Youth and Leadership Development
Leadership development is an important aspect of Surf Life Saving. It provides our members with the skills, networks and confidence to succeed both within Surf Life Saving, as well as externally in work and life.
SLSMNC Development Programs
Junior Lifesaver of the Year
The Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award is a way for Clubs and our Branch to recognise their U14 members’ achievements in Surf Life Saving; the contributions they have made to all levels of Surf Life Saving as well as within the community.
The Junior Lifesaver of the Year Program aims to focus on recognising and rewarding the young members who have been selected as their Club’s male or female Junior Lifesaver of the Year. The program for this age group focuses on self-leadership, socialisation, teamwork, surf lifesaving and self-awareness. All U14 members who believe they could be the next Junior Lifesaver of the Year should apply through their club. The male and female Branch winners will then progress to the Surf Life Saving New South Wales development camp and interview process to determine the State winners.