Mid North Coast Branch
Welcome to the Mid North Coast branch of the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia. We hold 4 hand-on surf days over each summer, and new participants regardless of disability are always welcome. Volunteers are always needed, and experienced volunteers and team leaders are on hand to train new helpers. Check out the upcoming dates, reports and pictures from previous events on this page, then just turn up to one of our hands-on days for a great day out.
You can also follow us on Facebook – DSA Mid North Coast.
Local Federal Member of Parliament Luke Hartsuyker is a long time supporter of all things DSA. Luke has 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 has enabled the branch over recent seasons to accumulate a trailer load of quality equipment including three specialised beach wheelchairs.
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 see if the interest was there in the local community. Overwhelmed with some 75 new trainees, Jim Bradley and 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 it’s formative years.
Donations from Barney’s annual ‘Barney Miller Surf Classic’ held at Sawtell helped deck out the branch with equipment.
Bryn stood down from the presidency and started a family.. Chris Allen ran the branch for two years before handing over to Sue Kleidon, who served well for three years. Cliff Lloyd has been Vice President since we began, along with Vicki and Danny Cameron, John and Liz Scholten being long time core committee members.
Branch Contact Details
|Vice President: Paul Dunworth
Mobile: 0403 561 623
|Treasurer: Gina Scott
Secretary: Michelle Anthony
Mobile: 0490 031 164
|Address: PO Box 1748, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
- Saturday 26th October 2019 – Jetty Beach, Coffs Harbour (9am – 1pm)
- Saturday 23rd November 2019 – Main Beach, Woolgoolga (9am – 1pm)
- Saturday 4th January 2020 – Jetty Beach, Coffs Harbour (9am – 1pm)
- Saturday 1st February 2020 – Main Beach, Woolgoolga (9am – 1pm)