Surf club up for awards
Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club members are finalists in the 2017 Surf Life Saving OtagoSouthland Awards of Excellence, to be held in Dunedin next Friday.
Kaka Point member Olivia Richardson has been nominated for lifeguard of the year and surf event guard of the year.
Her dad, Paul Richardson, has been nominated for coach of the year.
Every year, regional awards of excellence ceremonies are held around the country to officially recognise members for their hard work and dedication to surf life saving in New Zealand.
The Otago-Southland regional awards will include Warrington, St Kilda, St Clair, Brighton, Kaka Point and Oreti Surf Life Saving Clubs.
The evening will begin with the presentation of service awards and top junior and senior age group awards for Otago Surf Sports competitions held throughout the past season, and continue with the presentation of major sporting and lifesaving awards such as Lifeguard of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.
The evening will conclude with the announcement of Club of the Year.
Club Support Officer for the Otago-Southland area Sam Clutterbuck, said: ’’It’s a great opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the time and energy that our members have given over the 2016/17 season.’’
Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club member Paul Richardson.