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Nippers Carnivals

Another role of the club is to provide nippers with the opportunity compete in surf and beach sports with other clubs at carnivals.  Participation is optional and open to all levels of ability. 

 

The regular nippers program operates at Kirra when carnivals are on, except when a carnival is at Kirra. 

 

There are two age levels for carnivals, U8-U10 and U11-U14.

 

There is a $5 fee for each carnival that you enter.

 

Check the What's On board at Nippers each Sunday for when carnival nominations are due.

 

​If your child competes in carnivals the club has an expectation that you will support the nippers in some way. Either directly as an official, water safety, age manager (or assistant), team manager, etc. Otherwise as a bbq helper, fundraiser, committee member, etc. Please consider getting involved in some way to help all our children and to get to know other members.

 

Team Selection Policy

Kirra competes in a number of team events at carnivals as well as at the State Titles. Selection into teams is made by the Age Manager, Team Manager, Coaches, and the JAC. It is based on performance, reliability, attitude, commitment, team spirit and loyalty, among others.

 

 

In addition to club carnivals, there are other carnivals run throughout the season that may interest members, like Wave Warriors.

2023/24 CARNIVAL DATES

 

November 2023
4&5 GC City Titles @ SCB
11 – U8 to U10 Teams

26 - Nipper Club Champs Rd1

December 2023

2 - Little Mates @ Bilinga

January 2024

21 - Nippers Club Champ Rd2

February 2024

3 - GC U11-U13 Water @ Bilinga

24 & 25 - PDB Youth Championship @ North Kirra

25 - Nipper Club Champs Rd3

March 2024

10 - PDB U8 to U10 Champs @ Currumbin

21-24 - Youth State Championship @ Burleigh Heads

April 2024

13&14 - Australian Youth Champs @ Sunshine Coast

Carnival Entry Forms

Is your child interested in Competing! Click on the link below, fill out the form and return to Nippers on Sunday

- PDB Teams Carnival (U8-U10)

- Little Mates Carnival (U8-U10)

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Point Danger Branch

Kirra SLSC belongs to the Point Danger Branch alongside Tallebudgera, Currumbin, Tweed Heads/Coolangatta(TH&C), North Kirra, Palm Beach, Rainbow Bay, Pacific, Coolangatta, and Bilinga clubs.

 

​PDB was established in 1924. The clubs of PDB patrol the surf beaches and rocky river mouths of the southern Gold Coast. PDB supports the clubs with necessary adminstration to maintian the highest standards of surf life saving. SLSQ has 59 affilitated clubs in 6 branches.

Officials and Water Safety 

Qualified and accredited Officials and Water Safety personnel are necessary for the running of carnivals. The club is required to supply a minimum of one official and one water safety person per ten competitors. This means that we need a significant number of parents, guardians, and friends. willing to pariticipate as Carnival Officials and Water Safety. 

 

If your child competes at carnivals the club has an expectation that you will support nippers in some way.

 

There are numerous positions required for our kids to be able to attend carnivals:

  • Carnival Nominations Officer

  • Team Manager

  • Age Managers

  • Water Safety Officers​ 

  • Carnival Officials

  • First Aid

  • IRB Driver + Crew

The club also supports and encourages adults to achieve qualifications such as; first aid, resuscitation, Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Bronze Medallion. Point Danger Branch runs several Officials courses throughout the year. These only take approximately four hours. And the club runs several SRC and Bronze courses. 

 

Qualified and accredited Water Safety personnel are necessary for the running of carnivals. The club is required to supply a minimum of one official and one water safety person per ten competitors. This means that we need a significant number of parents, guardians, friends, etc. willing to pariticipate as Carnival Officials and Water Safety. 

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