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Junior Surf Programme project update

Posted by SLSNZ Media on Sunday, 3 May 2015

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is currently conducting a full review and update of our Junior Surf Programme, Surf Lifesaving Certificate and Rookie Lifeguard Award programme.

As part of our Member Education development plan, updating the current Junior Surf programme is one of the priority projects to be completed during this year's off-season and as such, we have employed a short term contractor to deliver the updated Junior Surf programme.

Shelley Morris will be working alongside a new Junior Surf Advisory Group which has been established to provide knowledge, feedback and advice throughout the project.

Shelley comes from a Lifeguarding and Surf Sport background with Ocean Beach Kiwi in Hawke's Bay. She is a secondary school teacher, has worked with NZQA and is a graphic designer.

She will undertake a number of tasks including updating and reviewing the current Junior Surf programme to meet the needs of the current junior surf environment. This updated programme will be refocused to include better linkages and content for both lifesaving and sport.

The final Junior Surf programme is expected to be completed by October 1, 2015.

The advisory group is made up of the following representatives:

Name Club Region
Belinda Slement Member Development Manager  SLSNZ
Shelley Morris  Junior Surf Project Manager  SLSNZ
Matt Warren  Staff & Paekakariki SLSC SLSNZ
Simone Spencer  NR Staff & Mairangi Bay SLSC Northern 
Pauline Butt  Fundamental Skills Advisor (Sport Waitakere) & Muriwai SLSC  Northern
Andrew Newton  Mt Maunganui SLSC  Eastern 
Neil Galland  Westshore SLSC  Central
Madeleine Taylor  Riversdale SLSC  Central
Chris Smith Waimari SLSC Southern









For more information about this project, please contact Belinda Slement on (04) 560- 0371 or email

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