CLUB STRUCTURE & TEAM

OUR TEAM

GENERAL COMMITTEE

President

Matt Mahon

I was lucky enough to join Portsea SLSC and get my Bronze Medallion in 1987 at a Bronze Camp run by Rick Berry, Charlie Schall and many other Portsea legends. The Club was a big part of my life through my late teens and 20’s, lifeguarding for four seasons through Uni. I remained involved throughout my 20’s, mainly through my interest in surf ski paddling and competing for the Club, and patrolling my favourite beach. A career, kids and other interests took me away for a few years before returning as our own children got involved in our Nipper program ten years ago. While I still enjoy patrolling with the Masochists, it’s the fun and friendships that make the Club a special place for me.

Vice-President

Brett Croft

I am excited to take on the role of Deputy President as well as continuing in the Junior Development Director role. I have a great appreciation of what a modern surf life-saving club needs to be in order to be successful (and sustainable). At the heart of this is protecting the beach going public and as such, I continue to patrol as an active member of the Masochists Patrol (often in the IRB – offering a different perspective on the beauty of our beach) and continue to represent the club at Masters each year. All of my family are actively involved in the club and I see it as a fantastic place for members of all ages to develop new skills and to positively influence the lives of our younger members. Our club is made up of some amazing people – of all ages – and spending time with them – either on the beach, out the back or on the deck at night is what makes our club so great.

Secretary

Rob Mellor

My first involvement in the club was through my kids’ participation in the Nipper program about 15 years ago when we found that sailing lessons were not burning off enough of their energy. I went through Henry Kiss’ part-time bronze program soon after and before I knew it the entire family had become deeply involved through Nippers, educational camps, instructing, patrolling, competition (including a women’s club champion), lifeguarding and a variety of OC and Committee roles. I joined the Committee in 2015 in the role of Club Secretary, I patrol with the Masochists and compete with the Masters’ competition team and can’t wait to get back down to the beach and into the water.

Treasurer

Angelo Biviano

Member of PSLC for past 15 years.

Two adult children completed Nippers and Bronze camp. Been on Committee as Treasure for past 6 years. Played and still currently playing water polo. Won world championship in NZ last year in World Master. Patrolling Group the Masochists for past 10 years. Partners in a Chartered Accounting Firm. Best footy team is Carlton football club’. Love the Portsea Back Beach and floating at back of the waves, watch life go pass you.

Club Captain

Jess Lamb

I joined the Portsea SLSC Community 5 years ago and I was taken back by the degree of camaraderie that existed between members of all ages. This supportive and encouraging environment was what inspired me to apply for the Education Subcommittee and is the element of the Club that I still value the most today.

My progression from an Education Subcommittee member, to Education Director to Club Captain stands as testament to the level of belief, trust and opportunity this Club invests in its young members. I would encourage all members to become as involved as you possibly can, as the skills you learn and friendships you make are truly invaluable.

Director

Sas McNamara

I am very excited to be the Membership and Leadership Development Director this season! I have been a member at Portsea since I was 6 years old and just a nipper. Portsea Surf Club has provided me with so many incredible opportunities and leadership development support from being an instructor on Bronze camp to becoming a Team Leader Beach Lifeguard on the Mornington Peninsula. I am excited to continue Portsea’s legacy of building excellent leaders!

Director

Jacqui Hart

Hi, I’m Jacqui Hart and I am taking on the role of Education Director this season. I have been a Portsea member for all 23 years of my life and have been involved in the club from nippers through to patrolling. Previously, I have been the Nipper Instructor Manager and more recently a member of the Operational Committee as the Membership and Leadership Development officer and a patrol captain for Unkle Tyes. I am excited to be a new member of the committee and take on the challenge of organising the club’s education programs within the constraints of COVID-19. I can’t wait to be involved in all programs, in whatever capacity they run this year, to meet all our participants and assist them to run to the best possible outcome!

Director

Andrew May

Hello! I am Andrew May, more universally known as Andy May or the club’s Equipment Director. I have been involved with the lifesaving club since attaining my Bronze Medallion in 2017 and was previously the club’s First Aid Director on the Operational Committee. I am actively involved in patrolling, water-safety and education programs throughout the club, serving as the Patrol Captain of Moe’s Tavern, the Water Safety Coordinator of the Portsea Swim Classic and Pier 2 Perignon swims, as well as a Co-Chief Instructor of Bronze Camp. Whilst I work as a lifeguard along the rest of Peninsula over summer, I always return back home to Portsea, entranced by the notorious surf, ever-present legends and the chance to give back to the club, which has done so much for me over the years.

Director

Priscilla Brown

Hi, I am Priscilla Brown, but many of you may remember me as Prill Barrington! I was heavily involved in the Surf Club, having gone right through from Nippers to Lifeguarding and even a couple of years on the Committee. The better part of the past 10 years has seen me work interstate and overseas, however, I am now settled back in Melbourne and keen to again be part of the Club that I loved so much. I am looking forward to catching up with so many familiar faces!

Director

Sue Crow

I am delighted to have been appointed to the Portsea SLSC Committee. I am of an age when females were not permitted to participate in surf lifesaving or get our bronze so I was confined to the beach jealously watching the boys have all the fun. Thankfully times have changed and I look forward to sharing my experiences working as CEO of Women’s Cricket Australia, Softball Australia and Netball Victoria and also as a former board member of VicHealth and Cricket Victoria. I am a passionate open water swimmer and have participated in many events at Portsea and am equally passionate about providing opportunities for women and girls. My daughter Kim had a wonderful time at Portsea as a nipper and Junior several years ago. She was well supported by clubbies at the time and I am keen to “give back”.

Director

James Nola

I joined the club back in 2011 after doing my Bronze, I became a patrol captain of the Usual Suspects a few years later. Portsea SLSC is such a wonderful place and community to be a member of. Like many others, the club has become a large and wonderful part of my life for which I couldn’t be any more grateful.

OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Club Captain

Jess Lamb

I joined the Portsea SLSC Community 5 years ago and I was taken back by the degree of camaraderie that existed between members of all ages. This supportive and encouraging environment was what inspired me to apply for the Education Subcommittee and is the element of the Club that I still value the most today.

My progression from an Education Subcommittee member, to Education Director to Club Captain stands as testament to the level of belief, trust and opportunity this Club invests in its young members. I would encourage all members to become as involved as you possibly can, as the skills you learn and friendships you make are truly invaluable.

Lifesaving Director

Sas McNamara

I am very excited to be the Membership and Leadership Development Director this season! I have been a member at Portsea since I was 6 years old and just a nipper. Portsea Surf Club has provided me with so many incredible opportunities and leadership development support from being an instructor on Bronze camp to becoming a Team Leader Beach Lifeguard on the Mornington Peninsula. I am excited to continue Portsea’s legacy of building excellent leaders!

First Aid Director

Andrew Argyrou

Portsea SLSC has been a big part of my life. I began as an 8 year old in the nippers program, completing every year of Nippers right through to Bronze and Silver Camp. Portsea has encouraged me to develop skills both in and out of the water whilst having heaps of fun and making lifelong friends. When I’m not at the beach I enjoy playing guitar and hanging out with mates. I am grateful for the opportunity to be the new Director of First Aid and look forward to the year ahead in our amazing new clubhouse.

IT & Building Director

James Nola

I joined the club back in 2011 after doing my Bronze, I became a patrol captain of the Usual Suspects a few years later. Portsea SLSC is such a wonderful place and community to be a member of. Like many others, the club has become a large and wonderful part of my life for which I couldn’t be any more grateful.

Deputy Competition Director

Oscar Hunter

Hi, I’m Oscar and I’ve been a part of the club my whole life. Before I could even walk I’ve spent my summers down at the Back Beach and over the years I’ve worked through my awards and now have the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Operations Committee as the Deputy Competition Director. This season I’m going to be working closely with the rest of the Competition Subcommittee to grow our team, engaging as many members as possible. As well as this I patrol the beach both as a Peninsula Lifeguard and a captain of Cruisers patrol. I’m a sucker for Big Wednesday lines and live for a big shore break and perfect northerlies. I look forward to making this the best summer it can be for all our members.

Education Director

Jacqui Hart

Hi, I’m Jacqui Hart and I am taking on the role of Education Director this season. I have been a Portsea member for all 23 years of my life and have been involved in the club from nippers through to patrolling. Previously, I have been the Nipper Instructor Manager and more recently a member of the Operational Committee as the Membership and Leadership Development officer and a patrol captain for Unkle Tyes. I am excited to be a new member of the committee and take on the challenge of organising the club’s education programs within the constraints of COVID-19. I can’t wait to be involved in all programs, in whatever capacity they run this year, to meet all our participants and assist them to run to the best possible outcome!

Events Director

Eliza Lamb

Equipment Director

Andrew May

Hello! I am Andrew May, more universally known as Andy May or the club’s Equipment Director. I have been involved with the lifesaving club since attaining my Bronze Medallion in 2017 and was previously the club’s First Aid Director on the Operational Committee. I am actively involved in patrolling, water-safety and education programs throughout the club, serving as the Patrol Captain of Moe’s Tavern, the Water Safety Coordinator of the Portsea Swim Classic and Pier 2 Perignon swims, as well as a Co-Chief Instructor of Bronze Camp. Whilst I work as a lifeguard along the rest of Peninsula over summer, I always return back home to Portsea, entranced by the notorious surf, ever-present legends and the chance to give back to the club, which has done so much for me over the years.

Communications Director

Josh Nilsen

Sustainability Director

Alexandra Madden

I started my Portsea journey as a nipper, In 2017 I completed my bronze medallion and since have attended our silver camp and gained my IRB crew and drivers. It was on our leadership night at silver camp I realised our lack of an environmental agenda and began to think of ways I could help. I approached the committee with a plan and was fortunate enough to be appointed the club’s first Sustainability Director, this upcoming season will be my second in the role and I am beyond excited to share this season with my Environmental Sub-committee whom I have been working with to assist the club in becoming more environmentally conscious. We as a club should be proud that in the first season we introduced several new environmental relationships with local groups and made changes to ensure we care for our unique environment. Noticeably we should be proud of our environmental nipper education program, that was a finalist in the LSV awards of excellence night. I am excited to continue in this role and invite you to contact me if you have an interest in furthering our work.

Member Engagement Director

Holly Hart

Accomodation Director

Nik Rathmayr

Captain of the Mighty ducks patrol for my third season. My journey started on bronze camp 2016 and from there I found my love for the surf club and continued on to instructing, chief instructing and assessing multiple camps from nippers to silver camp. Including multiple hours patrolling, volunteering and living within the club. Hopefully you’ve seen me around. I have broadened my life saving skills outside Portsea SLSC and work under Life saving Victoria as a payed beach and jet ski lifeguard.

LIFESAVING SUBCOMMITTEE

Lifesaving Director

Sas McNamara

I am very excited to be the Membership and Leadership Development Director this season! I have been a member at Portsea since I was 6 years old and just a nipper. Portsea Surf Club has provided me with so many incredible opportunities and leadership development support from being an instructor on Bronze camp to becoming a Team Leader Beach Lifeguard on the Mornington Peninsula. I am excited to continue Portsea’s legacy of building excellent leaders!

Deputy Lifesaving Director

Griffin Mitchell

Lifesaving Dev. Coordinator

Nik Rathmayr

Captain of the Mighty ducks patrol for my third season. My journey started on bronze camp 2016 and from there I found my love for the surf club and continued on to instructing, chief instructing and assessing multiple camps from nippers to silver camp. Including multiple hours patrolling, volunteering and living within the club. Hopefully you’ve seen me around. I have broadened my life saving skills outside Portsea SLSC and work under Life saving Victoria as a payed beach and jet ski lifeguard.

Lifesaving Dev. Coordinator

Steph Hunter

Lifesaving Dev. Coordinator

Sophie Courtney

EDUCATION SUBCOMMITTEE

Education Director

Jacqui Hart

Hi, I’m Jacqui Hart and I am taking on the role of Education Director this season. I have been a Portsea member for all 23 years of my life and have been involved in the club from nippers through to patrolling. Previously, I have been the Nipper Instructor Manager and more recently a member of the Operational Committee as the Membership and Leadership Development officer and a patrol captain for Unkle Tyes. I am excited to be a new member of the committee and take on the challenge of organising the club’s education programs within the constraints of COVID-19. I can’t wait to be involved in all programs, in whatever capacity they run this year, to meet all our participants and assist them to run to the best possible outcome!

Deputy Education Director

Josh Nilsen

Bronze Chief Instructor

Andrew May

Hello! I am Andrew May, more universally known as Andy May or the club’s Equipment Director. I have been involved with the lifesaving club since attaining my Bronze Medallion in 2017 and was previously the club’s First Aid Director on the Operational Committee. I am actively involved in patrolling, water-safety and education programs throughout the club, serving as the Patrol Captain of Moe’s Tavern, the Water Safety Coordinator of the Portsea Swim Classic and Pier 2 Perignon swims, as well as a Co-Chief Instructor of Bronze Camp. Whilst I work as a lifeguard along the rest of Peninsula over summer, I always return back home to Portsea, entranced by the notorious surf, ever-present legends and the chance to give back to the club, which has done so much for me over the years.

Bronze Deputy Chief Instructor

Alexandra Madden

I started my Portsea journey as a nipper, In 2017 I completed my bronze medallion and since have attended our silver camp and gained my IRB crew and drivers. It was on our leadership night at silver camp I realised our lack of an environmental agenda and began to think of ways I could help. I approached the committee with a plan and was fortunate enough to be appointed the club’s first Sustainability Director, this upcoming season will be my second in the role and I am beyond excited to share this season with my Environmental Sub-committee whom I have been working with to assist the club in becoming more environmentally conscious. We as a club should be proud that in the first season we introduced several new environmental relationships with local groups and made changes to ensure we care for our unique environment. Noticeably we should be proud of our environmental nipper education program, that was a finalist in the LSV awards of excellence night. I am excited to continue in this role and invite you to contact me if you have an interest in furthering our work.

Part-Time Bronze Co-Facilitator

Josh Nilsen

Part-Time Bronze Co-Facilitator

Henry Kiss

Cadets Co-Chief Instructor

Jack White

SRC Co-Chief Instructor

Alex Croft

I first became involved in the surf club as a nipper back in 2012. Since then, I have competed for Portsea, undertaken water safety for nippers and the junior competition team, have completed my Bronze, instructed SRC and patrolled with the Masochists since undertaking my SRC.

SRC Co-Chief Instructor

Steph Mahon

Training Equipment Officer

Blair Nuske

I began my PSLSC journey through the Club’s brilliant Nipper program, rising through the awards to complete my Silver Medallion in 2016, I have since treasured being a part of the club’s terrific events and community. For this season I will be undertaking the role of Training Equipment Officer and Moe’s Tavern’s Vice Captain.

Advanced Training Officer

Jack White

Nipper Co-Chief Instructor

Jessica Lim

Nipper Co-Chief Instructor

Sophie Pedder

Nipper Co-Chief Instructor

Spencer Thomas

NIPPERS SUBCOMMITTEE

Nippers Coordinator

Brett Croft

I am excited to take on the role of Deputy President as well as continuing in the Junior Development Director role. I have a great appreciation of what a modern surf life-saving club needs to be in order to be successful (and sustainable). At the heart of this is protecting the beach going public and as such, I continue to patrol as an active member of the Masochists Patrol (often in the IRB – offering a different perspective on the beauty of our beach) and continue to represent the club at Masters each year. All of my family are actively involved in the club and I see it as a fantastic place for members of all ages to develop new skills and to positively influence the lives of our younger members. Our club is made up of some amazing people – of all ages – and spending time with them – either on the beach, out the back or on the deck at night is what makes our club so great.

Nippers Back Beach

Ben Grodski

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Jodi Lancaster

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Jo Robertson

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Clair Whitbread

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Anita Zanchetta

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Kristen Sagar

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Glennis Winnett

Nippers Subcommittee Member

Sophie Macaw

COMPETITION SUBCOMMITTEE

Competition Director

Andrew Regan

Deputy Competition Director

Oscar Hunter

Hi, I’m Oscar and I’ve been a part of the club my whole life. Before I could even walk I’ve spent my summers down at the Back Beach and over the years I’ve worked through my awards and now have the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Operations Committee as the Deputy Competition Director. This season I’m going to be working closely with the rest of the Competition Subcommittee to grow our team, engaging as many members as possible. As well as this I patrol the beach both as a Peninsula Lifeguard and a captain of Cruisers patrol. I’m a sucker for Big Wednesday lines and live for a big shore break and perfect northerlies. I look forward to making this the best summer it can be for all our members.

Junior Manager

Matt Colston

IRB Manager

Simon Wilson

Surfboat Manager

Stephen Blewett

Masters Manager

Dwight Harrison

Equipment (Junior)

Ashley Slee

After completing Bronze in 2016, I was involved as an active club member and a member of the Usual Suspects patrol. I am involved in the Junior Competition Team and a team committee member helping out in a variety of ways. This summer I am looking forward to getting more involved with the Nippers Program and a summer of warm weather.

Sponsorship

Jason Winnett

Age Managers & Social

Simon Wilson

Equipment (Senior)

Darren Kerr

I have been actively patrolling for over 30 years and am a member of the mighty Masochist patrol (red towel). I know that I don’t look old enough, but I am a life member of Portsea S.L.S.C. I was part of the elite Portsea lifeguard team for 5 years. Competition has been a big part of my time in the club, competing in IRB comp around Australia & summer carnivals around the state. I have learned many valuable lessons in my time at the club such as never get in an IRB with Dwight (he cannot drive & almost killed me – seriously! ). I enjoy surfing year round. I have two wonderful daughters Georgie & Katie who are actively involved in the club and compete. Portsea S.L.S.C. is an awesome place. I have made many lifelong friends here – get involved!

Administration

Nat Hood

COMMUNICATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

Communications Director

Josh Nilsen

Club Historian

Ian Campbell

I Joined Portsea in season 1980-81 via part time Bronze squad with fellow Legend Jeff Hunt. I Joined the Committee in 1984 as Secretary, a role I filled until retiring in 2010. In 2015 I took over the role of Club Historian. I was made a Life Member of Portsea in 1991 for service to the Committee and the Club. I am a current patrolling member of the award winning Legends Patrol and have been since we started in 1988. I Competed in the IRB carnivals through the 80’s and 90’s and also in Masters from the 80’s with fellow Legends Rowan Cameron (Horse) and Simon Knight (The Guv) specialising in beach sprint, beach relay and flags until retiring in 2010.

Strategy Advisor

Michelle Stamper

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

Member Engagement Director

Holly Hart

Member Engagement Subcommittee

Emma Hall

Member Engagement Subcommittee

Jack White

EVENTS SUBCOMMITTEE

Events Director

Eliza Lamb

SUSTAINABILITY SUBCOMMITTEE

Sustainability Director

Alexandra Madden

I started my Portsea journey as a nipper, In 2017 I completed my bronze medallion and since have attended our silver camp and gained my IRB crew and drivers. It was on our leadership night at silver camp I realised our lack of an environmental agenda and began to think of ways I could help. I approached the committee with a plan and was fortunate enough to be appointed the club’s first Sustainability Director, this upcoming season will be my second in the role and I am beyond excited to share this season with my Environmental Sub-committee whom I have been working with to assist the club in becoming more environmentally conscious. We as a club should be proud that in the first season we introduced several new environmental relationships with local groups and made changes to ensure we care for our unique environment. Noticeably we should be proud of our environmental nipper education program, that was a finalist in the LSV awards of excellence night. I am excited to continue in this role and invite you to contact me if you have an interest in furthering our work.

Sustainability Subcommittee

Flynn Chable

G’day, I’m Flynn and I’ve been a part of the club for as long as I can remember. I first became involved with the Surf Club as a young nipper in love with the ocean. From there, I got really into the competition side of the sport where I was the Portsea Junior State Team Captain in 2016. Since then I have completed my Bronze medallion, Silver medallion and recently completed the Advanced Lifesaving Course for my Gold Medallion. I have been fortunate enough to attend 3 Lifesaving Victoria Development Camps and meet lifesavers from all over the state. At the club, I am the Social Media Officer and an Environmental Officer, with the aim of engaging all of our members and thinking of new ways to improve the club. I live for the perfect northerlies and love getting out on a board with mates to catch some waves. If you see me out in the water or around the club, feel free to come say hi!

Sustainability Subcommittee

Amy Quinlan

Hi, I’m Amy and I’ve been at Portsea SLSC since I was at nipper. I completed my Bronze in 2017 and Silver the next year, these experiences down at Portsea have been some of my most memorable. I am so excited to be a part of the Environmental Sub- committee as I believe it is a great opportunity for our club to get ahead and make a sustainable difference. This committee is an amazing opportunity that will further this clubs amazing work and achieve exciting and necessary environmental goals. I really look forward to working with this committee to make a significant difference in the sustainability of our environment.

Sustainability Subcommittee

James Tissot

Having previously Lifeguarded for seven years across the districts of the Mornington Peninsula, I have seen first hand the impacts that our activities have on the coastal ecosystem. I have been shocked at the amount of rubbish and small plastics that would wash ashore each morning, even if I had cleaned the beach the day prior.

Sustainability is not exclusively concerned with just the environment. It is a mutually supportive relationship existing between social, cultural, economic and environmental concerns. Our club’s activities will always have a trade-off effect on these four pillars where every action will have a reaction. Therefore, this fragile correlation is not a fixed state of harmony, but rather a lifelong process of continual change.

I am absolutely thrilled to be involved with such a determined, spirited and visionary team. The efforts made by the environmental subcommittee is going to launch Portsea SLSC’s engagement with our surrounding environment and I can’t wait to see our initiatives flourish within the club and the local community.

We are truly blessed to operate within such a pristine environment and we must endeavour to protect and conserve this beauty.’

Sustainability Subcommittee

Tom Nelson

Sustainability Subcommittee

Holly Hart

Sustainability Subcommittee

Natarsha Madden

Sustainability Subcommittee

Finn Nicholas

Sustainability Subcommittee

Jessica Lim

IT SUBCOMMITTEE

IT & Building Director

James Nola

I joined the club back in 2011 after doing my Bronze, I became a patrol captain of the Usual Suspects a few years later. Portsea SLSC is such a wonderful place and community to be a member of. Like many others, the club has become a large and wonderful part of my life for which I couldn’t be any more grateful.

IT Subcommittee Member

Darren Thomas

IT Subcommittee Member

Michael Hill

IT Subcommittee Member

Nathan Nogic

IT Subcommittee Member

Tom O’Sullivan

JUNIOR ADVISORY SUBCOMMITTEE

Junior Advisory Committee Member

Sophie Courtney

Junior Advisory Committee Member

Nick Flockart

Junior Advisory Committee Member

Ben Ross

FACILITIES SUBCOMMITTEE

Facilities Subcommittee Chair

Martin Tissot

Facilities Subcommittee Member

Cameron Hunter

Facilities Subcommittee Member

Julian Byrne

Facilities Subcommittee Member

James Nola

I joined the club back in 2011 after doing my Bronze, I became a patrol captain of the Usual Suspects a few years later. Portsea SLSC is such a wonderful place and community to be a member of. Like many others, the club has become a large and wonderful part of my life for which I couldn’t be any more grateful.

Facilities Subcommittee Member

Priscilla Brown

Hi, I am Priscilla Brown, but many of you may remember me as Prill Barrington! I was heavily involved in the Surf Club, having gone right through from Nippers to Lifeguarding and even a couple of years on the Committee. The better part of the past 10 years has seen me work interstate and overseas, however, I am now settled back in Melbourne and keen to again be part of the Club that I loved so much. I am looking forward to catching up with so many familiar faces!

Facilities Subcommittee Member

Wayne Stoll

MERCHANDISE SUBCOMMITTEE

Customer Service Manager

Sharon Landy

Our family joined the lifesaving club in 2011 and both my daughters participated in the Nipper program and the Bronze camps. I did my part-time Bronze Medallion in 2014 but after a particularly challenging rip swim realised that my skills were more suited to the Merchandise Committee! I really enjoy communicating with the club members before the season commences and then meeting them at the club over Summer.

Ordering & Product Dev. Manager

Melissa Lamb

I joined PSLSC a short 6 years ago via the involvement of my youngest daughter Eliza in the Nipper program. Over this time The Club has become an integral part of our families Summer, as both Jessica and Eliza have taken on their own roles within various Education programs and Patrolling. When the call went out for members with relevant experience to put up their hand to help with a new merchandise range, I was naturally drawn in, having spent the best part of the last 30 years involved in sport branded merchandise, marketing and PR. Everyone has been very welcoming over this time and I encourage all members to become involved as much as possible to help out an amazing Club that prides itself on protecting the beach we all like to enjoy.

Branding & Product Dev. Manager

Sophie Croft

I joined Portsea some 8 years ago as our eldest daughter Alexandra started Nippers. Since then our family has been actively involved in a variety of programs and the club has become a big part of our summer and life due to our various involvements and friendships. After spending some 30 plus years in retail, product development and marketing the merchandise subcommittee seemed like a logical fit and a way that I could become involved and contribute to our fantastic club.

Shop Website Manager

James Nola

I joined the club back in 2011 after doing my Bronze, I became a patrol captain of the Usual Suspects a few years later. Portsea SLSC is such a wonderful place and community to be a member of. Like many others, the club has become a large and wonderful part of my life for which I couldn’t be any more grateful.

PORTSEA SWIM CLASSIC SUBCOMMITTEE

PSC Event Director

Craig Evans

Deputy PSC Event Director

Darren Kerr

I have been actively patrolling for over 30 years and am a member of the mighty Masochist patrol (red towel). I know that I don’t look old enough, but I am a life member of Portsea S.L.S.C. I was part of the elite Portsea lifeguard team for 5 years. Competition has been a big part of my time in the club, competing in IRB comp around Australia & summer carnivals around the state. I have learned many valuable lessons in my time at the club such as never get in an IRB with Dwight (he cannot drive & almost killed me – seriously! ). I enjoy surfing year round. I have two wonderful daughters Georgie & Katie who are actively involved in the club and compete. Portsea S.L.S.C. is an awesome place. I have made many lifelong friends here – get involved!

PSC Sponsorship Manager

Jane Zhou

Hi, I’m Jane Zhou and I am the Sponsorship Manager for the Portsea Swim Classic. After enjoying the benefits of the PSLSC community and the Clubhouse as a social member, it was time I made a contribution. Not being a strong swimmer (in fact, terrified of the Back Beach), looking after sponsorships was perfect for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our generous sponsors and look forward to another year! Please reach out if you have any sponsorship-related queries!

PSC Admin Manager

Christine Walton

PSC Organisation Manager

Richard Fisher

PSC Water Safety Chief

Andrew May

Hello! I am Andrew May, more universally known as Andy May or the club’s Equipment Director. I have been involved with the lifesaving club since attaining my Bronze Medallion in 2017 and was previously the club’s First Aid Director on the Operational Committee. I am actively involved in patrolling, water-safety and education programs throughout the club, serving as the Patrol Captain of Moe’s Tavern, the Water Safety Coordinator of the Portsea Swim Classic and Pier 2 Perignon swims, as well as a Co-Chief Instructor of Bronze Camp. Whilst I work as a lifeguard along the rest of Peninsula over summer, I always return back home to Portsea, entranced by the notorious surf, ever-present legends and the chance to give back to the club, which has done so much for me over the years.

PIER TO PERIGNON

P2P Event Director

Sam Paynter

P2P Deputy Event Director

Craig Evans

P2P Sponsorship Manager

Dwight Harrison

P2P Event Coordinator

Peter Wilson

P2P Water Safety Chief

Andrew May

Hello! I am Andrew May, more universally known as Andy May or the club’s Equipment Director. I have been involved with the lifesaving club since attaining my Bronze Medallion in 2017 and was previously the club’s First Aid Director on the Operational Committee. I am actively involved in patrolling, water-safety and education programs throughout the club, serving as the Patrol Captain of Moe’s Tavern, the Water Safety Coordinator of the Portsea Swim Classic and Pier 2 Perignon swims, as well as a Co-Chief Instructor of Bronze Camp. Whilst I work as a lifeguard along the rest of Peninsula over summer, I always return back home to Portsea, entranced by the notorious surf, ever-present legends and the chance to give back to the club, which has done so much for me over the years.

SPONSORSHIP SUBCOMMITTEE

Club & P2P Sponsorship Manager

Dwight Harrison

PSC Sponsorship Manager

Jane Zhou

Hi, I’m Jane Zhou and I am the Sponsorship Manager for the Portsea Swim Classic. After enjoying the benefits of the PSLSC community and the Clubhouse as a social member, it was time I made a contribution. Not being a strong swimmer (in fact, terrified of the Back Beach), looking after sponsorships was perfect for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with our generous sponsors and look forward to another year! Please reach out if you have any sponsorship-related queries!

Competition Sponsorship Manager

Jason Winnett

Nippers Sponsorship Manager

James Paynter

MEMBER PROTECTION

Member Protection Officer

Sam Paynter

Member Protection Officer

Sue Traynor

CLUB MANAGEMENT

General Manager

Wayne Stoll

Administration Manager

Mark Grooby

Administration Assistant

Pam Taverniti