Mid North Coast
NEW SOUTH WALES
Welcome to the Mid North Coast DSA.
DSA MNC branch began back in Spring 2007 when Bryn Goode and Barney Miller, locals to the Sawtell and Coffs Harbour area, decided to call a training day to gauge interest in the local community. Overwhelmed with some 75 new trainees, Jim Bradley and the DSAA crew jumped straight into the training and the branch has never looked back. Barney Miller, himself wheelchair-bound as a result of a motor vehicle accident, became the unofficial ‘patron’ of the branch in its formative years. Donations from Barney’s annual ‘Barney Miller Surf Classic’ held at Sawtell helped the initial deck out of equipment.
Fast forward to the 2019-2020 season and whilst we’ve seen natural attrition of committee members, sponsors and volunteers, DSA MNC has continued to go from strength to strength maintaining 4 events every season in October, November, January and February.
During his time in office, we were very fortunate to have Local Federal Member of Parliament Luke Hartsuyker as a long-time supporter of all things DSA. Luke attended many events as a volunteer, and has donated thousands of dollars to the branch from his annual charity bike ride around his electorate on the mid north coast of NSW. This enabled the branch over recent seasons to accumulate a trailer load of quality equipment including three specialised beach wheelchairs.
Other notable sponsors, organisations and businesses who have supported us recently include:
The HUB Cafe / Harbour Wealth Management Team
Volunteers can sign on from 8am, carers and participants from 8.30am. Surfing starts approximately 9am and concludes around 11.45am when everyone gathers for a sausage sizzle and presentation.
Click on the event location buttons above to find our location on GoogleMaps.
Events will only be cancelled if there are dangerous conditions such as wild/big surf; strong winds and/or thunder storms. In the event of a cancellation we will post notices on this site and on our Facebook page.
EMAIL THE MID NORTH COAST BRANCH AT:
OR PHONE OUR BRANCH SECRETARY ON:
0490 031 164
PRESIDENT: CHARMIAN HARRINGTON
SECRETARY: MICHELLE ANTHONY
TREASURER: LEEANN LLOYD
Postal Address: PO Box 1748, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
DONATE DIRECT TO OUR BRANCH
To make a donation to our branch, which helps us to keep running events, please contact our Treasurer or talk to us at one of our events.
"My daughter had a fantastic time, amazed and thankful for so many people volunteering to make a real difference. Thank you!"
Kirsten N – Parent/Carer, Mid North Coast, NSW