Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Interbranch Management Team as follows - 


Team Manager – Karen Heaton

Assistant Team Manager/Chaperones– Sarah Smith & Darren Warrener

Head Coach – Sean Davis

Assistant Coaches – Michael Gedz (Beach) & Lachlan Bruce (Water)

Selectors – Graham Bruce, David Rees, Marty Quinn, Michael Gedz

Congratulations and best of luck as we now kick start the program to defend our Interbranch Champions title  

Performance Coach Award
The Performance Coach award is aimed at coaches who are specialists within their discipline, striving for a performance based outcome from their athletes. The course is available online but is accessible by invitation only by State.
To register your interest, complete the registration form found via the Members portal (SLSA Members Area > eLearning > Training Library).  See attached for further information.

SNB Australian Team Representatives
Congratulations to the latest SNB athletes that have been selected in representative teams. 

The following athletes have been selected in the Australian Life Saving Team High Performance Squad
Kendrick Louis (Manly), Max Brooks (Newport), Blake Drysdale (Newport)

Whilst the following group has been selected in the Australian Life Saving Team Pathways Squad
Jay Furniss ( Manly), Naomi Scott ( Manly), Jackson Borg (Newport), Emily Doyle (Newport)

For full teams announcement Click Here

Team App will be used throughout the upcoming Surf Sports Season as a platform to communicate 
important information & event updates to competitors, officials, team managers, coaches,
representative teams and all club surf sports contacts. For information on how to join & use
Team App click here. Once in Team App search for our SLSSNB Surf Sports team, 
or find us online at . Request access to the groups that
match your interest as follows -
•           Coaches
•           Competitors – Juniors (Nippers)
•           Competitors – Masters
•           Competitors – Youth & Opens
•           Development Squad
•           Nipper Parents
•           Officials
•           Surf Sports Contacts
•           Team Managers  

Surf Sports Manual Update
SLSA have released an update to the Surf Sports Manual as per following –


Amongst the updates are some major changes around competitor eligibility criteria, which will have an impact on competition participation. Specifically these are as follows
-       U13 competitors no longer require SRC to compete in “designated U14 Team events”
-       U13 competitors can no longer participate in any U15 events
-       U14 competitors can no longer participate in U15 individual events, but can “compete in designated U15 team events”
-       U17 competitors are eligible to compete in only two team event ages in each event discipline e.g. U17 & U19 or U17 & Open
-       U19 competitors are eligible to compete in only two team event ages in each event discipline e.g. U19 & U23 or U19 & Open

2019/2020 Development Squad Announced
The SNB Development Squad for 2019-2020 has been selected to participate in a program that will help develop a One Team / One Purpose outcome.
Made up of both Water and Beach competitors selected from U10s to U14s age categories (U10s to U13s from 2018-2019 Season), the Squad will undertake a variety of activities running from June 2019 through to the 2020 State Championships. We plan to work with last year’s U14s to help deliver this program. 
For a full list of 2019-2020 Development Squad members – Click Here 



For more details of this program and our Pathways Strategy, visit our High Performance page.
For additional surf sports news and information, visit the SLSNSW Surf Sports Weekly News page, Click Here