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Dear Members,

Happy New Year! It is great to see everyone back on the beach.  We are slowly getting back into the swing of things after our unexpected closure over the Christmas holidays.  As you know, the closure impacted our Christmas celebrations and patrols, and no one was more disappointed than Santa who was looking forward to seeing all the very good little girls and boys at North Steyne. Despite the lockdown, we hope that you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Christmas together.
With COVID cases on the wane, there are many things going on at the Club. This includes Nippers, various training sessions, the gym is open to gym members, Sunday drinks in the clubroom and, of course, patrols. Please remember that the clubhouse is still closed during the week, but we hope to have everything fully open soon pending further public health advice.

I would like to congratulate patrolling member (Patrol 8) George van Dyke on his acceptance to the 2021 SLSA National Leadership College to be held in February. 'The National Leadership College is an annual leadership and development program recognising young leaders in Surf Life Saving aged between 20 and 30 years. The week-long intensive course provides an exciting opportunity for members within the movement to further develop their leadership skills and continue to positively contribute to the success of Surf Life Saving'.  We look forward to hearing of George's experience later in the year.

This coming week-end, we will be hosting the Australia Day Manly Boat Carnival on both Saturday and Sunday. We need all hands-on deck to make sure this is a success and you can sign up to volunteer here. If you have a chance, please come and watch the carnival as surf boat racing is super exciting. Even better we have 5 crews competing so go team North Steyne!

I would like to welcome Cath Hillier as our new Administration Manager. Cath has many years of admin experience and she is part of the fabulous Hillier family who contributes so much to our Club. In fact, Cath has held the positions of both Secretary and Assistant Secretary so she knows the ropes well, and no doubt will make a big difference to the running of our Club. If you need something, you can contact Cath on Her office hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday 12-5pm. Welcome Cath!

Here’s to a great 2021 at North Steyne!
Chris Gibbs Stewart

Lifesaving @ NS

Lifesaving has been tracking along well over the last month and I would like to say a big thank you to all the patrolling members who have patrolled over Christmas and the holiday period.  The festive food packages were again a hit and kept our volunteer's bellys full! I would like to give a shout out to Bundlfresh at Mona Vale who managed to keep up deliveries in lockdown.   Bundlfresh are a local family business, check out their food service and support local!
The competition is hot for the Patrol of the Year award, with numerous clubbies letting me know of the heroic deeds and embellished performances that their specific patrols are up to!!!!! there are no lengths PC's and members wont go to to let me know of the solid performance of their patrols!!! It is incredible by this standard we have by far the best patrols of any club........(I would agree)!!  Keep it up guys it is fantastic and I love to hear about what you are doing!!!!
I would also like to have a big shout out to the people who have put up their hands to help at the upcoming boat carnival, it will be a great day and an important one for the club!.  Even if you aren't able to help see if you can come down and take a look and support the five North Steyne Boat teams who will be competing.
Further, I am really pleased to see the number of people getting subs, it is really impressive to see the team supporting our patrolling members, so thanks again and enjoy the rewards!

See you on the beach!
Dan Hillier
Club Captain

 Competition @ NS

Join us next Weekend for the Australia Day Boat Carnival! This is the second time running this event and with the recent lock downs I believe it will be a great turn out and some exciting racing! We are always on the look out for volunteers - especially COVID marshals. Being a COVID marshal allows you to watch the competition. If you are interested please fill out the link here

North Steyne will have five crews competing, including our junior Female and Male crews on the Saturday and Sunday we have the A team, Buccaneers and Tigerlillies competing - the crews have all been busy training in the gym and out on the water. You may even see a crew out on the water if you are out early or check out instagram for some great shots by local photographers.

This is one of our largest fundraisers for the club so any help will be really appreciated. A special thanks to Dave Maguire, Mike Bernerius and Col Stanford for their support and mentoring the junior crews. Good luck also to the A team for the next round of Ocean Thunder on 30 January. 

Reminder that Board Training is on every Sunday morning 8.00am - 9.00am. This is a great chance to work on your board and swimming, with a touch of sand running too! Be ready with your goggles and pink rashie. 

Come along to the 'Twilight Hour' social paddle and swim on Thursday 21 January for a paddle/swim from 6.00pm - 7.00pm. All fitness levels welcome (open to SRC / Bronze). 

Branch championships will be kicking off at the end of January.
  • Lifesaving Theory components - 27th & 28th January
  • Lifesaving events - from 31st January to 14th February
  • Nippers - 6th and 7th February
  • Open/Masters - 6th and 14th February
If you are interested in competing for U15 / U17 / U19, Opens and Masters please let me know.

Look forward to seeing you at the beach
Sarah Lally
Competition Director

Nippers @ NS

We hope everyone had an enjoyable and moreover safe break given the covid outbreak and northern beaches lockdown over Christmas and New Year, which unfortunately played havoc with our end of year plans, leading us to cancel our Christmas party and reschedule the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) assessment for our Under 14 group.

Nippers returned on Sunday 10th January, the sun was shining bright and there were smiles all round! 

Congratulations to the North Steyne Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY) nominees Emilie Morris and Oskar Townsin-Brant, pictured below, who were selected from a number of candidates in our under 14 age group based on a detailed written proposal demonstrating their contribution to and understanding of Surf Life Saving, and an original initiative within the organisation to improve service to the community and member experience.

Emilie and Oskar will attend a series of workshops at Northern Beaches Branch to develop their proposals and will present these to the Branch and hopefully State level award panels. We wish them the best of luck with their presentations!

Oskar Townsin-Brant and Emilie Morris with Trainer Jodie Frazer and
2014 Junior Lifesaver of the Year, Jack Watt.
We are putting together our team for Branch and State nipper carnivals which – covid permitting – are going ahead in February.

See you on the beach!
Brian Mariotti & Hillary Burrows
North Steyne SLSC Junior Activities Chairs

Education @NS

Trae and Hanna, our Education team will be contacting our waitlisted members for the next Bronze course over the next few days.  There are some spaces left so please register your interest.  Trae and Hanna will also be available to answer any questions about other courses such as IRB crew and drivers, ART courses, Beach Management and First Aid.  
YES, I am interested to learn about the upcoming courses

Calendar of Events

click through to the website calendar of events
includes important Patrol dates, Nipper dates, Carnival dates,
General activities
Education courses
  • Thursday 21st January - 'Twilight Thursday' Social paddle/swim 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday January 23rd, 24th - Australia Day Boat Carnival 
  • Sunday 31st January - Branch Lifesaving Championships commence
  • Saturday 30th January - Ocean Thunder Boat Carnival
  • Saturday 30th January - SRC Assessment 
  • Saturday February 6th - NBC Sun Run (Volunteering Opportunity)
  • Saturday February 6th - Ocean Thunder Boat Carnival
  • Saturday February 6th - Nippers Branch Champs Water Carnival
  • Sunday February 7th - Nippers Branch Champs Beach Carnival
  • Sunday 14th February - Nipper families run the BBQ
  • Friday February 26th - NSW State Championships commence
N.B.  The North Steyne 22nd Ocean Swim date is still to be confirmed.

Our Supporters

Manly Lions Club
Major supporters of our Ripper Nipper program, the Lions also supply their BBQ trailer at our major carnivals with all proceeds going to our Club.
They will be with us again at the upcoming Surf Boat Carnival and you're invited to come along and volunteer, click here to sign up.  For more information on all of the great things Lions do check out their website. Make sure you get your hand sanitiser too!
Manly Long Board Co
Mark and Julie Preece at Manly Longboard Co have been a long time supporter of North Steyne SLSC with all of their kids going through Nippers at our Club.
This season they have again provided training and competition apparel for our Open and Reserve competitor crews. Pop into their shop, located at 42 Sydney Road, Manly  and support them. Make sure to let Mark and Julie know you are from NSSLSC.
Calling North Steyne SLSC members of all ages! We need you! The Northern Beaches Sun Run (10km only run) is on again on Saturday February 6th from around 5.30am to 9.00am with North Steyne called upon to provide Course Marshalls, Finish Line Setup, Finish Line Drink Station and Medals.
Our Club is paid for every volunteer we provide. Our efforts last season raised over $4,000 for the club.
We require approx. 100 volunteers on the day and there will be an online registration coming out this week. Please register your interest here.
Sponsoring new
Nipper T-Shirts
Dr Anthony Cassimaty and his wife Rheannon, have sponsored once again providing Nippers with their new Nippers T- Shirts.
The Friendly dentist is just around the corner from our Club at 147 Pittwater Road and offer a wide range of dental services to suit the needs of you and your family.  Let them know you are part of the Black & Gold team at NSSLSC.
Parent's take a photo of your nippers wearing the Tee, post on Instagram and tag @northsteyneslsc. Join in the Community Spirit on Socials.
Ned Australian Whisky are the new sponsor of of the North Steyne SLSC Mens Open Surfboat Crew who are competing in this seasons Ocean Thunder Series at Dee Why Beach and the SLSA/ ASRL events throughtout NSW.
Ned is a locally crafted  Australian Whisky distilled in Melbourne. The Surf Boat has been decoated with the Ned Livery and can be seen in the “Making Waves” promotional video and on the promenade of our great Club when the lads are not competing. Ned Australian Whisky is available at the Club Bar in ready to drink cans. Good luck to our Open Mens crew for the remainder of the season. Let there be waves!
Balgowlah RSL has reopened. They are a major sponsor of our Nipper and Youth programs as well at the North Steyne Ocean Swims. Make sure you show your support by joining for just $11 which will give you $15 worth of Bayshore Bistro vouchers as well as access to the Gold Bar, functions and member wine tastings. The Wine Room has become one of the Premier Northern Beaches Restaurants open from Wednesday to Saturday. Make sure you show your support and make a booking soon. 

Community Meat

North Steyne will host the meat raffle at Balgowlah RSL on:
  • 2021 dates to be advised

If you would like to volunteer to sell tickets on the night, please contact us.  It is a great night out for the whole family, an easy dinner, good food whilst supporting the community.

Manly Lions

Hand Saintiser available for $5 from the NS Club Bar or BBQ.
This is a 100mL bottel that has been distilled by the Ironbark Brewery to the World Health Organisition approved formula being over 80% alcohol.


All current COVIDSAFE protocols for our surfclub are still in play. The COVID committee will have a meeting to discuss any new easing of restrictions and will let you know accordingly, until then please limit your time in the clubhouse and maintain the safe hygiene practises at all times.  Please continue to sign in using the ServiceNSW QR code, we should all be used to it by now.  This is best practise to ensure we keep COVID -19 away from our area until a vaccine is approved.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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