KURRAWA nipper Nicholas Crow has been awarded the honour of Surf Life Saving Queensland’s 2014 Breaka Under-14 Junior Surf Lifesaver of the Year.
The announcement was made on Saturday in a special presentation at the Queensland Junior Surf Life Saving Championships at Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast.
The award is the most prestigious accolade for the state’s young surf lifesavers.
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SLSQ Membership Development Manager Brenda Lofthouse congratulated Nicholas on his win, saying it was a genuine reflection on his contribution to the movement.
“This award is the highest individual honour that can be given to our younger members, so it certainly goes to show the level of respect that Nicholas has earned from his club-mates and the wider surf lifesaving movement as well,” Ms Lofthouse said.
“While Nicholas is still quite young in his lifesaving career, he demonstrates a maturity beyond his years and this is no more evident than when he’s on patrol where he certainly uses his skills and knowledge to the highest standard.”
“Nicholas’ dedication is second to none – he’s currently the Club Captain of Kurrawa Junior Activities and is always putting his hand up to help out when and where he can.”
Nicholas was presented with the award after an application and interview process to consider all elements of their contribution to the movement.
“All of our nominees were amazing. They are all wonderful young people who have a real passion and dedication to the movement, and I congratulate them all on being recognised at this level,” said Ms Lofthouse.
Rough conditions brought a premature close to the second day of competition at the event.
Organisers made the decision to suspend competition at midday and the rough surf meant events didn’t resume until the afternoon.
Finals will continue today, provided the conditions are deemed safe for competitors.