Local surf life savers from the Hastings have made it to the finals of a prestigious competition.
Surf Life Saving NSW is set to celebrate the efforts of their 77,000 members on Saturday night at the 2016 Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.
The annual awards at Four Seasons Sydney will be the biggest event of its kind, with more than 350 surf lifesavers and special guests ready to recognise last season’s finest achievements.
Tony Worton from Camden Haven is a finalist in the Surf Lifesaver of the Year category.
Michelle Garvan from Camden Haven is a finalist in the Volunteer of the Year group.
Larry Brook from Port Macquarie is a finalist in the Masters Athlete of the Year section.
Lachlan Hawkins of Wauchope Bonny Hills is a finalist in the Young Lifesaver of the Year group.
And the Team of the Year category includes the Surf Life Saving Mid North Coast Member Services Team.
The 2015/16 season has certainly been one worth celebrating for the movement. Dedicated patrolling lifesavers again did an outstanding job keeping people safe on our beaches.
Volunteers performed 6,673 rescues, almost 158,000 preventative actions and close to 15,000 first aid treatments were administered.
The Awards of Excellence recognise members in different categories from Surf Sports and Education through to Lifesaving and Member Services.
The night will conclude with the presentation of the prestigious overall awards which include Branch, Club, Volunteer and Surf Lifesaver of the Year.
Nick Carroll, a leading surf journalist and surf lifesaver with Newport Surf Life Saving Club will be the Master of Ceremonies as surf lifesavers across NSW celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the 2015/16 season.