Awards of Excellence

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Lifesaving Awards

Surf Lifesaver of the Year
An active patrolling member who has made an outstanding contribution to the delivery and development of surf lifesaving frontline services. 

Youth Surf Lifesaver of the Year
An active patrolling member (between the ages of 15-21, this refers to the members age as at 30 September in the 2020/21 season) who has made an outstanding contribution to the delivery and development of surf lifesaving frontline services. 

Patrol Captain of the Year
A Patrol Captain who is passionate about improving the service their patrol offers to the community, or the experience it offers to members.

Support Operations Member of the Year
A Member involved in Support Operations (Duty Officer, Rescue Water Craft, Jet Rescue Boat, Offshore Rescue Boat, UAV) who has made a difference through their volunteering efforts in support operations.

Member Services Awards

Innovation Award***
A well-researched concept, piece of equipment, program or event which is/has been implemented to improve any facet of Surf Life Saving.

Youth Volunteer of the Year
An impressive member (between the ages of 15-21, this refers to the members age as at 30 September in the 2020/21 season) who has made a difference through their volunteering efforts.

Volunteer of the Year*
An impressive member who has made a difference through their volunteering efforts. 

Services Team of the Year
An outstanding team who have made a positive impact in Surf Life Saving or the community through their volunteer services.

Community Education Program of the Year
A SLS-delivered activity or program which has significantly contributed to the organisation’s mission of saving lives, creating great Australians and building better communities.

Administrator of the Year
An Administrator who consistently goes the extra mile to make the lives of other members easier, or to make the services and programs delivered by the club run smoother.

Club of the Year – This award replace the Most Outstanding Club of the Year Award
An outstanding SLS-affiliated club that is committed to improving the experience of its members, providing a safer environment for the community, and improving club operations. 

Surf Sports Awards

Athlete of the Year**
An athlete aged 15 or older who has achieved sporting excellence in Open Aged Competition. 

Youth Athlete of the Year**
An athlete aged between 14-18 (this refers to the members age as at 30 September in the 2020/21 season) who has achieved sporting excellence in Youth and/or Open Aged Competition. 

Masters Athlete of the Year
An athlete over the age of 30 who has achieved sporting excellence.

Surf Sports Team of the Year
An exemplary Surf Sports Team that has achieved notable success. Teams may represent any Surf Life Saving sporting discipline as defined in the Surf Sports Manual.

Coach of the Year
An accredited coach who has made a significant contribution to athlete performance at a state, national and/or international level, to the development of athletes in SLS activities outside of surf sports, and to the educational development of other coaches in SLS. 

Official of the Year
An accredited surf sports official who has made a significant contribution to both officiating at a state, national and/or international level, and to the educational development of other officials in SLS. 

Education Awards

Trainer of the Year
An endorsed Trainer who is passionate about building the skills of others, consistently delivers a positive learning experience, and who encourages other members to engage in the delivery of training. 

Assessor of the Year
An endorsed Assessor who is passionate about building the skills of others, consistently delivers a positive and supportive assessment experience, and who encourages other members to engage in training or assessment. 

Facilitator of the Year
A Facilitator who encourages members to engage in training or assessing, is passionate about building the skills of others, and consistently delivers a positive learning experience.

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