Assessor of the Year
Ramzy Fawzy, Wamberal SLSC, NSW
With over 25 years assessing experience, Ramzy is the longest serving assessor on the Central Coast. Over the 2016/17 season he ran all the proficiencies at the Central Coast pre-season meeting, including upgrading trainers, assessors, and facilitators in ARTC and spinal management courses. Ramzy also took all the rescue water craft operators through pre-season requirements to ensure they were proficient for the start of the season.
David Young, Sarina SLSC, QLD
David is a Life Member of Sarina SLSC, has been a patrol captain for 10 years and CTO for 5 years. in 2016/17 he attended the SLSQ State Conference to attending to the training needs of all North Barrier Clubs and Southern Sector Clubs to ensure they are fully skilled and meet their patrol obligations. Dave works hard not only for his own club but all the clubs in the NBB and is a great ambassador for Surf Life Saving.
Dennis Hay, West Beach SLSC, SA
Dennis completed a significant number of bronze and SRC assessments and proficiencies over the past season, a contribution that allowed 140 members to be qualified proficient. He organised, managed and conducted 10 internal patrol audits as part of the Champion Patrol. In addition, he completed 5 ARTC assessments, the training and assessment of 18 junior members, and presented on Water and Surf Safety at the Adelaide University, Adelaide TAFE and to the staff at Origin Energy.
Philippa Lohrey, Kingston Beach SLSC, TAS
Philippa is passionate about lifesaving and is always keen to implement new and improved training and assessment practices at both a club and state level. Philippa was the Training/Assessing Coordinator at the 2017 Tasmanian Lifesaving Development Camp, where proved was a great mentor. Philippa has helped assess a wide range of SLSA awards around the Southern Region and state. She holds the position of Chair of the Southern Regional Lifesaving Committee.
Stephanie Reindel, Bonbeach SLSC, VIC
Stephanie’s friendly and engaging approach to training and assessing has been fantastic for the lifesaving community in Victoria. They have seen a substantial increase in the number of trainers and assessor;, with 6 new trainers and 10 new assessors and initiatives to network and work together. Introduction of the CALD program is her most rewarding achievement to date; working with 17 children to increase their swimming skills and competence.
Anne-Marie Widermanski, Mullaloo SLSC, WA
Anne-Marie is SLSWA’s Assessor of the Year for a second year in a row, an outstanding signifier of her continuous contribution to the organisation including input to national committees tasked with the development and review of training and assessment resources. She is an active member of the SLSWA Member Education and Training Advisory Committee as well as Mulaloo SLSC’s education leadership group. Anne-Marie has also provided support to SLSNT with assessing, training and setting up vital services.
Trainer of the Year
Susan Croad, Hat Head SLSC, NSW
Susan Croad is extremely dedicated to ensuring frontline surf lifesavers have the skills and knowledge needed to be safe and deliver the best possible experience for beachgoers on patrol when it comes to educating lifesavers. In addition to her club duties Susan has also volunteered her time at a branch level serving as Northern Branch Education Officer.
Roy Menner, Henley SLSC, SA
Roy is a highly respected member who is always available for training, assessing and anything else that is asked of him. He assisted with the On the Same Wave Program and the Wiltja School Program, training and mentoring newly arrived migrants and young indigenous men in the activities and culture of SLS. Roy trained 11 separate Bronze Medallion and SRC groups, totaling 53 individual members of the past season.
Rachel Englund, Carlton Park SLSC, TAS
Rachel is an incredibly motivated and passionate lifesaver with a strong desire to pass on the skills she has to others. A naturally gifted trainer both at a club, regional and state level, she ensures that members receive the best quality training. A highlight for Rachel was being the lead Trainer and Camp Administrator for the SLST Lifesaving Development Camp.
Chris Kuster, Scarboro SLSC, WA
Chris continues to work with passion and dedication within the SLS movement utilising the networks he’s established over his 26 years in the organisation. Chris provides training to members of his club and neighboring clubs, delivering a high-quality education experience. He has accumulated a huge number of volunteer hours and is an active member of the SLSWA Member Education and Training Advisory Committee (METAC).
Courtney Taylor, Currumbin Beach Vikings SLSC, QLD
Courtney is a leader within the club, branch and state office. She holds the position of CTO and sits on the Youth Development Sub Committee. Courtney has implemented a number of key strategic initiatives that aim to enhance the processes to engage youth members. Last season she trained 14 courses delivering 184 new awards, alongside coordinating the Cert II Public Safety proficiencies for over 350 members.
James Green, Port Campbell SLSC, VIC
James is a core member of the Port Campbell SLSC after joining 30 years ago. His commitment to training and assessing has been duly recognised at the LSV 2017 Awards of Excellence and his ongoing enthusiasm towards the movement as a whole is something to be celebrated.