Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY)

Each season SLS Sydney Junior Development Committe hold the Junior Lifesaver of the Year competition which is open to any U14 from across the Sydney Clubs who holds their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) award.

This award is assess on a wide range of skills and achievements at Nippers and in the wider community.

The candidates gained their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) in the U14’s of the current season, and have completed their time at ‘Nippers’, now graduating to serving on patrol in their SLS red and yellow uniform.

The nominated candidates are interviewed by a panel from Sydney Branch including members of the Branch Junior Development and  Lifesaving and Education Committee’s, plus previous winners.

Each candidate is interviewed and assessed on their knowledge of SLS, their active involvement within their own surf club and extended community, their leadership skills, communication and presentation skills, and their plans for their own future role within Surf Lifesaving.

2017-2018 Winners
Sophie Burns, Elouera SLSC and Riley Porteous, Wanda SLSC

2017-18 Finalists were 
Angelina Garay, South Maroubra
Sophie Burns, Elouera
Ruby Thomasyu, Coogee
Zoe Alanah Jay, Wanda
Oscar Ortolani, South Maroubra
Samuel Merchant, Elouera
Nicholas Quinn, Coogee
Riley Porteous, Wanda




Past winners of this SLS Sydney Award  :
2016-2018  Bridget Crick – South Maroubra, Asher Wilson – Coogee
2015-2016 Chloe Walker – Coogee,  Michael DeFrancesca – North Cronulla
2014-2015 Emily Maythers – North Cronulla, Jed Buckley – Wanda
2013-2014  Shea Garcia – Elouera, Brianna Tier – Maroubra
2012-2103  Austin Wem – South Maroubra, Chelsea Williams – Elouera
2011-2012  Lillian Hassett – North Cronulla, Lachlan Callaghan – Coogee
2010-2011  Lachlan Pryke – Wanda, Lauren Rofe – Wanda
2009-2010  Callum Good – South Maroubra, Briana Polson – Elouera