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 2021 / 2022 season if they are born between the following dates are:
• 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 - U/14
• 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 - U/13
• 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 - U/12
• 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011 - U/11
• 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012 - U/10
• 1st October 2012 to 30th September 2013 - U/9
• 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2014 - U/8
• 1st October 2014 to 30th September 2015 - U/7
• 1st October 2015 to 30th September 2016 - U/6
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 2021 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 for example, 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.
The fee for a 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. The Club values your contribution to the club, whether as an age manager or helping out on the BBQ!
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 comprises $110 for Nipper Registration and $60 Nipper Parent Associate Membership
*At least one parent per family must be a member of the club
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 maximum
Inclusions as part of the membership fee:
** All inclusions are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions**
All Hunter Branch junior carnival fees are included in the registration fee.
Presentation Day and End of Season Disco
All Nippers will receive a medal and gift on presentation day.
Dixon Park SLSC will host a Christmas party for Nippers with food, drink and entertainment at no cost to the Nipper children.
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) and a skull cap when participating in Nippers. U/6 and U/7 must wear a hi-vis skull cap, with the remaining age groups required to wear a Dixon Park skull cap.
Both skull caps and Hi-Vis singlets/rashies will be available for sale at the Nippers desk every Sunday throughout the season.
Swimwear and merchandise
Swimwear and merchandise will be available for sale at the Nippers desk.
Please email the Nippers Registrar - firstname.lastname@example.org
For general information about Nippers please email - email@example.com