Member Recognition

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Administrator's Medal for Outstanding Service to Surf Life Saving in the Northern Territory

The Administrator's Medal for Outstanding Service to Surf Life Saving in the Northern Territory is a cherished legacy of the patronage of the former Administrator, Her Honour the honourable Sally Thomas AM that was first awarded in 2014.

2014 Recipient - Mr Robert (Bob) Creek

On the 3 June 2014, the recipient of the inaugural medal was Mr Bob Creek. Bob has contributed 11 years as the SLSNT President and has been recognised by his club and Surf Life Saving NT with Life Membership. He has been a lifesaver for over 20 years and remains an active participant on the beach, on committees and he is an enthusiastic competitor in sport - paddling a recently acquired surf ski and sweeping a surfboat.

2015 Recipient - Mr Alan Cross

On the 28 May 2015 members and supporters of surf lifesaving returned to Government House for the presentation of the second-ever Administrator's Medal to Mr Alan Cross. Alan has been a stalwart of the nation's most remote club and a wise ans dedicated leader at club, Territory and national levels. His service includes being the NT Director of Lifesaving for the last five years- a time of significant growth and development in our lifesaving services - as well as a dedicated athlete and coach whom has been the NT ironman champion on many occasions.

2016 Recipient - Mr Greg 'Hendy' Edwards

Members and supporters of Surf Lifesaving attended a function at Government House on the 23 June to announce Greg Edwards as the 2016 recipient of the Adminstrator's Medal. Hendy is a life member of DSLSC. His involvement with club commenced when his three children commenced nippers in 1992. He achieved his Bronze Medallion in 1997 and was recognised for his service and awarded DSLSC Life Membership in 2006.

Awards of Excellence

SLSNT relies heavily on its volunteer members and it is important that the dedication and professionalism shown by our members is recognised.

The annual SLSNT Awards of Excellence recognises the outstanding achievements and contributions by members in all aspects of surf lifesaving over the course of the season.

2016 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Lifesaving Educator of the Year    Ms Bridget Riggs (Darwin SLSC)
Youth Volunteer of the Year      Ms Savanne Canobie (Gove Peninsula SLSC)
Youth Athlete of the Year           Ms Georgia Koch (Darwin SLSC)
Coach of the Year                          Mr Skip Hall (Mindil Beach SLSC)
Official of the Year                        Ms Chris Parfitt (Gove Peninsula SLSC)
Athlete of the Year                       Mr Skip Hall (Mindil Beach SLSC)
Surf Lifesaver of the Year           Mr Steve Waite (Mindil Beach SLSC)
Volunteer of the Year                  Mr Benn Prowse (Gove Peninsula SLSC)

2015 Awards of Excellence Recipients

Assessor of the Year                     Ms Lee-Anne Kelly (Darwin SLSC)
Trainer of the Year                        Ms Bridget Riggs (Darwin SLSC)
Youth Volunteer of the Year      Ms Gabriella Salfus (Mindil Beach SLSC)
Youth Athlete of the Year           Ms Georgia Koch (Darwin SLSC)
Coach of the Year                          Mr Noah Marcroft (Mindil Beach SLSC)
Official of the Year                        Ms Beryl Edwards (Darwin SLSC)
Athlete of the Year                       Mr Chad Blenkinship (Darwin SLSC)
Lifesaving Commendation        Mr Joshua Woodrow (Darwin SLSC)
Lifesaving Commendation       Mr Glenn Collins and Mr Craig Croake (SAR Team)
Surf Lifesaver of the Year           Mr Luke Marcroft (Mindil Beach SLSC)
Volunteer of the Year                  Ms Alison Snowden (Gove Peninsula SLSC)