Welcome to the 2018-19 Mona Vale Nippers Season!
The 2018-19 Mona Vale Nippers season starts tomorrow, Sunday 14 October. We’re all very excited and wanted to share some information with you to make the most of your Nippers experience.
What to expect on the first day?
This year we plan to stagger the start times for Nippers. This change has been designed to provide a focused program for all age groups, whilst providing clarity for parents.
- Under 6’s and 7’s start at 9.30 am, finishing around 10.30am.
- Under 8’s, 9’s, 10’s, 11’s, 12’s and 13’s start at 9.00 am, finishing around 10.30 – 10.45am.
Parents are required to attend registration and listen to the announcements 10 minutes prior to the session starting. Please meet next to your child’s age group flag, near the BBQ, adjacent to the side of Surf Club. If you need some assistance or are unsure about which group your child should be in please, arrive early and ask one of the Age Managers or Administrators who will be available from 8.30am on the day.
What to bring to Nippers
You’ll need to bring your Nippers uniform, compulsory Nipper Cap and High Vis Vest. Don’t forget water, a towel and sun cream. If you still need to purchase a uniform, the uniform shop will be open from 8.00am on Sunday. The Uniform shop is open most Nippers weeks, with the exception of Sundays that feature carnivals where we have our team competing. Wetsuits are welcome if the water is a little cold. Apart from that, we’d love you to bring a lovely smile, a positive helpful attitude and lots of enthusiasm!
Not Yet Registered?
It is possible to register on the day, although we do expect a large number of people to do this, so please be patient. If you are a re-joining member, it may be easier to renew on-line. If you are new and are joining on the day, please don’t forget to bring some ID for both yourself and the new Nipper!
Generally, if the weather conditions are not looking favorable a decision to cancel will be made by 8.00am on the day. A text message and email will be sent to your registered contact details. Please confirm your details with your age group admin to ensure you receive these messages. Please note, we have access to the Basin area of Mona Vale beach that provides significant protection for adverse surf conditions.
We have lots of really helpful and engaged parents that assist with Age Managing, Water Safety, Administration, BBQ support and ad-hoc beach duties but we do need more! If you’d like to assist please ask your Age Manager how you can get involved. On the first day of Nippers your Age Manager will discuss the immediate positions available, the beach set up and BBQ roster.
We look forward to meeting you all on Sunday for the start of a season full of fun, enjoyment and learning… we are sure that you’ll have an awesome time!!