Skip to main content

It’s been a busy season for South Curl Curl’s Mike Le Geyt who has facilitated a number of branch courses throughout 2017/18, and in the process scored himself an education gong at lifesaving’s night of nights.

As a facilitator, Mike identified an issue with the endorsement pathway for Assessors in that there was a lack of guidance for Probationary Assessors and assessors regarding what was required to complete when they attended assessments. 

Mike has been innovative in the way he interacts with trainers and assessors in building a Mentoring App using “TeamApp” to track the progress of probationary Trainers, Assessors and Facilitators and provide easy access the Branch Central Venue Assessment Calendar to see what assessments were available, the number of candidates that have been booked in, the assessors that have booked and are required, and important updates.

The App has been trialled this season, and the Branch will look to roll this out for Trainers next season to assist on converting a greater percentage of our probationary trainers to endorsed trainers.

“I am certainly shocked and surprised to win this award,” said Le Geyt who is also the Chief Training Officer at his club.

“For me personally, I really enjoy working with different people around the Branch and to help surf lifesavers achieve the different awards.”

He has also been instrumental in the task of writing, reviewing, implementing and trialling the Branch Central Venue Guidelines for SRC, Bronze and IRB Awards. 

The 2018 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence are proudly supported by Port Authority of New South Wales with almost 400 of Surf Life Saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, educators, coaches, and administrators from around the state gathering at Dockside, Cockle Bay to celebrate the season that was.

Mike Le Geyt (South Curl Curl) has been heavily involved in Branch education this season 

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


Wednesday 29 Augsut 2018