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It’s been a highly successful and demanding year officiating at all levels for Wayne Scott, but his efforts paid off with the Red Rock-Corindi Member being crowned NSW Surf Sports Official of the Year.

At The Aussies in April he wore many hats serving as Competition Liaison, the Chief Judge of the Ocean Swim, Section Starter for the U17 Males First Aid and a Section Judge.

As an experienced scrutineer he performed this function at all the major championships including at the IRB Championships where he also served as a Chief Judge and Lane Judge.

Perhaps his greatest highlight of the season was being selected as an official at The World Life Saving Championship in The Netherlands.

The veteran surf lifesaver was blown away by the honour.

“It’s fantastic to receive this award as it’s been such a good season for me personally,” said Wayne Scott.

“Every position I nominated for I was given the opportunity to do. Going to the Worlds and getting to do the jobs I was assigned was something very special.”

This is an exceptional achievement especially for a man hailing from a small-town club and Wayne conducted himself with distinction in his roles of Scrutineer, Equipment Officer and Finishing Judge.

Last season he also marked two decades as North Coast Director of Surf Sports and he continues to contribute across all areas of Surf Life Saving including recently being elected as Club President for the new season.

“We’re only a little club so this is fantastic to get this recognition. What I really want is for us to get a bit of a boost and start heading in the right direction, and I am confident we can do that” said the newly crowned Official of the Year.

The 2017 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence are proudly presented by Stramit Building Products. Over 300 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, educators, coaches, and administrators from around the state gathered at Sydney’s iconic The Hilton Hotel to celebrate the season that was.


Wednesday 9 August 2017