The age group for the season is determined as at midnight on the 30th September at the commencement of that season.
The age groups for members for the 2020 / 2021 season if they are born between the following dates are:
• 1st October 2006 to 30th September 2007 - U/14
• 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 - U/13
• 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 - U/12
• 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 - U/11
• 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011 - U/10
• 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012 - U/9
• 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 - U/8
• 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 - U/7
• 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015 - U/6
Proof of age, (original or certified birth certificate or Passport) must be shown for all new children joining nippers. Please send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
U/6 Membership: A child may join Nippers as soon as they turn 5 years of age. No children are accepted until they reach five years of age to comply with insurance requirements. A child who reaches five years of age after 30th September 2020 may join Nippers at that time: however, this child will be required to stay in the U/6 age group for the next season.
It is a requirement of Dixon Park SLSC that at least one parent per family MUST join as an associate member or full active member to accompany their child/children during the nipper sessions. This is a requirement by our governing body Life Surf Life Saving Australia to ensure you are covered by insurance while participating in surf activities.
Age Managers and Assistant Age Managers are required to be members of Dixon Park SLSC to ensure you are covered by insurance. Parents acting in these roles must be either an active member (patrolling member) or a Nipper parent associate member.
In the event that 2 parents from the same family are actively involved in the running of Nippers, both parents will be required to be members of Dixon Park SLSC however only one membership fee will be charged e.g. both parents acting as Age Managers or Assistant Age Managers or one parent is on the Junior Activities Committee and the other parent acting as a Age Manager or Assistant Age Manager etc.
The fee for an Nipper parent associate membership is $60 and is included in the cost of the 1st Nipper registration costs (see fees below)
ALL Nipper parent associate members are encouraged to obtain a valid Working with Children number.
Simply go online to register, or go to your nearest Service NSW office and complete the process. It is free for volunteers!
Nipper Registration - 1st Child
1st Child Registration Fee - $170
*Cost includes $110 for Nipper Registration and $60 Nipper Parent Associate Membership
*At least one parent per family must be a member of the club in some form
Nipper Registration - Additional Child/Children
2nd and 3rd Child registration fee - $70 per child
Family Associate Membership Package
1 Nipper parent associate membership + 3 or more children - $310 max
Inclusions as part of the membership fee:
** All inclusions are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions
All Nippers will receive a Dixon Park SLS Club shirt included in the registration fee.
All Hunter Branch junior carnival fees are included in the registration fee. Dixon Park SLSC current policy is to cover all Hunter Branch junior carnival fees in the Nippers registration fees.
Presentation Day and End of Season Disco
All Nippers will receive a medal and gift on presentation day.
Nippers will receive a sausage sizzle and popper at the Christmas party. They will also receive a bag of lollies from Santa. The Christmas party also includes a water slide and jumping castle.
Dixon Park Surf Club skull caps are mandatory to participate at Nippers.
All U/8s to U/14s must wear a pink Hi-Vis singlet (or Dixon park rashie with pink Hi-Vis incorporated in the design) when attending Nippers.
Both skull caps and pink Hi-Vis singlets will be available for sale at the club registration day and also at the Nippers desk during the season.
Swimwear and merchandise
See announcements on Facebook for merchandise purchases. Due to COVID-19, stock is limited for 2020/2021 season.
For registration information or queries please email the Nippers Registrar - email@example.com
For general information about Nippers please email - firstname.lastname@example.org