22.5 C
Byron Shire
March 6, 2021

Time to enrol children in the Nippers program

Latest News

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

Other News

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Brunswick Heads nippers in action. (photo supplied)
Brunswick Heads nippers in action. (photo supplied)

The Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving Club is urging parents to enrol their children in the Nippers program in time for Summer to ensure they develop the skills needed when living near the ocean.

Club spokesperson Vanessa Thompson said surf lifesaving was a sport that could involve the whole family and helped create community connections.

‘It builds confidence, strength, and teaches the needed skills, and knowledge to enjoy our ocean safely,’ she said.

]It is vital living in a country surrounded by ocean, that every child has at least some time as a nipper to develop these skills. These skills are learned at the same time as building connections and  having fun.

‘The Brunswick Heads Surf Lifesaving Club is a small, family orientated club with a focus on contributing to our community.

‘Once registered as a nipper you can utilise the Wednesday and Friday after school board training sessions focusing on board paddling skills, fitness and ocean awareness, with our medal winning coach Paul Davis, as well as Thursday beach fitness sessions and our Sunday Nipper sessions.

‘ This year we are holding parent information sessions on the 11th and 25th of September at the Ocean Shores Country Club 6.30-7.30pm and a scholarship for financial aid is available for those who want their child to attend but funds are tight.

‘Sign on days are September 10th and 24th 9-11am at the Brunswick Surf Club.

‘New and renewing members bring your swimmers for the proficiency swim, and new members bring along your child’s birth certificate. Make a difference by giving your kids access to skills that could one day save a life, maybe even their own!’

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...