South West Rocks Lifesaver Is Top Administrator

It’s been a busy 12 months for the 2016 Administrator of the Year Brienna Elfold who has gallantly thrown herself into almost every aspect of her club South West Rocks.

Brienna joined her club’s executive committee in 2014/15 as Director of Marketing before taking over in the post of Administrator this season.

She has proved to be an effective and positive communicator being a friendly face behind the emails and in her dealings with fellow club members and local council.

With the club’s Finance Director standing down earlier this season she stepped into the gap in addition to her administration duties.

It’s been a busy season but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“It’s a fantastic honour. Administrators are the backbone of a lot of work that goes into Surf Life Saving and I really feel that it’s fantastic to be recognised by receiving this award,” said Brienna Elford.

A proud member of South West Rocks she has also dabbled in history helping restore club memorabilia and ensuring that the records and achievements of future members will be recorded for posterity.

Preserving the history of the club is something that the newly crowned Administrator of the Year feels is an important project.

“I utilised our Life Governors, Tony Hayes and Bruce Caldwell and we went through all of the information that we had as a club including pictures and old uniforms and we put them up around the club to showcase the history of South West Rocks SLSC.

She’s served on the committee for the highly successful Country Championships and has a number of projects in the pipeline which include being a member of the South West Rocks 100 Year celebration committee.

When not busy with her many admin responsibilities she can be found patrolling, competing in surf boats, and even managed to get her IRB Crew Certificate.

The 2016 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence are proudly presented by Stramit Building Products. Over 350 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, educators, coaches, and administrators from around NSW gathered at Sydney’s iconic Four Seasons Hotel for a night of celebration.

For a full list of all the winners, and to see photographs from the night, please visit the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence Event Page or our social media channels.

Photo: Brienna Elford at the 2016 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence.

Mon 15 Aug 2016