Junior Surf Sports @ City

The Junior Surf Sports program has been developed for those who are interested in improving their board/surf swimming in both performance based and technique in the flat water and ocean.  The sessions held are for a range of levels and ages, from as young as U8 all the way up to U13.

U8 – U10

Tuesday 5pm – 6pm Freshwater Bay

For beginners who want to gain confidence and technique on the mini mal before heading into the ocean.  It’s a good session to bring down young kids who are struggling with board and need some extra work.  Kids who are older and are also dealing with confidence and technique issues are also welcome to attend these sessions.

U11 – U13

Wednesday 5pm – 6pm City Beach

This session is best suited for the more serious competitors who want to train, get better as well as improve their technique in the surf.  This session will again have a technique focus but will also push the kids, which will improve their performances in competitions and is a great way for them to keep fit, fast and healthy.  This session includes both board and swim.

U10 – U13

Sunday 7.30am – 8.30am City Beach

This is an ironman related session before the Nippers program on Sundays for the older years who want to improve all legs of the ironman event; board, swim and run.  It’s very much like the Wednesday session, so it’s a great way to get a consistent training schedule for those who want to improve all the way through the season.

Coaching Lessons

During the sessions, our coach will also be providing lesson on coaching for all parents who would like to gain valuable skills and to become involved.  Please reach out to the Coach – Martin Gallagher if you would like more information on juniorsports@cityofperthslsc.com.au

About The Coach

Martin Gallagher is a current member of the Surf Club and has been for the past 8 years.  He is a Uni student studying at Curtin university and a current rugby player who has in the past been a part of the junior Western Force rugby team and U19-20’s Welsh rugby extended squad.   Whilst being a member of the club, he has been a part of many State and Aussies titles, medalling in multiple state titles in teams and individual races while also being a part of multiple Aussie finals.  He has been selected in two WA surf teams. 

Now as a coach, Martin has held multiple coaching roles for the past 4 years, from private coaching to being a head board coach for cadets of another club.   Martin is honoured and humbled to hold a coaching position at his home club.  He is looking forward to what the season will bring for the training group and our club.