Umina Surf Lifesaving Club has been named the Central Coast Club of the Year in the region’s presentation night awards on June 9.
Umina also picked up first place in the Patrol Competition and the Team of the Year Award which went to their Under 19’s Female Surf Team. Umina members picked up a host of individual awards with Jemma Smith taking home both the Young Athlete of the Year and the Open Athlete of the Year Awards. Mr Jarryd Edmonds took home the RWC Operator of the Year. Mr Trevor Gee was named Coach of the Year. Young Ocean Beach members Zara Smithers, Liam Drake and Matt Calbert took out Rookie of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year and Young Lifesaver of the Year respectively.
“These awards are proof that the youth programs we have in place at Ocean Beach are working properly,” said Ocean Beach president Mr Scott Hannell. “The kids are a credit to our club and shows that Ocean Beach is in safe hands in the years to come,” he said. Ocean Beach’s David Thompson was named the Official of the Year. In the team-based awards, Ocean Beach won Rescue of the Month for its group response to a critical incident in October 2017, which was also judged to be Central Coast Rescue of the Year. The club was third in the Club of the Year Competition. These award winners now proceed to the NSW State Lifesaving Awards to be held August 25.
SOURCE: Media release, 12 Jun 2018 Nigel Fitzgibbon, Ocean Beach SLSC Bill Cook, Umina SLSC