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.
Members of surf lifesaving welcomed the return of this event to our annual calendar on the evening of 27 July 2022. Ms Tracy Koch was the worthy recipient of this Award, presented by Her Honour, Vicki O'Halloran The Administrator of the Northern Territory. Tracy is a valued member of Darwin Surf Life Saving Club and has been instrumental in the success of the Nipper Program including the Star Fish nipper program. Over the past 2 years we have seen over huge 100 participants on the beach every Sunday morning.
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 Administrator'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.
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 and 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.
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.