Awards & Presentation Night

The culmination of the season is the annual Avalon Beach SLSC Presentation night.  This is an opportunity to celebrate the highlights of the season and to recognise various members for their outstanding contributions to both our Club and Surf Life Saving in general.  Presentations are also made to those who gained Surf Life Saving awards throughout the season. These include the Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze, Silver and Gold Medallions, IRB Drivers and Crew, ARTC, Spinal, Training Officers etc.

Avalon Beach SLSC also presents awards in the following categories:
• The Max Watt Competitor of the Year
• The Chris Dethick Boatie of the Year
• The Steve Parkes Award for Training and Education
• The Warren Mitchell Award – IRB Person of the Year
• Ken Davidson Surfboard Rider of the Year
• Junior Member of the Year
• Rookie of the Year
• Patrol Member of the Year
• Patrol Captain of the Year
• Club Champions
• The President’s Award
• Norman Cook Award for the Most Outstanding Club Member of the Year


The final two awards are presented to members who have made outstanding contributions to the Club in any arena.  They are not necessarily members who patrol our beach but may be recognised for their dedication in the areas of Junior Activities, Surf Sports or Administration.  These two awards are recognised on honour boards in the Club House Hall of Champions.  Norman Cook was the mainstay of many of the activities at the Club in the 1950’s. He was one of our Club Patrons and the hall in the previous Surf Club building bore the name “The Norman Cook Memorial Hall”.


2022/23 season Club Award recipients

The Norman Cook Most Outstanding Member of the Year
Alan Moran

President’s Award
Richard Cole and Leena Wood – Solar Project

The Steve Parkes Award for Achievement in Lifesaving Education
Charlotte Broderick, Rosemary Morgan-Smith and Helen Tan

Patrol Captain of the Year
Andrew Clark

Patrol Member of the Year
Tom Colley

Patrol of the Year
Patrol 15 | Henry McGilchest (patrol captain), Ross Bidencope, Colin Campbell, Michael Mitton, Leo Pinheiro, Bernadette McKay, Fergus Cole, Harrison Schaut, Taylor Dickinson, Jack Riches

Junior Member of the Year
Chloe Mills

Cadet of the Year
Sophie Lane and Ella Wood

Rookie of the Year (Bronze this season)
Gordon Morrison

The Warren Mitchell IRB Award
Sophie Valentine

The Chris “Detho” Dethick – Boatie of the Year
Angela Carter

Max Watt Competitor/s of the Year
Harrison Schaut

The Ken Davidson Surf Board Riding Award
Not presented this season

Club Champions
Not held this season

Club Award trophies are displayed in our Norman Cook Memorial Hall of Champions.  All unclaimed Certificates and Medallions will be held in the office for 12 months.  Contact our Administrator to arrange collection at [email protected]