Dave Earl has been a dedicated member of the Surf Life Saving movement for over half his life, holding holds multiple Club Memberships and life membership at Whyalla SLSC & Hallet Cove SLSC.
Dave has many significant roles in Surf Life Saving in South Australia, however his major roles are as an IRB Referee, National IRB Scrutineer, National Level Official and the big one…. State Gear Steward.
As State Gear Steward Dave organises, packs, transports, unloads, Inflates, trouble shoots, reloads, transports back to the shed, unloads & cleans all gear for every Carnival across the entire State for the entire Season.
On top of this Dave also maintains all the gear and travels interstate numerous times a year to transport athletes craft to interstate competitions!
His personal contribution to ensuring Surf Life Saving SA events take place smoothly and fully equipped is phenomenal.
Dave said he joined the movement after speaking with a neighbour about the Bronze Medallion.
“It started as a result of word of mouth and talking about first aid with a neighbour who was in the process of putting ten people through their Bronze Medallion,” he said.
“I ended up being the only person to complete the training. “
“The enjoyment of being involved with so many people from all walks of life. Surf Life Saving is a great organisation providing thousands of people with life skills. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you are trained with lifesaving skills that will help others should the occasion arise. “
Dave is a very much loved member in SA, and the State would not know what they would do without him.