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Issue 4 - September 2016

Welcome to Surf Life Saving NT's e-newsletter, Top End Lifesaver
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VHF Marine Radio Network - Community Consultations

Surf Life Saving Northern Territory (SLSNT) has been funded by the NT Government to undertake a review into a VHF Marine Public Safety Radio network in the NT. 

The outcome of the review is to produce a sustainable strategy and action plan to meet current and future VHF Marine Public Safety requirements and those of key stakeholders.

As part of this review SLSNT wants to engage with the community to understand what the community needs from a VHF Marine Public Safety Radio Network in the NT. 

Four community consultation sessions are planned for the week 31 October - 4 November in Darwin, Palmerston and Dundee. More details on these sessions will be posted on ou
dedicated VHF Marine Radio page as they are confirmed. 

Alternatively, we have created a Mailchimp Public Consultation subscription for members of the public to register their interest in the community consultations. Those registered will be contacted directly for their input and thoughts as well sent all details on the sessions. 

Upcoming Education Courses 

Surf Life Saving NT will be running an Assessor Skill Set Program, which will deliver 3 units of competency from the TAE10 Training Package. These units are required for anyone interested in becoming an Assessor for their SLSC.
Why should you become an Assessor?
As an Assessor within surf life saving, you are responsible for the quality control of members obtaining awards. Working in conjunction with club trainers, you will assess course participants deeming their competency and recommending further training if required to take a participant to the required level.

The Program will run as three workshops across three weekends and attendance in the Program is suitable for current assessors (as professional development) or members aspiring to become an accredited SLSC assessor.

To gain this qualification you must be a minimum of 18 years old on first day of Program & available and committed to attending all three workshops.

When & Where:
All workshops will be held at Surf House, 62 Aralia Street in Nightcliff.

1. Saturday 8 October 9.00am – 4.00pm
Unit: TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

2. Saturday 5 November 9.00am – 4.00pm
Units: TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and process
TAEASS402 Assess Competence 

3. Saturday 3 December 9.00am – 4.00pm
Units: TAEASS402 Assess Competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

Current Member of an NT Surf Life Saving Club - $100

For more information or to register your interest please contact:
Sam Edwards
SLSNT Education & Sport Manager
Mobile: 0488 169 895

Event # 5

4 Race Sprint Event
Check in from 7.15am | Race briefing at 7.45am
Racing from 8.00am 

Online Registrations close 4.00pm Thursday 15 September.
Late fees apply to entries made on the day of event. 

For more information on the Registration, Course Layout and Event Rules & Eligibility, please visit our Event Page

2016 NT Surf Life Saving Championships

Mindil Beach - Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August.

Lifesavers from Darwin, Gove Peninsula and Broome SLSC joined members of the host club, Mindil Beach SLSC, for 2 days of nippers, youth, open and masters surf life saving competition. 

More than just competition, this event gives our lifesavers a chance to test out their skills and physical abilities which are required to save a life. 

Congratulations to all the Age Champions and Darwin SLSC who were crowned the 2016 NT SLS Champion Club.

Heaps of photos from across the two days are available on our Facebook page.

See you all in Gove for the next NT Surf Life Saving Championships on 16-17 September 2017.


Snaps from the SAR Team

At 12.05pm on Monday 18 August the SLSNT Duty Officer received a call for assistance on 13SURF. A 4.29m Aluminium Stacer ProLine Angler boat was disabled and floating in the Darwin Harbour near Wickham Point.

The skipper provided GPS coordinates and was instructed to drop anchor before he floated into the shipping channel. 

SAR Team members Rick Dalgrin and Trevor Radburn launched Lifesaver 2 from Dinah Beach boat ramp. By 1.09pm Lifesaver 2 had arrived at location and began towing the vessel back to Dinah Beach boat ramp. By 2.10pm both vessels had been retrieved from the water.

Beach Patrols finish - 30 September 2016

Lifesavers (and lifeguards) are on patrol until 30 September at Mindil Beach, Casuarina Beach, Nightcliff Beach in Darwin and at Town Beach in Nhulunbuy. For more details on patrol times and locations visit our website (click here). 
SLSA Members Portal
Payment Gateway
2016 SLSNT Board
President - Grant Barnett
Director of Lifesaving - Adam Traugott
Director of Sport - Martin Koch
Director - Alison Snowden
Director - Bob Creek 
Director - Jo O'Brien
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Surf Life Saving Northern Territory Inc
'Surf House' 62 Aralia Street Nightcliff NT 0814
PO Box 96 Nightcliff NT 0814
(08) 8985 6588 | 

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