• SLSS Recognition – Presidents Medal Gordon McKirdy

    Apr 6, 2022 By Surf Live Saving Admin

    Congratulations to Gordon McKirdy, Wanda Surf Life Saving Club who has been awarded the SLS Sydney Presidents Medal in recognition of his significant and outstanding voluntary service to SLSS.

    Gordon joined Wanda SLSC as a nipper in October 1976, after gaining his BM award he completed 13 years of patrol service, Patrol Captain and many positions within Wanda Club.

    Gordons’ passion for Surf Sports and in particular R & R has been since 2002 and today he is a Level 2 Surf Official. He was recognised by his peers as Sydney Branch Official of the Year on two occasions.

    Gordon has been appointed as Sectional Referee R & R for over 18 years at our Branch Championships. He has mentored numerous officials and coaches and has been responsible for the very close relationship with R & R officials from Sydney Northern Beaches Branch and ours and many other surf clubs throughout Australia. As an R & R coach he has been awarded numerous medals at Branch, 18 Gold at State Championships and 8 Gold at Aussies. That is recognition for elite coaching!

    Gordon willingly shares his knowledge, experience and passion for SLS and it is most fitting that SLS award Gordon the Presidents Medal for his outstanding voluntary service. Congratulations Gordon.