Wamberal Club Member Crowned Top Facilitator

Years of dedication to education and improving the skills of others at a club and branch level has earned long-time Wamberal Surf Lifesaver Ramzy Fawzy the right to be called the 2016 Facilitator of the Year.

Ramzy has been a patrolling lifesaver at his club Wamberal since 1989 and is currently a patrol captain and a source of inspiration for fellow members always encouraging them to embrace the many opportunities available within Surf Life Saving.

Since 2004 Ramzy has been Patrol Manager at Surf Life Saving Central Coast and is involved in the annual audit of the 15 clubs each season.

A long term trainer and assessor he has embraced his facilitating role with the enthusiasm and professionalism that has been his hallmark in every aspect of Surf Life Saving.

“Education is my life. The reward you receive from seeing members pass a course is the biggest award for me, receiving the 2016 Facilitator of the Year is a bonus,” said a clearly delighted, but humble Ramzy Fawazy.

During the 2015/16 season he has facilitated a number of awards which included three SMAR courses, and one Gold Medallion course. The experienced educator cited the SMAR courses as a particular highlight.

“The highlight for me would be the SMAR course and it’s very different to the normal course being more practical and that’s what we prefer as a club. It’s just good to see our club progressing and it gives me satisfaction,” he said.

He also assisted with facilitating and requalifying trainers and assessors from all Central Coast clubs in Bronze, CPR, Spinal Management, and ARTC at the 2015 Branch Education Field Day.

Known for his friendliness, approachability, and ability to adapt to any situation and to keep a calm head under pressure, he remains a popular member of the Central Coast Lifesaving family.

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.

Photograph - Wamberal's Ramzy Fawzy with his Facilitator of the Year Award at the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Mon 15 Aug 2016