26 + Development Program Participants Named

Fourteen committed club members from nine branches have been selected to participate in the second ever development program aimed at providing networking opportunities for those aged above 26 and new to the lifesaving family.

The three-day program will take place in Sydney over the June Long Weekend with participants gaining the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, be introduced to the available opportunities within lifesaving, as well as attend workshops designed to provide them with useful skills such as public speaking and leadership.

Inaugurated in 2015, the Beyond My Club 26 + development Program proved to be an important addition to the development calendar as it provided an opportunity for older members to participate in leadership programs first pioneered by the younger members.

“Two years ago after an extensive consultation process with our members we found that there were limited networking opportunities for those who came to the movement late, and we felt there was a real need to cater to this group,” NSW Lifesaving Officer Shaun Hudson said.

“As a result the 26+ Program was implemented last season and has proved to very popular. In fact we have adapted this year’s program based on the extensive feedback we received from those who attended our first program.”

“I would like to congratulate all those selected and we look forward to working with them over the long weekend,” Mr Hudson concluded.

To be eligible for this exciting program, lifesavers had to be aged over 26 and obtained their Bronze Medallion within the last three years. Many of those selected also hold positions of leadership within their club, or aspire to hold these positions in the coming seasons.

SLSNSW would like to congratulate the following clubbies on their selection in the 26+ Development Program for 2016;

James IRWIN (Umina Beach SLSC) – Central Coast
Adam WRIGHT (Salt SLSC) – Far North Coast
Cheryl MCCARTHY (Bermagui SLSC) – Far South Coast
Bruce MCASLAN (Bermagui SLSC) – Far South Coast
Jason HORADAM (Redhead SLSC) – Hunter
Daniel MADDOCKS (Sandon Point SLSC) – Illawarra
Rodney CROKER (Crowdy Head SLSC) – Lower North Coast
Mylina CLANCY (Hat Head SLSC) – Mid North Coast
Sandra SLATTERY (Tacking Point SLSC) – Mid North Coast
Eloise STARR (North Bondi SLSC) – Sydney
Thomas SIMPSON (North Bondi SLSC) – Sydney
Lisa CROUDACE (North Bondi SLSC) – Sydney
Holly ROSS (Freshwater SLSC) – Sydney Northern Beaches
Geraldine CLARKE (Manly LSC) – Sydney Northern Beaches

Facilitators:

Andy CROSS (South Narrabeen SLSC) - Sydney Northern Beaches
Nixy KRITE (South Maroubra SLSC) - Sydney
Gayl ELLIS (Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC) – Mid North Coast

Photograph - Participants from the inaugural 2015 Program are all smiles for their official group shot. Courtesy of Andy Cross

Thu 26 May 2016