AOE 2020 Youth Surf Lifesaver of the Year Nominees
Gove Peninsula SLSC, NT
Jackson has a fantastic attitude around the club and is always the first to put his hand up to help other members. Since completing his SRC in 2019 his thirst for knowledge is very apparent and he can often be seen standing on the beach soaking in what senior members are doing. He is an active patrol member and assists with fundraising.
North Cottesloe SLSC, WA
Campbell is an experienced surf lifesaver, trainer and patrol captain who contributed to many aspects of lifesaving at North Cottesloe during the 2019/20 season. Campbell successfully initiated a new community service program this year. The program introduces year 10 students to surf lifesaving, generating interest and increasing North Cottesloe’s community involvement and presence. Campbell has been an extremely active member and is a strong role model.
Bicheno SLSC, TAS
Over the past season Rhys has taken on a large number of roles and responsibilities. He is the Vice President of the club, a Patrol Captain, a member of the Bicheno Emergency Response Team, the Under 12/13 Cadet age group Coach, Community Education Instructor, Camp Administrator of the Southern Regional Intensive Bronze Program, Leader and supervised trainer and assessor on the Development Camp, and on the Tasmania Youth Working Group. Rhys is a positive role model and leader in the club.
Christies Beach SLSC, SA
In his short career Josh has achieved outcomes that some patrolling members would not achieve in a lifetime, accumulating almost 300 hours over the past 2 seasons. Josh has passion and he takes every opportunity to support his development while also influencing outcomes for others around him. He successively competes in R&R and IRB competitions as well as being heavily involved in actively encouraging nippers, undertaking water cover and supporting transition from the junior to youth area of surf lifesaving.
Lorne SLSC, LSV
Lucas is the Patrol Vice Captain for 2019/20 season. Lucas also took on the role as junior coordinator in 2019/20 and helped young Lorne members attend Lifesaving Victoria camps. Lucas also set up winter Lifesaving training schedules, available to all members to maintain and increase their lifesaving skills. Lucas created the Skills Development Program, increasing the number of young patrolling members, therefore modeling a positive and supportive attitude to younger club members.
Umina SLSC, NSW
Kai is Deputy Director of Lifesaving, Water Safety coordinator and Radio Officer at Umina. He is the most accomplished lifesaver within the surf club. He works very closely with the Director of Lifesaving, implementing new systems and helping out with other tasks. Kai took responsibility for managing the changes with Covid-19 for patrols and took the lead during the bushfire crisis.
Noosa Heads SLSC, QLD
Lilly has had an amazing year as a club all-rounder, Trainer, Athlete, Youth Mentor and Patrol Captain. Lilly has motivated many of the club members in different ways. She has recruited youth to join the Noosa Next Wave youth program and recruited members to complete the Trainers course to assist with training and upskilling members. Lilly is a fantastic role model for younger members and is well respected by older members. Lilly loves to see people succeed and reach their full potential.