2016 Otago-Southland Awards of Excellence finalists named

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Otago/Southland region is getting set to celebrate the Surf Life Saving season and its members' achievements at this year's awards ceremony.

The 2016 Otago/Southland Awards of Excellence will be held at the Lone Star Café and Bar on Friday April 29.

Congratulations to all of the award finalists...

Surf Official of the Year:
Doug Henderson - Kaka Point
Michael Andrew - St Clair
Peter Gibbons - St Kilda

Coach of the Year:
Dave McPhee - Brighton
Frederick Michael - Oreti
Isaac Davies - St Clair
Michael Trembath - St Clair

Event Guard of the Year:
Mat Walters - Brighton
Matthew Bradley - St Clair
Duncan New - St Kilda

Innovation of the Year:
St Kilda SLSC delivering the South Island IRB Champs
Max Corboy: Radio Network - St Kilda

Instructor/Examiner of the Year
Alex Sutherland - Brighton
Ossian Woods - St Clair
Peter Gibbons - St Kilda

Lifeguard of the Year
Liam Trotter - Brighton
Olivia Richardson - Kaka Point
Samantha Nielsen - Oreti
Cam Burrow - St Clair
Nic Brice - St Kilda
Pru Casey - Warrington

Rescue of the Year
March 2016 - St Clair
February 2016 - St Clair
February 2016 - St Kilda

Sports Team of the Year
U19 Woman's Canoe Team - Brighton
Open Woman's Relay Team - St Clair
U21 IRB Team - St Clair

Sports Person of the Year
Gabrielle Trotter - Brighton
Erika Fairweather - St Clair

Volunteer of the Year
Colin Weatherall - Brighton
Mark Lane - Brighton
Owen West - Oreti
Brent Wolf - St Clair
James Coombes - St Clair
Rachel Oakley - St Kilda

For more information, please contact:

Sam Clutterbuck, SLSNZ Club Support Officer
Phone 027 457 1010 or email