Queenscliff SLSC Competition and Touring

Dear Team Q Competitor,

It’s that time of the year when competition starts to heat up and therefore we need to again remind all Competitors of the following and also ensure that you have paid your competition fees in order for you to compete at any Carnival.  To pay your Competition fees please pay through your Members Area Portal Click Here or Click here to pay
Competition Fees;
U12, U13, U14, U15, U17, U19, March Past – $50
Opens, Masters – $100
We also ask that you complete any documentation accompanying via links in this email and also for Parents/Guardians of U18s the letters as required ASAP.
Queenscliff SLSC takes an inclusive approach to all activities and therefore, should you need financial assistance please do not hesitate to send a confidential email to Kathryn at memberservices@queenscliffslsc.org.au as your club does not want you to miss out on being part of the competition team.

We ask again that you please take the time to read the current Queenscliff SLSC Code of Conduct documents and understand what the Club’s expectations are of you as a representative of Queenscliff SLSC.

Queenscliff  SLSC is committed to providing a safe environment for all including children and young people  and  we cannot emphasise the importance of conducting yourself in an appropriate manner befitting the Club and SLSA expectations and reputation, any member who deviates from the Code of Conduct, will be dealt with immediately.

Link to the Code of Conduct and the acknowledgement and Acceptance of the code form please click here. This must be done by COB 10th  February 2022 .  Failing to do so will render you ineligible to compete.

Please note all Under18 Competitors will need to sign and get their parent or guardian to acknowledge and agree to the Code of Conduct as well.

You do not need to put in your DOB please put in the date that you are agreeing to the Code of Conduct.

Our club is committed to providing a safe environment for the participation of children and young people. Part of this is ensuring that children and young people are not left alone after visiting the club, training or whilst they are participating in surf life saving activities.
For all competing members who are U18 we ask that parents/guardians complete letter (that has been emailed to you) so that the club is aware of your details for the Australian Surf LIfe Saving Titles where overnight accommodation is required.  Please return it to Carla in the office no later than
COB 24th February 2023.
Note: For IRB Competition commencing in April at Warilla Barrack Point SLSC and ending in Kingscliff in July with the Australian Titles please refer to the attached IRB Letter. Please complete ONE form per competition location.  The form needs to be returned at least 3 weeks prior to competition.  The  Warilla Barrack Point form is due no later than 31st March 2023.
Surf Life Saving Australia now requires that the  SLSA Transportation Approval form be completed by parents/guardians of U18s competing and training. This form is for transportation of their children by other members, parents, coaches.  It is important that you notify your coach or team leader if your child is being picked up or dropped off by another parent or member.
Here’s the link to the form: Click here for form.
This form should be returned to your Team Leader/Water or Beach Coach prior to training.
Queenscliff SLSC has a proud history in surf sports competition and all of our members have the opportunity to participate.
As you are aware, the SLSA Competition Eligibility Policy 5.04 requires that SLS members perform a minimum number of patrol hours on their allocated/rostered patrol in order to compete. Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club’s Patrol Policy  outlines patrol requirements for our competitors in order to compete for our club.  Please read the  policy if you compete as exemptions can only be approved in limited situations. Links are Click Here and the SLSNSW Policy for Competitors is Click here
 In summary, for competitors the patrol hours you are required to compete for next season (2023 – 2024) from 1 January 2023 are:
  • Active members must complete 25 patrol hours on their allocated / rostered patrol
  • Active reserve members must complete 12 patrol hours on their allocated / rostered patrol.
  • Long service and life members that compete must complete 8 patrol hours on their allocated / rostered patrol
  • Members that have dual club membership that compete for Queenscliff are required to perform a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer service for Queeensliff to be eligible to compete.  As Queenscliff is hosting the State carnival for the next few seasons, this service will only be for State carnivals hosted by Queenscliff.

If you are not currently allocated to a patrol.  Can you please let Carla in the office know what patrol you would like to be allocated to?  Alternatively, we can allocate you to a patrol that requires additional support.  We would like to do this as soon as possible so that your hours can be counted for competition.  Please note:  All competitors must be on a rostered patrol, SLSA no longer allows roving patrol status

In addition, all members wishing to compete for our Club must complete their minimum patrol hours on their own rostered/allocated patrols between 1 January and 31 December each year for competition hours to be counted. Following the completion of 25 minimum hours, members can patrol on other patrols also if they wish. Of course we would prefer our members to complete more than the minimum as patrol members are allocated approximately 50 hours per season and your patrol needs you. 
Wishing you all the best for a successful competition season.

See you on the beach,
Craig Susans
VP Competition
Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club