Successful Night for NSW Lifesavers

The state’s dedicated lifesavers continue to receive recognition at a national level with a number of our members claiming awards at the 2015 SLSA Awards of Excellence at a ceremony in Sydney on Saturday.

Lizzie Welborn (North Bondi) has been rewarded for a stellar 2014/15 campaign with the Youth Athlete of the Year Award, while Bellambi’s innovative Project 291 received national recognition in what was a huge night for the small Illawarra-based club.

A large number of our lifesavers received meritorious citations for their involvement in rescues throughout the year, while 2016 Olympic hopeful Lachlan Tame (Avoca Beach) was inducted into the SLSA Hall of Fame for his previous accomplishments in surf sport.

Peter Pearce’s (Garie & Burning Palms SLSC) dedication to the movement for nearly 50 years was officially recognised with his elevation to Life Membership.

Surf Life Saving NSW wishes to extend our congratulations to all winners and finalists from around the country, but especially to those who call New South Wales home.

To read about Lizzie’s Win, please click here

For more information about Bellambi’s Project 291, please click here

For archived citations of meritorious winners please click here

NSW Winners

Surf Sport Youth Athlete of the Year – Lizzie Welborn North Bondi SLSC

Community Education Program of the Year – Project 291 Bellambi SLSC

Meritorious Award Winners

Richard Garnsey – Cronulla SLSC
Avan Christie – Evans Head/Casino SLSC
North Bondi SLSC
Redhead SLSC
Peter McNally, Jason O’Donnell & Paul Young – Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC
Bruce Kelly – North Narrabeen SLSC
Craig Zulian – Towradgi SLSC
Graham & Lucas Toms – South Maroubra SLSC
Kerry McEwan, Kate Munro & Donna Wishart – Avalon Beach SLSC
Bev Tilbury, Russell Lamb & Jen Spencer – Warriewood SLSC

SLSA Hall of Fame Inductees

Lachlan Tame – Avoca Beach SLSC

SLSA Life Members

Peter Pearce - Garie & Burning Palms SLSC

Photos: Lachlan Tame and Peter Pearce receive their awards at the 2015 SLSA Awards of Excellence. Photo credit SLSA

Mon 26 Oct 2015