Happy New Year!
2019 Club membership forms are now available to download HERE or below. Please be sure to complete forms as soon as possible and arrange payment terms
Its important to get your membership updated to ensure you and your fellow members are safely covered by insured to train and use club equipment
Here's looking forward to a successful year of regional, national and international lifesaving sport competition and of course furthering all members lifesaving skills and keeping our beaches safer
Saturday November 3rd saw the clubs Graduate Lifeguards back to training, check out these pictures of some of the candidates practising their new skills. Trainer assessor and club chair Annette Deasy is already predicting some of these recruits are lifeguards of the future who may be patrolling a beach near you soon!
Well done to all the candidates training hard and the trainers helping to make our beaches safer for years to come!
Fantastic NEWS hit the airwaves this week starting with the announcement of the GBR Youth Team competing at European Championships in Ireland next month. Congratulations to Bob Whittaker on his selection and 3rd GBR cap. Shortly after this announcement GBR also confirmed Bobs selected for the World Champions in Adelaide, Australia in November
Within a few hours of the GBR Youth team announcements the Open team was also announced with Woolacombes very own Lily Nichols earning her 9th GBR cap and competing at her 3rd World Championships in succession! To top the news of selection off Lily has also earned the prestigious title of team Caption
Well done to both Lily & Bob on your selection. Your club is hugely proud of you both and wish you the best of luck
With great disappointment the organising team in consultation with the Event Water Safety Manager have taken the decision to postpone The Kings Race scheduled for Sat 28th July
Athlete safety is paramount for organisers and given the conditions Mother Nature has thrown our cost this weekend we feel it would be best to Postpone....this is not a cancellation however! A new date is already in place and will be finalised early next week...WATCH THIS SPACE for news
In the meantime keep training ATHLETES this year its TOUGH!
Entries for the 2018 Kings Race are now open! This years race will be held on Sat 28th July on Woolacombe Beach
The Mystery format will be revealed on the night so get training and expect a challenge
Registration on the day opens at 6pm with racing starting at 7pm
Congratulations to a large group of club members who have just gained their Beach Lifeguard & Surf Lifesaver qualifications! After a busy spring and summer training Tyler Weatherley, Lily Mandeville, Jason Clark, Bob Whittaker, Alice Hood, Jacob Butterworth, Lydia Surridge, Zack Surridge & Maddie Liversedge, have all gained qualifications
Well done guys
BLACK ROCK RUN PRESS RELEASE 2018
The Black Rock Run once again delivered a fabulous evening for runners in Woolacombe last Friday. The Lifeguards dominated the top slots this year, with Oli Wright romping home in 20:09 and Ben Grant a very close second place, with Nick Bailey from Ilfracombe Running club in 3rd. Oli Wright’s RNLI Lifeguard team with Niall Deasy, Matt Bull and Josh Surridge secured first place, with lifeguards and Bideford Bay Surf Life Saving Club coming a close second, and Team Roberts (lifeguards and Woolacombe Surf Life saving members) coming third. A Woolacombe team from Gulf Stream surf factory came in 4th, led by owner Julian Matthews and brother Nicholas.
Meanwhile, the ladies winner was Sammy Antell from Bideford AAC, followed closely by Beth Barrington, a previous winner, from llfracombe Running club, and Amy Cassells 3rd. Ilfracombe clinched the ladies team prize, with Beth, Kajal Bailey, Deborah Freeman and Amy Cassells. Second Ladies team prize went to Bideford Stones.
With prizes from St Austell Breweries, a lively evening was had by all.
Meanwhile, the Mill Rock Run for Under 14’s was won by visting club runner from Sweden, Hannah Kinane. This family visit every year and always come to the Black Rock Run, which is always the first Friday in July. They love making it part of their annual holiday to Woolacombe!
Other age group winners (girls) were Isabelle Roome (Woolacombe SLSC) Rosie Creely, Farrah Carter, Beatrice Troth, Marnie Hellmund (Woolacombe SLSC) and Masie Cooper . Boys winners were Jim Turner (Woolacombe SLSC), Seth Hellmund (Woolacombe SLSC) Jamie Kinane, Felix Gregory, Alex Murdoch, Mahi Bailey and Kush Bailey.
The scheduled Devon team trial for Sat 2nd June is now CANCELLED. Please read the communication below from Keith Gammon and take actions if you are interested in representing Devon in the up and coming competitions at Croyde (June 16th) & Branksome Chine (July 7th)
Dear Athletes, Parents and coaches.
For a multitude of reasons the selectors have decided to cancel next weeks trial and select the devon team based on last years competitive results.
If you would like to be considered for the Devon youth or senior team to compete at the Goldcoast Oceanfest event at Croyde on the 16th June can you please apply via email listing your competitive Surf Life Saving results from last season. Please reply to this email and cc firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be 15 before the 31st December 2018 to be eligible.
Please be reminded All entrants must be paid up members of SLSGB and have the relevant competencies required to compete.
Coaches can you please forward this email to all of your athletes as I don’t have everyones email address.
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