Martin Lynch – Newport SLSC
Martin has certainly made a name for himself in the beach arena since he joined Newport in 1987 and gained his Bronze Medallion the same year. He has been a member of the SNB Board of Surf Sports and SLSNSW Beach Coaching Panel. He has also Lectured in coaching courses and has been a Beach Coach with the Australian teams since 2012. Martin is also a Level 3 Surf Sports Coach who has a Master’s Degree in Applied Science in Sports Coaching.
In addition to all Martins contributions to SLS he has been utterly unreplaceable within Newport SLSC. Not only has he been continuously involved with the committee but also an executive member for 12 years which included him being Club President for six years (1994-2000). For his excellence Newport awarded Martin with Life Membership in 2009.
Martin has been heavily involved with the SNB Branch over the years. He was involved with the SNB High Performance Squad and also the Inter Branch Teams for a number of years. The outcome of his involvement with Interbranch resulted with numerous occasions that had helped them claim the State Champion Branch Team title. Over the years Martin has received State Master Athlete of the Year (2017), 15 & 20 Year Coaching Service Certificate and 25 & 30 Year Long Service Award. He was also awarded the SNB Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to Branch.
Martin was awarded SNB Life Membership in 2017.