Youth Forum - 19th November 2022

Published: December 09, 2022

Overall the feedback from the younger members who attended the 2022 Youth Forum on the 19th of November was positive in terms of the club experience, access to training and access to equipment.

Key improvements suggested were providing increased youth access in some areas (e.g. gym), including a games activity for younger members at the Friday Member Catch-up and more youth events. 

Forum summary as follows:

What does the club do well for youth members?

• On patrol from the experienced members
• Bronze course training

Facilities and equipment
• Showers, club room, kitchen, TV
• Strong positive feedback on ping pong table
• Equipment access e.g. boards

• Level of involvement in the club by members
• Great culture – welcoming
• Involvement in different activities
• Freedom
• Good advice

What could we do better for youth members?

• Broader youth access e.g. IRB & gym
• Youth gym sessions
• Youth participation in competitions/carnivals
• Job for youth & cadets around the club e.g. Nipper Sundays
• Youth activities e.g. in club swim/board race, movie nights, excursions (eg helicopter)
• Ask youth members on patrol their views
• Club suggestion board
• Monthly youth feedback email
• Posters around the club to inform more people about youth events, pathways
• Notice boards as preferred communication channel
• Better support and engagement in Nippers to Cadet transition

What is the one thing you would like to see happen?

• Friday night youth games – mix up monthly e.g. volleyball, ping pong, tough footy, ultimate frisbee
• More youth engagement in surf sports
• Youth “sleep overs”
• Youth gym access without adult supervision


Once again many thanks to the youth members for their participation in the forum; Hailey H, Ellie K, Ahlea S, Skye W, Josh S, Hugo C, Flynn S, Cisco B, Taj B, Jonah D, Nic Lowe and other accompanying members.

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