2018 SLSWA Youth Achiever Award Winner

Ava BushbyThe Youth Achiever Award is a SLSWA award, given to one youth mem­ber (U14 or U15) from each club in WA.

We had four nom­i­nees this year, com­ing in from var­i­ous dif­fer­ent areas of the club includ­ing surf sports, life sav­ing and gen­eral club areas.

The award cri­te­ria include things such as:

ATTITUDE

  • Striv­ing to achieve to the best of your abil­ity
  • Team Spirit and cama­raderie
  • Self-moti­va­tion
  • Respect for oth­ers
  • Being a pos­i­tive role model for peers and younger mem­bers
  • Hav­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude to club activ­i­ties

PARTICIPATION

  • Skills devel­op­ment
  • Surf life­sav­ing awards
  • Com­pe­ti­tion
  • Reg­u­lar atten­dance at club activ­i­ties

We con­grat­u­late all of the nom­i­nees – Har­riet Brown, Zara Mar­tin, India-Rose Shep­pard and Ava Bushby – and would like to announce that Ava Bushby is the recip­i­ent of this year’s award.

Ava is a very gen­uine, well man­nered young lady. Her reli­a­bil­ity has seen her pro­moted to Vice Cap­tain of her patrol at just 15. She par­tic­i­pated in R&R (where she also men­tors younger ath­letes), March Past, Pool Res­cue and Beach events and although not as con­fi­dent in her own abil­ity in water events, never hes­i­tates to step up and fill in or help out when needed, espe­cially in team events. She has just com­peted her IRB Crew award and imme­di­ately vol­un­teered for the Abalone patrol in this capac­ity.

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