Austinmer Clubbie Named NSW Surf Sports Coach of the Year

Austinmer SLSC’s Jack Patison, has been named the NSW Surf Sports Coach of the Year at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

The Awards of Excellence acknowledge surf lifesavers from throughout NSW who have performed invaluable public service as lifesavers, lifeguards, administrators or trainers within the community.

This season saw Jack’s coaching prowess reach great heights and it resulted in the most competitive season for the Austinmer SLSC surfboat crews in their history.

Jack’s training regime ensured all Austinmer crews were at their peak performance for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships where the club won the overall point score for surf boat racing at the National Titles.

Jack is also the club's President as well as Austinmer’s overall coach and spends a lot of time and effort honing the skills of many club members in all disciplines, not just surfboats.

Further testimony to his dedication is the fact that although Jack is exempt from patrol duties he still managed to complete 34.5 hours volunteer patrol hours on the beach.

In other results on the night, Crowdy Head lifesaver, Allan Davis, was named the NSW Lifesaver of the Year for the 2013/14 season while South Narrabeen’s Andy Cross was announced as Volunteer of the Year.

More than 280 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, coaches and administrators gathered to celebrate the enormous contribution of volunteers and clubs from across NSW for the 2014 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

For a full list of all the winners please visit the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence event page.

Mon 18 Aug 2014