On the weekend, more than 13 Trigg Island SLSC Nipper & Youth Members and their families, as well as Club President – Cas Ryan, Youth Leadership Co-Ordinator – Jenny Taylor, and Communication & Content Manager – Amber Merritt, were invited to attend this year’s Nipper & Youth awards.
The event has been long awaited, after its postponement earlier this year, due to COVID restrictions, and didn’t disappoint. Hosted at the Mia Yellagonga site of Woodside Energy, in the Cara Auditorium, and presented by the Scottish Masonic Charitable Foundation of WA, all attendees were treated to a beautiful presentation (MC’d by Jesse Phillips OLY), as well as post-event refreshments.
The awards presentation recognized efforts over multiple disciplines, including Nipper Achiever of The Year, Nipper & Youth of the Year, U14/U15 Athlete of the Year, U15 Lifesaver of the Year, Youth Leader of the Year, and Nipper Surf Sports Champion.
In addition to these awards, over 34 members across WA were awarded their Gold Level – youth leadership award, 12 of whom were from Trigg Island SLSC.
Nipper Club Achiever – Macy Boisvert
U13 Age Champion (Male) – Tadhg Smith
U15 Age Champion (Female) – Annika Negus
Youth Official of the Year (Finalist) – Grace McManis
U15 Lifesaver of the Year (Finalist) – Jack Hemmingway
Youth Club Achiever – Rhys Bawden
Youth Leaders Program – Gold Level Recipients:
- Annika Negus
- Blake Monaghan
- Blake Nelligan
- Ellis Aitchison
- Grace McManis
- Jack Hemmingway
- Julia Suffell
- Lily Boisvert
- Rhys Bawden
- Sophie Lawson
- Tom Boisvert
- Zoe Moore
Trigg Island Surf Lifesaving Club, its board members, staff, volunteers, and members are beyond proud of the achievements of these young members, all of whom are demonstrating exemplary leadership and focus toward their performance goals.
We’d also like to acknowledge the hard work of our volunteers, and parents whom are helping these young members strive to be their best.