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After winning the prestigious award of Male Junior Lifesaver of the Year earlier this season, Narrabeen Nipper Elliot Prasad was able to enjoy acknowledgment in front of his peers at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney last Saturday night.

After joining the club as an enthusiastic Nipper in the U9 Age Group, Elliot has always embraced all the opportunities that Surf Life Saving has given him over the years.

Elliot was one of 22 Branch Finalists who attended a leadership camp in April, which ultimately led to him receiving this honour.

In fact he credits the Nipper program for teaching him skills not only in the water but also helped him gain self-confidence.

“It’s quite different to anything I’ve ever done before. Being from a small surf club and winning a NSW award means a lot to me and everyone who has supported me along the way,” said Elliot Prasad.

He is a strong believer in the important role that Surf Life Saving plays in the community and believes the ocean and the club environment can be a place where everyone can come together to enjoy.

Elliot is happy to help out during Nippers training always ready to set up and put away equipment and is a regular participant in team events such as Board Rescue and Relay races.

Obtaining his Surf Rescue Certificate last December was a big achievement for Elliot and something that he justifiably proud of achieving.

He is looking forward to patrolling the Northern Beaches and has an ambition of becoming a member of the Narrabeen Surf Life Saving Club board like his uncle.

“I would like to build on my experiences in lifesaving and bring back to my club what I’ve learned, he said.

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