Junior Lifesaver of the Year (JLOTY)

Nominations for Sydney Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award are now open for 2020-21!

Please refer to SLSS Circular 28, SLSNSW Circular 3654 and the Nomination Questions JotForm for further details.

Nominations close Monday 30th November at 5:00pm

Each season SLS Sydney Junior Development Committee 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.

2019-2020 Winners
Yasmeen Janschek  Coogee & Rory Davey Bondi

 19-20 Finalists were:
Jasmine Ruffa  & Rory Davey – Bondi
Alannah Taranto & Diego del Busto –  Clovelly 
Yasmeen Janscheck & Max Moylan – Coogee
Livinia Burns  – Elouera 
Zoe Di Cristo  & Lachlan Morrisey – Maroubra 
Siara Ortolani  & William Reay – South Maroubra 
Chelsea Sutton  & Fletcher Warn – Wanda  


Past winners of this SLS Sydney Award  :
2018-2019  Sarah Teitler – South Maroubra, Thomas McFarland Bondi
2017-2018  Sophie Burns – Elouera, Riley Porteous, Wanda 
2016-2017  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