JLOTY Presentation

Date/Time: February 2, 2024 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Junior Lifesaver of the Year Program

Nominations now open


The Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award is a way for Clubs and Branches to recognise their U14 members’ achievements in Surf Life Saving; the contributions they have made to all levels of Surf Life Saving as well as within the community.

The Junior Lifesaver of the Year Program aims to focus on recognising and rewarding the young members who have been selected as Branch Finalists. The program for this age group focuses on self-leadership, socialisation, teamwork, surf lifesaving and self-awareness. Participants will be involved in physical challenges, presentationsand discussions, activities and scenarios that require leadership, teamwork and communication.

All U14 members who believe they could be the next Junior Lifesaver of the Year should apply through theirClub and/or Branch. The male and female Branch winners will then progress to the SLSNSW development camp and interview process to determine the State winners.

Please note:

-All applications must be typed; handwritten applications will not be accepted.

-Nominations must be endorsed by the nominee’s Club submitted by email to jen@surflifesaving.net.au before 12th January 2024

-Nominees must have completed their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) by the time of the Junior Lifesaver of the Year Program to be eligible for the Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award.

-Resumes or additional information will not be considered by the judges and cannot be included with nominations.

The criteria for selection will be based on the nominee’s achievements in the following areas:

  • Contribution to Surf Life Saving
  • Promotion of Surf Life Saving to the community
  • Self leadership
  • Surf lifesaving knowledge and skills

All nominations are to be endorsed by Branches and submitted to SLSNSW by 9am Monday 12th February 2024. Successful applicants will be advised of their placing as State finalists and are then required to attend the Junior
Lifesaver of the Year Program held at The Collaroy Centre on Sydney’s Northern Beaches from Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th April 2024. Please note, as this program is held over Anzac Day, it will be recognised with the finalists.
The program aims to further develop members by supporting personal development and goal setting, and by positively recognising members. Best of all, it is an opportunity to meet young surf lifesavers from across New South Wales and be part of a fun experience.
Participants will take part in an informal interview hosted by a judging panel of experienced surf lifesavers, considering individuals on their merit to become the Junior Lifesaver of the Year.
Please note: SLSNSW will cover costs of accommodation, meals and activities for those members attending the workshop. Flights to and from the program will be covered by SLSNSW for finalists from FNC, NC, MNC and FSC,and as required for LNC and SC. Finalists from other branches will be required to organise their own transport. Further information regarding transport arrangements will be available once Branch finalists have been selected and provided to SLSNSW.
The announcement of the Junior Lifesavers of the Year will be at the completion of the program, prior to midday on Friday 26th April 2024. Parents are invited to join the award ceremony via livestream from the SLSNSW Facebook page, and more information will be shared closer to the date. Celebrations will be held at the program and state winners will not be attending the SLSNSW Awards of Excellence.

12th January 2024 SLSSNB Nominations Close‭ ‬
19th January 2022 Workshop Day‭ ‬@‭ ‬SNB HQ
22 & 23rd January 2024 SLSSNB Interviews‭ ‬ @ SNB HQ
2nd February 2024 Presentation Evening‭ ‬@‭ ‬SNB HQ
11th & 18th February 2024 Junior Branch Carnival Medal Presentations
24-26th April 2024 SLSNSW Development Camp

Candidates must be available to make the workshop and interview dates as well as the winners being able to attend the SLSNSW JLOTY Camp.

Click here for Nomination Form and 23:24 Info Flyer

Hanna Clare: memberservices@surflifesaving.net.au

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