A strong field of 179 finalists has been named in the 2020 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence.
On Saturday, August 29, hundreds of Surf Life Saving NSW club members will celebrate our high achievers at the first ever virtual Awards of Excellence.
The annual awards recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions made in all aspects of Surf Life Saving.
They celebrate the accomplishments of members, clubs and branches during the 2019/20 season.
For the first time, the awards will be held online - due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.
Viewers will be able to watch the event live via the SLSNSW Facebook page and YouTube channel from 6.30pm on the night.
The awards recognise the outstanding achievements made in all aspects of Surf Life Saving
There will be 24 awards presented during the event.
Far South Coast finalists include:
Surf Lifesaver of the Year
Andrew Curven, Bermagui SLSC
Youth Surf Lifesaver of the Year
Ruby Bichard, Pambula SLSC
Volunteer of the Year
Anthony Bellette, Batemans Bay SLSC
Ryley Spoelder-Hanlon, Moruya SLSC
Administrator of the Year
Marcela Vitouchova, Pambula SLSC
Services Team of Year:
Batemans Bay SLSC Bushfire Response Team, Batemans Bay SLSC
Athlete of the Year
Darren Drewsen, Broulee Surfers SLSC
Youth Athlete of the Year
Elli Beecham, Narooma SLSC
Surf Sports Team of Year
Batemans Bay 180 YRS Phoenix, Batemans Bay SLSC
Coach of Year
Robert Pollock, Broulee Surfers SLSC
Trainer of Year
Emma Prowse, Pambula SLSC
Lifeguard of Year
William Vaughan-Smith, Bega Valley Shire Council