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Sandra Slattery and Tacking Point SLSC rounded out a spectacular 12 months with recognition at the 2024 NSW Community Sports Awards, having been named the Administrator of the Year.

The Mid North Coast volunteer wears many hats, acting as the Tacking Point Director of Finance and the Branch Director of Surf Sports, among other roles, and took out the 2023 SLSNSW Administrator of the Year category at the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence last August.

Announced at a lavish ceremony at CommBank Stadium in Parramatta on Wednesday 19 June, Sandra shared the title with Shelly Rush-Nichols – a volunteer for Touch Football in Maitland.

“It’s amazing, that’s all I can say,” she said of her award.

“I’m honoured, privileged, and it’s not just me who does this, it’s a team effort.”

Meanwhile, Queenscliff SLSC, SNB Branch and SLSNSW Life Member, Barry Antella OAM – a legend within the surf sports community and a passionate volunteer – was awarded a small token of appreciation for his decades of dedication when he received the Distinguished Long Service Award.

“It just tells me I’ve been doing this for too long,” he said with a laugh.

“But no, I was quite surprised, actually; it’s very nice to receive this.

“Being involved in surf sports, it’s really great to see all the people competing and keeping fit, everyone is there to help each other and we’re just one big family.”

Thursday 20 June 2024