Surf Life Saving New Zealand is pleased to announce that Mark Weatherall will be nominated onto the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS) Sport Commission. Mark will replace the highly respected and capable incumbent Brian Velvin who is stepping down after many years' dedicated service.
Mark has had experience across a broad range of surf sport areas. He has extensive knowledge and understanding in the areas of event management, officiating, high performance, rules and athlete development. Mark's existing relationships and networks at an international level will be extremely beneficial to surf lifesaving in New Zealand.
Mark is a Life Member of Brighton SLSC in Otago and fulfils a wide variety of duties as a volunteer, including many hours patrolling, instructing and coaching. Mark is also an active team manager and surf official.
The Sport Commission oversees all aspects of lifesaving sport in the international sport arena. The Commission's responsibilities include sports rules, championships, sport management, anti-doping, athletes, technical officials, sport development and sport research.
Elections for the 13 available positions will take place in November at the ILS Elective General Assembly in Adelaide which is happening alongside Rescue 2012.
The selection panel of Michael Bassett-Foss, Warwick Bell, Graeme Cullen and Brian Velvin were impressed by high standard and quality of applications and would like to thank all the applicants for making themselves available for this important role.