Surf Life Saving Queensland to recognise volunteers at Awards of Excellence

Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) will honour volunteers from across the state at their annual Awards of Excellence Gala to be held this Saturday at Sofitel Brisbane Central.

The pinnacle of recognition for surf life saving’s voluntary services in Queensland, the Awards of Excellence will celebrate the fantastic achievements of its membership throughout the 2013/14 season, and will be attended by close to 300 members from Port Douglas to Rainbow Bay.

The awards seek to recognise exceptional commitment to lifesaving, surf sports and youth development, as well as members of the community who have worked with SLSQ to improve beach safety and awareness.


The organisation’s awards, including the prestigious Clive Hammond Medal, Surf Lifesaver of the Year and Volunteer of the Year, will be awarded on the night to individuals who have worked tirelessly over the past 12 months.

SLSQ Chief Executive Officer John Brennan said that the Awards of Excellence was an opportunity for the whole organisation to recognise the achievements of some of most giving members.

“We appreciate every member’s involvement, but these awards provide an opportunity for those who have gone above and beyond to keep Queensland beaches safe to be recognised in front of their colleagues and peers,” Mr Brennan said.

“This is the one time of the year when we all come together and celebrate the fantastic work we [SLSQ] have achieved over the past 12 months.”

Recipients of a number of the awards presented by SLSQ will progress as nominees for the Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence, to be awarded later this year.

The SLSQ Awards of Excellence Gala will commence at 6:30pm at the Sofitel Grand Ballroom, with over 20 awards being presented throughout the night.