• SLSS new Life Member – Matthew Evans

    Apr 7, 2021 By Surf Live Saving Admin

    Congratulations Matthew Evans for last night being elevated to Surf Life Saving Sydney Life Membership

    Matthew has made a significant and sustained contribution to the operation, development and stability of Support Operations in Sydney Branch.

    His involvement commenced 24 years ago through active service in the Randwick Off-Shore Rescue Boat and the Branch Radio room including holding leadership roles with the Off-Shore Rescue Boat and Sydney Branch as Support Operations Manager and Lifesaving Manager.

    Matthew has been at the leading edge of the development of Support Operations and played a significant role in the design and operation of Support Operations in Sydney, which has been a leader in Support Operations within the organisation throughout Surf Life Saving Australia.

    Matthew was also involved in the testing and training when RWC’s were introduced into SLSS and was also an RWC Operator for a number of years. During this time, Matthew was also an integral member of the team that trialed and implemented Inflatable Rescue Boat Night Operations into SLSS.

    Matthew’s role as a Duty Officer and Rescue Coordinator has also been significant along with his involvement in the establishment of peer support protocols in Sydney and continues to provide leadership and guidance to the Duty Officer Team.

    Matthew has held the important Branch positions of Support Operations Manager & Lifesaving Manager during periods of significant development and was recognised in 2010 as the Support Operations Group Member of the Year and in 2014 as Branch Member of the Year.

    Congratulations Matt, you’re a true asset to Surf Life Saving and our community!