All Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC members have a responsibility to speak up if you become aware of, or observe something considered inappropriate. 

Members Protection Policy

Child Safety Policy

Member Protection, Welfare and Support Team

The Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC Member Protection, Welfare, Chaplaincy and Support Team are club members who have volunteered to be independent and confidential persons to protect, represent and listen to our members at times when our members need help, are involved in an unpleasant experience, or wish to report an incident which is in breach of WBHSLSC’s code of conduct. Furthermore, this team are a support network for our members who are experiencing “tough times” or just need someone to talk to.

If you would like a confidential conversation with one of the Member Protection, Welfare and Support Team Members, please reach out to them directly below.

Leanne Goggin – Members Protection Information Officer (MPIO) and Child Protection Officer

Leanne Goggin (nee Smith) is a Life Member of WBHSLSC and has had many years of volunteering and held a number of roles and executive positions at Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Lifesaving Club.
She is married to Dave and they have two fabulous kids (young adults now) who both have gained so much from Surf Life Saving themselves. One of the most rewarding things she does as a family, is to patrol altogether (when everyone’s home at the same time) on beautiful Rainbow beach here at Bonny’s. Leanne was one of the first women to gain the Qualifying Certificate (1979/80 season) now known as the Surf Rescue Certificate.

To speak to Leanne phone 0439 848 996 or email

Ian Latham  – Members Protection Information Officer (MPIO) 

Ian has had a long connection with Surf Lifesaving and more recently has been a member of our club’s Executive Team. His contribution to our club was recognised at Club, Branch and State, as Administrator of the Year 2021.

He has extensive experience and background in HR, conflict resolution, Restitution, having worked in large organisations in a range of administrative and management roles. He has also held numerous coaching and executive roles in a range of sporting and service clubs.

Ian, a life long local is retired, married to Kay has three children and two grandchildren. He’s an active Patrolling member who can be found most mornings in the water or on the beach.

To speak to Ian phone 0438 884 110 or email

Belinda Clarke  – Members Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

Hello my name is Belinda Clarke.

I am 53 years old and a proud mother of three adult children Nicholas, Renee and Amy. I have been an active and proud member of the Wauchope – Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club since 2008, 14 years. My professional qualifications are a Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education (completed in 1993).

I have been working at Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie campus as a Science Teacher since 2005.

To contact Belinda email

Jessica Lawton  – Members Protection Information Officer (MPIO)

Jess is a recent member of WBHSLSC having recently completed her second patrol year after completing a lifelong bucket list of achieving her Bronze Medallion. 

Jess has had a long career in Human Resources, Engagement and Coaching and has recently started a small business offering Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Jess has a warm smiley nature and a passion for helping others.

Jess has two young children, who she is yet to convince to attend Nippers, but hopes to have them join soon.

To contact Jess email

Greg Hickey – MPIO and Club Chaplin

Greg has been a long-term patrolling member of Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Lifesaving. He is married to Tami and together they have 5 young children. 

Greg is a high school teacher and an active member of the local Salt Community Church and is accredited as a Sports Chaplain with Sports Chaplaincy Australia.

To speak to Greg phone 0425 303 042

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