Mets Wins Big at Branch Dinner

The Sunshine Coast Surf Lifesaving Branch's Awards of Excellence dinner was held last night at Maroochydore Surf Club. The evening celebrated the efforts of the 14 clubs in the Sunshine Coast Branch, and recognised those individual members and clubs who achieved especially exceptional results and put in huge dedication during the 2017/18 season. 

Mets was very honored to receive six awards at the dinner. Brett Magnussen received the Andy Frizzell Award for outstanding service and commitment to Junior Activities.  Liz Dawes was named Assessor of the Year for outstanding dedication and commitment in lifesaving assessment. Simon Richards was named Trainer of the Year outstanding dedication and commitment in lifesaving training. 

The Youth Awards were also re-presented on the evening. Matt Magnussen was named Junior Athlete of the Year, as the most consistent junior athlete based on participation and results at Surf Sports events in the 2017/18 season. Charlie Punter received the Paul Egan Memorial   Shield for the most outstanding Cadet of the year.  And Noah Richards made a great speech after being named Under 14 Lifesaver of the Year for outstanding lifesaving efforts and contributions. 

Five of the six awards now go on to the State level and we wish these members the best of luck in this process. The 2018 Awards of Excellence Gala Ball will be held on the 25 of August at Brisbane City Hall, anyone wishing to go please contact Kirsten Phillips or Eliza Dreves for a spot on the Mets table! 

It was great to see the event attended well by Mets, with a full table of members present and representation on the VIP table and organisation committee. These inter club social occasions are a great way to extend your involvement in Surf Lifesaving and meet like minded people from other clubs.