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Supporter Package Guidelines


Masters Competition Masters competition is viewed as an encouragement to Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) members to continue their participation in life saving and enjoy the associated activities available within the SLSA environment. Masters competition is also regarded as an activity that encourages new members to join SLSA and provide an incentive for existing members to maintain the high level of fitness expected from active life savers on patrol.* *

Surf Life Saving Australia Policy Statement Masters Competition, Policy Number 5.9 September 2010

Age Groups

Masters competition is conducted in male, female and open categories. The nine age groups for Masters competition are as follows: »» 30 - 34 years »» 35 - 39 years »» 40 - 44 years »» 45 - 49 years »» 50 - 54 years »» 55 - 59 years »» 60 - 64 years »» 65 – 69 years »» 70 years and over

Individual Events

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Surf Race Tube Rescue Race Board Race Single Ski Race Beach Flags Beach Sprint 2km/1km Beach Run Ironman/Ironwoman (board, ski, swim) Board Riding (short board) Board Riding (long board) Champion Life Saver

Team Events

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Beach Relay Surf Boats Surf Board Rescue Double Ski Surf Team Surf Board Relay Surf Ski Relay Taplin Relay (board, ski, swim)

Why support Surf Life Saving Masters?

Surf Life Saving draws individuals from all demographics and age groups. Members range in age from five to over 80 years. In 2009-10 there were over 153,000 members, including junior members (Nippers). Excluding junior members, of which there are almost 50,000 in Australia, those aged 40-49 years comprise the largest member group (36%), with people 30 years and older representing more than 80% of all members. Male members comprise 57% of all members or 85,000 members overall.* The majority of Masters competitors fall into 2 life stages with the highest weekly spend. See table below.

Australian household weekly spend by life stage Lone person aged under 35


Couple only

Couple with kids

Couple with kids

Couple with kids

(reference person aged under 35)

(eldest child under 5)

(eldest child between 5-14)

(eldest child between 14-24)






Fuel & power






Food & drink






Clothing & footware






Medical & health expenses






























Sources:; Australian Bureau of Statistics Household Expenditure Survey, 2009-10. The items listed in the above table do not add up to the totals because some categories were not included.The categories not included were household furnishings and equipment, household services and operation, personal care, miscellaneous goods and services and tobacco products.


What is the economic contribution of Surf Life Saving in Australia by PwC, 21 February 2011 commissioned by SLSA

Opportunities These guidelines are to assist the Newport Surf Life

Saving Club Masters Team in the process of building long term sustainable relationships with corporations and businesses. There are excellent prospects for organisations wanting to bring their products and services before Australian surf life saving competitors aged 30+ (as well as their family and friends who come along to watch). The 2013-2014 Australian competition season included carnivals at Long Reef, Freshwater, Palm Beach, Collaroy, Umina (NSW Championships) and Scarborough, Western Australia (Australian Championships). The World Life Saving Championships (Rescue 2014) is being held in Montpellier in the South of France in September. It is important to note that this document contains guidelines only and each individual relationship will be built with a clear understanding of how both parties can achieve their desired outcomes in relation to budgets, exposure and association. There are a number of high exposure opportunities available through our team of Masters competitors including, but not limited to: »» Multi-year naming rights packages »» Equipment trailer signage »» Tents »» Naming rights for a Masters Twilight Carnival »» Your organisation’s name, and logo screen printed on a Patrol barrier for the 2014−2015 season (displayed every weekend and public holiday in summer) »» Cotton business shirts for the whole team (used by competitors in between events to keep cool and prevent sunburn) »» Other team clothing, caps and bags »» Pink high visibility vests whilst competing in surf carnivals and during training (compulsory since September 2013, mandated by Surf Life Saving NSW) »» Surf Boats »» Surf skis and paddles »» Boards »» Your company featured prominently on our Facebook page where we will post your images, logos and company information »» Mentions in our weekly e-newsletter which is distributed to around 1500 Newport Surf Club members »» Acknowledgement as a sponsor in our bi‑monthly printed newsletter »» Your organisation will be thanked in the Masters section of our website and will include a link to your website via your company’s logo »» Packages range from $1000 + gst (tax deductible)

your logo

your logo

Background on our 2013-2014 Masters Team We have 40 competitors aged between 30 and 65 who compete in beach sprinting, beach flags, surf swim, board

paddling, surf ski, ironman and surf boat events at Sydney Northern Beaches carnivals as well as the Branch, NSW, Australian and World Championships.

Australian Champions

»» Martin Lynch (1990/91—2002/03 beach sprint |1990/91—2008/09, 2012/13 beach flags | 2002/03—2003/04, 2005/06—2008/09 beach relay) »» Ted Smithies (2000/01—2012/13 beach sprint | 2002/03—2003/04, 2005/06—2008/09 beach relay) »» Brett Budd (2003/04, 2005/06—2008/09 beach relay) »» James Brooks (2007/08 surf teams) »» Stuart Meares (2007/08 surf teams | 2011/12 board rescue) »» Nick Carroll (2011/12 board rescue) »» Jan Proudfoot (2009/10 board, swim) »» Jason Chapman (2009/10 beach flags) »» Steve Hatch (2010/11 beach sprint) »» Karen Burns (2010/11 beach relay) »» Nathan McKay (2012/13 beach sprint)

World Champions

»» Martin Lynch (1992 beach sprint | 1994 beach sprint | 1996 beach sprint, beach flags |1998 beach sprint, beach flags | 2000 beach sprint | 2002 beach flags | 2006 beach flags, beach relay | 2010 beach sprint, beach flags | 2012 beach flags) »» Ted Smithies (2002 beach sprint | 2004 beach sprint | 2006 beach sprint, beach relay | 2008 beach sprint, 2008 beach flags | 2010 beach sprint | 2012 beach sprint) »» Eva Channells (2004 beach flags) »» Brett Budd (2006 beach relay) »» Kathy Euers (2010 board, ocean relay, ski relay, beach relay) »» Jan Proudfoot (2010 ocean relay, ski relay, beach relay) »» Nathan McKay (2012 beach sprint)

Contact To build a business or corporate package

designed to your budget and objectives contact Alan Channells 0416142701 or James Oxenham 0410704979. We look forward to welcoming you as a supporter of the Newport SLSC Masters Racing Team and ensuring a mutually beneficial partnership.

Possible Perfect Partners »» Sunglasses

»» Compression and sports clothing »» Remedial therapy »» Pain medication »» Health supplements »» Low carb beer »» Sunscreen

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Anti-aging skincare Car dealer Fitness retreat Financial services Health Fund Travel/Tour/Cruising company

Newport SLSC masters supporter package guidelines  

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