Two Umina surf club members win Council awards
Umina Surf Life Saving Club had two award recipients at the recent Central Coast Council Australia Day awards.
Jemma Smith and Kai Darwin both received awards on the night.
Council's sportsperson of the year award was presented to Ms Smith who had dreamed of being in the Iron Woman series since she was young.
"Competing with the best athletes in the world has always been a goal of mine," said Ms Smith.
Jemma was nominated for her ongoing commitment to surf life-saving representing her state and country at championships and now is on the circuit for Iron Woman Series.
Kai Darwin was highly commended in Council's youth of the year award after being nominated for his ongoing volunteer work with the Umina Surf club.
Kai assisted with state surf life-saving and helped patrol beaches that lack personnel.
The Umina surf club nominated him for his active interest and assistance that "he always gives" and "his constant support" in training the new Rookies in the club.
"Umina is very grateful for Kai's continual offers to help at club events, fundraising and with mentoring the club's nippers," said club publicity officer Mr Richard Braddish.
Media release, 31 Jan 2018
Richard Braddish, Umina SLSC
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