PHOTOS: Gold for Narooma at the Country Championships

CONGRATULATIONS to all Narooma Surf Life Saving competitors who made the trip to Mollymook for the three-day 2014 Stramit Country Champions carnival.

What a great experience for the Under 8s Nippers all the way through to the Masters competitors, from the professional set-up to the large crowd and perfect conditions.

Narooma SLSC was proud of its 20 members who participated, among 1200 competitors from across country branches in the state.

Narooma members and their families supported each other well and competed with outstanding sportsmanship.

What a fantastic achievement for Narooma to come home with four Gold, five Silver and one Bronze medal, among many other finalist, semi-finalist and placings.

Gold Medalists: Justin Bennett 30-39 Male Beach Flags; Joe Halsey U17 Male 2km Beach Run; Lilly Bennett U14 Female Beach Flags; 120+ years Male Surf Boat Crew Adam Morris, Rod Patmore, John Davis, Jae Constable, Brendan Constable.

Silver Medalists: Jack Bennett U11 Male Beach Flags & U11 Male Beach Sprint; Lilly Bennett U14 Female Beach Sprint; Joe Halsey U17 Male Beach Sprint.

Bronze Medalist: Nick Ziviani 40-49 yrs Male Single Ski.

Finalists: Elli Beecham U10 Female Beach Flags; Elizabeth Halsey U14 Female Beach Flags & U14 Female Beach Sprint; Junior All Age Relay Team Lilly Bennett, Kyal Morris, Jack Bennett, Makayla Morris, Jack Davis, Jack McCaughtrie, Halle Constable.

Well done to everyone who participated in the carnival, from the club’s official Steve Dobson, the senior lifesavers, the junior lifesavers and their families – all contribute to surf lifesaving’s future in Narooma!

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 Australia Day Breakfast

What better way to celebrate Australia Day, enjoying a typical Oz-style brekky overlooking the beach at beautiful Narooma.

The annual barbecue breakfast put on by Narooma SLSC and the Narooma Lions Club is on again from 8am til 10am in the car park below the clubhouse.

The brekky always draws a crowd and is a great way to get you in the spirit of Australia Day. The breakfast includes a tea or coffee, sausages, bacon, eggs and toast, topped with your choice of ‘dead horse’ - tomato or barbecue!

Helpers for the Aus Day Breakfast are needed at 6.30am to set up the event. The car park in front of the club will be closed off to cars, boats will be taken out of the shed, tables and chairs will be brought down, as will the barbecue and food. Anyone available, please let Dobbo know you’ll be there to lend a hand.

This year, for the first time, the Narooma flag-raising and the presentation of this year’s Narooma district Australia Day awards will also be at Narooma Surf Club. That’s’ breakfast from 8am then ceremony from 10am.

Twilight Nippers & Senior Branch Carnival

Nippers returns on Saturday 1st February with a special Twilight Nippers and Saturday Sippers. Turn up for Nippers activities at 2pm in the afternoon (not Sunday morning) and afterwards head upstairs for a kids disco with resident DJ Matt Rat. Everyone is invited to bring-your-own barbecue dinner. Throw your meat on the Barbie and bring along salad/veggies/bread whatever – here’s to making it simple! The bar will be open for beverage purchases.

The following morning, we will need a working crew to assist with setting up for the Senior Branch Carnival – yes, Narooma has another home carnival! Please speak to Dobbo if you can be of assistance, from setting up, being an official, driving a duck, water safety, food for officials or general logistics.

All members over 15 with their bronze or SRC are welcome to compete – have a go! It’s inspiring to see the senior members of our branch, throw themselves in the mix either on the beach or in water events. Narooma senior competition participation numbers have been dwindling in recent times, so why not – it’s on our own turf, it’d be great to see lots of red, black & white out there!

The Week Ahead

Friday – 6pm Friday Fundraising Raffles @ O’Brien’s Hotel

Saturday – 9am Patrol B with Chris Read (swap w/ Brendan)

Pambula SLSC Centenary Day

Sunday – 6.30am setup crew for Oz Day Breakfast

8am Australia Day Breakfast on the Beach

9am Patrol D with Wayne Mullavey

10am Australia Day Flag Raising & Award Ceremony

Monday – Public Holiday

9am Patrol A with Brendan Constable

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