About Club President

The Club President is the principal leader of the club and has overall responsibility for its administration.

  • Be well informed on club activities.
  • Be aware of the future directions and plans of the club.
  • Have a good working knowledge of the club’s constitution, rules and the duties of all office bearers.
  • Manage committee and/or executive meetings.
  • Manage the annual general meeting.
  • Represent the club at branch, state and national levels.
  • Be a supportive leader for all club members.
  • Ensure the planning and budgeting for the future of the club is carried out in accordance with the wishes of the members.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


This program is designed to assist personnel build leadership skills for use in their club environment.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

No formal qualifications are required, however a sound knowledge of governance principles, a sound business acumen and a broad understanding of the Surf Life Saving movement would be helpful.

How do I make it happen?

This is a club level role that is normally an elected position. Please refer to the executive of your local club for more information. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Club President

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

There are no more senior roles in this pathway.

What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day!

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Age managers are responsible for running activities for their group of nippers on the day, and encouraging children to learn and progress in their surf lifesaving activities.

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Team Managers assist competitors, coaches and support staff, by effectively managing the administrative and operational needs of a surf team. Team Managers work with junior, youth senior and masters teams, at all levels of surf sport competition (i.e. club, branch, state, national and international).

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