New Committee Roles

As new the Chairman I would to give a massive thank you to ex Chairman Matt Stone for 10 years of devotion to the club he co-founded. Over the years he’s taking it from just a handful of people at the beginning to one of the most successful clubs in the UK helping create over 100 new lifeguards. At the AGM Matt was unanimously voted to become the first life member of the club. Matt will continue to help with the coaching which is very much appreciated. I’m sure you’ll all agree we owe Matt a great debt of gratitude for his commitment and hard work. The same goes out to ex Vice Chair Reggie Christopher for all his time and effort as well. The club would not be in such a great position if it was for you guys sailing the ship.

Simon Thomasson
Chair, Gyllyngvase SLSC

The new committee members and their roles following the AGM:

Chair – Simon Thomasson
Vice-chair – Neil Crudgington
Hon Secretary – Liza Downing
Treasurer – Graham Bolton
Welfare Officer – Jane Holmes
Lifesaving Rep. – Rob Dick
Nippers Rep. – David Drew
Youth Rep. – Matthew Trebilcock
Masters Rep. – Jayson Longhorn
New Membership Secretary – Runa Rich
Gear Steward – Will Parkinson
Captains – TBC

Gylly SLSC AGM, 2018

Notice is given here of the tenth Annual General Meeting of Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club to be held at The Townhouse, Falmouth on Sunday 9th December 2018 at 17.00, to consider and if thought suitable pass resolutions as to the ordinary business of the Club relating to the committee, and accounts and statement and of any special resolutions.


1. Opening of Meeting
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of previous AGM
4. To receive and approve Annual Reports
5. To receive the Treasurer’s Financial Statement for the year ended 30 September 2017
6. To receive and consider nominations (to Secretary no less than 14 days before) for and the election of:
i.       Chairmam
ii.      Vice-Chairman
iii.     Secretary
iv.     Treasurer
v.      Welfare Officer
vi.     Committee Member
vii.    Committee Member
viii.   Committee Member
ix.     Committee Member
x.      Committee Member
xi.     Committee Member
7. AOB (prior notice required)
8. Closure of Meeting

By order of Committee Members.


Any member of the Club entitled to attend, speak and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy to attend, speak and, on a poll, vote instead of that member. A proxy may demand, or join in demanding, a poll. A proxy must be a member of the Club.

At least 14 days notice is required for any nominations or AOB. If you have AOB, please email

Endless Summer Swim Results

Well done to everyone who entered and helped out at our 10th Endless Summer Swim fundraiser. The results can be downloaded below:

ESS Results 2018

Thanks to our sponsors, who we couldn’t host the event without…

– Saints Screen Print Co Ltd
– Absolute Orthodontics Ltd
– The Falmouth Townhouse
– Evolution Ltd
– My Little Beach Boutique
– Kimberley’s
– Hotel Perfect
– Finisterre
– Sessions Surf Shop
– Freeriders Surf Shop
– RNLI Lifeguards

And a great job by youth member, Ella Carter, for designing the t-shirts!

Endless Summer Swim Helpers

Below are the volunteer roles for tomorrow’s Endless Summer Swim:

ESS Helpers

There will a water cover briefing for all age groups at 9.30am at the Gylly kit store.

2018/2019 Winter Pool Sessions

Falmouth Triathlon Marshals/Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who has come forward to volunteer for the Falmouth Triathlon this Sunday.

The volunteer event pack and volunteer roster can be downloaded below. Have a look for your name and you’ll see the role you’re needed for and the time to meet. There are some people on the helper list who aren’t part of the club, but have signed up to help though the event website. Any issues/questions speak to Matt Stone or Michael, the event organiser (his email is in the event pack).

Falmouth_Event Pack_Volunteers

Falmouth Volunteer Roster_20180911

Endless Summer Swim 2018

The Endless Summer Swim is coming to Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth on Sunday 30th September 2018. Now in its 10th year, there are various distances available for children (8+) and adults, in what is one of Cornwall’s highest-rated swim events.

All pre-entries are guaranteed an event t-shirt and for £15 it remains great value for money. For more info and to purchase tickets visit –

10 Years Logo Design Competition

The Brief

To celebrate the club turning 10 years old this summer, we are putting together a competition asking our members to design a new logo for the club.
Our chairman (who is an award winning designer himself) will then turn this into a professional identity that the club can use going forward and include in future clothing designs.

Points to consider:

  • The club was established in 2008, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.
  • Our mission is: Training the lifeguards of the future + serving the community.
  • The club’s main colour is sapphire. Green, yellow, navy and white are also part of our colour palette.
  • The logo will need to be used online (website/social media platforms as well as in documents and clothing).
  • It must include the name ‘Gyllyngvase Surf Life Saving Club’.
  • You can adapt the current logo, or come up with something completely different.

Our club hat shows the colours that the club is currently using as inspiration:

This is our current logo design:

Age Groups:

There will be a shortlist of 3 submissions per age-group and then an overall winning design chosen by the committee from all of the shortlisted designs.

  • 6-10 Years
  • 11-14 years
  • 15 years +


  • The runner’s up will receive a Gylly t-shirt in their size.
  • The winning entry will receive a Gylly hoody in their size and have their design developed into the new Gyllyngvase SLSC 10 years logo!

How to enter

  • The competition is for club members only.
  • The deadline for entries is Sunday 1st July 2018.
  • You can supply your design in any format (on paper/through email etc).
  • Please send all submissions to our chairman, Matthew Stone ( or hand them to him in person on Sunday mornings.

Happy designing!

Download the competition poster here – Gylly 10 Years Logo Poster

First ski session of the summer season

Lifeguard training in the Gambia

Gylly’s chairman, TA, masters coach and co-founder, Matthew Stone, spoke to BBC Cornwall yesterday morning about his experience of sharing skills with lifeguards in The Gambia as part of the RNLI’s international lifesaving work. Listen back here from 2:55:00