2012 Australian Pool Rescue Championships
Congratulation to all of our members that competed at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships on the weekend in Adelaide. Despite only having a small contingent, BMD Northcliffe managed to finish 2nd overall, only 19 points behind behind Maroochydore.
Stars of the team were Stefaan Demopoulos (4 gold, 2 silver, 3 Bronze), Lachlan Feather (3 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze), Christina Ruiz (3 gold, 3 silver) and Stephen Fry (4 gold). A special mention to Miranda Bell who competed for BMD Northcliffe for the first time, winning 1 gold and 5 silvers.Congratulations to our youngest member on the team - Jarrod Shute (under 12s) who claimed 2 bronze medals at his first national competition.
For BMD Northcliffe Medalists, click here.
For a full list of all results, click here.
SLSQ Awards of Excellence
Congratulations to the following members who were honoured at the SLSQ Awards of Excellence Gala on Saturday night.
Junior Athlete of the Year
Rookie Official of the Year
Coach of the Year
Assessor of the Year
BMD Northcliffe Surf Club
The President's Cup
Also receiving nominations for awards on the night were Kevin Litzow (Official of the Year), Tiarne Smith (Masters Competitor of the Year) and Glen Russell (Life Saver of the Year).
2012 Annual Dinner & Presentation Night
BMD Northcliffe's 65th Annual Dinner and Presentation of Trophies was held on Saturday night.
Congratulations to all this year's award winners -
Patrol Captain Awards
Lisa Crouch Julian Fitch Ian Clifford
Andrew Moore Leigh Verner Sheldon Alcantara
Nick Rosato Scott Bradford James Dornan
Nick Pluimers Corey Bradford Dallas Hall
Stuart Snell Tim Burgess Sam Trueman
Trent Rowe Thor Harrison Nick Costley
Danika Harrison Glen Russell Jackson Price
Mark De Cean Michael Barker Liam Bell
The BMD Group Junior Incentive Award for Junior Lifesaver of the Year
The Graham Harrison Trophy for Most Outstanding
U15 Alice Weir
U17 Dorine Pantacchini
U19 Katherine Jongebloed
Senior Jonathan King
The Deane Family Trophy for Best Club Member
The Kolkka Family Trophy for Contribution to Life Saving
The QSA Bruce Gadsden Memorial Trophy for Encouragement to Life Saving
The Macpherson Family Trophy for Best Female Club Member
The NSLSSA Patrol Incentive Trip
Michael Roberts, Scott Gray, Stephen Thompson, Nick Pluimers, Tony Beer, Julian Fitch, Sam Trueman, Scott Bradford, Tracey Gray, Danika Harrison, Emma Rynne, Christine Dennis
Youth Patrol Incentive
Abbey & Christie Short
Ken Irvine Memorial Trophy for Best Supporters Club Member
Graeme & Annette McIlwain
The Presidents Trophy
Tim & Di Burgess
Life Member Presentation
The BMD Group Trophy for Best Club Spirit
Jo Marrable & Nick Rosato
2012 Australian Champion Inductees
# 172 Daniel Booth
# 173 Daniel Hooker
# 174 Kevin Morrison
# 175 Sally Allan
# 176 Grace Rosato
# 177 Jessica Unicomb
# 178 Allabama Wyke
# 179 Remi Francis
# 180 Trent Grimsey
Dolphin Surfcraft Craft Trophy for Competitor of the Year
Male Daniel Booth
Female Elizabeth Pluimers
Subaru Australia Yong Athlete of the Year Award
Robbie Nay Memorial Trophy for Best Competitive Performance
Shannon Eckstein - Open Ironman
John Holmes Memorial Trophy for most Inspirational Performance
Dev Lahey - Open Belt Race & Swim leg of Taplin
Billy Eckstein Memorial for Athlete of the Year
2012 Hall of Fame Inductee
2012 Australian Champion Club
Sadly, the 2012 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships were marred by tragedy with the loss of one our movement's finest young competitors, Mathew Barclay. Fourteen-year-old Matthew Barclay from Maroochydore disappeared in the surf while taking part in a board race at Kurrawa beach on the first day of competition. In Matthew's honour and at his parent's request, competition resumed at North Kirra two days later. A touching memorial service was held at Kurrawa on the Sunday morning attended by thousands of lifesavers who paid their respects to Mathew. Following the service, competitors returned to North Kirra for the final day of competition.
BMD Northcliffe dominated the competition, taking out the overall carnival point score by an amazing 154.5 points. Some of the highlights include Shannon Eckstein defending his Australian Open Ironman Championship, exciting narrow victories in both the Open Male Ski & Board Relays and BMD Northcliffe taking both gold and silver in the final event of the competition - The prestigious Open Male Taplin Relay.
Our Masters also claimed a last minute unexpected victory, only taking over the masters point score lead at the conclusion of the board riding events held on Wednesday. This was a great result for our under-strength team with several members unable to compete due to injury and work commitments.
Click here for BMD Northcliffe's Open Results.
Click here for BMD Northcliffe's Masters Results.