Port Macquarie Clubbie Named NSW Young Lifesaver of the Year

Port Macquarie SLSC’s Jessica Rayner, has been named the NSW Young Lifesaver 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.

19 year old Jess has shown her outstanding contribution as a lifesaver through her work on the beach as a vice captain, work with the Support Operations Group as a RWC operator and during search and rescue incidents.

She has also continued to develop herself through education and participation and in the last year has completed a large amount of awards in the last season. In addition to this Jess has shown contributions in the areas of education as a trainer, administration in assisting the club and in surf sports as an official.

Jess was honoured to be recognised for her achievements and was completely surprised at her award.

"I can't believe it! For me surf lifesaving is a chance to give back to the community and be a part of something special and to be recognised as the Young Lifesaver of the Year is incredible," said Jess.

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