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Bilgola Newsletter 26th October 

 Patrol News

It was another weekend of poor weather which kept our beach visitor numbers down. The club used the opportunity to continue performing wet proficiencies and training skills which helps our patrolling members develop their capabilities on patrol. We will also see Bilgola participate in Search & Rescue training operation at Avalon beach in the coming week with other clubs, running drills and developing new skills to provide emergency help when needed. 

This weekend's forecast is for milder conditions with blue skies on Sunday, and fingers crossed we will get to see our smiling Nippers for a fun Sunday. Patrol's are encouraged to conduct their wet proficiency while on patrol. 
Patrol reminder Saturday 7 November
Sat AM - Patrol 2
Sat PM - Patrol 6
Patrol reminder Sunday 8 November
Sun AM - Patrol  14 (Nippers 8am start)
Sun PM - Patrol 4

EOI - Bilgola Emergency Callout Team

Expressions of interest are sought for members to be part of Bilgola’s Emergency Callout team.
We are looking for volunteers to be registered as part of Bilgola’s callout team. A centrally coordinated response will occur should Bilgola be called to action out-of-hours.

  • There were 92 requests for assistance from emergency services during the 2019-20 season.
  • SLS is recognised as an emergency service and therefore some changes need to occur.
  • Due to higher incident rates, there will be an increased activation of Surf Lifesaving Clubs outside of patrol hours.
Ideally you will reside within 10 minutes of the club and hold multiple awards such as First Aid, IRB Driver and Crew. However please do express your interest if you are keen.
  •        As part of the callout team, you will participate in an induction/briefing.
  •        As part of the callout team, we will conduct scenario/exercises.
  •        Callout teams will receive additional kit to support out of hours response.

Register your interest now with Adrian at

Junior News

Let's hope that's the last of our cancellations!!!

I'm looking forward to getting back to it this Sunday. 

This Sunday is the Queenscliff Junior Beach Carnival and we have a few U10 girls competing - Kyla Hoga, Lyla Rosser, Katarina Navakas and Charlie Perry. Madison Perry will be competing in 2km run. Good luck to them all for their first carnival!! 

For those of you still requiring uniforms, please don't forget to order online and you can pick up from the Club (allowing 2 days for packing) on the following days:
Mon, Tues and Friday - 10-12noon and some Saturdays - 3-5pm (if no function!).
Go to

We also give thanks to all parents/caregivers helping us to be COVID safe by pre registering for their session, and keeping the required distance.  Let's keep this up!

PLEASE PRE COVID REGISTER for this Sunday by clicking on the link on


Our Uniform shop has been excellently handled over the last few years by Amy Preston and Mhairi Coghill. Understandably, they would like to step back from this role to enable them to pursue other interests.

We are looking for at least 1-2 volunteers to help continue the running of the Uniform shop and Clothing website.

Please contact - for further information on the role.

Looking forward to getting back to the beach 

Karen Perry
Juniors Chairman


Bom Bora Softboards and Bodyboards

An offer for our members. SLSNSW is excited to announce a new softboard, bodyboard and accessory product offering through our online shop that’ll have you shredding, ripping and spending hours of fun in the water. In time for this Christmas, shop online before 12 November and use the code BOMBORA at checkout for free delivery and a free gift on select products.  
Find Out More

New Sponsor – PBS Building

PBS Building, who had purchased a unique longboard signed by former Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley and a host of other surfing identities, donated the board to Bilgola, then bought the board back from Bilgola for $5,000.  The surfboard is on display in the Clubhouse.  PBS Building are about to start construction on a luxury and sustainable Qubec villas project in Newport.
Image Bilgola SLSC Jonathan Papworth, Dominic Fussell OF PBS and Ed Horton, Chairman of develop, The Stable Group.

Latest property news from our Sponsor Ray White Prestige - Palm Beach...
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