What to expect when competing for North Avoca SLSC

At North Avoca SLSC, we love to see our nippers participating at junior carnivals, growing their confidence and skills. That is why North Avoca SLSC will partially subsidise the cost of carnival entries for every child that enters.

Please note: that if the child enters a carnival and does not attend, the parents will be responsible for the entire entry fee.

In each age group (with exception of Under 6 and Under 7) the Club Championships will be run for both genders. There will be an overall Male and Female Club Age Champion for each age group. There will also be a Junior (11, 12 yrs combined) and Senior (13, 14 yrs combined) Male and Female Iron Person. The combined points awarded from Beach, Water and Iron Person will count towards the overall champion for each Age Group.

To be eligible to be a Club Champion, a Member must have attended and participated in:

  • At least 60% of available nipper days at North Avoca Beach throughout the season and this includes all carnivals, surf club camps, surf club representative teams or duties (rounded down to the days); plus
  • Attended the North Avoca Club Championship Day; plus
  • Completed the Surf Education Award prior to 31st December of the Nipper Season; and
  • Completed the proficiency prior to the event for which they receive points.

Competitors must make a genuine attempt in all of the events to be eligible to be club champion.

  • If the person who has the most points has not made the required genuine attempts in their age group then the club champion will be awarded to the person with the next highest points that has met the requirement.
  • If the competitor is the only one in their age group gender then they will be exempt from competing in the flag event.

Age Champion Points System

Each eligible nipper will be awarded points for their placing achieved at Club Champs. This will include points for;

  • Beach Sprint
  • Flags
  • Swim
  • Board

Iron Person (U11 years and over, awarded for place in individual age category)

Nippers who are not eligible for Club Champs can still participate in events, with the exception of Flags. Points will NOT be awarded. Those eligible nippers finishing behind a non-eligible nipper will have their position elevated accordingly.

Junior and Senior Iron Person

The Junior and Senior Iron Person will be allocated based on the following;

Junior – first nipper over the line in the 11 and 12 year age categories combined.

Senior – First nipper over the line in the 13 and 14 year age category combined.

Subject to a Member being eligible, points shall be awarded as follows:

Overall Place in FINAL Points (Beach and Water, including the Iron Person)

Place Points
1st 10 Points
2nd 9 Points
3rd 8 Points
4th 7 Points
5th 6 Points
6th 5 Points
7th

8th

9th

10th onwards

4 Points

3 Points

2 Points

1 Point

Did Not Finish (DNF): if a GENUINE attempt to complete the course has been made than the participant/s will be allocated 1 point. Examples of a Genuine Attempt is: Swimming to the buoy but unable to return to shore; in the board attempting to get out through the shore break but unable to do so or exceeds reasonable time limit. Putting any part of your body into the surf and returning directly back to shore DOES NOT constitute a genuine attempt.

Genuine attempts and point allocation will be decided by the Referee or allocated official of the event.

NON-Genuine attempts will have no points recorded for Club Champions. Disqualified (DSQ) and Did Not Start (DNS) will have NIL points.

Water Safety

In the event a nipper requires assistance from water safety during a Club Championship event. The nipper must request assistance (3) times prior to water safety intervening (in the event of an emergency, water safety will make a discretionary call based on the wellbeing and safety of the nipper).

Water safety or any other bystander, Age Manager or parent may not intervene with the race, board or any other element.

SLSA Australia, NSW and Central Coast rules will be applied for this Club Championship event. Please refer to the Surf Sports Manual for details. For the most up-to-date Surf Sports Manual follow the link

Surf Sports Manual

To be eligible to enter the pre-branch Interclub Carnivals, all competitors (beach and water) must;

  • Be a current financial member of NASLSC
  • Achieved a competition proficiency (before Branch closes in December, 2020)
  • Have a minimum of one parent qualified or undertaking an Age Manager, parent helper, Water Safety or Carnival Official role during the season.

TEAM SELECTIONS

  • All competitors for team events must have met the above criteria
  • Team compositions will be selected on a rotational basis to enhance completion and team inclusion
  • The *Selection Panel will coordinate team selections for each carnival
  • Nippers selected on teams must attend the relevant training sessions i.e. beach/water for the majority of the sessions available.
  • Be a current financial member of NASLSC
  • Achieve competition proficiency
  • Have a minimum of one parent qualified as an Age Manager, parent helper, Water Safety or Carnival
  • Official appointed at least once during the season
  • Have attended the majority of Inter Club carnivals.

TEAM SELECTIONS

All competitors for team events must have met the above criteria.
Team compositions will be selected by the Selection Panel.
Priority will be given to competitors who have the achieved the highest individual result/s in any of the Inter Club carnivals during the season.
Club Championships result will be also be considered.
Competitors selected on teams must attend the relevant training sessions i.e. beach/water for the majority of the sessions available.

To be eligible to enter State Championships, all competitors (beach and water) must;

  • Be a current financial member of NASLSC
  • Achieve competition proficiency
  • Have a minimum of one parent qualified as an Age Manager, Water Safety or Carnival

Official appointed at State Championships or multiple carnivals during the season.

  • Have attended the majority of Inter Club carnivals.

TEAM SELECTIONS

All competitors for team events must have met the above criteria.
Team compositions will be selected by the Selection Panel.
Priority will be given to Competitors who have the achieved the highest individual result/s in any of the club championships, Inter club carnivals during the season, including Branch Championships.
Competitors selected on teams must attend the relevant training sessions i.e. beach/water for the majority of the sessions available.

* The Selection Panel consists of Age Managers, Coaches, Competition Coordinator and Surf Sports Coordinator

North Avoca SLSC Snapshot of 2019/20

Some of the key duties carried out by the volunteer life savers throughout the 2019/20 season

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