welfare Officer / Chaplin.
This service is available to any member or their families in times of trauma, loss of loved ones, or would like to have someone to talk to for comfort. If anyone wishes to contact him it will be confidential.
As lifesavers we may be subjected to some trauma whilst performing our duty and Bruce will be available to help out if you need him. This is not a religious position but a support mechanism the club can offer to its members.
Bruce is also a life saver so if you see him on the beach, have a chat to him and make him welcome. Bruce can be contacted on 0411 499 923.
The 10th Big Row
The 10th Big Row went off without a hitch – full credit to all involved. A massive thank you to our sponsors and rowers and support personnel for making it such a successful event. Henley’s major annual fundraiser brought in $56,000 for the club. This money goes straight toward paying off the interest and principle of our $400,000 building loan.
On The Same Wave News
On The Same Wave has welcomed several people keen to become life savers at Henley. Currently we are meeting on Saturdays to practice and develop swimming and boarding skills. There are always lots of smiling and laughing and heaps of courage, determination and patience. We plan to continue these sessions as long as weather permits. Feel free to join us for a 10am start.We would like to thank Pam Gunn who donated a heap of goggles and swim caps to the group, much appreciated.
This led us to thinking that other Henley members might have clothing they would like to donate, particularly rash tops of various sizes. If you have upgraded or outgrown and are looking for a handy recycle opportunity we will gladly find a new owner for you.
Please enjoy these photos of our fun 🙂
Shannon, Matthew and Dale
Final day of Nippers for 2015/16 went off like a frog in a sock!
Woo hoo! New Bronzies for Henley!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to volunteer at True Grit (6-8 May), email@example.com for more details…..
Boats Masters States – 4 crews, 2 new sweeps – excellent day had by all.
When using a radio in the IRB, please ensure it is in a protective waterproof bag.
Boaties have been on the road again…..
In the last month, the Henley Surf Boats and Crews have racked up a few thousand kilometres.
3 crews travelled to Manly for an Open Boat Carnival (Mack Dogs, Strikers and Beach Boys) on the Australia Day long weekend. Surf conditions were EPIC – our crews coped well in the conditions considering…..
The ASRL Open was held in Shelharbour on the weekend of 19, 20, 21 Feb. It was our biggest touring team to date with 6 crews making the trip. Two Henley crews represented South Australia in the Interstate Challenge (Mack Dogs and Beach Boys). Well done to the Beach Boys for coming 3rd!
All crews – Mack Dogs, Amazons, Vipers, Strikers, Beach Boys and Emuettes acquitted themselves well and did Henley proud!
Get along to the club swim each week. It is a great way to meet more of your club mates. The swim is handicapped, so it is fair for all levels of swimmer. Muster for the swim at 1pm each Saturday.
Also club swimming training is on every Tue and Thu at Immanuel College from 6-7pm. Contact Andrew Lanyon on 0488 656 161 for details.
Surf Sisters Twilight Festival – Thanks Henley!
A big thank you to the amazing team who ensured that Henley successfully hosted SLSSA’s inaugural Surf Sisters twilight festival on January 22nd. As you will see from the photos, there were a few nervous moments during the afternoon, as black clouds descended over the ocean half way through setting up. Despite a huge storm tearing down most of the beach areas, as if by magic, the sun appeared, clouds drifted away and smiling volunteers leapt into action to get everything ready for our excited mermaids to participate in this new, innovative and fun event.
Feedback from SLSSA was extremely positive, with participants commenting on how welcoming the Henley Clubbies were.