Newsletter – January 8, 2021

Dear Members,

Great to see the sun out again and so many members enjoying themselves at the beach, at the club and at the bar!

Our U15 Program finished up yesterday with a mini tennis tournament and a Masterchef Cooking Challenge. The previous day, the kids were able to listen to Fairhaven member and mentor, Ben Crowe, speak about performance mindset. Specifically celebrating imperfection and focusing on things that can be controlled. Fantastic messages for our youth! Well done to Bron Cohen and all those who assisted or contributed to this program.

Our Training and assessment team continues their work tirelessly and will soon have trained a similar number of awards to that which is done during Bronze Camp week. An outstanding effort given the COVID constraints!

A few quick news items below.

Tim Gates Classic 2020

Tim Gates Classic Fun Run

Entries closing Sunday 10th January – 9am

Please go to for entries.

If you plan on doing so, your event run/walk times must be loaded to results website by end of Sunday 10th January.

For those who have elected to collect the event t-shirt from the clubhouse, remaining collection times are Saturday 10am-12noon and Sunday 10am-12noon. Anyone who has entered but not collected their T shirt, these will be posted to your registered address.

Our first 2 spot prizes have been awarded:

  • James Fletcher – 1st Gates Classic result posted online.
    $50 voucher – Great Ocean Road Mini Golf
  • Julia Small – 57th online entrant.
    $50 voucher – Great Ocean Road Mini Golf

Tim Gates Classic 2020/21 T-shirt

Fairhaven SLSC Club Champs

Saturday 9th January, 9am

Various age categories U14 to U19, open and masters depending on numbers.


  • 1km beach run
  • beach sprint
  • flags
  • surf race (swim)
  • board
  • ski
  • ironman/woman (swim, board, ski)

All welcome!

You need to be a member to compete.
Current bronze medallion preferred for ocean events but not essential.

Come down to have a go or to support those doing so.

Due to COVID regulations we will be limited to 100 people.
Please remember to observe social distancing on the beach.

Chloe Hardman – VP Sports


Our merchandise click and collect facility will be open tomorrow – Saturday 9th Jan – 10am-11.30am.

Further times will be published later.

Online Shop:

COVID Compliance

In light of recent Government announcements – please see the attached advice from LSV regarding COVID safety when in and around our club.

Please do your best to comply by scanning the QR code on arrival and wearing a mask indoors (except if eating or drinking).

This also applies to the FSLSC Gym.

Download: LSV – Health Alerts for Members & Clubs (pdf)

See you on the beach soon.

Best wishes,

Darren West
President – Fairhaven SLSC