Phone 4325 7369     Fax 4339 2307     Email us.

Skip Navigation Links.
Collapse Issue 412 - 06 Feb 2017Issue 412 - 06 Feb 2017
Collapse  NEWS NEWS
Council renews commitment to level crossing
Court arrangements 'decided by Chief Magistrate'
Court workers given 25 hours to respond
Lawyers write to keep local court
New ferry services 'urgently needed', says Chamber
New government asked to address Peninsula roads
Rock pool contamination is denied
Permission sought for above-ground diesel tank
Application lodged for three villas in Booker Bay
Woy Woy Rotary hosts Rotaract launch
Empire Bay resident starts food exchange network
Water rate review deferred 12 months
MacDonald casts doubt over Gosford accounts
Council to appoint audit committee
Member remains on leave as new sitting approaches
Give us a vote to 'demerge', says Harris
Amalgamated council will stay, says MacDonald
Certificate issued for four-unit development
New committee sought for Bays Community Group
Former exchange student returns to Umina
Recognised for special contribution
Robin Norling has died, aged 77
Skateboarde to speak at Umina church
Pastor looks for apprentice
Teenagers charged with car theft
Village residents celebrate Australia Day
One quarter of average rainfall
Collapse  FORUM FORUM
Get rid of the jet skis
Plant trees to stay cool in summer
We can do without the Bulls Hill underpass
Collapse  HEALTH HEALTH
Program to combat mental illness stigma
Emergency workers offered yoga classes
Naturopathic nutritionist starts at Umina
Collapse  ARTS ARTS
Bryce Sainty nominated as 'new artist'
Work hung at Hardys Bay
Collapse  EDUCATION EDUCATION
Preparing for a busy year ahead
Peer support training for Year 6 students
Staff changes at Pretty Beach
Collapse  SPORT SPORT
Lachlan Braddish is Lifesaver of the Year
Success at national pool championships
Junior life savers to compete at Avoca
Boxers pursue Games selection at Umina
Australia Day celebrated at Everglades
Bridge club holds New Year's Cup
Collapse  HISTORY HISTORY
The British arrive at Broken Bay
Spearpoint pumps on the Peninsula

Lachlan Braddish is Lifesaver of the Year

The title of Male Lifesaver of the Year has been awarded to a young Umina competitor at the Australian Pool Life Saving Championships.

Royal Life Saving announced that Lachlan Braddish from Umina had won the Male Lifesaver of the Year at the prestigious Australian Pool Life Saving Championships, held in Melbourne at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre from January 11 to 13.

Braddish was also selected in the Under-16 Junior Barras Representative Team.

Braddish won three relay gold medals, five individual golds, and was also awarded the Men's Junior Australia Cup, and Men's Under-16 Individual Championship.

Over 160 champion lifesavers from across the nation took part in what Robert Reid, national sports advisor of Royal Life Saving Society Australia said was a tough competition amongst elite athletes.

The team from New South Wales took back their title from Queensland as the Interstate Overall Championship with Queensland a close second.

"This is a major event on our calendar every year," Mr Reid said.

"It's incredible seeing the skills of lifesavers across the country put to the test," he said.

"With competitors ranging in age from 11 to 76, it shows that you're never too young or old to learn how to save a life.

"Drowning is still a major issue for Australia."

Competitors at the championships took part in real life rescue scenarios.

This included the mannequin carry, obstacle swim and the simulated emergency response competition.

During this event lifesavers were tested on knowledge, skills and initiative.

Comments


Add a comment
Comments entered here may be published in the Forum section of Peninsula News. Name, full residential address and daytime telephone number are required, but only name and suburb will be published. This is a moderated forum: Contributions will not appear here until they are approved by the editor. Contributions may appear in an edited form.


Name:
 
Address:
Suburb:
Telephone:
Comment:
 

 
  • RawsonP

    pictures/300_RawsonP.jpg

    RawsonP

  • CourtP

    pictures/300_CourtP.jpg

    CourtP

  • RockpoolP

    pictures/300_RockpoolP.jpg

    RockpoolP

  • CaltexP

    pictures/300_CaltexP.jpg

    CaltexP

  • RotarP

    pictures/300_RotarP.jpg

    RotarP

  • SwapP

    pictures/300_SwapP.jpg

    SwapP

  • WardsP

    pictures/300_WardsP.jpg

    WardsP

  • BreamP

    pictures/300_BreamP.jpg

    BreamP

  • PerP

    pictures/300_PerP.jpg

    PerP

  • DorothyP

    pictures/300_DorothyP.jpg

    DorothyP

  • NorlingP

    pictures/300_NorlingP.jpg

    NorlingP

  • EddieP

    pictures/300_EddieP.jpg

    EddieP

  • SeniorP

    pictures/300_SeniorP.jpg

    SeniorP

  • SaintyP

    pictures/300_SaintyP.jpg

    SaintyP

  • PeerP

    pictures/300_PeerP.jpg

    PeerP

  • BraddishP

    pictures/300_BraddishP.jpg

    BraddishP

  • BoxersP

    pictures/300_BoxersP.jpg

    BoxersP

  • BarefootP

    pictures/300_BarefootP.jpg

    BarefootP

  • GarigalP

    pictures/300_GarigalP.jpg

    GarigalP



Search this website

What's On
.
<June 2017>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
(Click for details)


Skip Navigation Links.

Skip Navigation Links.
  Copyright © 2017 Peninsula Community Access Newspaper Inc