Welcome to Queensie Nippers!

Queenscliff SLSC Information Day Sunday 13th September 2020

If you came to this landing page because you are looking for information about Nippers congratulations, you’ve come to the greatest surfclub in the world!

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.

Staying COVID safe: Queensie nippers plan for 2020-21

Queensie is committed to making sure we can all enjoy nippers activities in a safe environment. We have developed our COVID plan in collaboration with Sydney Northern Beaches Branch and Surf Life Saving NSW. Please take a moment to read through our plan. Our 2020-21 season will be different this year, but knowing Queensie nippers, it will still be awesome!

Nipper COVID Safety Plan

We will need even more people to step into volunteer roles this year. If you are interested in becoming an age manager or COVID safety rep please email Liv Hibbitt at

Queenscliff SLSC information day this Sunday 13th September 10am – 12pm.

If you have any questions please feel free to pop down to the club to have a chat with our friendly Nipper Committee.

Thank you for your patience.

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.

Chris Allum OAM – Chris is the former world champion surf swimmer, nine-time NSW open surf race winner, captain of the Australian team to the German cup in 2011. He is our expert swim coach for our Nipper squads (more details to follow).

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
Deputy Junior Activities Director Gavin Mork
Nipper team captains TBC
Sunday Coordinator Catriona Ormond
Competition Coordinator and team captain Andrew Townsend & Rob Silver
Training Coordinator – Water Trudy Rebbeck
Training Coordinator – Beach Milton Da Rocha
Gear Steward Honnie Bustos
Nipper Patrol (5) Captain Chris Shaw
March Past Coordinator Olivia Hibbitt and Trudy Rebbeck
R&R Coordinator Olivia Hibbitt and Trudy Rebbeck
Fundraising Coordinator Paul Scholl & Antony Rose

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