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Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL)

Date: 10th July 2021
Time: 1.00pm
Location: St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club, St Kilda VIC

* An open forum for all members
will follow the AGM *

Call for ASRL Committee Nominations:

In accordance with the ASRL Constitution Clause 20, the ASRL Committee hereby calls for nominations for President, Secretary and 3 Vice-Presidents.

These positions are currently held by Michael Brooks - President, Natasha Tunney - Secretary, Don Cotterill, Grant Wilkinson, and Geoff Wilson Vice-Presidents

Rory Gillespie, the Treasurer and Three Vice-Presidents – Nick Sampson, Rod Costa and Edwina Wright - continue in their current positions for a further 12 months.

Nominations must be made in writing, signed by 2 current ASRL Members and accompanied by the nominee’s written consent.  Nominations must be delivered to the ASRL Secretary no later than 28 days prior to the 2021 ASRL Annual General Meeting, ie,13th June 2021


Aussies results 2021
AUSSIES 2021 Results and Summary

We witnessed another Australian Surf Life Saving Championships to remember! Congratulations to those who came away with the results they were after.

A full list of results is now avilable.  


For detailed results including heats and point scores, download ASRL app on your mobile device.

Aussies 2021 Short Course Results
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#AUSSIES2021 Short Course results available by CLICKING HERE

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Aussies 2021 - Masters Results


ASRL Open 2021 results
ASRL Open 2021 - RESULTS

On behalf of the ASRL Committee and Carnival Referee Tamara Brawn we would like to thank everyone for their support of 2021 ASRL Open.

Our officials were amazing, the work party excellent and the water safety crew outstanding.

Below are the results from the three days of racing. More photos will be released in the coming days thanks to our amazing volunteer photographer Malcolm Trees (photo credit for image above), and you can revisit the footage on our YouTube and Facebook accounts, just click on 'videos'.

Thank you to the following supporters of this event
Team Navy
The NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW
Surf Life Saving Australia
Shoalhaven City Council
Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club Inc.



Surf Boat Trophies for all occasions

Want to thank a sweep, praise a sponsor, reward a crew or thank a representative from your club?

Mike Tamblyn's Surf Boat Trophies make surf boat trophies to cater to the many aspects of our great sport of surf rowing ranging from :
• A replica trophy to give to a sponsor on boat launching day
• A memento to the person honoured with their name on the new boat
• Appreciation from a crew to their sweep or coach or special individual
• Club presentation night for outstanding crews and perpetual trophies

All our trophies are made from selected Australian timber and materials. Each trophy is individually made to your requirements

Visit www.surfboattrophies.com.au for more information or contact Mike Tamblyn phone 0414 659 701 or email: mike@tamblyn.com.au

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VALE Don "Bristles" Alexander

VALE Don "Bristles" Alexander

Today we are sad to announce the passing of one of our great mates. Bristles, as he was known to all, was a bloody good bloke. He was first a Husband, Father and Grandfather and our thoughts are with wife Robyn, son Brendon, daughters Chrissie and Jacky in this especially tough Covid time when families are locked away from proper goodbyes.

The sport of Surf Lifesaving and particularly Surfboats is very rarely fortunate enough to have a Bristles on their team. He was everything you could expect from a leader. He was hard working, diligent, tough, compassionate, a mentor to many and a friend to all. His contribution and involvement in surfboats as a Sweep well into his 70’s and as an Administrator for longer is a lesson in hard work and dedication.

In his youth Bristles was a Champion Ten Pin Bowler and that sport’s loss was a massive gain for surfboat rowing. Bristles joined the ASRL Committee in the 2010-11 season and held the role of Treasurer continuously until he retired at the last AGM in 2020. In that time Bristles was an integral part of the ASRL team that delivered so much in the area of policy change and technology development for the sport that will live on as part of his legacy.

On this very sad news day, please take the time to read a gentleman’s story. Remember him as he would have wanted: he faced his inevitable death as he did everything else with a level of dignity and stoicism.

Tonight, we raise a Schooner of the best Coopers Pale Ale as we share some quite time to reflect on a life well lived.

RIP Bristles

Bert Hunt
Life Member - Australian Surf Rowers League


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