Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club’s Carolyn Wilson named Surf Life Saving Australia Official of the Year


Carolyn Wilson is the Surf Life Saving Australia Official of the Year. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476054
Carolyn Wilson is the Surf Life Saving Australia Official of the Year. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d476054

CAROLYN Wilson is the Surf Life Saving Australia Official of the Year.

The Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club (SHSLSC) member was recognised at the awards for excellence in NSW on Saturday.

Mrs Wilson has been involved in surf life saving for 17 years.

She won the WA Official of the Year two years in a row and has held officiating positions at club, state and national levels.

She was described as a mentor for aspiring officials and a “truly inspiring image of surf sports”.

“My whole family is involved in surf life saving and the Secret Harbour Surf Life Saving Club,” she said.

“My husband Digby and I wanted our three children to be safer in the surf.

“So we joined the SHSLSC when our oldest was able to join, 17 years ago.

“I love the beach, the surf club and the association.”

Mrs Wilson said surf life saving had allowed our children to grow up in a nurturing environment and develop into young adults with a sense of community.

“Surf Life saving has given me the opportunity to develop my own knowledge, skills and leadership, which I pass on through being a trainer, assessor and mentor,” she said.

“Mostly though I have gained many friends not only locally but all over WA, interstate and internationally through my officiating.”

Mrs Wilson said it was a privilege of representing WA in Sydney over the weekend.

“It was an absolute honour to be awarded with this national award for something I enjoy volunteering my time to and get the reward of spending time with my surf life saving family,” she said.

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