Nipper Training


Additional training is offered for Nippers on the beach (U8+) and in the water (U9+). North Steyne has some great coaches who work with kids on conditioning, skills and competition tactics.

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Training for 2015/2016

Board and Surf Skills:

Intermediate/Advanced now training. Saturday 3-4pm at North Steyne.
Novice training Saturday 2-3pm at North Steyne. If unsure please attend the 2pm session.

Sprint Training

U8-U14 Wednesday 4:45-5:45pm at North Steyne. Runs every week unless advised otherwise. Check Nippers announcements page for any late updates.

March Past:

U9-U14 Sunday 8.30-9:00am at North Steyne. Runs every week before Nippers.

We need Nippers for our March Past team.  This event is simply marching in time to music with a belt, reel and flag. It opens each Carnival and is one of Surf Life Saving’s original events. It is also fun and a good way for kids from all age groups to get to know each other and participate in a team event. The North Steyne Nippers March Past team have been bronze medalists at the past 4 Branch carnivals. Help us get some silver or gold this season!


We are very fortunate to have some great coaches at North Steyne Nippers!

In the water

Jean Harris will be providing water training this season. Jean is an accomplished surf athlete with plenty of good tips to share and has gotten to know many Nippers over the past couple of seasons and is looking forward to working with our Nippers again for 2015-2016.

On the Beach

Clayton Kearney is the sprint coach for North Steyne and has been with us for about 13 years.
We are very lucky to have him as Clayton is a former Australian sprinter, professional fitness coach, and is currently the Canterbury Bulldogs sprint and conditioning coach, having formerly worked for the Sea Eagles.
During his career Clayton won the world beach sprint title among other Australian titles. In 1986 he won the 200m National Track Championship and in that same year competed on the Grand Prix International circuit. After coming back from major injury, Kearney recorded a 100 metre time of 9.9sec hand timed and 10.16sec electronic, and in 1990 set a new professional world record of 11.82sec over 120 metres.
Clayton is assisted by Paul Collins, also known as the Body Coach, who helps on Sundays and stands in for Clayton when he is unavailable.