Top awards for Coast surf lifesavers



Surf lifesavers from the Central Coast, and the branch itself, have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence on Saturday, August 16. The Awards of Excellence acknowledge surf lifesavers from throughout NSW who have performed invaluable public service as lifesavers, administrators, or trainers within the community. Terrigal’s Jackson Heinze was formally recognised as the Male Junior Lifesaver of the Year after being named as such following a Surf Life Saving NSW Development Camp earlier in the year in Sydney. Robert Powell of Umina Surf Life Saving Club was named the NSW Assessor of the Year while the Central Coast secured the prestigious Branch of the Year Award . Surf Life Saving Central Coast president Mr Stuart Harvey praised Central Coast lifesavers for their commitment and dedication to the movement. “We had six or seven tables full of keen, passionate lifesavers here tonight which just reinforces the attitude that Central Coast lifesaving is known for. “I’d like to thank all the wives, husbands and partners for putting up and supporting us all when it can sometimes take over our lives,” said Mr Harvey. More than 280 of surf life saving’s most outstanding lifesavers, athletes, coaches and administrators gathered to celebrate the enormous contribution of volunteers and clubs from across NSW for the 2014 Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Media release,

18 Aug 2014

Matt Miller, Surf Life

Saving NSW 2014