General Information


Sunday 15th September 9:30-11:30AM

SEASON COMMENCES – Sunday, 13th October 2019


SEASON CONCLUDES – Sunday, 29th March 2020 


In accordance with regulations from Sydney Northern Beaches Branch, a child must have turned 5 before 30 September of the year that they are eligible to join Nippers. Children are registered in the age group according to the age of the child on 30 September. For example, if your child is 11 on 30 September, the child will be in the Under 12s.

Age Group


Date of Birth

Under 6


01 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

Under 7


01 October 2012 to 30 September 2013

Under 8


01 October 2011 to 30 September 2012

Under 9


01 October 2010 to 30 September 2011

Under 10


01 October 2009 to 30 September 2010

Under 11


01 October 2008 to 30 September 2009

Under 12


01 October 2007 to 30 September 2008

Under 13


01 October 2006 to 30 September 2007

Under 14


01 October 2005 to 30 September 2006


NO AGE GROUP MOVEMENTS – We will not allow children to move up into older age groups. The club must comply to this requirement, due to insurance issues.


Compulsory pool swim proficiency (Ages Under 7-14. Not required for Under 6’s). We will be conducting our proficiency evaluations at Manly Swim Centre on the following dates/times.


Saturday 31st August - 3.00pm-4.00pm at Boy Charlton Pool, Manly Swim Centre

Saturday 7th September - 3.00pm-4.00 pm at Boy Charlton Pool, Manly Swim Centre)


(please refer to Proficiency Area for requirements)



Active Kids Vouchers
Through Services NSW Active Kids program, you can apply for a $100 voucher to use for sport and fitness costs. 




As Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club is an approved activity provider, you may use this voucher for membership registration.







All Nippers are required to wear a Queensie Nipper cap, swimmers and high visibility rash vest. These are available for purchase from our Uniform Shop, located downstairs in the Club House (open Sunday mornings during the season). This uniform is essential as it helps our Age Manager and Coordinators identify which kids are involved in the Nipper events on Sunday mornings.


Parent Roles

Leading into the 2019-2020 season we will reach out to parents to fill the following volunteer roles for each Age Group (6 to 14 Years):


SUNDAY AGE MANAGER – This year we will have one (1) designated Sunday Age Manager for each age group that will be the main point of contact and responsible for the smooth running of activities. The Sunday Age Manager will be the point of contact for our Masters, who man & run each activity on the beach and in the surf.


SUNDAY AGE COORDINATORS – The number of Sunday Age Coordinators will be governed by the size of the age group. The ratio will be 8 Nippers per each Sunday Age Coordinator. Our Coordinators will take direction from the Sunday Age Manager ensuring the activity rotation of their age group.


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR – As parents we all know the importance of communications. Each Communications Coordinator will ensure their Age Group is kept in form with information relevant to their group. The majority of communications will be via Team App which will relay the message via mobile and email (Parents will be advised the process of setting up Team App).


COMPETITION COORDINAOR – We want to encourage Queensie Nippers to compete at Carnivals (8-14 Years) and represent the club, as you would do in other sports. The Competition Coordinator will be responsible for rallying Nippers to compete in Beach and / or Surf events. The different Age Group Competition Coordinators will work together to arrange volunteers to help set up tents and to ensure all Nippers have a great experience.



As you can appreciate, there is only so much we can teach our Nippers in our normal Sunday morning Nipper program. Therefore, Queensie provides training in beach and water disciplines by experienced and caring coaches. This training caters for all levels of experience for our Under 6’s through to Under 14’s.



Carnivals are a very important part of the season. Under 8s to Under 14s are eligible to enter carnivals, entry is done via the Club and the Club pays the applicable entry fees. It is very important that if you register for a carnival that you attend, otherwise the Club is out of pocket.  If on the day you feel conditions are not right for your confidence levels, come along and cheer on your team mates anyway!


Each Age Group’s Competition Coordinator will provide you with the range of events staged at a carnival relating to your age group. They will also provide you with details on coaching that the Club offers to enhance your ability.


Beach Care

Our club colours maybe Red and Blue, but there is another colour we want to instil in our Nipper program this season and that is Green!! 


Ensuring our Nippers are taught to be conscious of the beach environment is very important. This season we will add to our Sunday program beach care messages and spend time policing rubbish left on our great Queensie beach!