This week the nominations for the Surf Lifesaving Northern Region Awards of Excellence have been announced.
SLSNR is comprised of the clubs from Ahipara (90 mile beach) all the way to Raglan.
SLSNZ’s Local/Regional Awards of Excellence programme recognises contribution of our members to the grass roots of Surf Life Saving during the 2017/2018 season. Each club is entitled and encouraged to enter one nomination per category (typically the winning club equivalent for the category). Nominations will be judged against the criteria outlined for each award by local lifesaving and sport committees.
The winners of local awards of excellence will automatically become finalists for the prestigious national DHL Awards of Excellence to be held later in 2018.
Finalists will be judged by the National Sport Committee, National Lifesaving Committee or the board of SLSNZ depending on the award category.
Our club is so excited to have Jess Robinson chosen as a finalist for the 2018 SLSNR Awards of Excellence (Instructor of the Year).
The awards will be held on Saturday 14th of July 2018.
If you are interested in attending the awards please contact the club before the 3rd of July.
This winter, three of our guards have been braving the cold water (and with the help of some amazing instructors from Sunset Beach Surf Lifesaving Club) have been working towards their IRB drivers qualifications.
The training was incredibly condensed but our three lifeguards rose to the challenge and performed spectacularly on their exam.
A massive congratulations to Emma, Tiare, and Ben; you have certainly done Whangarei Heads VSLSP proud! A congratulations also to Temiko who achieved his IRB crewman's award.
I also want to say a big thank you to Shane Edwards and his team for their time and sharing their incredible knowledge and skills.
Check out some of the picture below.