January 21-27, 2024: Issue 610


Youth Sports Updates: Surfing, 2024 Olympics Sailing, Newport SLSC Members In Nutri Grain Iron Series, U16 Australian Schoolboys Tour of U.K., Avalon Beach's Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Competitor + 2024 winter sports registrations now open - details

Sierra Kerr Wins WSL World Junior Championships

Australia has a new World Junior Champion with Sierra Kerr taking out the title in San Diego, California on 13 January, 2024.

The win secures Kerr’s spot on the 2024 Challenger Series, giving her the option to skip this current Qualifying Series and focus her sights firmly on CT qualification.

The women’s final was a showdown between Kerr and Zoe Benedetto (USA). Kerr put on a dominant performance, scoring a near-perfect 9.00 (out of a possible 10) and earning a 16.83 combined score as she continues to push the boundaries of progressive surfing.

“That was the craziest heat,” Kerr said in a post-heat interview.

“It’s amazing to win. I feel like I haven’t been surfing that good this contest. I went in the final just going to leave nothing on the table. I felt like I actually surfed good, so I was frothing. I wasn’t even expecting to qualify for the Challenger Series. I forgot that was a thing. That’s insane. Thank you to everyone who came and watched, and everyone that’s watching.”

Sierra Kerr after winning the final at the WSL World Junior Championships. Image: Kenny Morris / WSL

The 16-year-old, who divides her time between Australia and the US, grew up surfing the Gold Coast, and when not away competing, trains at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre in Casuarina in northern NSW as part of Surfing Australia’s High Performance Program.

Sierra has been a part of ‘Limitless’, an initiative of the program that gives rising talent a platform to progress their level of surfing and push the boundaries of what’s possible in the water. As part of this initiative, Sierra last year travelled to Keramas and the Mentawai Islands in Indonesia, with her dad Josh Kerr, an aerial specialist, as one of the coaches.

Nominations Now Open For The Australian Surfing Awards Incorporating The Hall Of Fame: Will Be To Be Held At Iconic Bondi Pavilion On 28th February, 2024

Surfing Australia has opened nominations for the Australian Surfing Awards incorporating the Hall of Fame. Nominations close on the 31st of January 2024.

This year, Surfing Australia are ushering in a wave of exciting changes to this prestigious event, including the addition of new awards.

A total of 19 awards will be presented to both individuals and groups who have made significant and enduring contributions to the development of surfing in Australia.

One of the most notable changes is to the Rising Star Award, which will pay tribute to the legacies of two of Australia’s greatest World Champion surfers. These awards are aimed at fostering the development of Australia’s junior surfing rising stars. The Stephanie Gilmore Female Rising Star Award presented by Griffith University will acknowledge the Australian junior female surfer (under 18) whose surfing performance in the past year, along with her upstanding character, shows the most rising star qualities. Similarly, the Mick Fanning Male Rising Star Award presented by Griffith University will recognise the Australian junior male surfer (under 18) whose surfing performance in the past year, along with his upstanding character, shows the most rising star qualities.

Mick Fanning said: “Surfing Australia has always provided a strong pathway for young surfers aspiring to achieve greatness in surfing. It will be a real honour to present this award to an individual elevating themselves and lifting the level and potential of Aussie surfing each year.”

Furthermore, Surfing Australia are excited to introduce the Breakthrough Surf Brand of the Year Award, which will recognise a breakthrough surf brand that encapsulates Australian surfing culture today and is giving back to develop, innovate and enhance Australian surfing. 

Surf Film of the Year – Filmer Award will be presented to the creator of the best feature-length surf video or film made by an Australian in 2023. While the Surf Clip of the Year Award – Surfer Athlete will recognise the most dynamic Australian surf clip edit of the year for 2023 (under 15 minutes).

Your voice matters in determining the deserving recipients of these coveted titles, so Surfing Australia encourage you to submit your nominations now. You also have the opportunity to enter your photos or videos through the online form.

The event will also include the induction of an outstanding athlete into Surfing Australia’s Hall of Fame. Last year, Taj Burrow was added to the prestigious list, alongside other world-class athletes such as Joel Parkinson, Stephanie Gilmore, Julian Wilson, Owen Wright, Mick Fanning, Mark Occhilupo and Sally Fitzgibbons. 

For the 60th year anniversary of Surfing Australia and first time in the event’s history, the prestigious awards will be hosted at the iconic Bondi Pavilion at Bondi Beach on February 28.

Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the Australian Surfing Awards will take place, for the first time, at the recently redeveloped iconic Bondi Pavilion. Bondi Beach is one of the most famous surf beaches in the country and the revamped pavilion sits at its heart. It is the perfect venue to host this long-standing event, now in its 60th year, which honours not only our top surfers but also those who contributed behind the scenes in events, business, media, photography and more. ”

Surfing Australia Chief of Sport, Luke Madden said: “We’re excited to add new awards to this event and have Mick Fanning. and Stephanie Gilmore on board again supporting surfing’s junior talent. We can’t wait to see Australia’s best surfers, surf schools and clubs as well as community groups, businesses and creators showcase their outstanding work over the past year and being rewarded for their efforts.”

The 19 award categories are:
Male Surfer of the Year
Female Surfer of the Year
Mick Fanning Male Rising Star Award (Under 18) presented by Griffith University
Stephanie Gilmore Female Rising Star Award (Under 18) presented by Griffith University
Male Para Surfer of the Year
Female Para Surfer of the Year
Heavy Water Award
Greater Good Award
Peter Troy Lifetime Achievement Award
Coach of the Year Award
Surf School of the Year Award
Innovation Award presented by ACCIONA
Surf Culture Award presented by Jim Beam
Simon Anderson Club Award
Indigenous Surfing – Community Celebration Award
Surf Film of the Year – Filmer Award
Surf Clip of the Year – Surfer Award (under 15 minutes)
Australian Surf Photo of the Year*
Breakthrough Surf Brand of the Year Award
Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Inductee

*new criteria, must be taken by an Australian photographer in Australian waters in 2023 (Maximum three photo submissions per photographer)

Event website, categories and nominations HERE

The Australian Surfing Awards are proudly sponsored by Griffith University, Jim Beam, Le Tan and Small Things Wine.

About the Australian Surfing Awards nominations:
The 2024 Australian Surfing Awards are open to Australian citizens, and cover the period between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023. Click on the link HERE to see all categories and for your chance to nominate Australian surfers across each award category. Please enter names against each award you would like to nominate.

Nominations close on the 31st of January 2024.

Photo: Taj Burrow was named the 45th inductee to the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame at the 2023 awards ceremony. Image: Andrew Shield

ISA World Surfing Games – Irukandjis Team Announcement

January 11, 2024
With only six weeks to go until the 2024 International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games – the crucial final stage of qualification for surfing at the Paris Olympics – Surfing Australia is thrilled to announce the six surfers who will represent our nation in Puerto Rico.

The members of team Irukandjis are Jack Robinson, Ethan Ewing, Morgan Cibilic, Tyler Wright, Molly Picklum and Sally Fitzgibbons.

Three-time ISA World Surfing Games event winner, Sally Fitzgibbons said: “Even after all these years it is such an honour and a special feeling to be selected to represent Team Australia. The connection of surfing for my country and to the team mates around me provides a deep sense of purpose and pride.

“These unique occasions allow us to create another chapter in Irukandji folklore together. Building on these performances year after year creates the awesome Aussie team culture that we all thrive off and that is radiated across all layers of the Olympic pathways program.”

When asked about the added pressure of Olympic qualification, Fitzgibbons said: “Although the stakes are high it doesn’t change how we all approach things as a team. Your best surfing is done when you are grounded and present in each of the tasks at hand. We want to bring out our best whilst representing the green and gold, if we do this successfully as a team the bigger picture will take care of its self. We are ready to ‘Bring The Sting’ together as the mighty Irukandjis.”

Bede Durbidge, Team Australia Coach, said: “I’m super excited for this year’s ISA World Surfing Games in Peurto Rico. The team we have has so much fire power. Everyone will be out to get that extra spot but I believe we have the team and coaching staff to deliver for Australia.”

Surfing Australia National High Performance Director, Kate Wilcomes said: “I’m extremely excited for this event and the opportunity to secure two additional Olympic spots for Team Australia. I know this team has what it takes to win gold and we have a world class team to support them so I say watch out world here come the Irukandjis.”

Jack Robinson 
Ethan Ewing 
Morgan Cibilic

Tyler Wright
Molly Picklum
Sally Fitzgibbons

Feb 23: Opening Ceremony
Feb 24 – Mar 3: Competition days
Mar 3: Awards ceremonies
*tentative and subject to change at any time at the ISA’s discretion

About the Irukandjis:
The name ‘Irukandjis’ was generously gifted to Surfing Australia by the local Yirrganydji people of North Queensland, driven by the efforts of Indigenous athlete and former World Tour surfer, Soli Bailey.

‘The Irukandjis: Deadly in the Water,’ the team’s namesake and tagline, is inspired by the Irukandji jellyfish—an extremely venomous species that inhabits Australian marine waters.

Australian representatives across all surfing genres, including Junior, Open, Masters, Olympic, Longboard, Big Wave, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), and Adaptive disciplines, compete under The Irukandjis’ national identity and united colours at international events such as the Olympics, ISA World Surfing Games, WSL World Juniors, and Longboard Championships.

Newport SLSC Members In Nutri Grain Iron Series: Update

Newport Surf Life Saving Club athletes, Jackson Borg and Lizzie Welborn have picked up their best Kellogg’s Nutri Grain Iron Series result for the season, finishing second and third respectively in Round 4 of the Series at Maroubra Beach. The Newport Kinghorn Surf Racing Academy has six athletes competing in this seasons' series.

What shaped up as an excellent weekend for NSW with victory in the Interstate Ocean Championships for the fifth straight year on Thursday 11 January would finish with a bang on Sunday, as Borg and Welborn made crucial headway in the race to finish inside the top 10 overall, positions which ensure automatic qualification for the next Series.

Saturday and Sunday 13-14 January set up as two equally gruelling days of competition for the nation’s elite Iron athletes – first a Handicap format where results accumulated over two lead-in races dictated your start position for the Final, before the elimination-based Survival format played out in Round 4.

The latter played into Borg’s skillset – the 25-year-old took out the format last season, his first ever Round win – and once again he showed his talents, leading out of the water on the Ski and Swim legs before being overtaken by reigning Series champion, Matt Bevilacqua on the closing Board leg.

In finishing second, Borg jumped from 11th to 5th on the overall leaderboard with two rounds left to go.

For Welborn, her 3rd place finish in Round 4 moved her into the top 4, just six points behind Georgia Miller. Coming off her best ever finish of second overall last season, she will be eyeing strong results in Round 5 and 6 in Queensland next month to replicate the feat.

Welborn was never outside the first four past the finish post on Sunday, winning the opening elimination race.

Among NSW’s other competitors, Dan Collins was able to earn his first top 10 finish of the Series thus far – working his way through the Survival format into the final before finishing 8th on the day.

Conner Maggs was the best of the group on Saturday, finishing 6th overall and even grabbing a race win prior to the Handicap final.

Following the final race on Sunday, our athletes also showed that they are lifesavers first and foremost, rushing to the aid of 25 struggling swimmers caught in a flash rip current some 100 metres off-shore and 300 metres south of the competition area.

A group of 10 Nutri-Grain Iron athletes, other competitors and coaches, all qualified surf lifesavers, swung into action despite being in recovery mode, grabbing boards, rescue tubes and anything they could to swim out to rescue those in trouble.

They were able to secure the group beyond the break and wait for the competition Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) to arrive and take them safely to shore.

All swimmers were returned safely to shore and treated by the Maroubra SLSC patrol, with no major injuries or incidents.

Mass rescue at Maroubra. Photo: SLSA

The 2023/24 Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series will now head north to the Gold Coast’s Kurrawa Beach for Round 5 and 6 on February 3-4 2024.

IRONMAN ROUND 4: 1. BEVILACQUA, Matt (Northcliffe); 2. BORG, Jackson (Newport); 3. FLETCHER, Corey (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 4. MORRIS, Zach (Northcliffe); 5. COLLINS, Joe (Northcliffe); 6. KINSELA, Ky (Tugun); 7. DAY, Ali (Surfers Paradise); 8. COLLINS, Dan (Redhead); 9. ASKEW, Finn (Surfers Paradise); 10. BROOKS, Charlie (Newport); 11. MAGGS, Conner (Newport); 12. PARISH, Auden (Northcliffe); 13. CARBERRY, Ben (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 14. WILLIAMS, Cooper (Alexandra Headland); 15. HARLAND, Ryley (Northcliffe); 16. LOUIS, Kendrick (Manly); 17. TAYLOR, Cory (Northcliffe); 18. LYNDON, Tanyn (Kurrawa); 19. MORRIS, Mitchell (Northcliffe); 20. SAVAGE, Will (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park)

IRONMAN OVERALL: OVERALL: 1. DAY, Ali (97 points); 2. BEVILACQUA, Matt (96 points); 3. COLLINS, Joe (86 points); 4. MORRIS, Zach (68 points); 5. BORG, Jackson (59 points); 6. CARBERRY, Ben (57 points); 7. KINSELA, Ky (56 points); 8. FLETCHER, Corey (54 points); 9. ASKEW, Finn (53 points); 10. TAYLOR, Cory (45 points); 10. COLLINS, Dan (45 points)

IRONWOMAN ROUND 4: 1. ROGERS, Lana (Northcliffe); 2. RAYWARD, Jasmine (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 3. WELBORN, Lizzie (Newport); 4. CORRIN, Olivia (Northcliffe); 5. BROWN, Harriet (Northcliffe); 6. WOODS, Emma (Alexandra Headland); 7. SCULLEY, Hannah (Northcliffe); 8. SCOTT, Naomi (Northcliffe); 9. HALLIDAY, Tayla (Alexandra Headland); 10. MILLER, Georgia (Northcliffe); 11. MASSIE, Tiarnee (Maroochydore); 12. OUTRAM, Electra (Sunshine Beach); 13. KIBBLE, Analise (Newport); 14. DOYLE, Emily (Northcliffe); 15. O’SULLIVAN, Lily (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 16. HARRISON, Piper (Newport); 17. OTTO, Grace (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 18. CROSS, Charlotte (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 19. COOPER, Brielle (Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park); 20. STITT, Dominique (Mooloolaba)

IRONWOMAN OVERALL: 1. ROGERS, Lana (109 points); 2. CORRIN, Olivia (82 points); 3. MILLER, Georgia (75 points); 4. WELBORN, Lizzie (69 points); 5. OUTRAM, Electra (63 points); 6. SCOTT, Naomi (58 points); 7. RAYWARD, Jasmine (54 points); 8. MASSIE, Tiarnee (51 points); 8. BROWN, Harriet (51 points); 10. DOYLE, Emily (50 points)


January 2024 

14 Jan,2024: Vs. England Independent Schools - Won 4-1 (Nicholas Badolato, Zac Fowler, Lachlan Henderson, Jack Ryu)

Good luck to our local athletes who are part of this team - we hope you have a great time.

16s BOYS 
Yiorgos Coutsombes  SA 
Jack Ryu   NSW 
Petera Love   QLD 
Tyler Williams   NSW 
Riley Zsuzsa   ACT 
Nicholas Badolato   NSW 
Oliver Sacks   NSW 
Caleb Butler  QLD 
Dallo Sandy   NSW 
Steve Nealon  ACT 
Alexander Nunes   NSW 
Munib Smajic  NSW 
Zac Fowler   QLD 
Will Dobson   NSW 
Lachlan Henderson  NSW 
Caelan Marshall‐Witte   NSW 
Forbes Porter   QLD 
Mason Jones‐Hartnig  NSW 
Coach: Alex Watson NSW 
Manager: Tony Judge NSW 
Physio: Rob Kirby QLD 
Tour Leader: Tony Olivera  ACT 

Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Preview: Good Luck Amelie Haskell!

January 17, 2023
Forty-eight of Australia's best up-and-coming winter athletes, including Avalon Beach's Amelie Haskell have touched down in Gangwon, South Korea to compete in the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games from Friday 19 January to Thursday 1 February.

The athletes will compete across eight disciplines: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating and Snowboard with all the action being shown on  9Now and Stan Sport.

The Gangwon 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Team will be led by Vancouver 2010 Olympian Ramone Cooper as Chef de Mission. While four-time Olympian Britteny Cox will accompany the Australian Team in a mentor role through the IOC's Athlete365 Career+ program.

The Gangwon 2024 Games will see the new event of dual moguls competed for the first time in Youth Olympic history, and the first all-Australian Ice Hockey Team will represent Australia at a Youth Olympic Games (YOG), played in the 3x3 format.

Team Australia will take part in the Gangwon 2024 Opening Ceremony on Friday 19 January from 10pm AEDT, with the action set to heat up on Saturday 20 January when Australia competes in Biathlon (women's 10km individual, men's 12.5km individual), Short Track Speed Skating (men's 1500m), Snowboard Cross (men's and women's) and Ice Hockey (women's) from 1pm AEDT.

Gangwon 2024 is the fourth edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, with previous Games being held in Lausanne 2020, Lillehammer 2016 and the inaugural edition of Innsbruck 2012.

Winter Olympians Sami Kennedy-Sim and Jackie Narracott have also been selected by the International Federations of Winter Sports as 'Athlete Role Models' and will aim to mentor and support the young athletes over the duration of the Games.

Team Australia have claimed seven medals over the three previous Winter YOG: one gold, three silver and three bronze.

Amelie will represent Australia in the Snowboard Halfpipe. Amelie first started snowboard halfpipe in 2010 and is now a member of Snow Australia’s 2023 Emerging Talent Program.
The talented snowboarder has achieved a number of top 10 results on the North American Cup Tour, with a personal best seventh place finish in Aspen, Colorado in February 2023. Earlier that same year the then 16-year-old also placed fourth in the open class halfpipe at the 2023 USA National Championships.

10 Winter Youth Olympic athletes have gone on to represent Australia at the Winter Olympic Games; Emily Arthur (Snowboard), Alex Ferlazzo (Luge), Greta Small (Alpine Skiing), Lucy Glanville (Biathlon), Harry Laidlaw (Alpine Skiing), Josie Baff (Snowboard), Hugo Hinckfuss (Cross-Country Skiing), Abi Harrigan (Freestyle Skiing), Louis Muhlen-Schulte (Alpine Skiing), and Katie Parker (Alpine Skiing).

Information/photo courtesy AOC

49er And Women’s IQFOiL Paris Olympic Quotas Secured On Final Day Of Sail Sydney

December 15, 2023
Australia added two more Paris 2024 Olympic nation quotas on the final day of Sail Sydney, with the 49er and Women’s iQFOiL joining the Mixed 470 and Nacra 17 achieved yesterday.

Australian Sailing Team duo and Pittwater sailors Jim Colley and Shaun Connor achieved the nation quota when they won the 49er class ahead of Tom Needham and Miles Davey and the team of Tom Burton and Max Paul.

Sail Sydney is held each year for all Olympic classes. This year Sail Sydney (9-15 December) was selected as the Oceania Olympic Qualification event. There were two Olympic country qualification places awarded in each of the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 for Oceania sailors at Sail Sydney as well. 

There were 26 ILCA 7s from 7 countries in the event won convincingly by Sam King TAS from Isaac Schotte QLD and Campbell Patton BER and NSW. 

Australia and New Zealand had already qualified for the Olympics in the World Championships earlier this year in the Hague, Netherlands. The two Oceania ILCA 7 places were won by Eroni Leilua from Samoa who qualified his country with a 6th and Viliame Ratulu from Fiji. 

Jim Colley and Shaun Connor CREDIT Beau Outteridge

“We’re really happy to cap off the season with a win on home waters,” Jim said after he and Shaun finished their races.

“We got four days of different conditions which was great. There were some light and shifty days early and some bigger breezes later in the week which kept racing really close among the Australian squad which is what we want.”

Although not quite reaching the previous days' heights, it was another heat-impacted day across the two race venues.

The iQFOiL classes raced on Botany Bay and in the Women’s event it was Samantha Costin romping to victory and securing the nation quota for Australia in the process. Grae Morris put a similar gap on the field in the men’s event, with both taking home the Sail Sydney wins in addition to the titles of 2023 iQFOiL National Champions.

Australia’s ILCA 6 squad continued their very positive performance trajectory, with excitement rising for the impending 2024 Worlds in January coupled with an expected close competition setting up for Australia’s Paris Olympic selection. This week it was Western Australian Elyse Ainsworth who came out on top ahead of squad mates Casey Imeneo and Zoe Thomson.
“It was a tough week,” noted Ainsworth. “I think collectively as a squad we really pushed each other, and it was a good lead-up for the worlds in January.

“Sailing on Sydney Harbour is tricky, you need good eyes with all the traffic. I pieced together a good race today and was happy to come away with the win.”

Hector Patarau was the best-placed Australian in the Men’s Kitefoil where he finished third overall. That was good enough to win a second National Championship, but unfortunately not the Paris nation quota with New Zealander Lukas Walton-Keim coming second.

“I had a little incident on the bottom mark where Mikhael (Novikov of Vanuatu) and I tangled, so I did a penalty turn and finished third in the race and third overall,” said Patarau.

“Obviously disappointed with the result but happy with how I sailed during the event. I will now have a rest before the European season next year, which includes the Last Chance regatta in Hyeres which will be another opportunity to qualify Australia for the Games.”
Australian Sailing High Performance Director Iain Brambell was “pleased” with the outcome of the week.

“We were able to secure the four additional qualification quota spots for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, which is a good outcome. The athletes had to overcome some trying conditions throughout the week including heat in the high thirties which was similar to what we experienced at the Olympic Test Event in Marseille. It’s always a performance benefit for both the athletes and support staff to practice and execute the systems we’ll be delivering during the Games.”

Australia has achieved nine nation quotas from a possible ten, and with only Breiana Whitehead selected to the team so far, the other classes will focus on delivering the international baseline performances required for nomination to the 2024 Australian Olympic Sailing Team.

“Our athletes are aware of our internal nomination process and will be working diligently to perform at the designated events to earn the coveted Olympic nomination places within the Olympic Sailing Team,” concluded Brambell

January will be busy for the Australian Sailing Team, with the ILCA 6 (Argentina), ILCA 7 (Adelaide) and iQFOiL (Lanzarote) World Championships all taking place. Everything will build towards the Palma and Hyeres regattas in April ahead of the Paris Olympics where the sailing competition will commence on July 28.

Visit the Sail Sydney website for more information on the regatta, and view a full list of results here.

Jim Colley/Shaun Connor 49er Update: January 2024

January 19, 2024 (Australian time)
A great way to kick off 2024 winning the Lanzarote Practice Regatta 🥇 (Spain)

''Always good getting back into some chaos with 40 boats on the same course and capping off what has been a very productive training block in here in the Canarias. Looking forward to returning for the Worlds in March 💪 '' - Jim and Shaun

Surfing NSW 2024 Event Calendar

Published on (as at) 15/01/2024

2024 Winter Sports Registrations Open: Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Netball - Details + Links

Rugby League Registration For 2024 Season

Avalon JRLFC 2024 Registration

We offer rugby teams in these divisions:
  • Mixed boys and girls tackle teams for U6 – U12.
  • Boys tackle teams for U13 – A-Grade.
  • Girls blues tag teams for U12’s – U16’s.
If you’d like to play for the Bulldogs REGISTER HERE.

Or email registrar@avalonbulldogs.com.au for more information.

Mona Vale Raiders Rugby League Club

2024 Season Registrations are Open, come and join the Raiders.

Narrabeen Sharks Rugby League

Juniors through to Masters

At the October 2023 Manly JRLFC Presentation, the Narrabeen Sharks was awarded the prestigious honour of the 2023 Club of the Year (not won by the club since 1979) as well as being crowned  joint club champions.

This achievement could not have been done without the tireless efforts of our committee members, sponsors, volunteers, parents and players.
Thank you also to the JRL and referees for all you do for this great game. 
We look forward to another fantastic season in 2024.
Up the Sharkies!

Soccer Registration For 2024 Season Now Open

Avalon Soccer Club 

Registration for Avalon Soccer Club is now open!!! Come and join the best club on the Beaches and play at the beautiful Careel Bay in 2024. We have teams from U6 through to Over 45, for boys, girls, mixed, men and women.

Pittwater RSL FC 2024 Registration Now Open

$50 Early bird discount available until 1 Feb ’24.
As the reigning MWFA Cup holders, MWFA League champions and FNSW Champion of Champions for 2023, we're on the lookout for new talents to strengthen our dynamic squad. This is your chance to flaunt your football prowess and passion for the game, we're seeking players who not only shine on the field but also embody the spirit of sportsmanship and teamwork.  Joining Pittwater isn't just about playing football – it's about being part of a community that treasures growth, camaraderie, and triumph.

Narrabeen Football Club

You must register online. Registrations for the 2024 season for all players opened 4 January 2024.

Information day
Is an opportunity for you to ask questions, speak to the Committee and purchase merchandise. Merchandise payments can be made by cash, credit or debit cards.
When: Sunday 4 February 2024 –  1pm to 3pm
Where: Narrabeen Football Club Canteen, 2a Boondah Rd, Warriewood

2024 Season Registration is officially live with an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT which will end February 11th!
A great chance to save additional $$ straight into 2024!
Links to register as per below:

Netball Registration For 2024 Season Now Open

Newport Breakers Netball Club 2024 Season Registration

Online registrations will close at 5pm on Sun 18th Feb 2024.

New Player Birth Certificates

All new players must submit a copy of your birth certificate to the registrar at registranewportbreakers@gmail.com. You cannot play until this is received

Narrabeen Youth Club Netball

REGO CLOSES 31 Jan - don't miss out on playing with the best club on the Beaches!

Mona Vale Commodores Netball

Registration closes Feb 16, 2024

Key Dates:
  • Sun 4 Feb 2024 11am to 1pm, Come and Try Netball at Pittwater New Life Gym
  • Sun 4 Feb 2024 2pm to 4pm, In Person Uniform and Registration day at Mona Vale Community Centre
  • TBC between 17 to 21 Feb 2024 Commodores U10 Grading day TBC
  • March 9, time tba MWNA U10 Grading Day Curl Curl

Peninsula Netball Club

2024 Netball Season is open for registrations and we hope to see you return for another great season.
Please head to PlayHQ and sign up when you can.  Here are the links :
Registrations are open for juniors, cadets, and seniors until 30 January and for NetSetGO 14 February. 
Some season highlights are outlined below.

5 & 12th February - U10s and U15s, venue tbc 
6 & 13th February  - U11s and U14s, Avalon Rec Centre 
7 & 14th February - U12s and U13s, Avalon Rec Centre

On 9 March our U10 teams will participate in a Round Robin at Curl Curl.  As this age group doesn’t have any documented competition history, the Manly Warringah Association use it to grade all the teams participating in the 2024 winter season.  Please note this date now as attendance is important.

All 8-11 year teams are encouraged to participate in a pre-season Gala Day on 23 March at Curl Curl.  It is an extremely important event for our new U12 umpires so note this date too as we need all our teams to enter.  It’s a great opportunity for your team to get some match play prior to competition starting.

Players turning 12 are expected to ‘have a go’ at umpiring Saturday games. To ensure they are prepared , we conduct 2 umpire training sessions at the Avalon Rec Centre :  Friday 15 March (theory) and Friday 22 March (practical) from 5.00pm-7.00pm.  They are then supported in umpiring a short match on Gala Day on 23 March.

Rugby Union

Newport Breakers Rugby Club

In 2024 we are competing in the Sub-District 2nd Division, comprising 3 Senior men's teams, plus one Colts.
The Ladies will play again - for the Joy Johnson Cup having won it last year in it's inaugural year. 

Newport Over 35s
If you're interested in a great social network, with the occasional game of rugby and a lot of touch rugby - this is the team for you. No experience required!
We play touch every Thursday in Newport and in the winter we play rugby once every few weeks under the golden oldies (masters) rules i.e. Uncontested Scrums, no quick line outs etc. There is plenty we do off the field socially and for the community too.
If you are interested email the President, Stefan “Snowy” Whitney at bobbykangaroo77@gmail.com   We’d love for you to join us!

Newport Junior Rugby Club 

We welcome registrations from kids of all abilities and all ages from U6 to U18.
To register your children to play for Newport Rugby Club, you will need to set up your MyRugby account and register your children online following the steps

Narrabeen Tigers Junior Rugby Club 

New year, new season. Rego is open. Early bird $20 discount until Feb 19th. Sign up on rugby explorer and don't forget your active kids voucher.

Warringah Rats Women's Rugby Union 2024

The Rats are back! 2024 is here, and the Warringah Women are looking for players to come join the fun. All players welcome, absolutely no experience required.
So get involved, Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6pm at Pittwater Rugby Park, Warriewood.
Shoot them a DM if you have any questions or email warringahwomensrugby@hotmail.com