Club news - 29th Jan

Posted by Spencer Park Admin on Sunday, 31 January 2016

CLUB NEWSLETTER - 29th January 2016


Waikuku comp

It was fantastic to see so many athletes, parents and supporters on the beach for this comp.  Let's hope the weather is much better for the SRC on the 20th and 21st.


This senior event is being run at Mt Maunganui Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st January and is being attended by Dave, Grace and Millie - we wish you all the best.

K Day

Also a senior event being held at Taylors Mistake on Waitangi Day (Saturday 6th February) to commemorate their centenary.  We have entered 2 teams for this event.

Junior Twilight Series

These races begin on Tuesday 9th , 16th , 23rd  February.  This is open to all athletes who are participating in week night surf coaching.  As soon as we have details on location and times from Surf NZ we will let you know.

Southern Regional Junior Champs

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th February.  This is a great warm up competition to the Junior Nationals (Oceans 16) and will be held at New Brighton beach.  Further details of timings and age groups will be advised closer to the date.

Southern Regional Champs

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February.  This is a great warm up competition to the Sand Nationals (senior athlete nationals) and will be held at New Brighton beach.  If you wish to compete please let Dave know.  Further details of timings and age groups will be advised closer to the date.

Oceans 16 

This is the Nationals for our junior athletes and is being held at Mt Maunganui from March 3rd to 6th.  There is a very strong team going from our club.

Canterbury Champs

This is last Junior carnival for our season.  These will be held the weekend of 12th March.  Please keep both Saturday and Sunday available as the competition events have not yet been confirmed for each day.  It may be the event only runs on the Saturday.

Sand Nationals

This is the Senior surf event to close the season.  This year being held at Ohope beach, Whakatane from 17 - 20th March.  Seniors please keep in touch with Dave regarding your training towards this.

IRB Nationals

And this is the final National event to bring the season to a close.  Being held at Papamoa Beach from 2nd - 3rd  April 2016.  Good luck to our IRB crews who are attending.


Remember to check the club web site for the training schedule.  This gets updated every Friday.

Last club day

This brings our season to a close and to celebrate we will have a wind down with a bit of fun in the surf and on the sand.  This will be on Sunday 20th March 2016 at 10am


Our Club treasurer advises that all accounts for members have been sent out.  We would appreciate prompt payment.  If you have received an invoice for something you did not get or you think there is an error, please notify the treasurer without delay, so we can correct our accounts.

Swimming Caps

The Spencer Park silicone swimming caps are here and Kaylene will take them on Wednesdays and Sundays. $11 each.

Spirit of Adventure

Please let me introduce myself - My name is Julia Bryant and I have the task of filling berths on The Spirit of New Zealand.  We are currently in a sticky situation and I am reaching out to any/all avenues to see if you might know of someone who might be interested and fit the criteria (16 -18year olds).
 Voyage # Port Out Port In Dates
708 Bluff Bluff 6th Feb - 15th Feb
709 Bluff Lyttleton 16th Feb - 25th Feb
710 Lyttleton Wellington 26th Feb - 6th Mar
711 Wellington Tauranga 7th Mar - 16th Mar
 As you can see these dates are close, so finding students who are able to organise themselves with such short notice is key and with school not back this has almost been impossible!  Our application can be found by clicking on this link.  Or if people would like more information they are welcome to phone me in the office. Some students may be eligible for scholarship if the meet the financial criteria.
Many thanks,
Julia Bryant - Community Engagement Executive
 p. +64 9 3732060 ext 8    m. +64 21 554 453     f. +64 9 379 5620
juliab@spiritofadventure.org.nz      www.spiritofadventure.org.nz 

Lost and Found

A black digital watch was found in the changing rooms.  Please contactpresident@spencerpark.co.nz if this is yours or you know who own it.


Traffic going to Club Rooms

We have had a complaint about cars going the wrong way when leaving the club rooms.  We remind you that the road to the club is one way and when you leave, you must turn left and follow the road the long way around to get out.        

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