Sports Shorts: Fingal Beach Surf Club's Starfish program, Fingal Bay Bomboras looking for volunteers and Nelson Bay cricketers have a good day out in the sun

Fingal Beach Surf Club are currently in their second season of the wonderful Starfish program.

The concept is a modified nippers program for individuals with special needs. It caters for children in the 6 year old age group.

The special needs spectrum includes autism, attention deficit disorder, Down syndrome and physical and intellectual disabilities.

The program is now integrated into the Fingal nippers program and runs in two five week blocks.

They have two weeks to run on their current program including beach games, beach running, beach flags, water familiarisation, and surf safety.

The Starfish group is run in parallel to existing nipper training starting at 9.30am Sunday morningss.

Fingal is keen to embrace everyone in the community and Starfish members receive one-on-one coaching by dedicated members.

Come on down and try. The second block starts February 3. Contact Mitch Fraser on 0423 643 306.

Nelson Bay’s B2 cricket side showed plenty of character to produce a strong win after a run of outs at the weekend.

They chased down the Maryellen Mudrats 94 runs with ease with the Bay openers in control.

Chris Scott scored 38 runs, Sean Fitzpatrick produced a massive captains knock with a classy 55 runs with eight fours and three sixes, Matt James was the main destroyer taking 3-10.

Scott and Nathan Martin picked up two wickets.

The B1 ground was out due to the mid-week rain. In A-grade, Windsor Castle Stallions ran down the Bay score with four wickets in hand.

Best for the Bay with the bat was Josh Brown and Tyler Ostle.

Consistent bowler Bryce Causley took 3-10 and Matt Palmer 2-20.

Fingal Bay Rugby League Club held its annual general meeting recently.

The club is expected to move forward in 2019 following the stellar first season of the ladies tag league team.

The executive of the Bomboras is: Richard Pese (president), Murray Waugh and George Mcdonald (vice presidents), Nathan Dover (secretary) and Leanne Blackwell (treasurer).

More volunteers are required for the 2019 season.

The Bomboras are seeking expressions of interest in the coaching department for both the men’s and women’s teams, plus managers and trainers.

Anyone interested can contact the Bomboras through Facebook or email president@fingalbayrlfc.com.

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