Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club Welcome to our club

Meet our 2020 Committee Members

Club President - Michael Bolt
Secretary - Ingrid Van Opzeeland
Treasurer - Brian Markham
Club Administrator - Kaz Stanaway
Club Captain & Director of Lifesaving - John Goodman
Chief Training Officer (CTO) - Ruth Hannett
Director of Surf Sports; Water Safety & Coaching - Irene Cats
Youth Development Officer - Mitchel Knight
Junior Activities Coordinator(JAC) & Water Safety - Kerry Bower-Miles
Junior Activities Deputy Officer & Age Manager (Green Caps) - Margot Vigliotti
Junior Activity (JA) Awards & JA Team Manager - Monique Johnson

JA Gear Steward - Andrew Francis

JA Secretary & Carnival Nominations - Michelle Vladich
First Aid Officer - Lynne Butters & Age Manager (Green Caps) / Pool Rescue - Sophia Prete

Publicity Officer - Skye Thompson

Age Manager (U8) - Andrew Francis

Age manager (U9 - U10) - Cari Kelliher

Age manager (U14 - U15) - Sam Sampson & Skye Thompson

Our Gear and Equipment sheds

The mat is rolled out for wheelchair access to the beach
The Beach Patrol Hut
Important information can be found on the side of the patrol hut
Lifesavers use the Side By Side Vehicle (SSV)
Information on the beach, water and weather will be on the Beach Report signs, a yellow flag means swim with caution
Patrol Gear on the beach - a rescue board; a rescue tube, fins, bottles of vinegar, a yellow flag

Volunteer Surf Lifesavers on Patrol

Learn about the pathway from Nippers to Lifesavers
Dragging the nets during stinger season

Surf Sports

Overall, our junior activities programs aim to build:

  • Life Skills
  • Friends for Life
  • Career Opportunities
  • Family Connections
  • Confidence
  • Future Lifesavers
  • Fitness

Family involvement in sport builds families as well as communities. Active parents provide positive role models for children for engaging in sport and for maintaining lifelong activity.

We would love you to engage and will send you our Family Participation form to fill in, here are some of the areas where parents can get on board once we are back on the beach:

  • Helping with the BBQ / Canteen
  • Assisting with Club Fundraising or raffles
  • Assisting with Nipper activities beach set up/pack up
  • Gear and Equipment Maintenance
  • Education or Training of Members
  • Being an official at carnivals
  • Being a coach assisting with training
  • Assisting with Water Safety at the club
  • Being an Age Manager
  • Completing my Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate and Patrol
  • Completing my Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate and assist with Water Safety at the club
  • Completing other Awards and Patrol
  • Youth Activities or Development
  • Being a member of the Junior Activities Committee
  • Becoming a member of the Club Management Committee

Surf Life Saving offers exciting pathways for juniors and adults - enjoy exploring our pathways website:

Port Douglas Surf Life Saving club is one of five clubs that are part of our North Queensland Branch, the most Northern Branch of Surf Life Saving Queensland.

Select the link below to explore our Nipper Online training Sessions

Fill in Page 5 of your Activity Work Book
Remember to fill in your Passport every week
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Surf Life Saving North Queensland