Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club Nippers season comes to an end

Nippers in sprint action.


THE 2020/21 Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Surf Life Saving Club Nippers season has come to an end and the Club had a lot to celebrate at the presentation on Sunday 7 March.

With many measures put in place to work with Covid-19 regulations it was a challenging season but that didn’t stop this season being the biggest in many years.

As the season went on more and more Nippers joined, and the program reached over 100 Nippers.

Each and every Sunday morning the 5 to 16-year old’s would turn up to the beach en masse and put their surf skills to the test.

Events include surf swimming, board races, beach sprints, wade races, flags and lots of fun games for the little ones.

The program has a surf safe and awareness component where Nippers learn to identify dangers and read wave patterns along with sun safe measures.

The Nippers calendar includes four Championship Days where Nippers put their skills to the test and record results that are tallied for Age Championship results.

Age champions include: Piper McColl, Jesse Macklin, Audrey Russell, Max Vesper, Lily Fidden, Liam Mitchell, Matilda Fidden, Jack Browne, Amarlieah Mobbs, Lewis Smith, Grace Ward, Noah Rodgers and Tyler Rodgers
Special award winners:

Dr Ian Everett Award for highest overall point score: Matilda Fidden

Vince McLean encouragement: Nicholas St Pier

Chris Richards encouragement: Blake Ford

Rex Sargeant: Harrison Skelly-Osmond

The club would like to thank the Nippers and their parents for being part of the program this year and a huge thank you to the wonderful Age Managers and water safety for their tireless efforts throughout the season.

Thank you also to our ongoing sponson of Hawks Nest bakehouse for supplying our bread for free every time we held a fundraising BBQ and also to Aussie Dave’s Jumping castles for coming and setting up on the day of presentation only to be pelted with the horrible weather and not even charging us for the service.

We hope to see you all again later in the year for the start for the next season.


By Amanda OSMOND


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