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Outcomes - Open Committee Meeting - Groms and Shortboarding

13th July 2020 Club News

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Photo: Open Committee Meeting - July 2020

Open Committee Meeting – Shortboarding and Groms 
8th July 2020


  • 4 Club comps 
  • Interclub Comp with Mahia and Hawke’s Bay Boardriders
  • OPSM Tairawhiti Junior Surf Champs
  • Sticky Johnson Primary School Champs

Expression sessions:
Great feedback, good participation, great value. It was agreed to run more of these. 2-3 hours videoed sessions with food/pizzas afterwards. Parent helper needed for videoing and food if possible.

Club and parents, who attended meeting, decided to not support 2020 Kaikoura scholastics and have a reset for a better future. Reasons being: Lack of interest from groms for South Island trip (only 5 out of 14 keen to go), costs and last year’s developments. Parents are welcome to take their kids of course. 

Club will focus on 2021 and develop a new framework for Scholastics. Therefore, we will meet in September 2020 to discuss criteria and requirements for 2021. 

We ask all parents to join us and develop a strategy together. 

Grom Training:
Club is keen to continue developing a pathway for groms, but needs more help from parents or keen businesses/ individuals to collaborate. Rippers (learn to surf for 6-12yr olds) and potentially a developing grom squad after Rippers will continue to run.

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