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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.


Welcome to Nippers at North Curly

Nippers Celebrate 50 Years


The 2015-2016 season saw a significant milestone reached at North Curl Curl SLSC, being the 50th Anniversary of our Nippers being in existance.

Back in the 1965-1966 season, there were one hundred boys that formed the club's Nippers group, all associated with club through the senior members. It was the same year that the Manly-Warringah Juvenile Surf Life Saving Association was formed, the equivalent of the current Branch environment. There were 5 carnivals run that season for the 5 to 13 year old boys, and even back then we accounted for ourselves very well, with North Curly being in the top two or three clubs on aggregate scores at these events. They even won a triangular carnival held with Freshwater and South Curl Curl.

This first year also saw the Nippers State Championships held at Bulli beach, again only for 5 to 13 year old boys. Over 2,000 attended the event, with North Curl Curl winning 6 of the events and placing in many others.

Buoyed by the success of this first season, as noted in the 1965/1966 Annual Report, it was decided that a committee be formed the following year for the purpose of training and managmening the boys at carnvals. From these humble beginnings, we have most certainly come a long way in 50 years.


Information for Nippers

For all you need to know about the start 2016/2017 Nippers Season at North Curly, including

  • key calendar dates and schedules
  • training details
  • clothing information
  • hiring club boards
  • how you can get involved
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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 2016/2017 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 2016, will be categorised as an U10 Nipper for the 2016/2017 season. See the table below for full details:

    - child has turned 13 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 12 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 11 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 10 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 9 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 8 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 7 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 6 on or before September 30th 2016
    - child has turned 5 on or before September 30th 2016

    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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