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.

Our Supporters

Other notable sponsors, organisations and businesses who have supported us recently include:

Village Sports  /  Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour  /  Coffs C.ex Club  /  Woolgoolga C.ex Club

Woolgoolga Self Storage  /  Tip Top Bakeries (Mark & Karen Close)  /  Lions Club of Woolgoolga

Bananacoast Credit Union (BCU)  /  Bunnings  /  Coffs Collectors Club  /  DFM Financial Group

McGraths Real Estate  /  Woolworths (Park Beach Plaza & Woolgoolga)

Staff of Rigby House Coffs Harbour  /  Split Cafe Sawtell  /  XS Surf Woolgoolga

Officeworks Coffs Harbour  /  QA Quality Accounting Toormina  /  Chicken Butchery Palm Centre

The HUB Cafe  /  Harbour Wealth Management Team

OUR EVENTS

SATURDAY

29

OCT

2022

SATURDAY

26

NOV

2022

SATURDAY

7

JAN

2023

SATURDAY

4

FEB

2023

SATURDAY

4

MAR

2023

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.

 
 

CONTACT US

EMAIL THE MID NORTH COAST BRANCH AT:

secretary-mid-north-coast@disabledsurfers.org

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

LATEST NEWS

Check out our Facebook page for all the latest news and photos and to keep up to date with event announcements.

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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