StClairSLSC, Dunedin NZ.

Dear members,

Latest news from around the St Clair Surf Life Saving Club.

SLSNZ Nationals

Our 19 strong St Clair team arrived home Monday night from Gisborne after a successful and unique national championships. After flying into Napier on Wednesday and driving through to Gisborne the team had a day and a half to adapt to the flat surf conditions. 

Friday saw Ski, board, surf race, Run swim Run and tube rescue events. All the athletes really gave it a great crack with nearly all athletes making it through to either quarter or semi finals in there respective age groups. A special mention must go to Carina Doyle for getting a close 5th in the Run Swim Run, Ellis Doyle and Aleisha Ruske for getting 5th in the u19 womens Tube Final, and Nathan Wolf and Lachie Brandham for making the u16 mens tTbe Final.

Saturday came with more flat conditions and saw all the team events run. It was really great to see the St Clair team bond together and really race well for each other making the club immensely proud. Some noticeable performances were: 4th in u16 men and open Woman surf teams, Olivia Gold and Lucy Matehaere in the board rescue final, Nathan to the iron final, Olivia to the Diamond final and multiple board, ski and taplin teams progressing out of there heats.

Sunday was finals day which saw all the individual finals run along with the taplin finals. We saw some outstanding results from our athletes who really dug deep and gave it there all. The results were: Olivia 10th in 2km run, Aleisha 6th and Ellis 8th in u19w Surf race, Carina 3rd in the OW surf race, Hamish Taylor 6th in the u19m Ski race, Nathan 3rd in u16m ski, u16 boys 6th in taplin, Ow 7th in taplin.

As usual with trips like this there are many people who need thanked because so many people help make this trip a successful one!! Some special thanks must go to: Andrea Wolf and Tracy Brandham for keeping everyone fuelled up with some top quality food, Dennis Trembath and Jeff Foster for towing the gear up and back, Margret Trembath for organising the accommodation, our arena managers and Dave for keeping the club Facebook page up to date.

A special mention must also go to the Westshore surf club for letting us stay there Sunday night as we tried to flee cyclone PAM. There hospitality was much appreciated and really optimised the tight Clubbie culture. 

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View the full results from 2015 SLSNZ Nationals.

SLSNZ High Performance Squads

A huge congratulations to Andrew McMillan, Andrew Trembath and Carina Doyle for making the New Zealand High Performance Team building towards Rescue 2016 in the Netherlands; Also making it were former St Clair members Andrew Newton and Adam Simpson. As a Club we are immensely proud of these athletes for making the High Performance squad and hope they can continue to excel as athletes.

Club Uniforms

There has recently had interest for the big St Clair beach jackets. The cost of these are approximately $100 or $115 with screen printing. If anyone would like one can they please get in touch with the club oas soon as possible so we can place an order. Other uniform orders will be sorted in the off season so please keep an eye out in latter newsletters.

Junior Club Prize Giving

The Senior Club Prize Giving for the 2014/2015 season will be held this Friday, 20 March from 5:30pm.

Otago Champ Certificates as well as Club Certificates will be presented; it is planned for the formal part of the Prize Giving at 6pm sharp, with food served from 7pm.

Senior Club Prize Giving

The Senior Club Prize Giving for the 2014/2015 season will be held on Saturday, 18 April from 7pm.

If you were awarded a trophy last season please ensure this is returned to the club by Monday, 30 March so that arrangements can be made for engraving for the 2014/2015 winners.

Surf by Shanks

Nine months ago our Club Coach Ryan Shanks wasn't even sure if he was going to live; fast forward to last week and he was racing alongside his team mates at the 2015 SLSNZ Nationals. The Otago Daily Times caught up with Ryan to ask him about his journey.

BP Leaders for Life Programme

The BP Leaders for Life Programme is an annual programme run for members aged between 20 and 35 who are current or emerging leaders within the Surf Life Saving community.
View more details about the programme and how to apply.

Did you know?

The Nelson Shield awarded for the Rescue and Resuscitation Six Place was once the most prestigious event at the annual Surf Life Saving Nationals. St Clair won this title for the first and only time in 1938 at New Brighton Beach.

Keep an eye on our website for more interesting facts about our club title winners being added over the coming months.


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