What a great Nipper Carnival

It was thrilling to watch U9s Zoe Kingsley and Sienna Arthur who both performed extremely well in flags - Sienna was runner up

It was thrilling to watch U9s Zoe Kingsley and Sienna Arthur who both performed extremely well in flags – Sienna was runner up

Helen Brown, JAC, Rainbow Beach SLSC

Approximately 860 Nippers and their parents travelled to Rainbow Beach to compete in the first Nipper Carnival of the year. Most from the Sunshine Coast .

The surf was good and the rain came late morning, but this did not deter the competitors. Even the seaweed was fine, and the showers had a good workout all day.

Rainbow Beach Nippers had 14 competitors, Zoe Kingsley, Kiera and Sienna Arthur, Sophie and Emily Schooth, Archie Gilmore, Blake Findlater, Emma Worthington, Mason Bignell, Luxie -Leigh Duffy, Jasmine and Annie White, Jack Dwine and Joel who certainly did themselves and the Surf Club proud.

They can hold their heads high. Ages ranging from U8 to U14. Various results were achieved by our competitors, which is great, but the main thing is that they all enjoyed themselves.

Thank you to the parents who took on the responsibility of age managers for the day, making sure our competitors got to their events on time. Good job.

Thank you also to our first aid team lead by Mark (volunteers every year). Can’t run a carnival without them.

The BBQ tent staff were kept busy all morning, firstly having to prepare morning tea and lunches for 150 officials (who I might add are all volunteers, thank you Ron, Jas and James and our IRB teams) and at the same time serving bacon and egg burgers, sausages and steak burgers.

People were looking for warm food because of the weather conditions, thus making the BBQ a very profitable facility for the Surf Club. Thank you to Tracey and her band of workers for making this a success.

Last but not least, a big thank you to the volunteers who assisted with the set up and clean up. Big job, well done.

A great success and an enjoyable day for all our wonderful volunteers and competitors. Hopefully more members will get involved next year as it really is a wonderful day watching so many children out doors competing and enjoying themselves

See everyone next Sunday morning on the beach!