The Surf Club will be running the ANZAC Day 2-Up at Tradies Helensburgh.
First toss will be at 1:00 pm
It is always a good fund raiser for the club, so any club member available to help on the day will be most appreciated.
Tradies will be open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm on ANZAC Day
After the 5:45am Dawn Service, enjoy $5 Bacon & Egg rolls in the Flame Tree Grill.
The Blue Gum Cafe will be open from 6am – 3pm.
The Flame Tree Grill will be open for lunch from 11:30am – 2pm & dinner from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
More information on the Tradies Website
Category: Event Information
Published: 21 April 2017
Club Members are invited to nominate for or nominate another club member or team for the following awards at the club's Award's of Excellence.
These awards bring the club's award system in-line with Branch, State and Australian Awards of Excellence.
- Patrol Member of the Year
- Club Member of the Year
- Patrol of the Year
- Young Lifesaver of the Year (15-18 Years)
- Surf Sports Official of the Year
- Surf Sports Athlete of the Year
- Surf Sports Young Athlete of the Year (15-18 Years)
- Surf Sports Coach of the Year
- Surf Sports Team of the Year
- Educator of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Initiative of the Year
- Rescue of the Year
This year you can submit your nomination on-line (preferred method), or use the Criteria and Nomination Forms are attached.
Nominations close 2 May 2017.
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Published: 15 April 2017
Published: 03 April 2017
Well done to all the award recipients at the 2016/2017 Seagulls Presentation Day.
Seagall of the Year - Maddison Agnew
Seagull of the Year - Sebastian Gibbs
A special thanks to outgoing Junior Secretary Karen Gallagher for a job well done over the past few seasons.
Thank you to all of the parents who have stepped forward to take a place on the 2017/2018 Seagulls Committee.
Published: 02 April 2017
Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Legend Sue Bell was in action today at the Aussies 2017 up at North Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, QLD.
Sue performed well with a 5th place in the 40-49 years Female 2km Ocean Swim, on top of that she finished 12th in her age group Surf Race and just missed a place in the final of her age group Board.
Great to see Sue back into competition.
Stay tuned for more results as the Boat action starts on Thursday at Tugun with our U/23 Girls "The Space Cadets" competing at their first Aussies.
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Category: Surf Sports
Published: 27 March 2017
Great results from the Seagulls at the SLSNSW - Age Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on the weekend of 3 - 5 March 2017.
Even though the contingent that headed up the coast were small they were might in voice and enthusiasm.
2 very good results with 2 Bronze Medals.
- Jack Bridges finishing up his nippers career with a Bronze in the U/14 Male Beach Flags
- Maddi Agnew continued her personal haul of medals with a Bronze in the U/12 Female Beach Sprint
A big surprise was the clubs All Age Beach Relay Team making it into the final on the final day of competition, a great effort from Indiana McDonald (U/9), Ben Agnew (U/10), Jessica Dornjak (U/11), Maddi Agnew (U/12), Ava Rushton (U/13) and Jack Bridges (U/14).
Other competitors having a run at the carnival were Gracey Bridges (U/11), Mia Corliss (U/12), Abby Bailey (U/12), Sabine Rogers (U/12) and Lachlan McDonald (U/14).
A big thankyou to our ever reliable beach official Carl Williams, who drove up and back twice to make sure the club had officials on the beach.
An even bigger thankyou to the parents, family and friends who supported our competitors in some less than perfect conditions.
Published: 09 March 2017
A host of new sponsors and donors have jumped into the Boat Section this season, their support will be funding a new set of carbon fibre oars and a new sweep oar.
The Boaties have been performing well this season with a 2nd U/23 Female and 3rd U/19 Male at the Surf Life Saving Illawarra Branch Championships and a semi-final row at the ASRL for the U/19 Female, and 2nd U/23 Female, 3rd U/19 Female and 8th Overall in the Warilla Bowls Surf Boat Series.
The club welcomes the support of the following companies, please support the people that support us.
Published: 07 March 2017
The club competed in the Surf Life Saving Illawarra Branch Championship on Sunday 12 February 2017 at Wollongong Beach. In the juniors the club picked up 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 8 Bronze Medals.
The club was also represented in the final of the Junior Life Saver of the Year by Jack Bridges, Lachlan McDonald and Max Walker. Although unsuccessful they proved that the club is producing excellent young lifesavers with the club filling 3 of the final 6 positions in the competition.
The Seniors competed following the Junior Branch Championships and came away with medals for Boat Rowing. The U/23 Female Crew finished 2nd in their division and U/19 Male Crew finished 3rd.
Category: Surf Sports
Published: 21 February 2017
On Thursday, 09 February 2017 the club was presented with the Award for National Rescue of the Month - November 2016 at Parliment House, Canberra.
Club members Lochleigh Thomson, Nick Lowe and Ed White were recognised for their rescue of a paraglider who had landed in the water at the south end of Stanwell Park Beach near the rocks, and subsequently become tangle in the lines from his parachute.
After an attempt to rescue the man using the IRB, Lochleigh Thomson and Nick Lowe scaled the rocks to reach the man, who at that stage had removed his harness but was still entangled in the lines from his parachute. Nick gave the man his lifevest to provided additional support while they worked to cut away the lines. The surf was about 6 ft (1.8m) around the rocks so Nick and Lochleigh were forced to retreat each time a wave approached.
Once the man had been seperated from his parachute, he was able to be walked out and onto the beach. He was battered, cut and bruised.
The actions of Nick, Lochleigh and Ed on the day certainly saved this man's life.
SLSA President Graham Ford, SLSA CEO Melissa King, MP Sarah Henderson and MP Matt Thistlethwaite (Co-chairs of the Parlimentary Friends of Surf Life Saving), MP Sharon Bird and MP Steven Jones were on hand to present the award to Lochleigh Thomson.
Lochleigh was interviewed at length on camera about the rescue, and during the presentation by Melissa King. Lochleigh spoke extremely well on the day and highlighted the great team work that went into the rescue and the involvement of not only those recognised for the rescue but the remainder of Patrol 3 who provided the on beach support.
Lochleigh was accompanied by his mother Leisa Thomson, his grandparents and Club President Steven McDonald.
Also recognised on the day were Rescue of the Month - October 2016 - Teisha Towner (Queensland Lifeguard Service) and Rescue of the Month - December 2016 - Doug Hockey, Kaye Norris, Nicholas Di Genni, Jayson Norris and Russell Trott (Windang Surf Life Saving Club).
Category: Club Members
Published: 11 February 2017
There are many myths about the ocean. Many people think it’s just tourists and poor swimmers who get caught in rips currents. In fact, it’s young men aged 15-39 years who are most likely to die in rips. Rips are the number one hazard on Australian beaches. The best way to avoid a rip is to swim at a patrolled beach between the red and yellow flags.
Published: 21 January 2017
The organisers have reluctantly decided to cancel the 2017 Event.
The Coalcliff to Stanwell Park swim has been held towards the end of March or early in April each year since 2001, organised and run by Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Life Saving Club.
Until 2013, the Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge was organised by a small committee of Club members who were regular participants in ocean swims up and down the NSW coast. Their knowledge and experience was of great benefit in planning and running the event each year. These members have since decided to pursue other interests.
This year the Club does not have sufficient people resources to plan and successfully run the event swim and has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2017 swim.
Our resources will be reviewed next November and a decision made on whether to run the Ocean Challenge in 2018.
Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC acknowledges and thanks the ocean swimming fraternity for their participation in the Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge since 2001.
Video Credit - Mat Webber (UAV Operator), Neil McGuinness (Editor)
Published: 01 January 2017
Published: 12 December 2016
Belle Property has come on board as a new sponsor for Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Club.
Thanks to the team at Belle Property Thirroul for their support and to the local consultant in Helensburgh, Stanwell Tops, Otford and Stanwell Park - Wendy Lepre.
Published: 02 December 2016
Tradies have renewed their committment to support Helensburgh-Stanwell Park Surf Life Saving Club.
In recent weeks they have made 2 significant contributions to the club that will enable the club to more effectively provide life saving services and develop our Nippers on Stanwell Park Beach.
The sponsorship arrangements are in their 3rd season, in 2014/2105 Season Tradies funded the Patrol Trailer, 2015/2016 Season was funding for life saving and competition, including advertising on Patrol Uniforms, for 2016/2017 they are supporting life saving and competiion again along with advertising on Patrol Uniforms and the Surf Club, but......it gets better for our Nippers and Competitors with an announcement to be made soon.
A big thankyou to the Tradies Board and its members for continuing their support of the club.
Please support Tradies Helensburgh so they continue to support us.
Published: 01 December 2016
Published: 14 February 2016