Welcome to Nippers!

 

My name is Damian Brice and I am taking on the role of Nipper Captain for the coming season.  I am passionate about continuing the momentum built in the last few years, while providing an enjoyable, safe, learning environment for all members and encouraging the Nippers to have a go and most importantly have fun.

 

It is a talented team of age managers, assistants and admins that run our nipper program and the dedicated volunteers working behind the scenes make the MLSC the great place that it is.  To be leading this team is a privilege and this season will again see a diverse program covering surf and beach skills, surf education, leadership and competition opportunities for all members.  The 2017-18 results of the MLSC finishing 3rd at the State Junior Lifesaving Carnival was testament to the enormous effort of the competing athletes and dedicated coaches that delivered a program to achieve such an outcome.

 

Our Nipper program will be run on Sundays, with a number of Friday twilight sessions being held, so both competing and non competing nippers can participate in their weekly training.  The Twilight sessions proved a great success last year and also provides a fantastic social atmosphere for families.

 

The membership also includes a Nipper Holiday Program at the end of December, as well as all running training throughout the season.  Registration is via our webpage with both parents requiring to be registered as associate members of the club and hold valid Working with Children Checks

Volunteering is a major part of the club, and all members are expected to participate in BBQ shifts, beach set up, working bee's general fundraising events. Parents of competing nippers are also asked to perform either water safety or an officials role at carnivals.  These duties will be shared amongst families. Courses for these competition roles will be offered during the season.

 

We encourage new families to join the Mornington Life Saving Club, where we foster a family friendly and supportive atmosphere, a safe learning environment for children to develop life survival and leadership skills, and provide an opportunity to participate in carnivals where sportsmanship and teamwork is paramount.   Come and find out why the Mornington Life Saving Club is the largest on the Peninsula – See you at Mills Beach.

 

Damian Brice

Nipper Captain

Mornington Life Saving Club