MNC Youth Dee Why Trip 16 - 19 January 2020


SLSMNC - Newcastle Permanent



16 - 19 January


Staying at Dee Why SLSC

Open to all U/14’s to U/19's

Link to application below -get your application in now!!

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            Added Sun Dec 1 10:10:33 2019 AEDT

SLSMNC draft Education Policies 2019-2020 now available in the library


            Added Tue Aug 27 12:20:41 2019 AEDT

Education Calendar 2019-2020

Education Calendar 2019-2020
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            Added Tue Aug 27 11:59:55 2019 AEDT

2019 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence


Finalists for the 2019 SLSNSW Awards Of Excellence, proudly presented by Port Authority of New South Wales.
Good luck to all our MNC nominees!!!!

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            Added Sun Aug 11 19:44:01 2019 AEDT

SLSMNC Newcastle Permanent Awards of Excellence

We all know them – members who care, give up their time and want to make a difference in the organisation.
The Surf Life Saving MNC Awards of Excellence celebrate the incredible people in our organisation and the impact they have on their clubs, members and our local communities.
The 2018/19 Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast Newcastle Permanent Awards of Excellence are to be held on Saturday 15 June 2019, venue tbc.
Please find the award categories, selection criteria, application questions, based on the 2018/19 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence circular 3589 and Nomination Form in the library.
All nominations are to be endorsed by respective clubs and forwarded electronically on the SLSMNC nomination form to SLSMNC DoAd by midnight Sunday 12 May 2019.
No hand written nominations will be accepted.
No late nominations will be accepted and no correspondence will be entered into.

            Added Sun Apr 7 14:13:22 2019 AEDT

Newcastle Permanent's Introducer Program

Newcastle Permanent's Introducer Program is designed to make fundraising easier for surf clubs.
Clubs can always do with extra cash for new facilities, equipment, events or educational needs and the Introducer Program helps them by rewarding them for supporting Newcastle Permanent.

Click on the link below for more information and to find if your club is signed up.

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            Updated Thu Jan 17 14:50:25 2019 AEDT

Dee Why Youth Visit.....applications now open!!!!


The SLSMNC Newcastle Permanent Dee Why Youth trip is on 18 - 20 January 2019 for U14-U19 members.

Applications and payment close 5pm on Monday 24 December 2018.

All youth wishing to attend must complete the APPLICATION FORM and MEDICAL and EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM
and return with club endorsement to;

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            Added Sun Nov 25 22:49:25 2018 AEDT

SLSMNC 12s to 13s Development Camp


ATTENTION ALL ALL U12s and U13s and Age Managers!!!!

Get your applications in now for the.....

Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast Newcastle Permanent Development Camp on the weekend of the 23 - 25 November 2018 at the Scotts Head Youth Centre. 😎

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            Added Sat Nov 3 13:13:21 2018 AEDT

2017-18 Annual Report now available in library!!

2017-18 Annual Report now available in library!!
            Updated Fri Oct 19 16:04:21 2018 AEDT

SLSMNC AGM Thursday 9 August 2018 Operations Centre PM


Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast Inc. Annual General Meeting will be held at the SLSNSW Operations Centre, Central Road, Port Macquarie on Thursday 9 August 2018 commencing at 6.30pm.

Election of Officers – 
EXECUTIVE 2 year term 
• President 
• Director of Finance 
• Director of Education 
• Director of Surf Sports 
• Director of Member Services
• Director Marketing & Communications 1 year term

• Registrar & Assets Officer
• Deputy Director of Lifesaving 
• Deputy Director of Surf Sports/ Jnr SS Coordinator
• Deputy Director of Member Services
• Grievance Officer
• WH&S Officer 
• Junior Education Officer
• Education Officer North & South 
• Gear & Equipment Officer 
• Officials Coordinator 
• Carnival Administration Coordinator 
• Coaching Coordinator
• Media Officer

** Nominations for attached Branch Positions must be emailed to the Director of Administration by: 
Midnight Sunday 29 July 2018

Relevant documents are all available in the library...........

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            Updated Sun Jul 22 18:55:18 2018 AEDT

SLSMNC Awards of Excellence Winners 2017/18

Congratulations to all our Volunteers and Award Winners.
SLSMNC Award of Excellence 2018
Club of the Year Camden Haven SLSC 
Lifesaver of the Year Tony Worton CH
Young Lifesaver of the Year Alisha Cooper CH
Rookie of the Year Jye Palise KCH
Volunteer of the Year Ben Hosick CH
Young Volunteer of the Year Stella Moore CH
Services Team of the Year SLSMNC Member Services
Initiative of the Year Dr Rip Presentation CH
Community Education Blended SRC ALS/SLSNSW/PM/McKillop College
Assessor of the Year Ian 'Spook' Everingham SWR
Trainer of the Year Sandra Slattery TP
Official of the Year Tim Atherton PM
Coach of the Year Richard Broomby TP
Masters Athlete Raelene Myers TP

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            Added Sat Jun 30 16:04:31 2018 AEDT

2017-18 Surf Sports Award Winners


SLSMNC Surf Sports Awards 2017-18 season

Tony Hayes OAM Overall Pointscore 
1st Wauchope Bonny Hills 
2nd Port Macquarie 
3rd Tacking Point 
4th Hat Head 
5th Kempsey Crescent Head 
6th South West Rocks

J. H. Brown Shield for Water Events
1st Wauchope Bonny Hills 
2nd Port Macquarie 
3rd Tacking Point 
4th Hat Head 
5th Kempsey Crescent Head 
6th South West Rocks

Senior March Past Champions
Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC Senior Ladies

Bob “Beaurepaire” Smith Memorial Award
Outstanding Competitive Performance - Hugh Stewart WBH

Bill Balkin Shield 
Kempsey Crescent Head

Open Champions Taylor Sargeant & Hugh Stewart WBH
70+ Ken Wilson PM
60+ Dr John Vaughan WBH
50-59 Sandra Slattery TP & Jeff Polverino PM
40-49 Deb Bartlett WBH & Duncan Kirkland PM
30-39 Toni Moffitt KCH & Grant Lawler HH
U/19 Go Kato WBH
U/17 Taylor Sargeant & Hugh Stewart WBH, Finn Askew TP
U/15 Kate Field PM & Christopher Broomby TP
U/14 Alani Cockshutt & TyJesse Brabant PM

JAC Pointscore
1st Port Macquarie 
2nd Tacking Point 
3rd Hat Head 
4th South West Rocks 
5th Wauchope Bonny Hills
6th Kempsey Crescent Head 
7th Camden Haven

U8 Ella Oliver & Peter Field PM
U9 Lilly Mosley & Ben Barlow PM
U10 Cleo Schubert SWR & Jarvis Lineham PM
U11 Tayla Moffit KCH & Tyse Thrower TP
U12 Andie Mcgrath & Harry Askew PM
U13 Auraiha Hewens & Tahj Thrower TP

            Added Sat Jun 30 16:01:30 2018 AEDT

SLSMNC Awards of Excellence!!!

The President and Executive,

cordially invites all members to attend and celebrate


Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast

Newcastle Permanent

Awards of Excellence and Presentation Evening


South West Rocks SLSC

Saturday 16 June 2018

$40 per head

6.30pm for dinner at 7.00pm


Please RSVP by 4 June 2018 to

Jo Hawkins, Director of Administration


Payments to be made by

 Direct Deposit

Please quote your name as


SLS Mid North Coast Branch   

BSB:  650 000    A/c No: 9786 50818

            Updated Mon May 21 21:12:28 2018 AEDT

2017-18 Junior Lifesaver of the Year

2017/2018 Junior Lifesaver of the Year

Development Camp and Award


Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast is pleased to announce the dates for this seasons Junior Lifesaver of the Year interviews and Development Camp. Previously our Branch has been well represented at the State camp with many a winner of the award returning to their home Club to progress further within the Surf Lifesaving movement.

Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast is seeking both males and females from this season’s U/14 age group to apply for the JLOTY program. Interested young lifesavers will be required to undergo an interview at Club level, each Club will then select a male and a female representative to be interviewed at Branch level and from this interview a male and female will be selected to attend the SLSNSW Development Camp.

Clubs are to have their male and female nominations into Leanne Goggin by 5pm Monday 27th November 2017. Email to Please note only one male and one female are eligible from each Club, and no late nominations will be accepted.

Club winners will be interviewed at the SLSNSW Operations Centre, Central Road Port Macquarie on Saturday 2nd December. Interview times will be delegated to finalists once nominations close. Branch interviews will only take place on this date.

MNC Branch winners will be announced at the Junior Branch carnival on Sunday 3rd December 2017, with both male and female then progressing on to represent the MNC Branch at the SLSNSW JLOTY Development Camp at the Collaroy Centre on the Sydney Northern Beaches Monday 16th to the Thursday the 19th April 2018.

Please note that nominees must have completed their SRC at the time of the SLSNSW camp to be eligible for the JLOTY award. No resumes are to be submitted at Branch interviews.

All Club winners who are selected to attend the MNC Branch interviews are to have the nomination form, medical and consent form, and responses to the application questions completed and brought with them to the Branch interviews on Saturday 3rd December. Club endorsement will also be required on the nomination form.

All details, including the criteria for selection can be found in Circular 3519.  For any further details regarding the Junior Lifesaver of the Year Program please contact Gary Hawkins on 0403 135 833 or via email


            Updated Mon Nov 20 20:23:08 2017 AEDT

Flags go up on Mid North Coast Beaches!!!

The flags are up on the Mid North Coast!!!
Thank you to those members who attended this mornings Raising of the Flags. What a beautiful day......
Season 2017-18 is now officially open!

            Updated Sat Sep 23 19:00:23 2017 AEDT

SLS NSW 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners!!!!!

SLSMNC Member Services Team awarded SLSNSW 2017 TEAM of the YEAR!!!!!!!
            Added Wed Aug 9 22:33:23 2017 AEDT

SLS NSW 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners!!!!!

CAMDEN HAVEN SLSC awarded SLSNSW 2017 RESCUE of the YEAR!!!!!!!
            Added Wed Aug 9 22:32:03 2017 AEDT

SLS NSW 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners!!!!!

HatHead SLSC Susan Croad awarded SLSNSW 2017 TRAINER of the YEAR!!!!!
            Added Wed Aug 9 22:30:15 2017 AEDT

SLSMNC Awards of Excellence


2016-17 SLSMNC Awards of Excellence!!!!!!!!
The Awards of Excellence recognises outstanding achievements and contributions in all aspects of Surf Life Saving. The awards will celebrate the accomplishments of members and clubs in the 2016/17 season. 
This year’s awards will be presented at the Surf Life Saving MNC Awards of Excellence function on Saturday 3 June 2017 venue tba.
Following are the award categories, selection criteria, application questions and award nomination forms based on the 2016/17 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence circular 3493.
All nominations are to be endorsed by respective clubs and forwarded electronically to Surf Life Saving MNC Director of Administration by Monday 8 May 2017.
No late nominations will be accepted and no correspondence will be entered into.

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            Updated Wed Apr 19 22:04:18 2017 AEDT

2015-16 Surf Sports Award Winners!!!


The Surf Sports Awards were presented at the SLSMNC Awards of Excellence and Presentation evening on Saturday night....

Congratulations to SLSMNC 2015-16 Senior Branch Champions
U/15 Taylor Sargeant WBH & Hugh Stewart WBH
U/17 Toni Hurkett PM & Lachlan Hawkins WBH
U/19 Dale Finch WBH
30-30 Cassie Pensini CH
40-49 Raelene Myers TP & Jeremy Bate WBH
50-59 Amanda Higgerson TP & Tony Wright PM
60-69 Dr John Edward Vaughan WBH
70+ George Fowler WBH
Opens Toni Hurkett PM & Joe Joseph Wright PM 
Oustanding Competitive Performance/Jason Northey Memorial Open Ironman Champion Lachlan Hawkins WBH
Lifesaver Relay Champions WBH 1st, 2nd and 3rd!!!
J.H. Brown Shield for Water Events WBH
A.J.Hayes Overall Pointscore Branch Champions WBH
Bill Balkin Memorial Surf Boat Pointscore KCH

JAC Overall Pointscore PM
U8 Cleo Schubert SWR & Lucas Scott PM
U9 Billie Maybon SWR & Tyse Thrower TP
U10 Olivia Oakshott PM & Harry Askew SWR
U11 Fleur Sherlock PM & Tahj Thrower TP
U12 Alani Cockshutt PM & Jesse Hiatt PM
U13 Miren Davies PM & Kye Gill WBH
U14 Tayla Maybon SWR & Ryan Horton TP & Finn Askew SWR

Congratulations everyone!!! 

            Added Mon Jun 6 21:56:18 2016 AEDT

SLSMNC Junior Lifesavers of the Year 2015/16

Congratulations to 
Grace Kuhnell WBHSLSC
Isaac Plunkett PMSLSC
SLSMNC 2015/16 Junior Lifesavers of the Year!!!!

            Updated Sun Mar 13 16:37:52 2016 AEDT

Port Macquarie Hastings Sports Awards Winners

Port Macquarie Hastings Sports Awards were held on Friday 23 October 2015.
Congratulations to Isaac Sanderson and Jo Hawkins from Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC.
Isaac won an Excellence in Sport Award and Jo was named Sporting Volunteer of the Year!!!

            Updated Sun Mar 13 16:37:01 2016 AEDT

Joanne Hawkins - SLSNSW 2015 Administrator of the Year!!!!


Clubbie Crowned Top Administrator

Joanne Hawkins from Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC celebrated her tenth year in Surf Life Saving in spectacular fashion by taking out Administrator of the Year at the 2015 NSW Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

It may have been her family that brought her to the surf life saving community as Joanne joined after seeing how much fun her son was having as a Nipper, but it’s passion that has kept her involved.

Joanne earned her Bronze Medallion in 2010 and in the 2014/15 season contributed over 50 hours as a patrolling lifesaver playing her part in ensuring that people who found their way to the beach on the state’s scenic Mid North Coast were well protected.

But it’s the hundreds of hours behind the scenes at branch and club level that has earned Joanne this recognition.

This season Joanne served as Director of Administration for the Mid-North Coast Branch of Surf Life Saving as well as Junior and Youth development coordinator within the member services team of Mid North Coast.

As part of her role there she assists in the coordination of the development programs and is an active facilitator.

“I think people become involved and stay involved in surf life saving because they love it,” Mrs Hawkins said after receiving her award.

Communication plays an important role in her positions within the branch and she finds herself busy as an online moderator on multiple Facebook groups.

For the last two seasons she has organised the successful Mid North Coast Branch Presentation evenings and is on the branch constitution committee.

“For me personally I enjoy everything in my roles at both club and branch level – I really enjoy the communication side of things that I have started to do as it gives me a chance to build and strengthen relationships with other clubs throughout the branch,” she said.

Joanne has also taken on a mentoring role in supporting people from other clubs believing it strengthens the movement.

“What I find really gratifying is helping clubs attain the accreditation that they need to do to ensure they meet all the requirements.”

            Updated Sun Mar 13 16:35:40 2016 AEDT

Ray McDonagh SLSNSW 2015 Official of the Year!!!!

South West Rocks Stalwart Earns Official Gong

For Mid North Coast surf sport athletes the friendly face of Ray McDonagh is a familiar sight at local carnivals, but now his achievements are being acknowledged by a much wider audience with him being named the 2015 Sports Official of the Year.

In a year where among other achievements he received his 50 year badge of service, Ray also served as an official at Rescue 14, the NSW State Championships, The Aussies and the NSW IRB Series. He also attended and served at every branch carnival around the Mid North Coast, and continued to serve his club however it was required.

The classic road trip song, “Hit The Road Jack” could apply equally to Ray McDonagh’s travels throughout the 2014/15 season. In his position as Branch Director for Surf Sports he clocked up 1400 km for meetings, and an additional 600km attending various carnivals.

“It’s really an honour to achieve this award. I’m really pleased that we have been able to increase the number of officials on the Mid North Coast and it’s great to be part of their journey. Officiating is really like a family as you spend so much time together at the various carnivals,” a clearly delighted McDonagh said on Saturday.

Underpinning Ray’s unquestioned determination is a fierce desire to improve the surf sport experience for competitors, officials and spectators. He is keen for more athletes to become involved, particularly the younger ones and last season helped to implement an innovative Tri Series Competition between the Lower North Coast, Mid North Coast, and North Coast branch.

Ray is also keen to mentor the next generation of officials, and thanks to his efforts numbers have actually increased in the Mid North Coast branch.

“I have a number of programs in place for next season so my hope is they’re bigger and better than even. What I really love about being an official is helping members be able to achieve all their goals in surf sports, it’s important to not lose sight of it,” he said.

            Added Mon Oct 12 21:10:15 2015 AEDT

SLSMNC Branch Inc Constitution dated August 2015 has been registered with NSW Fair Trading and takes effect from 22 September 2015. You can find the current constitution in the Library.

            Added Sat Sep 26 11:09:37 2015 AEDT

Proposed SLSMNC ByLaws including Directors and Officers responsibilities

Proposed SLSMNC ByLaws including Directors and Officers responsibilities attached.

Proposed changes to SLSMNC Constitution and Bylaws have been made and are to be considered at a special general meeting to be held at 2pm on Saturday 22 August prior to the AGM.

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            Added Sat Aug 1 23:23:45 2015 AEDT

Life Membership presented to Rod McDonagh

Life Membership of Surf Lifesaving Mid North Coast Branch was presented to Rod McDonagh at the SLSMNC Awards of Excellence held at Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC on Saturday 27 June 2015. 
The Life Membership Committee unanimously recommended that Rod be awarded Life Membership for his outstanding service to the Branch and the Lifesaving movement.
The announcement and presentation of his Life Membership Badge was greeted with loud applause and a standing ovation from all present.
Congratulations Rod......
            Added Thu Jul 2 22:34:25 2015 AEDT

Youth Engagement Program (YEP)

The Youth Engagement Program (YEP) is for youth members who want to make the most of what Surf Life Saving has to offer. By saying yep and having a go at all Surf Life Saving activities and opportunities, you will clock up ‘surf creds’ which result in national recognition awards along with your log of all the amazing skills and experiences you have gained. YEP provides the perfect excuse to have fun, try new things and spend more time at the beach. You will gain valuable skills, keep fit and active; while doing your bit for the community

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            Added Thu Feb 5 21:56:57 2015 AEDT

New Training and Assessment Procedures 1 July 2014


As of yesterday 1st July the new Training and Assessment procedures comes into effect.  Please ensure that from here on that this policy is the policy that is followed. 

If you have any questions in regard to this policy, please feel free to contact me. 

Kim Rayner

Director of Education

SLSMNC Branch   

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            Added Wed Jul 2 18:51:17 2014 AEDT

Ryan Rosenbaum SLSA Life Saver of the Year!!!

Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club’s (SLSC) Ryan Rosenbaum has won DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year at Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) 2013 Awards of Excellence in Sydney.

As Tacking Point SLSC’s Patrol Captain for six years and the first on-call duty officer in his region, Rosenbaum was instrumental in the development of a text message system for duty officers across NSW in the 2012-13 season.


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            Updated Sun May 4 13:53:14 2014 AEDT

Ryan Rosenbaum Awarded For Innovative Public Safety

Australian Lifesaver of the Year, Ryan Rosenbaum, has been awarded the Australian 2014 Young Public Safety Innovation Award.

The award recognises and rewards young Australians who have demonstrated an innovative design improving public safety.

Ryan has been involved with the inception of two key processes that have improved the performance and service delivery of surf life saving emergency service first responders including the establishment of the first external Lifeguard Service in NSW to utilise the SLSNSW radio network as well as assisting in the development of text messaging services for duty officers increasing the call out capability during emergencies.

Accepting his award in Melbourne in front of many of his emergency service peers, Ryan praised surf life saving.

“I’m so happy to be recognised for such a prestigious award. I couldn’t have achieved any of this if it wasn’t for the unwavering support from Surf Life Saving NSW, my branch as well as my club, Tacking Point SLSC. The opportunities within surf life saving are endless and the support is there for whatever you want to achieve,” he said.

While the official lifesaving season has concluded, Ryan has a busy schedule during the offseason including attending the National Drowning Prevention Summit and SLSNSW State Lifesaving Conference and facilitating a number of courses including the RWC course, Silver medallion and Duty Officer Workshops.

Fri 2 May 2014

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            Added Sun May 4 13:30:52 2014 AEDT

Member Development Pathways

Member development

Member Development is an important aspect of surf life saving.

Find out about development pathways available to you by downloading the pathways booklet.... 
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            Added Sun Mar 2 15:00:20 2014 AEDT

Special Events

Special events are events that do not comply 100% with the surf sports manual and/ or are open to members who are not current members of SLSA. These events may include ocean swims, ski races, surfing exhibitions and much more.

Special events are not automatically covered by SLSA insurance and extra cover must be applied for through SLSNSW. A Special event application form must be filled in and returned to the branch office for approval. Pending the level of involvement from the club for each special event, other documentation may be required such as;

Council approval to use the beach/ reserve

Aquatic license from NSW Maritime

Public Liability Insurance from event organiser

Risk Assessment/ Management plan

All the relevant documents and application forms are available from the library page.

If your club is running the entire event please ensure that all paperwork is sent to the Branch Office together rather than in batches to avoid any confusion. The paperwork required for such an event is; The special event form, an aquatic license (if using the water), council approval, risk assessment and a map of the course.

            Added Mon Nov 25 21:45:07 2013 AEDT

Jade Horton 2013 Junior Lifesaver of the Year

Congratulations to 2013 Junior Lifesavers of the Year, Jade Horton from Tacking Point and Andrew Lange from Fingal Beach! A well deserved achievement! Congratulations to all the 2013 JLOTY participants.
            Updated Tue Nov 12 23:26:08 2013 AEDT

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