Nippers dive back in

Under-12 Coolum nipper Jarrod Beale shoots the waves.
Under-12 Coolum nipper Jarrod Beale shoots the waves.

Last Sunday was to be the first day back on Coolum Beach after the Christmas break for the Coolum Nippers.

Unfortunately, due to the king tide, the surf was slapping up against the rock wall, so there was no beach.

Nipper activities were relocated to Maroochy River, where a large group of enthusiastic nippers practised their board paddling skills and participated in other water activities under much calmer conditions.

It was great to see such a wonderful turnout and many thanks to the parents who ferried the nippers down to the river.

This Sunday, January 18, is the Alexandra Headland teams carnival for under-8 to under-10 nippers. For those who have nominated, don’t forget! There will still be nipper activities as usual for all ages at Coolum Beach this Sunday.

The branch championships for the under-8 to under-10 nippers will be held at Redcliffe on February 14. Nominations are open now.

Branch championships for under-11 to under-14 nippers will be held at Dicky Beach on February 21 and 22. Nominations are open now. Don’t forget – get in early. Please see Pauline Burrows with the correct money at the nipper assembly area to nominate.

Nipper team photos are coming up. Fliers with information regarding details and cost will be available at the nipper assembly area this Sunday. Photos will be taken of the under-6 and under-7, under-8 under-9 and under-10 nippers on Sunday, February 1. Photos for under-11, under-12, under-13 and under-14 nippers will be taken on Sunday, February 8. Payment must be included with the order form.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Coolum Beach on Sunday.

– Mick Robinson

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