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Surf Life Saving Illawarra - President's News No. 8

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BHP Steel Junior Championships - 8/02/03

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Branch Patrol Championships - 9/02/03

Wollongong City hosted the BHP Steel Branch Patrol Championships. Wollongong City won the Gold with Bulli clinching the silver.

BHP Steel Branch First Aid Competition 15/02/03

Corrimal beach was the venue for the branchopen first aid competition. Shown below are open winners from Windang Steve Watson and Jo Scard running down to the accident scene followed by competition organiser and judge Mark Biondich.

Open Results:

  • Gold: Windang - Steve Watson & Jo Scard
  • Silver: Windang - Kayw Norris & Kerrie Cuthbert
  • Bronze: Windang - Lori Hutchinson & Amanda Scott

U19 Results:

  • Gold: Windang - Lori Hutchinson & Amanda Scott
  • Silver: Windang - Craig Langlands & Mitchell Neto
  • Bronze: Windang - Kris Grana & Bryan Crook

Then it was the Rookies turn and the 3 teams participating are to be commended for sound first aid skills. Below we see Towradgi treating a patient with an eye hanging out and masive burns due to an IRB fuel bag explosion.

Rookie Results:

  • Gold: Windang Gold- Laura Scott, Dane Bakarich & Kimberley Harvey
  • Silver: Windang Blue- Shannon Bakarich, Tim Styan, Ashley Towers & Jared Evans
  • Bronze:Towradgi - Matthew Lumby, Cameron Rae, Joshua Taylor & Mark Zanotto.

Previous Editions of President's News

No.1 , No.2 , No.3, No.4, No.5, No.6, No.7

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BHP Steel Senior Championships - 16/02/03

Helensburgh-Stanwell Park 95 years strong and the day started off with 1.5m sets, offshore wind holding the waves right up and..................

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First heat of the reserves saw Port Kembla above test their new boat in reverse. Due to the large surf the boat events were then postponed to be held on a later date.

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With the boat events postponed "Rocket" called his U19 chargers back to the boat for a training row back home to Coledale. Picture shows them punching through a nice wave on their way out through the break. After the row back to Coledale some of the crew itching for medals, came back up and had a go in the beach sprints. Brett Eather pictured below only completed his bronze weeks ago and ran gold in the U19 beach sprint. This is the first beach medal Coledale has seen for many years. Sheldon Dawkins from Belambi was very impressive in winning the U16 flags.

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Thankyou Helensburgh-Stanwell Park SLSC for hosting a very successful day.

"This is Duck 1 Do you need assistance?"

Our Powercraft Maintenance Unit has been out and about helping clubs keep their IRB's operational. Seen here with his off sider "Chang" out at Coledale repairing 3 motors that had stale fuel run through them and had caused all sorts of problems. Jimmy listens to the clubs radio transmissions during patrol hours and is quick to offer assistance to clubs with IRB or motor problems.

Thankyou Jimmy !!!

Branch Council

Due to the shortage of officials at the Junior State Championships many of the Branch Executive have volunteered to assist and will be away on the 28th.

The next meeting has been bought forward to 7.15 p.m. Wednesday 26th February. The Executive apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Gerald Davies, President SLSI

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