Clubbie Profile February: Jade Horton

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of February is the Jade Horton from Tacking Point SLSC. Jade tells us about why she loves Surf Life Saving and what she has planned for the future.

Name: Jade Horton

Age:15

Surf Life Saving Club: Tacking Point SLSC

Volunteer hours so far: 68.75 hours

Occupation:Student

When did you join Surf Life Saving and why?
I joined Surf Life Saving at the age of 4 as it was a family involvement with my older sister aged 6 also participating.

What is your greatest achievement in Surf Life Saving? My greatest achievement in Surf Life Saving is winning Junior Lifesaver Of The Year in 2013. It was something I had always aspired to do and it is one of the greatest achievements of my entire life and something I will cherish and will never forget.

What is your best clubbie memory? My best clubbie memory is when my U13 board relay team won a bronze medal at State Champs after training extremely hard leading up to the event. It was an exciting event and we were proud to have achieved this as a team.

Favourite beach that isn’t your own? I would have to say Manly Beach as it is such a beautiful area and has a great setup for carnivals. It also usually has great waves which are always fun.

Why do you volunteer as a lifesaver? I volunteer as a lifesaver because I like being active and helpful in my community. As I have the qualifications to be a lifesaver I try my best to return the favour to the course trainers and assessors and fulfil these activities.

Who is someone you admire in the Surf Life Saving movement and why? Someone I admire in Surf Life Saving is Ryan Rosenbaum (former Australian Lifesaver Of The Year) as he is a fantastic role model for all ages and always gives 100%. He inspires me to be a better lifesaver/person and to go out and achieve my dreams.

What are your goals within Surf Life Saving? My goals include becoming an IRB crew person and driver and I would also love to become an Age Manager as well as assisting with training courses for the nippers.

Anything else you would like to add: Last year I participated in the State Youth Panel which I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have had the experience and develop my knowledge about Surf Life Saving NSW. It has given me a greater understanding of how the process works and the teamwork involved with these major decisions.

Jade and her two teammates after they finished third in the the U13 board relay.

Fri 27 Feb 2015