The long-awaited start of the nipper season all along the Lower North Coast begins this Sunday, December 5 and will run until the end of March, 2022.
To facilitate a smooth start to activities, clubs have requested parents to register their child online.
For the Forster Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), this can be achieved by visiting https://forsterslsc.com.au/ and accessing nippers from the menu at the top of the page or by going directly to https://forsterslsc.com.au/what-is-nippers/nipper-registration/
It is a requirement that at least one parent, or responsible adult, is also a club member for a child to participate in the nippers' program.
The Forster junior activities committee, which is strongly supported by club members, includes Nova Grosvenor and Troy Brooks (joint chair), Lea Atkinson, Rebecca Lynch, Brad Verdich, Grant Fleming, Jen Lindsay, Cath Foundas, Julie Carmichael, Kerry and Troy Fowler, Beth and Simon Lee, Anne and Ian Evans.
This year, the Forster SLSC nippers' registration will have two options: basic registration $70 (membership and insurance) and active kids registration $100 (registration, insurance, pinkie vest, age cap, drink bottle, bag and sunscreen).
Using the government Active Kids Voucher is suggested.
Registration assistance for Forster SLSC nippers will be available at the next FINS (friends in Nnppers) night at the clubhouse this Friday, December 3 from 5:30-6:30 pm where a free barbecue for members and new registering members will be held.
FINS social nights are normally held on the second Friday of each month from 5:30-7pm.
Joining nippers brings opportunities for enhancing fitness, personal growth, surf skills, beach safety awareness and basic first aid while developing new friendships.
All essential life skills when living by the beach.
Local primary schools and careers advisors at high schools have been provided with information and program times to share with their students and the parental community through newsletters or brochures.
Let the season begin
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