National Sport Committee and Advisory Groups

The National Sport Committee (NSC) is responsible for providing positive leadership of surf lifesaving sport delivery and development and providing SLSNZ staff with advice, feedback and support.

The NSC consists of seven representatives and two staff members. The four SLSNZ regions provide one representative each and there are three appointed positions. The two staff members are the General Manager, Programmes and Services and the Sport Development Manager.

The NSC meet face to face three times and have a number of teleconferences each year. The scope of activities includes;

  • Development, monitoring and evaluation of the Sport Strategy
  • National sport polices and rules
  • Sport participation
  • Event development
  • Coach development
  • Surf Official development
  • High performance development

Sport Committee's Terms of Reference (TOR):

National Sport Committee (NSC)


Nigel Cox (NC) - Appointed


Scott McAlister (SM) - Appointed (Deputy Chairperson)

     Scott Mc Alistar

Hirata Titcombe (HT) - Co-opted


Dave Shanks (DS) - Appointed

   Dave Shanks

Dion Williams (DW)  -  Eastern Region


Todd Cations-Velvin (TV) - Central Region

 Dion 2    Todd

Craig Todd (CT)  - Southern Region


Wayne Franich (WF)  - Northern Region + ILS Liason

 Craig Todd    Wayne

  NSC Meeting Minutes

Additional to the NSC there are three Advisory Groups to assist SLSNZ and discuss specific agendas relating to their interests. The three groups are IRB Sport, Surf Boats and Officials.

Surf Boat Sport Advisory Group (SBSAG)

Mark McCarthny (MM) - Northern Region (Chairperson)
Tracy Molloy (TM) - Northern Region
Sam Stockley (SS) - Eastern Region
Bruce Matheson (BM) - Eastern Region
Steve Dixon (SD) - Central Region
Brett Hamer (BH) - Central Region
Neil Watts (NW) - Southern Region
Michael (Willy) Kindred (MK) - Southern Region
TBC, National Sport Committee Liaison

SBSAG Meeting Minutes

IRB Sport Advisory Group (IRBSAG)

Shane Edwards (SE) - Appointed
Spencer Raymond (SR) - Appointed
TBC - Appointed
Bradley Walters (BW) - Northern Region
Peter Gibbons (PG) - Southern Region
TBC - Eastern Region
TBC - Central Region
Dave Hickey (DH) - Rescue Asset Manager, SLSNZ

IRB SAG Meeting Minutes

Surf Officials Advisory Group (SOLG)

Debbie Hutchings (DH) - Appointed
Bernie Limbrick (BL) - Appointed
Greg Rieger (GR) - Eastern Region
Glenn Phipps (GP) - Northern Region
Denis Trembath (DT) - Southern Region
Harley McLaughlin (HM) - Central Region

Todd Cations-Velvin (TCV) - NSC Liaison
Kathryn Stewart (KS) - Appointed 

SOAG Meeting Minutes