At least one parent for each junior member must remain on the beach each Nipper day while the children are participating in junior activities (even in the older age groups, in case of an emergency). Children participating in the under 6’s and under 7’s age group must have a parent / guardian accompanying them at all times. If both parents wish to participate and assist we strongly encourage this however you must both be members to be covered by insurance. 

Parents should introduce themselves to the child’s Age Manager/Age Group Liaison Officer, who shall be the primary contact point for age group related discussions.

Like any voluntary associate the club relies heavily on the active involvement of parents. The club cannot function without people volunteering their precious time. There are a number of ways you can assist our club. We require all families to assist in activities on Saturday’s, around the club during the season and at carnivals. As part of registration. 

If you have any questions about the above mentioned roles please don’t hesitate to speak to us at any time.

Please complete and return the  parent involvement form  to your child's age group liaison officer.

Please complete and return the parent involvement form to your child's age group liaison officer.

How Parents Can Help

On Nippers days

  • Volunteer for beach set up and pack up of activity stations.

  • Assist the Age Manager with Nipper sign on/off.

  • Assist the Age Manager with head counts during water activities.

  • Volunteer on the BBQ: Set up; cooking; serving; pack up.

  • Volunteer to sell raffle tickets.

Other ways to help

  • Volunteer to work on scheduled fundraising BBQ stalls.

  • Nominate to be a committee member or Age Manager at the Annual Meeting of the Junior Activities Committee.

  • Volunteer to help with the end of season / pre-season club clean up.

  • Complete the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) or Bronze Medallion to assist as Water Safety and Patrolling Member.

  • Complete the Carnival Officials course to assist at carnivals.

Nipper Day Information

Sign on and Sign Off

Please arrive at 8am for the 8:15am announcement and an 8:30am sharp start on the beach. Sign in your Nipper/s in the age folders on the sign on table and review the notices. Place water bottles in the allocated age boxes. Nippers must be ready with sunscreen, swimmers on and caps tied immediately after sign on. Children will be taken for a short warm-up run immediately after the morning announcement. After the warm-up each age group will meet their Age Manager at their specific age flag. At the conclusion of the morning parents/guardians MUST sign their own child out. At least one Parent/Guardian or a nominated person must be present at the beach for the duration of the morning program.

What to Bring

  • Completed forms or a copy of the online payment receipt if signing up online (first day)

  • New Nipper – Birth certificate or passport / New Parent – Photo ID (first day)

  • Age coloured cap (compulsory with straps tied and must be on once Nipper is signed on)

  • Pink rashie (compulsory and must be on once Nipper is signed on)

  • A warm wetsuit or neoprene vest (under the pink rashie) can be beneficial at the beginning of the season

  • Swimmers (Nobby’s Beach SLSC uniform preferred, compulsory for carnivals)

  • Goggles

  • Towel and hat (optional for after Nippers)

  • Water bottle with name on it (fill with ice as it can get hot in the sun)

  • Sunscreen and Zinc (applied before the start of Nippers)

Wet Weather Information

Nippers will run unless participant safety is assessed to exceed predefined SLSQ risk management thresholds. This could be caused by adverse surf conditions, weather (wind, hail, storms, temperature), vertical escarpment and others.

In the event that Nippers is cancelled, relocated or postponed a:

  • A text message will be sent to your mobile number as listed in the membership database.

  • Notification will be posted on the Nobbys Beach Nippers Members Page Facebook Group.