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ANZAC Day at the club from 12pm. Essendon vs Collingwood on the big screen!  Members, Family & Friends welcome.  
Pies & Pasties luncheon available, get on down and support your club.  Details below.

Anzac Day 2015

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South Port States 2015

Any Club Members, Family & Friends welcome.  Carnivals start at 9.00am on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March.  Live Music on Sunday 4.00 to 8.00 pm.  Pizza Dinner available.  Bar will be open.  No BYO!  World Cup cricket final will also be live on the Big screen TV Sunday arvo, for all those cricket fans out there!

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Mid Coast Surfing ReserveSouth Port is now part of the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve!  We would like to thank members and the general public for their support to get this proposal accepted.

Surfing Reserves are 'iconic' places of recreational, environmental, historic, sporting and cultural value to the region. They aim at protecting surf breaks, reefs areas, cliff faces, etc.

After a public meeting, a steering committee was formed to look at dedicating the Mid Coast area as a Surfing Reserve.

Representatives on the committee include:
Chairperson: Sue Bennett Local surfer, resident, SA School Surfing President.
Vice Chairperson: Michael Nieuwendijk Local surfer and resident.
Secretary: Dick (Olly) Olesinski Surf Life Saving SA, South Port SLSC and resident.
Committee members:
Chris Warren Surfing SA and local surfer.
Bill Jamieson City of Onkaparinga and resident.
Rick Dabrow Local surfer and resident.
Corey Jackson SurfRider Foundation, local surfer and resident.
Steve Francis Local surfer and resident.
Chris Lemar Local surfer, Boardriding Club member and resident.
Ellen Watson Local surfer, youth representative and resident.

The steering committee have come up with directions to gain the surfing and aquatic community’s support to dedicate the Mid as a Surfing Reserve.

They include the following aims and objectives.

The Mid Coast Surfing Reserve recognises the uniqueness of the Mid Coast as a surfing and aquatic environment, the relationship of the whole aquatic community with the Mid Coast and the need to establish it as a stakeholder within the region.

Objectives of the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve focus on:

  • Celebrating the Mid’s surfing heritage and culture;
  • Ensuring a safe aquatic and beach environment;
  • Protecting the environment, and
  • Supporting Council’s Coastal Park initiatives.

The National Surfing Reserve Board recently voted unanimously to accept a submission from the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve Steering Committee and welcomed the Mid Coast as Australia’s first regional surfing reserve.

The Mid Coast Surfing Reserve aims to assist with managing and protecting the environmental, cultural, economic and social characteristics of an area from Christie Creek in the north to Pedler Creek, Moana in the south.

One of the main aspects that South Port members will relate to will be the celebration and recognition of surf sites in our area including the Hump, Rivermouth, Rincon and Snakes.

Thanks to all members who signed the community consultation form as that support certainly helped in the Mid being accepted as a surfing reserve.

A dedication will be held within the next 12 months and if you want any further information, see Olly.

Check out Facebook page Mid Coast Surfing Reserve and join the group to forward your comments or feedback.

South Port Beach
One of the many South Port photos used in the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve submission
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Open March Past TeamIt is with great pride that we announce that the South Port March Past team were recently accepted to be inducted into Surf Life Saving Australia's Hall of Fame.

This is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a team within Surf Life Saving Australia and South Port SLSC is now part of surf life saving history.

No March Past team, in a similar comparable period, during the entire history of SLSA sport, has achieved such outstanding distinguished prominence.

During this period 22 March Past Championships of at least National status have been conducted under the direction of SLSA. i.e. 19 Australian Championships, 2 World Championships (2006, 2012) and the Centenary of Surf Life Saving Championship at Bondi in November 2007.

South Port won 14 Gold medals whilst competing in 20 of these events (Did not contest 2011 & 2012 Australian Titles as the team had retired). All of the above championships were competed for by South Port's peers. No other team has won as many gold medals in a similar defined period.

A further outstanding feature about this team has been the consistency of its membership i.e. the top 12 Gold medallists have won a total of 135 Gold medals; being an average of 11.25 per person (A detailed appendix is attached).

A number of the teams gold medals have been achieved with 0 points, and on at least one occasion recorded the rarest achievement of "no deductions from any of the 24 judges officiating".

Some members of the team have been involved in winning other gold medals e.g. under age March Past. Any such medals are excluded from the figures above.

When analysed on an Australian Championship basis only, it is clear that no other team has ever won more Gold Medals in any 19 year period than the 11 won by South Port. Obviously the same high level of consistent team membership applies to this analysis.

In any other comparable 19 year period there has been at least 2 prominent teams sharing the Gold Medals, almost to the exclusion of other teams.

During the 19 years of South Port's prominence in which they won on 11 occasions, 7 other teams shared the Gold Medals, (Including the two years that South Port did not compete), no other team won more than twice.

For the avoidance of doubt it is noted that another South Port Team competed in the 2011 and 2012 Australian Championships. This team was predominately a ladies team which had amongst other things been successful, particularly as Bronze Medallists in 2007 joining the Gold Medallist Team (Subject of this nomination) on the dais. This occurrence is the only time that two teams from the same club have been on the victory dais together.

As noted by Professor Ed Jaggard editor of "Between the Flags" (The 100 year History of Surf Life Saving) not many competitors from the smaller states are successful on the national scene. He points out how the South Port Team is a rare exception to this.

Congratulations to the team on this incredible and well deserved achievement.

South Port March Past Hall of Fame

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