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Thursday 24th February 2022

2022 Newcastle Permanent Junior Surf Life Savers of the Year announced.

The region’s most promising young volunteers were recently awarded Newcastle Permanent Hunter Junior Surf Lifesavers of the Year at Hunter Surf Life Saving Branch Championships across the region.

Hunter Surf Life Saving CEO Henry Scruton said local surf lifesaving clubs are about saving lives, creating great Australians and building stronger communities and the award winners and finalists are great examples of that in action.

“These young people are so impressive and an asset to the surf life saving movement and to the beach safety of our community,” Henry said.

“Thanks to Newcastle Permanent we can recognise and encourage these young people to be future leaders of surf life saving and in the broader community,” she said.

Each of the region’s surf lifesaving clubs nominate a female and male for the award. The candidates attend an interview during the school holidays where they participate in various assessments and an interview.

The assessments aim to get an understanding of their lifesaving skills and knowledge including CPR and resuscitation. The interview panel gauges their involvement in the Surf Life Saving movement and community volunteering along with their vision for the future of the organisation.

The Newcastle Permanent Junior Surf Life Saver award is a great opportunity for clubs to recognize their young lifesavers and acknowledge their commitments to the Surf Life Saving movement and involvement in community volunteering.

In December, Newcastle Permanent extended its 40 year-long support of Surf Life Saving for another three years, which includes supporting this award. It supports all surf life saving branches from the Central Coast to the Queensland border.

People interested in joining surf life saving can find their local club at

young volunteers awarded Newcastle Permanent Hunter Junior Surf Lifesavers of the Year
Briella Gyler-Dial and Taj Horadam have been named as Newcastle Permanent's Hunter Junior Surf Lifesavers of the Year.

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