2020/21 Mona Vale Nipper Season
Mona Vale SLSC is now open for Nippers Registrations for the 2020/21 season. The first day of Nippers is Sunday 11 October. Enrol your child / children in one of the most fun summer activities the Northern Beaches has to offer. Active Kids Vouchers welcome.
Due to the restrictions in place for community sport due to COVID-19, we know that Nippers will look different this season.
The first differences this season, is that unfortunately there will be NO OPEN DAY held on Saturday 5th September, and ALL registrations will be occurring online. This includes returning AND new members.
If you have any questions regarding registrations please email the Nippers Registrar.
Why Join Nippers
There are many reasons to get your kids involved in the Mona Vale Nippers program:
- Instruction in surf safety and surf awareness
- Lifesaving and first aid skill development
- Competitive sport activities
- Platform to senior patrolling duties
- To increase fitness and be involved in an active lifestyle
- Enjoyable social activity for children and their parents/guardians.
How to Join Nippers
New members are invited to join Mona Vale SLSC, subject to the approval of the Management Committee. All new members are required to create a member’s account with SLSA and submit an online application to join. Please refer to Members Portal for information on how to create a Members Area Account.
If a member wants to register an entire family, the Primary member (e.g. mother or father) can create a Members Area Account, then create a Family Group and register all members of the family in one transaction. This is optional but it eliminates the need for every member of the family to have their own Members Area account. Please refer to the How to Guides in the Members Portal to learn how to set up a Family Group.
Nippers’ membership covers children 5 – 14 years. Membership for up to two parents/guardians is included in the registration fee.
Please note children must have obtained the age of 5 years by the 30th of September before they can become a Nipper member. However, a child may commence after they have attained the age of 5 years but under SLSA requirements must stay in the U6s age group for the following year. Please email proof of age identification to the Registrar.
- Nippers is on every Sunday starting on 11th October.
- All age groups (under 6's to under 13's) start at 9.00am, finishing around 10.30 – 10.45am.
- Parents are required to attend registration and listen for 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.
- Please bring your Nippers uniform (compulsory Nipper Cap and High Vis Vest), a towel, water bottle and sunscreen. Wetsuits are welcome if the water is a little cold. And don't forget a lovely smile, a positive helpful attitude and lots of enthusiasm!
- 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 already 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.
- Parking can be difficult, so please arrive early!
All Nippers are required to wear a club Nipper cap and a hi-vis rashie to participate. These items can be purchased from the online Nippers Uniform Shop. There is also a large range of Mona Vale SLSC merchandise items available for purchase.
For any uniform shop enquiries, please email the Uniform Shop