Awards Night: A golden celebration of the 2017/18 season

Annual Awards Night 2018

The Annual Awards Night 2018 saw a sea of golden dresses, tuxedos, and everything in between – it was a fantastic evening with many of our members coming together to celebrate the season.

Patrol Captain of the Year Suzy Bownes and Young Lifesaver of the Year Sophie Rothery, began the night with a touching tribute to the efforts of our members on December 23rd 2017. Recounting the day and how we came to revive a man against all odds, and stabilising another suffering from secondary drowning. All members involved in the rescues were presented with medallions. Lindsay Kershaw took out Lifesaver of the Year, making history as the first person since the awards inception to win it three times. Rounds of trivia and a fun-filled dance floor saw the celebrations continue on into the evening.

A huge thank you to all of you for making 2017/18 one of our best seasons yet, see the list below of all award winners for the season:

  Awarded to members of the club who have rendered outstanding service over and above standard patrol duties.
Outstanding Service AwardGRAEME STEWARTTaking on handicapping duties
 EDD CONNOLLYRadio, Big Swim, patrol captain, christmas patrol regular. Stepped up to a lot of jobs
 LINDSAY KERSHAWDouble IRB courses in club time of need
 TOM SANDERSONInstagram growth
 SUE KEARNEYLittle Rippers
 RICHARD LEONARDAttained trainers and helped across several patrols
 BILL PHILLIPSRepresenting Whale at Australian titles – 4th
  Members achieving more than 100hrs of patrol service with the Club,
Captain’s Service AwardSTEPH DARLEY 
Most Valued Patroller  
– Patrol 1Rob Burfitt-Williams 
– Patrol 2Juliette Hackett 
– Patrol 3Charles Carnegie 
– Patrol 4Cel Vinci 
– Patrol 5Steph Darley 
– Patrol 6Amy Sheridan 
– Patrol 7Lachlan Taylor 
– Patrol 8Maddie Zagorski 
– Patrol 9Jack Bregenhoj 
– Patrol 10Richard Leonard 
Contribution to EducationHarry Smith 
Patrol Captain of the YearSUZANNAH Bownes 
Outstanding New Member 16/17Steph Darley 
Young Life Saver of the YearSophie Rothery 
Life Saver of the YearLindsay Kershaw 
Patrol of the YearThe Naughtycool Nines 
Sunday events and age champions  
Opens Club Champion (M)Floyd Higgins 
Opens Club Champion (F)Ellie Keft 
Masters Club Champion (M)Aaron Hendrickson 
Masters Club Champion (F)Jac Rees Ewan 
Veterans Club Champion (M)Graeme Stewart 
Veterans Club Champion (F) 
Juniors Club Champion (M)Dylan Rees Ewan 
Juniors Club Champion (F) 
Juniors Sunday event Champion (M)Ben Rothery 
Juniors Sunday event Champion (F)Eloise Riley 
Opens Sunday event Champion (M)Floyd Higgins 
Opens Sunday event Champion (F)Suzy Bownes 
Masters Sunday event Champion (M)Brett Babici 
Masters Sunday event Champion (F)Sue Kearney 
Veterans Sunday event Champion (M)Phil Schmidt 
Veterans Sunday event Champion (F) 
Whale Beach SLSC Male winnerBill Phillips 
Whale Beach SLSC Female winnerEloise Riley 
Upside-down duck awardOli Bownes