Youth Development


2018-2019 Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop

SLSNSW is excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2018 Youth Opportunity Makers

Surf  Life  Saving  New  South  Wales  invites  nominations  for  the  2018/2019  Youth  Opportunity  Makers  Workshop.  The workshop is geared towards creating greater awareness of opportunities and individual abilities in 15-17 year old members. Branches are encouraged to use this workshop as a method of recognizing members who have the potential to develop skills further by working with
like-minded youth.

- Refer to the following Circular for information regarding this Workshop;



New!  2018-2019 South Coast Branch Cadet of the Year

South Coast Branch hosted an activity evening for the Cadets (u15 – u17 years) in our Branch, which focused on the ‘Take 3 for the Sea’ initiative. Shoalhaven Heads SLSC hosted the evening which received positive feedback. This was a fabulous opportunity for the teenagers to socialize with their peers and discuss very topical issues affecting everyone. Everyone agreed that they would like the Branch to award two nominees as ‘Cadet of the Year’ with the opportunity to travel to the NSWSLS Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop camp which is held each year in Sydney.

Congratulations to Allana Mannix (Shoalhaven Heads SLSC) and Liam Furney (Shellharbour SLSC) for representing South Coast Branch at the Youth Opportunity Makers Workshop Camp.

Patrice Joynson
Director of Administration

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2018-2019 Cadet of the Year

Alana Mannix (Shoalhaven Heads SLSC)
& Liam Furney (Shellharbour SLSC)

New!  2018-2019 Junior Lifesaver of the Year

Surf Life Saving NSW is seeking nominations for the 2018-2019

Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOY) Award. The award is a

way for clubs and branches to recognise their U14 members’

achievements in surf lifesaving and the contributions they

have made to all levels of surf life saving as well as within

their local communities.

Congratulations to Anna Hill (Nowra-Culburra SLSC) and Charlie Britten (Kiama SLSC) who represented South Coast Branch at the NSWSLS State camp held during the April 2019 school holidays.

Patrice Joynson
Director of Administration

For the Junior Life Saver of the Year Information refer to the Junior Life Saver of the Year page for further details.


2018-2019 South Coast Branch JLOY

Anna Hill (Nowra-Culburra SLSC)
& Charlie Britten (Kiama SLSC)

2019 Youth Leadership Development Camp

Attention: Under 14 Nippers, it's that time of year again, the South Coast Branch Youth Development Camp is looking for U14 Nippers who would like to attend the Camp, the camp is a great place for you to meet other nippers and people from other clubs, have fun, be part of a team and learn about Surf Life Saving and Leadership.


Most Important: Each club is to nominate two Under 14’s who are interested in attending. There have been occasions in the past where some clubs did not have Nippers able to attend, if you have others that would like to be considered to fill these places, please forward their nomination/s with the priority numbered at the top of their application form. They will be phoned if we have a open spot for them at the camp.


*** All application forms must be forwarded by the JAC of each club and signed at the bottom of each application form. Then email the nomination/s to South Coast Branch or post hard copies to the South Coast Branch mail box.


Any queries please phone Patrice Joynson before Wed 4th, November (0419 842 366) or Sue Whitford after Thursday 5th, November (0416 243 190)


*** Applications Closed Friday 20th November, 2015


Youth Development Camp Details








- Fri 4th December - Sun 6th December, 2015

- Jesuit Villa House
- 158 Burke Parade, Gerroa
  New South Wales, 2534

- PO Box 1598, Nowra

- Patrice Joynson, Director of Administration


South Coast Branch Youth Development Camp 2013

South Coast Branch Youth Development Camp 2013

Lifesaving Exchange Program

The Lifesaving Exchange Program targets members who are currently Patrol Captains or identified to be future Patrol Captains between the ages of 18 and 30 years. The program has been running since 2009 involving over 115 members and provides participants with an exciting opportunity to experience different patrolling methods and environments in a fun, practical and interactive setting. The skills learnt during the program will be useful personally, and can be implemented within your own club. Overall, the program aims to:


  • Broaden the lifesaving experience and skills of participants

  • Provide development opportunities for our members

  • Increase lifesaving standards across New South Wales


The Lifesaving Exchange Program consists of two programs run concurrently on the Australia Day Long Weekend in January. The program is offered at no cost to the participant, with Surf Life Saving New South Wales covering the travel, accommodation and meal costs.


*** Applications closed, Monday 17 November, 2014. Find out how to apply here

Youth and Junior Resources;

     The location for the Age Guides in on the Members Portal of the SLSA site.

     \Library\Education/Training\Member\SLSA\JDR Resources\


U6 Age Guide - Surf Play 1
U7 Age Guide - Surf Play 2
U8 Age Guide - Surf Aware 1
U9 Age Guide - Surf Aware 2
U10 Age Guide - Surf Safe 1
U11 Age Guide - Surf Safe 2
U12 Age Guide - Surf Smart 1
U13 Age Guide - Surf Smart 2
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