Enthusiasm abounded last weekend as the nippers surf life saving program recommenced at Forster Main Beach after the Christmas break.
Pinky tops were dusted off as youngsters from five to 14 years returned to their beach activities.
Team lifesaving activities were reviewed and fun activities, such as beach sprint relays, beach soccer, cricket, parachute and practice with mini rescue boards were enjoyed.
The nippers were informed of upcoming events such as the Black Head Fast 5 carnival on January 16, and education nippers on January 17, which will be facilitated by Jim Wills and other mentors, with under-10s the target age group.
All those present were informed of Surf Life Saving NSW calling for nominations from nippers who plan to compete at the 2021 State Championships.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the championships will operate with a different timetable to recent years.
Junior Championships will take place over four days employing two locations: under-9s to under-11s will be held on February 25-26, while under-12s to under-14s will be held on February 27-28.
All water events will be held at Swansea-Belmont and the beach events will be held at Redhead, meaning it will not be possible to compete in both water and beach events.
Due to the volatile nature of the COVID pandemic and uncertainty about group gathering numbers, Surf Life Saving NSW has asked for expressions of interest/nominations only from each surf club.
Potential Forster SLSC junior competitors need to apply through the club via Facebook, email or through each age manager before January 15.
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