If you have been keeping up with PMLSC on social media you would know that the Youth Innovation Team have been working hard on our new innovation 'Operation Nippers.' Operation Nippers is a leadership program to assist U12 and U13 Nippers with their transition into their SRCs, building interpersonal skills and club connections throughout the program. The Youth Innovation Challenge is being run by Life Saving Victoria remotely due to the current situation, to help the youth members actively contribute .
Our team, made up of Charlotte Bree, Imogen Brodej, Siena Mapley and Zoe Dale have had countless meetings and brainstorm sessions in preparation for our pitch. We were honoured to make it into the finals and pitched our innovation to Life Saving Victoria board members on Saturday the 18th of July. Competing against four other teams from clubs around Victoria, Team Port Melbourne earned a spot in the final two! OPERATION Nippers!
No matter the outcome, The Port Melbourne Life Saving Club Committee have endorsed this program and the junior team will be rolling it out, starting next season. Operation Nippers is an efficient program, that will ensure the nippers have a clear, transitional period to build their leadership, communication skills, connections and passion for the life saving service. We are so excited to share this project with the community and even more excited to empower the next young leaders of the club through a series of fun workshops. More information will be posted on Port Melbourne's approach to Operation Nippers towards the start of the season. But for now, please keep an eye out on our social media platforms for our innovation pitch to the members. Because from here onwards, you have the power to vote for the winning innovation! Operation Nippers is ready to connect, inspire and empower the next young leaders of the club and hopefully of Life Saving Victoria. #votepmlsc