NBB Annual Recognition Award Winner LIST 22.7.17

Surf Life Saving relies heavily upon the efforts and enthusiasm displayed by its members. Members are our best resource and we work hard to ensure that our members are recognised for their efforts. Throughout the association we recognise our members in different ways from club through to national levels. One of the most important things we can do for our members and supporters is to understand the kinds of recognition that they value, and to work towards making that level of recognition possible. Each of the awards are designed to reward and recognise the efforts of those who devote countless hours, year after year to provide a safe and enjoyable environment and to help us work towards our vision of ‘zero preventable deaths and injuries on Queensland beaches’.

Recognition is available for SLSQ volunteers, associates, and supporters and is an integral part of maintaining commitment and to support lifesaving as a whole.

2016-17 Season nominations are now open!  All North Barrier Branch Club Members are encouraged to nominate someone in each category.  Speak to your club administrator NOW!

The due date for North Barrier Branch is 16 June 2017.  Please note the different due dates for NBB Life Membership and the Fiona Clyde Memorial Scholarship.

23.02.17- SLSQ Recognition Awards Nomination Process.

24.02.17 – Clive Hammond OAM Medal – Nominations Open.

11. Clive Hammond OAM Medal

For more detailed information on awards offered please refer to the SLSQ Recognition Award Manual V3 FINAL

This document outlines all of the awards available from North Barrier: NBB Awards Matrix 2016

Congratulations to all the Recognition Winners for 2016 as listed in the table below!

TROPHY – Presented at Annual Dinner WINNER CLUB
Clive Hammond John Bennett ARC
Fiona Clyde Scholarship Harry Braddick TPB
NBB Champion Patrolling Club Sarina  
Surf Lifesaver of the Year – BHP David Ronald SAR
Club of the year Sarina  
     
Presented at Meet & Greet    
Dial Before You Dig Surf Boat Townsville Picnic Bay  
BJ Bunnings Junior Club Champions Arcadian  
Team Manager Jason Wells TPB
15-18 Youth Athlete of the Year Lincoln Hardy TPB
Rookie Coach of the Year Megan Graham SAR
Coach of Year – John Galea Trophy Gary Gage TPB
Rookie Official – No Trophy Julie McLucas SAR
Official of the Year – Brian Coomber Trophy Glen Miller TPB
Junior Athlete OTY Competitor – Darrin Bragg Trophy Tyler Kerr SAR
Volunteer of the Year – Rossato Family trophy Fiona Hardy TPB
Masters Athlete OTY Competitor Herb Adams ARC
Athlete OTY Senior Champion – Stu Braddick Lincoln Hardy TPB
U14 Junior Lifesaver of the Year – Townsville Bulletin William Muscat SAR
Andy Frizzell Service to Junior Activities Dennis Di Bartolo TPB
Youth Dev Club NBB Membership Services – A1 Locns Sarina  
Patrol Inspections – Wackie Lang Trophy Sarina  
Norm Howland Open First Aid Siena Braddick & Caitlyn Heyer TPB
Trainer of the Year – John Menico OAM Trophy David Young SAR
U18 Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year – BHP Keesha Close Mackay
Flo & Keith Payne Outstanding Club Mackay SLSC  
18-25 Young Lifesaver of the Year – BHP Nicola Street Sarina
Team of the Year – George & Jenny Clarke Trophy Liquid Assets (Robert Shillam, Dominic Corradini, Brendan Lulham, David Symington, Vic O’Keefe) TPB

 

 

NORTH BARRIER BRANCH SCHOLARSHIP

Fiona Clyde Memorial Scholarship

On the 27 February 1996 Fiona Clyde lost her life in a tragic surfboat training accident at Harbour Beach Mackay. Fiona was a very dedicated member of the Mackay SLSC. Fiona possessed such good character, personality, friendliness and devotion to Surf Life Saving that the North Barrier Branch, along with Fiona’s family considered it appropriate that a fund be established to provide a scholarship to honour her memory. The aim of the fund is to provide an Annual Scholarship of $1200 to a member of the North Barrier Branch aged between 16 and 21 to assist to continue to develop Surf Life Saving, Surf Sports or Scholastic achievements. This is one of the most prestigious awards North Barrier Branch offers.

Criteria:  Fiona Clyde Memorial Scholarship Criteria 27.2.17

Nomination Form:  Please contact the NBB Regional Office on nbbslsq@lifesaving.com.au or by phone 47662200.  Forms are also available from your Club Administrator.

Due Date: 5 June 2017

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Harry Braddick (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Jade Fahy (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Lachlan Parker (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Macey Ronald (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Mary Parker (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Toni Chapman (Eimeo SLSC)
  • 2009/2010 – Jack Robinson (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2008/2009 – Jeremy Best (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2007/2008 – Max Braddick (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2006/2007 – Simone Butschle (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2005/2006 – Zachary Lowth (Forrest Beach SLSC)
  • 2004/2005 – Caitlin Braddick (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2003/2004 – Emmy-Rose Curtis (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2002/2003 – Samantha Butcher (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2001/2002 – Dale Johnson (Forrest Beach SLSC)
  • 2000/2001 – Derrick Neitz (Forrest Beach SLSC)
  • 1999/2000 – Joanne Galea (Sarina SLSC)
  • 1998/1999 – Ben Lawry (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 1997/1998 – Damon Chiesa (Forrest Beach SLSC)
  • 1996/1997 – Wayde Chiesa (Forrest Beach SLSC)

NORTH BARRIER BRANCH LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Life Membership

Life Membership is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a member who is considered to have rendered special service to the North Barrier Branch. The Award of Life Membership is bestowed by North Barrier Branch Council, subject to the rules/by-laws that apply.

Due Date: 31 May 2017

Nomination Form:  NBB NOMINATION FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP

NORTH BARRIER BRANCH RECOGNITION AWARDS

 

1.  U14 Junior Lifesaver of the Year (NBB Townsville Bulletin Junior Lifesaver of the Year)

This award is designed to recognise a Junior within the under-8 to under-14 age group, who has contributed significantly to their club, through: involvement in extracurricular activities; encouraging new members; showing leadership and teaching skills in club activities; good participation and attendance in training; and generally being a good role model for other junior members.

In 2012/2013 NBB merged this award with the Townsville Bulletin Junior Lifesaver of the Year Trophy.  The Branch recipient of this award, receives this trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards. 

Previous Winners:

2015/2016 – William Muscat (Sarina SLSC)
2014/2015 – Joachim Born (Mackay SLSC)
2013/2014 – Megan Born (Mackay SLSC)
2012/2013 – Alex Finney (Mackay SLSC) STATE WINNER
2011/2012 – Jared Dunkerley (Sarina SLSC)
2010/2011 – Erin Brotherson (Mackay SLSC)
2009/2010 – Jayden Adams (Picnic Bay SLSC)
2008/2009 – Maddyn White (Forrest Beach SLSC)
2007/2008 – Anika Wright (Picnic Bay SLSC)
2006/2007 – Jane Dowker (Picnic Bay SLSC)
2005/2006 – Daniel Lahtinen (Forrest Beach SLSC)

William Muscat (Sarina SLSC)

2015/2016 Winner: William Muscat

2.  U18 Surf Lifesaver of the Year – BHP Billiton Trophy

The U18 Surf Lifesaver of the Year award recognises our members aged between 14 and 17 years who have provided outstanding lifesaving efforts and contributions to the movement. The nominee should demonstrate their involvedment in patrol activities and show their contributions to their club in other facets including fundraising, training and development. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

This award is proudly supported by BHP Billiton Cannington.

 

2015/2016 Winner: Keesha Close

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Keesha Close (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Lachlan Parker (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Jade Fahy (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Mary Parker (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC) STATE WINNER
  • 2011/2012 – Kylie Dunkerley (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Nicola Street (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2009/2010 – Michela Best (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2008/2009 – Maddyn White (Forrest Beach SLSC)
  • 2007/2008 – Sheridan Arthur (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2006/2007 – Brent Shailer (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2005/2006 – Sandi Rail (Arcadian SLSC)

 

3. 18 -25 Young Lifesaver of the Year – BHP Billiton Trophy

This award is designed to recognize our members aged between 18 and 25 years, inclusive, who have provided outstanding lifesaving efforts and contributions. The nominee should not only demonstrate their involvement in the patrol activities but should also demonstrate their contributions to the Club in other facets e.g. fundraising, training etc. The nominee would clearly demonstrate their efforts as being above and beyond the expectations of a member.The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards. This award is proudly supported by BHP Billiton Cannington.

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Nicola Street (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Casey Chalkley (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Shannon Morgan (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC) STATE WINNER
  • 2012/2013 – Nicola Street (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Jack Robinson (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Heather Scott (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2009/2010 – Heather Scott (Ayr SLSC) STATE WINNER
  • 2008/2009 – Jeremy Best (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2007/2008 – Travis Schmitt (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2006/2007 – Melissa Cowlishaw (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2005/2006 – Melissa Cowlishaw (Picnic Bay SLSC)

2015/16 Winner: Nicola Street

 

4.  Youth Development Club of the Year – A1 Locations Trophy

This award is designed to recognise a club within Queensland that is the most proactive in delivering and supporting youth development programs. To be successful, nominees must address the following selection criteria: participation and interaction; skill development and leadership; fun and variety; innovation and improvement; safety and protection; youth recognition; commitment and resources. Clubs must give examples of achievements, policies and activities that demonstrate how the club supports and delivers youth programs and activities at a club level. The Branch recipient of this award receives the NBB Membership Services Club of the Year Trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards. This award is proudly supported by A1 Locations.

This Year’s Winner

TBA

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Sarina SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2010/2011 – Sarina SLSC
  • 2009/2010 – Bowen SLSC
  • 2008/2009 – Ayr SLSC
  • 2007/2008 – Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2006/2007 – Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2005/2006 – Arcadian SLSC

5. Andy Frizzell OBE, OAM Award – Service to Junior Activities

Andy Frizzell OAM OBE from Palm Beach SLSC is one of the founders of the Nipper movement in Queensland and the namesake for the Andy Frizzell OAM OBE Award for Service to Junior Activities, which is awarded annually by SLSQ. Due to Andy’s passion and drive for the Nipper program, we can now proudly say that all 58 surf life saving clubs in Queensland conduct a junior activities program.  Andy was the President of Palm Beach SLSC Nippers for 22 years and also founded the Point Danger Branch Nipper Association. He was the Deputy President of the QLD Nipper Association for 4 years (1968-1972) and the President of the Queensland Nippers Association for 12 years (1972 -1984).  The contributions Andy made to Nippers were integral in the formation of the National Junior Activities scene and created the solid foundation on which Nippers is built today.  Andy has been awarded Life Membership of Palm Beach SLSC, Point Danger Branch, Surf Life Saving Queensland, Surf Life Saving Australia, Palm Beach Nipper Club, Point Danger Branch Surf Nipper Association, and the Queensland Surf Nipper Association for his tireless efforts in all avenues of Surf Life Saving.

 

Photo – Andy and the park at Palm Beach named in his honour.

 

The Andy Frizzell OBE, OAM Award recognises a member who has provided outstanding service and commitment to Junior Activities throughout the season. The nominee should demonstrate their involvement in Junior Activities specifically. The nominee would also clearly demonstrate their efforts as being above and beyond the expectations of a normal member. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Dennis Di Bartolo ( Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015- Trent Vernon (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Glen Miller (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Greg Born (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Lesley Street (Sarina SLSC) 

2015/2016 Winner: Dennis Di Bartolo

6.  Surf Lifesaver of the Year – BHP Billiton Trophy

The Surf Lifesaver of the Year award not only recognises but rewards members who have made an outstanding contribution to the delivery and development of surf lifesaving frontline services, It is aimed at active surf lifesavers undertaking duties who can be presented as an identifiable ‘ambassador’ for Surf Life Saving. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards. This award is proudly supported by BHP Billiton Cannington.

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – David Ronald (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Jeremy Best (Townsville Picnic Bay)
  • 2013/2014 – Peter “Stan” Ridland (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Liz Parker (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – David Ronald (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Charles Pashalis (Arcadian SLSC)

7.  Volunteer of the Year – Rossato Family Trophy

The Volunteer of the Year award recognises an individual who has demonstrated achievements in a range of different areas of a club or surf lifesaving service organisation throughout the season. The individual’s contribution should evidently enhance the development of Surf Life Saving.

The Rossato Family association with Life Saving commenced in 1993 when the family joined the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club.  Mark in (1995) and children Amy in (1997), Kellie (2000), Jarrod in (2004) and Brianne in (2010) all gained their Bronze Medallion.  Mark and Carol Rossato were extremely supportive of their children and encouraged them to participate in all Branch carnivals and all children went onto represent the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club at the state carnivals where Brianne won a Silver Medal in the 2km run.  All were or still are dedicated patrolling members Mark 1993 – 2007, Amy 1997 – 2006, Kellie 2000 – Current, Jarrod 2004 – Current and Brianne 2010 – Current. At a club level Amy, Kellie, Jarrod and Brianne have won many age and open awards.  Mark, Amy and Jarrod all held the position of Patrol Captain.  As well Amy was Ayr’s Club Captain from 2005 – 2007. Mark was President of the Ayr Club from 2003 – 2006 and was made a Life Member of the Ayr Club in 2011.  Mark is a Surf Official Level 2 and still officiates at carnivals.  At a Branch Level Mark was the Assistant Director of Surf Sport. The Rossato family are hardworking members of the Club.  They assist with all fundraising activities.  Kellie was the Ayr Surf Life Saving Club entrant in the annual Burdekin Water Festival and participated in the Summer Surf Girl in 2004/2005.  Both Jarrod and Brianne were Ayr Club’s Junior Water Festival Ambassadors entrants with Jarrod winning the junior title in 2001. Jarrod has also participated in the Water Festival Burdekin Blokes and 2013 Jarrod and his partner won Take the Floor which is the Ayr’s Club major fundraiser. Brianne was 2014’s Ayr Surf Girl. The Rossato family is certainly devoted to Life Saving.  To attend training or patrol from home to Alva Beach is a ¾ hour drive. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Fiona Hardy (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Greg Bierton (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Jeanne Ronald (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Terry Lund (Ayr SLSC) STATE WINNER
  • 2011/2012 – Michael Best (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Lyn Coomber (Arcadian SLSC)

2015/2016 Winner: Fiona Hardy

8.  Club of the Year

The purpose of the Club of the Year award is to encourage and recognise outstanding achievements in development that results in clubs providing safer beach and aquatic environments for the community. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

This Year’s Winner

TBA

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 -Sarina SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Mackay
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay

9.  Trainer of the Year – John Menico OAM Trophy

The Trainer of the Year rewards trainers who have made significant contribution towards the area of education and lifesaving awards within surf lifesaving throughout the season. Nominees should not only show commitment but should demonstrate major achievements and future contributions toward the organisation. John Menico has been a lifesaver for over 60 years holding numerous positions in the Forrest Beach Club & North Barrier Branch He was District Supervisor for Forrest Beach 1958/67 & again 1970/79; NBB Deputy Superintendent 1970/73 & 1975/76. John was Deputy President of the Branch in 1976/77 John’s dedication & years of service have been recognised with a life membership of the Forrest Beach Surf Club; North Barrier Branch in 1970; Queensland in 1977 & Australian Surf Lifesaving in 1995 & was awarded an OAM in 2005/06 John has officiated at a number of World Championships and continues to officiate at Queensland State & Australian championships John is currently a valued member of the North Queensland Branch The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

2015/2016 Winner: David Young

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – David Young (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Greg Cullen (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – James Kennedy (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Peter ‘Stan’ Ridland (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – David Young (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2010/2012 – Greg Cullen (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)

10.  Assessor of the Year – Sam Johnson Memorial Trophy

The Assessor of the Year recognises those assessors who have made a significant contribution towards the area of education and lifesaving awards within surf lifesaving throughout the season. Nominees need to show outstanding commitment to lifesaving assessing duties as well as show their future assessing contibutions towards the organisation. Sam Johnson is a legend in lifesaving in North Queensland He held numerous positions in the Ayr Club including Club President 1942/46; 1957/59 7 1960/68 & was presented with his club life membership in 1946 Sam was Chairman of the Board of Examiners (1953/56) & Superintendent (1953/59); Patron of North Barrier Branch from 1960 to 1968 & again 1986 until his death in 1991 He was NBB President in 1969/70 & from 1971/76 & Vice President in 1984/85 In 1955 Sam became the first Life member of North barrier Branch In addition he was made the first NBB member honoured with State Life membership in 1961 & the first NBB member honoured with Australian in 1963 In 1979 Sam was appointed an MBE in the New Year Queen Honours Sam was a true role model The Branch recipient of this award receives the Sam Johnson Memorial Trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

 

This Year’s Winner

TBA

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Not contested
  • 2014/2015 – John Brotherson (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – James Kennedy (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Darrell Saunders (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Peter (Stan) Ridland (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Peter (Stan) Ridland (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2009/2010 – Peter (Stan) Ridland (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2008/2009 – John Callan (Eimeo SLSC)
  • 2007/2008 – Peter (Stan) Ridland (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2006/2007 – Peter Roulston (Arcadian)
  • 2005/2006 – Paul Barker (Mackay SLSC)
 

11.  The Clive Hammond Medal

The Clive Hammond Medal recognises individuals who have made an outstanding and special contribution to the development and well-being of his or her own club.  The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards. 

2015/2016 Winner: John Bennett 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – John Bennett (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Jimmy Heery (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Lisa Nugent (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Kent Street (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Tanya (Mara) Jones (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Chris Cantoni (Forrest Beach SLSC)
  • 2009/2010 – Peter (Stan) Ridland (Mackay SLSC)

12.  Wackie Lang Patrol Inspections

Albert “Wackie” Lang was a Townsville Publican & a long term supporter of Surf Lifesavers in North Queensland. Prior to the Branch leasing their own premises, regular branch meetings were held at his hotel. After Mr Lang retired from the hotel, he and his wife Eileen hosted the branch meetings from their home for many years in the 1980’s and 1990’s. These meetings were very popular for the hospitality provided and catering prepared by Mrs Lang. Mr Lang was Patron of North Barrier Branch from 1968/69 till his death in 1986/87.

  • Awarded to the club that achieves the most points over the season of Patrol Inspections.
  • Patrol Inspections are to be conducted using the Inspection Checklist provided in the SLSQ Patrol Operations Manual, inspections will also include;
  • A resuscitation scenario (participant randomly selected by inspector)
  • Patrols found to be in Breach of Patrol Agreement upon arrival will get an automatic scoring of zero, for that inspection.

 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Sarina SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2010/2011 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2009/2010 – Eimeo SLSC
  • 2008/2009 – Eimeo SLSC
  • 2007/2008 – Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2006/2007 – Sarina SLSC
  • 2005/2006 – Ayr  SLSC

13.  Amcal First Aid Room Inspections

Awarded to the club that scores the most points from First Aid Room Inspections

Maximum points as awarded at First Aid Room inspections throughout the season.

First Aid room must be fully stocked and all equipment checked/in-date.

Incident Reports are filled and sent to Branch within 7days of incident

This Year’s Winner

TBA

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Not contested
  • 2014/2015  – Not contested
  • 2013/2014 – Ayr SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Sarina SLSC
  • 2010/2011 – Forrest Beach SLSC
  • 2009/2010 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2008/2009 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2007/2008 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2006/2007 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2005/2006 – Mackay SLSC

14.  Norm Howland Open First Aid Competition

Awarded to the champion Open First Aid team, from Surf Rescue Championships.

Norm joined the original Eimeo Club in 1952 and changed to Mackay club when they transferred to Harbour Beach in 1958.  Norm was an excellent administrator serving as Mackay President for a short period and then as Treasurer for 24 years. He also served as registrar of the Branch from 1986/97. Norm also served as an instructor and examiner/assessor for years. He was a well respected beach official at Branch, North Australian and State level. In addition he was NBB Treasurer from 1988/90 & 1995/98.  Norm was recognised for his great contribution in fund raising for extensive renovations to the old Mackay club along with his tight fisted approach to the treasury with Life Membership; and recognised at Branch (1986) and State level (1991) with Life Membership of those two bodies. Norm also won a local council award as Administrator of the Year.

2015/16 Winners: Caitlyn Heyer and Siena Braddick

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (Siena Braddick & Caitlyn Heyer)
  • 2014/2015 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (E.Parker & M.Parker)
  • 2013/2014 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (L.Parker & M.Parker)
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (R.Cooper & D.Cooper)
  • 2010/2011 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (L.Towner & N.Jacobsen)
  • 2007/2008 – Picnic Bay SLSC (C.Chalkley & M.Braddick)
  • 2006/2007 – Picnic Bay SLSC (M.Cowlishaw & R.Shillam)
  • 2005/2006 – Picnic Bay SLSC

15.  U15 First Aid Competition

Awarded to the champion U15 First Aid team, from Surf Rescue Championships

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Discontinued
  • 2014/2015 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (S. Braddick & C. Heyer)
  • 2013/2014  – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (H.Braddick & P. Parker)
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC (L.Parker & P.Parker)

16.  Flo & Keith Payne Outstanding Club

Awarded to the club that achieves the following KPI’s over the course of the North Barrier Branch Surf Life Saving season

 100% compliance administrative paperwork submitted on time including

  • Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy
  • Annual Statement of Commitment
  • Annual Training Register
  • Receipt of Affiliation, Financials and Annual Reports after AGM (three weeks before NBB AGM)
  • Annual Sign-off of Patrol Operations Manual
  • Monthly input of Patrol Statistics (and submission of originals to NBB Office)
  • Incident Reports submitted to Branch within 7days of incident
  • Maximum attendance at North Barrier Branch Meetings, by a club representative and reports submitted
  • Council/Executive
  • Lifesaving
  • Education/CTO
  • Surf Sports
  • Membership
  • Junior Activities
  • JAC Forum
  • Maximum attendance at North Barrier Branch/SLSQ workshops/forums
  • Support of Branch Events (e.g. Branch Development Programs)
  • No judicial or compliance issues over the duration of the season.

Flo pictured here at the 80th Celebration Dinner held July 2016, with Patron Jason Costigan and Reg Butler.

While Keith was away soldiering, Flo involved herself in Surf Life Saving in 1972. Firstly in Mackay as Nipper/Junior President for many years & then as Secretary of North Barrier Branch from 1983/95 During her tenure as Secretary of NBB Flo also provided valuable service during the inaugural years of the North Australian Championships.  Flo is a life member of Mackay, North Barrier Branch (1995) and Surf Life Saving Qld (1999) She has held the position of Patron of the Branch since 2002 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Mackay SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Eimeo SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Eimeo SLSC
  • 2012/2013 – Ayr SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2010/2011 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2009/2010 – Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2008/2009 – Arcadian SLSC
  • 2007/2008 – Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2006/2007 – Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2005/2006 – Picnic Bay SLSC

Image of Mackay SLSC Clubhouse circa 1990

17.  Champion Patrolling Club

Awarded to the club that achieved highest over the following KPI’s

  • Attendance at NBB Lifesaving Meetings
  • No patrol breaches throughout the season
  • High Standards of Patrolling
  • Strive to have as many members speciality qualified as possible
  • Improvement on patrol agreement will be looked at as a positive (i.e. More beaches, extend time, area etc.)
  • Attendance at Club Captains/Patrol Captains workshop
  • Annual Sign-off of Patrol Operations Manual
  • Monthly input of Patrol Statistics (and submission of originals to NBB Office)

Sarina Patrolling Members

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 -Sarina SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Ayr SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Eimeo SLSC
  • 2012/2013 – Ayr SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Sarina SLSC
  • 2010/2011 – Mackay SLSC

18.  Athlete of the Year – Stu Braddick Memorial Trophy

Athlete of the Year is designed to recognise and reward athletes who have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving.

Stu Braddick was born in 1930,  joined Picnic Bay SLSC in 1953 and gained his Bronze Medallion in October of that year.  At the time of his death in 2009 Stu had spent 55 years as a continuous and active member of Picnic Bay.  Stu was a strong swimmer and a member of the R and R Teams (when R and R was the blue ribbon event) and March Past Team. Being a natural leader he undertook his Instructors certificate and later he gained his Examiners Certificate.  Stu held the positions of Club Captain, Chief Instructor, Deputy President, Trustee, Registrar and Club President of Picnic Bay, he also was instrumental in the formation and running of the Nippers Club.  Stu also became Manager of North Barrier Branch State Title Teams, was Deputy President, President, Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent of North Barrier Branch & was Branch Patron for eight years.

Life Membership of Picnic Bay was awarded to Stu in the 1967/68 season and Life Membership of North Barrier Branch in 1978.  Stu’s love of Surf Lifesaving and dedication to the movement saw him being presented with the first and only Life Governorship of Picnic Bay in 2004.

Stu’s philosophy in life – Lifesaving first everything else second.  Except when it came to his wife May, Children, Grandchildren all of whom are or have been involved in the movement. The Branch recipient of this award receives the Stuart Braddick Memorial Trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Lincoln Hardy (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Joel Haynes (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Cody Roth (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Luke Heery (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Alyssa Koenen (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Luke Heery (Townsville Picnic Bay)

2015/2016 Winner: Lincoln Hardy

19.  Junior Athlete of the Year – Bragg Family Trophy

The Junior Athlete of the Year recognises our younger athletes within the under-11 and under-14 age groups. Nominees must have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving.

Darrin Bragg joined Mackay SLSC in 1977/78 season and was awarded his Resuscitation Certificate in 1979, SRC in 1983 and Bronze Medallion in 1984.  As a nipper and young life saver, Darrin represented Queensland on four occasions from U11s to U14s and was Junior Club Captain.  From here, Darrin went on to join the senior ranks not only competing in water events but also showed his prowess in the surf boats winning a bronze medal with his crew at States. Darrin has continued to gain further awards including his Gold & Silver Medallions.  In 1999/2000 season Darrin transferred to Picnic Bay SLSC when he moved to Townsville.  Darrin became a successful competitor for the club and has taken on several leadership roles over the years including, Club Captain, Treasurer and Vice President.  He also held the position of Treasurer & Team Manager for North Barrier Branch.   In 2008 Darrin was awarded Life Membership of North Barrier Branch and currently is the Director of Finance for SLSQ and the President of Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC.  Darrin and his wife Ailsa are now proud nipper parents of four young junior competitors.

The Branch recipient of this award receives the Bragg Family Trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

2015/2016 Winner: Tyler Kerr

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Tyler Kerr (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Taya Di Bartolo (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Lauren Nugent (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Meg Harris (Eimeo SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Max Jones (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Logan Murray (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)

20.  Masters Athlete of the Year

The Masters Athlete of the Year award is designed to recognise and reward masters athletes who have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.  

Previous Winners:

2015/2016 – Herb Adams (Arcadian SLSC)

2014/2015 – Rod Finney (Mackay SLSC)

2013/2014 – Alison Friswell (Mackay SLSC)

2012/2013 – Lisa Nugent (Arcadian SLSC)

2011/2012 – Kylee deRooy (Arcadian SLSC)

2010/2011 – Lisa Nugent (Arcadian SLSC)

2015/2016 Winner: Herbert Adams

21.  Coach of the Year – John Galea Trophy

The Coach of the Year award recognises and rewards coaches who have made a significant contribution towards the area of coaching within surf lifesaving with regards to both athletes performance and the area of coaching educational development. John began his Life Saving in Mackay Club in 1962. He served as Club Captain and President (1991/92) He has also served as President of Sarina Club for six years between 1994 and 2000 and re-formed the club at Eimeo where Mackay originally started; serving as president for eight years between 2000 and 2011and getting the new club off to a great start. John was a strong beach flags competitor and won a bronze medal at State level. John served as Surf Sports director of the Branch (2001/02) and is a North Australian, State and National beach official held in high regard. John has been recognised for his great contribution with Life Membership of Mackay Club in1980 of North Barrier Branch in 2008 of Sarina and Eimeo Clubs in 2009 The Branch recipient of this award receives the Galea Family Trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

2015/2016 Winner: Gary Gage

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Gary Gage (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Rob Shillam (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Lisa Nugent (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Wade Sinclair (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC) STATE WINNER, AUSTRALIAN WINNER
  • 2011/2012 – George Clarke (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Wade Sinclair (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)

22.  Rookie Coach of the Year

Rookie Coach of the Year is designed to reward outstanding lifesaving coaching performances with less than two years experience with athletes at an international, national, state and/or branch level. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Megan Graham (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – John Brotherson (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Julie Arbeithuber (Eimeo SLSC) STATE WINNER
  • 2012/2013 – Michael Wilson (Mackay SLSC) STATE WINNER
  • 2011/2012 – Karen Mackle (Eimeo SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Simon Burnett (Eimeo SLSC)

2015/2016 Winner: Megan Graham

23.  Official of the Year – Brian Coomber Memorial Trophy

The Official of the Year recognises those officials who have made significant contributions to the area of officiating within surf lifesaving with regards to both commitment to officiating over the calendar year and their contribution towards official’s educational development. Brian Coomber joined the Arcadian SLSC in 1956/57 and was the club’s first cadet in 1958. Over the years he held numerous positions in his club including Secretary 1960 to 1962 & Club Captain 1965 to 1968 & again in 1971/72.  He was Chief Instructor from 1971/72 to 1974/75 & Deputy President 1984/85 to 1989/90 He was a strong competitor especially in surf races; belt races & R&R & a Senior champion whilst in the Junior ranks.(1957/58 till 1959/60).  He was also a State Junior Belt Champion for three years from 1957 to 1959 inclusive. Brian was an active member of the Branch Board of Life Saving (Board of Examiners) and held several Branch positions i.e. Deputy Superintendent (1976/78); Superintendent (1978/88); Team Instructor (1981/91) & Branch President from 1993 till his demise in 1994 Brian was a very dedicated member of the Surf Life Saving Association and his dedication was rewarded by the Arcadian SLSC (1991), North Barrier Branch (1984); Surf Lifesaving Queenslanf (1989) making him a Life member.  He was also the first Branch member to receive the World Life Saving Certificate of Merit. He was an Accredited Official and officiated at all Branch carnivals and many State and Australian Championships On his death NBB introduced this trophy to recognise officials who had made an outstanding contribution to the North Barrier Branch The Branch recipient of this award receives the Brian Coomber Memorial Trophy and is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

2015/2016 Winner: Glen Miller

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Glen Miller (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Frank Burke (Arcadian) & John Braddick (Townsville Picnic Bay) TIE
  • 2013/2014 – Lyn Coomber (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Gillian Braddick (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Frank Burke (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Terry Lund (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2009/2010 – Lyn Coomber (Arcadian SLSC)
  • 2008/2009 – Gillian Braddick (Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2007/2008 – Mark Rossato (Ayr SLSC)

24.  Rookie Official of the Year

Rookie Official of the Year is designed to reward outstanding achievements in respect to lifesaving officiating with less than two years experience at an international, national, state and/or branch level. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.
Previous Winners:
  • 2015/2016 – Julie McLucas (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Claudia Gall (Sarina SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Kylie Keioske (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Rod Finney (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Glen Miller (Ayr SLSC)
  • 2010/2011 – Alison Lorenz (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)

2015/2016 Winner: Julie McLucas

25.  Team of the Year – George and Jenny Clarke Trophy

The Team of the Year is designed to recognise and reward teams within the surf sports area who have demonstrated sporting excellence as well as contributed to the area of surf sports within surf lifesaving. George joined Picnic Bay in 1969 and gained his Bronze in December of that year.  Throughout his involvement in the movement he has gained several awards including his examiners certificate. George found his niche in Rescue and Resuscitation  in the 1970’s and this passion has continued up to the present time.  George thrives on being involved with teams and there would be very few team events that require the amount of time and training to reach the high standards that George has achieved over the years coaching R and R. Apart from being a successful R and R Coach of many State and Australian Medallists teams, both Junior and Senior, George has held many positions within Picnic Bay including Club House Director, Door     Knock Chairman, Vice President, President and has been involved and is still active on many committees. He was awarded Life Membership of Picnic Bay in 1988/89 season and Life Membership of North Barrier Branch in 2008.  George has been Deputy President  of NBB and is currently the North Barrier Branch President. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC Boat Crew

 

Previous Winners:

2015/2016 – Liquid Assets (Robert Shillam, Dominic Corradini, Brendan Lulham, David Symington, Vic O’Keefe)

2014/2015 – U15 R&R Girls (Caitlyn Heyer & Siena Braddick – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)

2013/2014 – Arcadian U11 Girls

2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay U17 R&R Team

2011/2012 – Eimeo (u14 Beach Relay Team)

26.  Team Manager of the Year

The Team Manager of the Year Award is designed to recognise those team managers with outstanding achievement in respect to administration and organisation performances at carnivals for a branch of club. The Branch recipient of this award is nominated as a State Finalist, for SLSQ Awards.

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Jason Wells (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2014/2015 – Julie Muller (Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC)
  • 2013/2014 – Colin Coles (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2012/2013 – Sue Cass (Mackay SLSC)
  • 2011/2012 – Lesley Street (Sarina) STATE WINNER
  • 2010/2011 – Frank Galipo (Forrest Beach SLSC)

2015/2016 Winner: Jason Wells

27.  Dial Before You Dig Surf Boat Champions

Awarded to the Surf Boat Team that are aggregate champions for the year.

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2010/2011 – Ayr SLSC

Jim Heery Accepting w/ NBB Boat Captain Vic O'Keefe

Jim Heery Accepting w/ NBB Boat Captain Vic O’Keefe

28.  BJ Bunnings Junior Club Champions

Awarded to the Club that wins the Junior Branch Championships, calculated from the Branch Championships Junior events. 

Previous Winners:

  • 2015/2016 – Arcadian SLSC
  • 2014/2015 – Arcadian SLSC
  • 2013/2014 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2012/2013 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC
  • 2011/2012 – Townsville Picnic Bay SLSC

Arcadian Junior Competitors at nippers on the Strand.

Service Awards

The following awards can be allocated for years of service, please check the Recognition Award Manual for more detail.

Administration Service

Assessors Service

Club Positions

Frontline Leadership Service Awards

100 Percent Patrol Attendance