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)

  • Bruce Matheson (BM) - Eastern Region (Chair)
  • Tracy Molloy (TM) - Northern Region
  • Gracie Monteith (GM) – Northern Region
  • Steve Dixon (SD) - Central Region
  • Neil Watts (NW) - Southern Region

SBSAG Meeting Minutes

Surf Officials Advisory Group (SOLG)

  • Harley McLaughlin (HM) - Central Region (Chair)
  • Debbie Hutchings (DH) – Appointed
  • Bernie Limbrick (BL) – Appointed
  • Kathryn Stewart (KS) - Appointed 
  • Greg Rieger (GR) - Eastern Region
  • Glenn Phipps (GP) - Northern Region
  • Denis Trembath (DT) - Southern Region
  • Todd Cations-Velvin (TCV) - NSC Liaison
  • Ross Merrett (RM) – Co opted

SOAG Meeting Minutes

Powercraft Advisory Group (PAG)

The IRBSAG was dis-established in in 2018 with a new formed advisory group called the Powercraft Advisory Group

  • Dave Clarke (Chair)
  • Blair Quane
  • David Pontin
  • Shane Edwards
  • Leif Neilson
  • Phoebe Havill
  • Dave Hickey (National Powercraft Officer)

PAG Meeting Minutes

IRB SAG Meeting Minutes