Hodgie’s Bits – March 2019
What a month February was!!!! Cracking conditions (mostly) for Sunday Nippers and our carnivals team excelled in a ridiculous manner! Jelly Bean Jam was……. well, you had to be there!
First things first – Our last day of Nippers for the season is this coming Sunday March 17th! We will run the end of season presentation with over 80 trophies plus hundreds of participation medals and certificates to be presented. This will start after Nippers from 11am followed by BBQ, music and the opportunity to toast a great season. See you there 🙂
End of year Survey for Nippers families
We are really keen to hear feedback on how to improve YOUR Nippers and NCC club experience. What should we do more of, less of, stop doing and start doing? Watch your inbox for a survey that will be emailed out soon and please let us know – good, bad and ugly!!
Not Silos, Programmes
There’s certainly ship loads that we get right at our club. There’s also boatfuls we can improve on.
We have remarkable programmes for a wide range of disparate groups and partly because each is so engrossed and engaged, we may fail sometimes to look up. I reckon we need to find a way to communicate to all of us under the green and gold cap so we can appreciate and acknowledge all. Our Patrols, each led by a captain serve remarkably well. Our Education department is frightfully well organised and delivers a power of courses and so qualifications for our members. Carnival teams take an enormous might of organisation, admin and volunteers to officiate, get equipment there, manage and coach. That’s before a green and gold cap even hits the sand! There’s a lot more that goes on, take a moment to look around and be proud of our whole club and each and every member.
Now I’m off my soapbox ….
One of the remarkable programmes the club has been building is our competitive Nipper squads. We have the very best coaches definitely in our branch and many would extend that much further both north and south. We have some mighty fine athletes.
What’s brought together at our club for these good athletes who are committed to train hard multiple times per week, is not just good mentoring but a terrific spirit. You don’t win the branch champs (& 6th at state) without being a great team and the camaraderie it brings. Well done.
One of the beauties of a well run surf club like ours is the options available to all members. Our green squad (that’s the hard training dudes) don’t define North Curly Nippers, that’s just one programme. There’s also a yellow squad open to all (U9s and up) for extra sessions to improve at a more gentle pace. There are beach squads as well as water.
This is all on top of our weekly Nippers.
We’ll run extra extras if there is demand for it (and we can recruit the volunteers to deliver it). Let me know if you want to find out more or have any ideas.
Ripper Nippers Branch
A few of our Rippers had a crack at a carnival during February and LOVED it. Look out, there’ll be more of that.
Big thanks to Liz Nable from Xtend Barre Dee Why who ran a free class on a Sunday morning. There were some very sore glutes the following day!!!