It is with much sadness we advise that beloved SLSA Life Member, Dennis Green OAM BEM, has passed away.
Said current club President Danny Donohoe “Dennis Green is a true champion of the Maroubra surf club and is arguably one of, if not the greatest competitor we have ever produced. He was a friend and mentor to many and constantly inspired everyone he came into contact with, even during his battle with illness.”
Throughout his life he received the AOC Order of Merit (1978), an Order of the Member of Australia (OAM) and a British Empire Medal (BEM). In 1979 he was inducted into the NSW Hall of Champions, just under a decade later he became an Australian Sports Hall of Fame member.
He won many medals in The Olympic Games and Australian Championships as a competitor all the way through to Masters events, and would stay heavily involved as a coach and mentor in canoeing for generations of athletes.
A memorial service will be held at Maroubra SLSC on Wednesday 12 September commencing midday.
We would like to send out condolences to the Green family and friends.