Welcome to Queensie Nippers!

FIRST NIPPERS SESSION – To be confirmed.

The arrangements for the upcoming season are subject to change due to the current situation with COVID-19.
We will update this page as soon as we have relevant information.

This season will be running 2 sessions of Nippers to accommodate as many people on the beach as possible, due to COVID-19 regulations.

8.00am – 9.30am – U6, U7 & U8 Nippers.
9.30am – 10.00am – First Session Nippers must clear the beach for our older participants.
10.00am – 11.30am – U9, U10, U11, U12 & U13 Nippers.

Nippers is an amazing sport for kids of all abilities. Queensie Nippers learn from day one how to be safe and confident in the surf and work as part of a team. Sunday sessions are the backbone of the season, but that is not the only activity we do with our nippers. Our amazing coaches run board training and beach running sessions through the week and before nippers on a Sunday. We also have March Past and Rescue and Resuscitation teams.

Please read through our NIPPER HANDBOOK for all information regarding Nippers and registration.

Staying COVID safe: Queensie nippers plan for 2021-22

Queensie is committed to making sure we can all enjoy nippers activities in a safe environment.
We will update our COVID plan in the coming weeks according to guidance from Sydney Northern Beaches Branch and Surf Life Saving NSW.
We develop our COVID plan in collaboration with Sydney Northern Beaches Branch and Surf Life Saving NSW.
Please take a moment to read through our plan before registering for the Nippers season.

Nipper COVID Safety Plan 2020-2021

Water Safety Procedures

Your Club

Being a member of Queensie means being a member of a 95 year old family. There is a barbeque every Sunday after nippers and the bar is open for drinks.

The first Friday of every month is a club social, everyone is welcome!

We have events throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome upstairs at the club, come in and say hello!

Nipper Information

Queensie coaching team

All Queensie Nippers have access to our amazing coaching team FOR FREE! Our coaches run sessions on a Sunday as well as during the week. The details of these will be posted on TeamApp.

Tim Hayes – Tim ‘Happy Days’ Hayes is an institution on our beach. With over a decade of experience coaching the Sydney Northern Beaches interbranch team and our Queensie nippers to some fantastic performances in the water at Branch and State Competitions.

Michael Gedz – needs an additional house to keep all the branch, state, Aussie and World medals he has won on the beach. He is the current Northern Beaches development squad coach and joins Queensie Nippers as our head beach coach for the 2020-21 season.

In addition we have our Queensie masters competitors who volunteer their Sunday mornings to help coach the nippers in beach sprinting, flags, ocean swimming and boards. Our masters are legendary!


Important contacts

Queensie nippers is run by a dedicated Nipper committee. Our committee members are always looking out for people to help! Please contact the relevant person if you would like to discuss.

Olivia Hibbitt is the current Junior Activities Director. If you would like to discuss anything, have any issues, drop her an email and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

Position Name Contact
Junior Activities Director Olivia Hibbitt
Nipper Administrator Shona Rose
Nipper team captains Guy Ormond
Milla Graham-Smith
Sunday Coordinator Catriona Ormond
Competition Coordinator and team captain TBC TBC
Training Coordinator – Water Trudy Rebbeck
Training Coordinator – Beach Milton Da Rocha
Gear Steward Honnie Bustos
Water Safety Coordinator Trudy Rebbeck
March Past Coordinator Olivia Hibbitt and Trudy Rebbeck
R&R Coordinator Olivia Hibbitt and Trudy Rebbeck
Fundraising Coordinator Paul Sholl & Anthony Rose

Social Coordinator Shona Rose
Transition Coordinator (cadet program) Matt Rowe