Surf Life Saving Program


Program Overview

NCAS with the support of Surf Life Saving NSW and the underpinning North Coast branches, core business is the identification and development of talented junior surf life savers on the North Coast of NSW. As well as intensive training camps, squad members also receive an athlete education program which includes sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, media training and drugs awareness.

The program is underpinned by three Surf Life Saving branches at Mid North Coast, North Coast and Far North Coast. The strength of the partnership between NCAS and the supporting branches is further enhanced by having coaches from each branch becoming assistant coaches of the NCAS squad which allows for ongoing coaching, monitoring and encouragement in between NCAS squad camps.

Each new squad undertakes an athlete induction, fitness testing on board, ski & swim, skills assessment using video analysis on board and ski, and a general discussion of season preparation and training requirements. NCAS Surf Life Saving’s primary focus is on developing each athlete’s skills and fitness in preparation for branch, country, state and national titles of the coming season.

Applications open May/June with the program running from July to January.


To be eligible for NCAS selection, it is desirable that the applicant meet the following criteria:
1. Competing in the U15 – U19 age categories for Surf Life saving in the year of selection. Note that U14 Athletes are not eligible.
2. Be a current active member of one of the Mid North, Far North or North Coast Surf Life Saving branches.
3. Reside in the north coast region within the defined Local Government boundaries of the following Council areas: Tweed, Byron, Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle, Richmond River, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings.
4. Have an endorsed local club official sign the application.

2017 Squad

Finn Askew

Tamsin Bell

Julian Boag

Sophie Boyd

Christopher Broomby

Nicholas Bulloch

Aoife Carey

Beau Carter

Grant Cook

Madeline Crawley

Jorden Elabbasi

Alyssa Golding               Sponsored by Everlast Electrical & Communications

Lachlan Golding             Sponsored by Everlast Electrical & Communications

Paige Leishman

Nathan Mackenzie

Jyii Mann

Tayla Maybon

Abigail McConnachie

Emily Meacham

Maisie Miller

Lily Murphy

Kate Murray

Tom Osborne

Matthew Parkin               Sponsored by Nymboida River Canoes

Morgen Parkin                Sponsored by Nymboida River Canoes

Brock Van Kampen

Claire Van Kampen

Joseph Warne

Libby Waugh

Head Coach: Peter Kirkwood

Manager: Madeline McCullagh

Program Partners