MULLALOO was named Club of the Year at the Surf Life Saving WA Awards of Excellence on Saturday night.
The club was recognised for its exceptional season both on and off the beach and awarded $10,000.
This included implementation of its tagged shark detection and mitigation system, increased patrols to the north point of Mullaloo beach, securing funding for clubroom refurbishment and its governance and management structure.
“I am very proud that the efforts of our members and management group have been recognised at the highest level within WA,” president Carlo Tenaglia said.
“We are also very grateful of the generous backing from the City of Joondalup who support our many initiatives and have provided us with the opportunity to refurbish our club, which will enable us to expand our services.”
Mullaloo’s Anne-Marie Widermanski was also recognised as Assessor of the Year for her work in education.
Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club was also well represented at the awards, with Garry Bunford winning Volunteer of the Year and Lifesaver of the Year.
Mr Bunford became an active member of surf lifesaving in 2003.
This year, he was a member of SLSWA’s lifesaving advisory committee, was assistant training consultant for metro north and was Sorrento’s lifesaving and education director and club patrol officer.
Also from Sorrento, Andrew Ridley was named Coach of the Year and Jackson Symonds was awarded Open Athlete of the Year.
All will go on to represent WA at the Surf Life Saving Australia Awards of Excellence later this year.