Nipper registrations are now open for the upcoming 2016/17 season!

The 2015/16 nipper season saw record numbers and was a resounding success under the brilliant stewardship of Ann Cornish, who was assisted amazingly by Annette Patterson, the tireless Age Management Group, fantastic Water Safety, the Coaches and Nipper Parent helpers!

The nippers enjoyed learning how to stay safe in the surf, progressing from ankle deep water activities in the under 6 age group, up to swimming through the break out to deeper water in the under 13 age group. The program ran over two weeks from the day after Boxing Day and culminated in an exciting and all inclusive club championship with events including swimming, board riding, backwards crab races, sandcastle building and the iconic flags.

One addition to the program this year was our first Starfish nipper award. Starfish nippers is a dedicated program for special needs students aged from 6 years of age. This program was developed by Angelsea SLSC and the club is hoping to involve  more participants over time.

Venus Bay nippers reclaimed the Venus-Invy trophy at the Junior Carnival and sent a team of over 100 juniors and parents to the Junior States. It is fantastic to see the continued development in skills and friendships that the competition team brings to our members.  Other highlights of the nipper program included the disco, talent night and nipper presentation.

The 2016-17 program will be lead by Anna Kenneally and registrations open July 1st 2016. The program dates have been set as December 27, 28, 31, January 1, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 14. Please put these in your diary! Please contact nippers@vbslsc.org.au for more information and to be placed on the registration reminder list.

Ann will be stepping away from the main role this year for a well earned break, and the club would like to take the opportunity to thank Ann  for all of the work she has undertaken to ensure the program continues to thrive.

Thank all of our Nippers for showing Sportsmanship, Respect, Participation, Passion and most of all FUN for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back next year and look forward to seeing our SRC's on patrol as they enter the Senior Club.

Nippers is a place where you make friends for life... and - as you grow into adults - Nippers will form some of your favourite memories of the beach... So thanks for attending... and most importantly... participating!