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Check here regularly for any notices specific to Nippers activities:

If you need information on how to register for North Curly Nippers, make sure you visit our Membership section for details on what to do
For the more details and latest information on all that is happening around the club, visit our Activities & News section

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What are Nippers (Junior Activities) ?

Junior Activities Life Saving is commonly known as "Nippers" and is made up of infants, primary and secondary school aged children, in the Under 6 to the Under 14 age group.

The aim of the North Curl Curl SLSC is to develop and educate Junior Activities Members, as required by the Surf Life Saving Australia 'Surf ED' program, and to promote progression and integration into the senior ranks of the club.

Competition is also available to those who wish, at interclub and State level throughout the season. Nippers are held each Sunday Morning throughout the summer season within the club.

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Welcome to Nippers at North Curly

Welcome to all new and returning Nippers to the 2017-2018 season at North Curly.

The nippers programme helps children progressively learn about water safety, lifesaving skills and teamwork in a parent run supportive environment. Nippers is a great opportunity to make friends, stay fit and be involved in the local community.

Nippers is open to children Under 6 (5 year olds by October 1) through to Under 14 - see below for age groupings. Children from 13 years old can participate in the Surf Rescue Certificate course enabling them to help with Water Safety activities for Nippers and participate as part of beach patrol teams.

Nippers also provides the opportunity for competition in various surf lifesaving disciplines from Club and Northern Beaches branch level and above. We are lucky to have exceptional coaches who work hard to train and support our sporty nippers. Our excellent training is subsidised through our generous sponsors, so please support them whenever you can.

As a volunteer organisation, North Curly Nippers is organised and run by parents and the club encourages all parents to put their hands up and help make it a success for the all the kids.

A typical Nippers Sunday:

Mid-week and weekend training is available for those wishing to participate in carnivals. Additionally, there is a 6-week Board Introductory training course before Sunday nippers at 8:30.

TeamApp will again be our major method of communication this season and I encourage everyone to sign in and keep informed - see below for details on accessing Teamapp.

From a social perspective, we welcome you to join us at the Surf Club most Friday and Sunday evenings throughout the season at "Bottles" for easy family dinners, a drink and a chat.

See you at the beach!
Natalia Salzberg

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Team App

To keep up to date on what is happening with Nippers, make sure you are connected via Team App. Team App is a free, North Curly Nipper specific information platform accessible via smartphone and web browser that allows Nipper families to:

  • have all relevant family members receive required information
  • determine yourself what information you receive
  • select whether to receive push notifications or rely on checking the app yourself
  • Team App puts Nipper Families in control of the Nipper information they receive. For easy instructions on how to access the North Curly Team App, Download Click Here

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    Nippers Age Categories for 2017/2018 Season

    Age groups for all Surf Life Saving members is calculated by the current age as at midnight on September 30th of each year. For example, a child that is 9 years of age as of September 30th 2017, will be categorised as an U10 Nipper for the 2017/2018 season. See the table below for full details:

    U14
    - child has turned 13 on or before September 30th 2017
    U13
    - child has turned 12 on or before September 30th 2017
    U12
    - child has turned 11 on or before September 30th 2017
    U11
    - child has turned 10 on or before September 30th 2017
    U10
    - child has turned 9 on or before September 30th 2017
    U9
    - child has turned 8 on or before September 30th 2017
    U8
    - child has turned 7 on or before September 30th 2017
    U7
    - child has turned 6 on or before September 30th 2017
    U6
    - child has turned 5 on or before September 30th 2017

    Note: A child cannot be involved in a Nippers program until they turn 5 years old (e.g. if a child turns 5 on 1st November, they cannot join in or partake in any activities until 1 November)

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    Age Managers and Age Group Reference Material

    There are a number of reference documents available to Age Managers covering their important role in helping to develop our junior members, as well as all the activities material for the various age groups. These cover from Under 6 to the Under 14 age groups.

    The material is available at the Youth And Membership page on the Branch web site Go To Click Here

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