Lifesavers Line-Up For Leadership Program

While most volunteer lifesavers will be putting their feet up over the long weekend, a group of dedicated clubbies will be learning about leadership at the inaugural development Program for those aged over 26.

Representatives from each of the branches will head to the Sport and Recreation Centre at Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches from Saturday for the three day program.

During the course of the program, the participants will take part in workshops, hear from guest speakers as well learn all about future opportunities within surf lifesaving.

“A few years ago we realised that there was a gap in developmental opportunities for adult club members who are perhaps new to the movement or want to further their own leadership aspirations within their club,” NSW Lifesaving Manager Andy Kent said.

“Our goal at Surf Life Saving NSW is for all our members to feel part of the life saving community, and to help provide opportunities for them to develop their skills and interests which they can then take back to their clubs and branches.

“We hope that this program will bring together like minded individuals, help with networking opportunities and encourage people to stay involved within the movement,” Mr Kent said.

The inaugural 26 and over development program targets members who are relatively new to lifesaving, but also are currently in or considering taking up leadership positions within their club. Only participants who have obtained their Bronze Medallion within the last three years are eligible.

26+ Development Program Participants:

Carmen Perez (Umina Beach SLSC) Central Coast
Federico Baldissera (Byron Bay SLSC) Far North Coast
Amanda Smith (Broulee Surfers SLSC) Far South Coast
Jared Gilkison (Redhead) Hunter
Konrad Robinson (Fairy Meadow) Illawarra
Brian Kelleher (Taree Old Bar) Lower North Coast
Gayl Ellis (Camden Haven) Mid North Coast
Gavin Winchester (Sawtell) North Coast
Thierry Pelaez (Warilla Barrack Point) South Coast
Nicole Krite (South Maroubra) Sydney
Charles Viney (North Steyne) Sydney Northern Beaches

Fri 5 Jun 2015