2016-17 Awards of Excellence

The following awards were presented on the 12th August 2017 at the SLST Awards of Excellence held at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).

2016-17 Premier Club

Kingston Beach SLSC

Surf Lifesaver of the Year

Philippa Lohrey - Kingston Beach SLSC

Previous Winners:

  • 2016 Philippa Lohrey - Kingston Beach SLSC
  • 2015 Nick Wood - Ulverston SLSC
  • 2014 Boyd Griggs - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2013  Mark Ackroyd - Port Sorell SLSC
  • 2012  Chris Jacobson - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2011  David Guest - Burnie SLSC
  • 2010  Judy Brown - Penguin SLSC
  • 2009  Paul Munday - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2008  Howard Edwards - Burnie SLSC
  • 2007  Leigh Austin – Devonport SLSC
  • 2006  Peter Williams – Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2005  Ann Walker – Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2004  Monica Edwards – Burnie SLSC

Volunteer of the Year

Bridget Fasnacht - Kingston Beach SLSC

Previous Winners:

    • 2016 Ben Podolak - Kingborough VMR
    • 2015 Mike Holland - Ulverstone SLSC
    • 2014 Don Marsh - Carlton Park SLSC
    • 2013 Sandra Gadsby - Kingston Beach SLSC
    • 2012 Malcolm O'Brien - Clifton Beach SLSC
    • 2011 Chris Jacobson - Ulverstone SLSC
    • 2010 Graeme Rollins - Ulverstone SLSC
    • 2009 Craig Rogerson - Clifton Beach SLSC
    • 2008 Stuart Paine - Burnie SLSC
    • 2007 Katie Brothers – Devonport SLSC
    • 2006 Paul Munday – Clifton Beach SLSC
    • 2005 Boyd Griggs - Carlton Park SLSC

Youth Athlete of the Year (formally U19 Competitor)

Ned Lennox (Carlton Park SLSC)

Previous Winners:

  • 2016 Brad Rubock (Burnie SLSC) & Ned Lennox (Carlton Park SLSC)
  • 2015 Simon Murfet - Devonport SLSC
  • 2014 Simon Murfet - Devonport SLSC
  • 2013 Alex Duggan - Burnie SLSC
  • 2012 Tom Gauden - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2011 Courtney Dowling - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2010 Liam Keegan - Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • 2009 Joel Bevilacqua - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2008 Abby Chapman - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2007 Rebecca Thomson – Devonport SLSC
  • 2006 Rebecca Thomson – Ulverstone SLSC

Official of the Year

Lorraine Willcox, Penguin SLSC

Previous Winners:

  • 2016 Simon Kay - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2015 Elizabeth Eustace - Ulverston SLSC
  • 2014 Julie Kay - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2013 Jenny Kenny - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2012 Jenny Kenny - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2011 Michael Bellis - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2010 Paul Kenny - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2009 Craig Murfet - Devonport SLSC
  • 2008 Craig Murfet - Devonport SLSC
  • 2007 Brett Norton Smith – Devonport SLSC
  • 2006 Rod Solomon – Devonport SLSC
  • 2005 Rod Solomon – Devonport SLSC
  • 2004 Lyn Barratt – Devonport SLSC

Coach of the Year

Brian Jones - Carlton Park SLSC

Previous Winners:

  • 2016 Not awarded
  • 2015 Not awarded
  • 2014 Luke O'Garey - Devonport SLSC
  • 2013 Jared Wiseman - Devonport SLSC
  • 2012 Adrian Norton - Burnie SLSC
  • 2011 Shawn Johnson - Somerset SLSC
  • 2010 Craig Sly - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2009 Stuart Paine - Burnie SLSC
  • 2008 Jared Wiseman - Devonport SLSC

Athlete of the Year

Sam Norton - Burnie SLSC

Previous Winners:

  • 2016 Georgia Laird - Burnie SLSC
  • 2015 Sam Norton - Burnie SLSC
  • 2014 Georgia Laird - Burnie SLSC
  • 2013 Rebecca Wiseman - Devonport SLSC
  • 2012 Burnie U17 Ski Relay Team ( Alex Duggan, Liam Keegan & James Dowling)
  • 2011 Sam Norton - Burnie SLSC
  • 2010 Matt Bevilacqua - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2009 U19 Ski Relay Team (Sam Norton, Aaron Murphy & Nathan Cross) –Burnie SLSC
  • 2008 Sam Norton - Burnie SLSC

Trainer of the Year

Rachel Englund - Carlton Park SLSC

Previous Winners:

  • 2016 Geri Doherty - Burnie SLSC
  • 2015 Philippa Lohrey - Kingston Beach SLSC
  • 2014 Mike Holland - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2012 Chris Jacobson - Ulverstone SLSC

Assessor of the Year

Philippa Lohrey - Kingston Beach SLSC

Previous Winners

  • 2016 Michael Stolp - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2015 Mike Holland - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2014 Mark Ackroyd - Port Sorell SLSC
  • 2013 Lyn Norton - Smith - Devonport SLSC
  • 2012  Greg Bird - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2009 Judy Brown - Penguin SLSC
  • 2008 Laura Brothers - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2007 Monica Edwards – Burnie SLSC
  • 2006 Monica Edwards – Burnie SLSC
  • 2005 Simon Eustace – Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2004 Dale Davis – Devonport SLSC

Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year

Liam Fell - Bridport SLSC

Previous Winners

  • 2016 Lucy Eade - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2015 Ben Ackroyd - Port Sorell SLSC
  • 2014 - Raleigh Phillips - Somerset SLSC
  • 2013 Kaitlin Petrie - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2012 Nick Wood - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2011 Morgan Neasey - Somerset SLSC
  • 2010 Alex Duggan - Somerset SLSC
  • 2009 Jordan Bromfeild - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2008 Ben Matthewson - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2007 Justin Hennessey – Carlton Park SLSC
  •  2006 Ned Whitehouse – Carlton Park SLSC
  •  2005 Niki Griggs – Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2004 Elly van der Schans –Ulverstone SLSC

U19 Surf Lifesaver of the Year

Lara Emmett - Ulverstone SLSC

Previous Winners

  • 2016 Nicholas Canales - Penguin SLSC
  • 2015 Nick Wood - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2014  Kaitlin Petrie - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2013 Grace Bell - Port Sorell SLSC
  • 2012 Laura Wood - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2011 Ben Mathewson - Carlton Park SLSC
  • 2010 Annika Barry - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2009 Monique Little - Clifton Beach SLSC
  • 2008 Craig Hutchison - Boat Harbour Beach SLSC
  • 2007 Christopher Jacobson - Ulverstone SLSC
  • 2006 Aiden Dineen - Somerset SLSC
  • 2005 Lauren Beard, Ulverstone SLSC & Annette Lakeland Burnie SLSC

Surf Sports Team of the Year

Carlton Park SLSC Women's Surf Boat Crew 

  • 2016 Georgia Laird & Courntey Dowling - Burnie SLSC
  • 2015 Ryan Nelson, Simon Murfet, Alex Duggan, Ryan Kelly - Devonport SLSC
  • 2014 Sam and Tom Norton - Burnie SLSC
  • 2013 Rebecca and Jared Wiseman - Devonport SLSC

Community Education Program of the Year

Beach2Beach Swim - Kingston Beach SLSC

Previous winners:

  • 2016 Carlton Park SLSC Summer Surf Festival