Patrol award winners Senior Presentation Night 

  • ‘Owen Mercer Memorial Patrol Team Efficiency Award’

Patrol Team 3 Captain Dave Greene, Beau Wheeler, Paul Brightwell, Natalie Caldwell, Brittany Greene, Gavin Stapleton, Kelsey Clements, Olivia Krowka, Sheree Gallagher, Max Bailey & Blake Greenfield

7 of the team gained 100% patrol attendance, new awards were obtained by 5 of the patrol team and they were a reliable & vigilant patrol team. Always punctual with beach set up ready for sign on, they worked as a team, wearing patrol clothing with pride and interacted well with the general public.

 52 members x 100% Patrol Attendance:

Patrol No.1—Al Green, Mitch Roberts, Ellyse Heycott, Stephanie Barlow, Russell Brinkworth, Stuart Brown, Alex Manche, Miranda Clark

Patrol No.2—Scott Gordon, Calvin Richards, Dale Dawson, Joshua Gordon, Peta Lunney, Morgan Richards, Denver Richards

Patrol No.3—Dave Greene, Paul Brightwell, Brittany Greene, Sheree Gallagher, Olivia Krowka, Gavin Stapleton, Kelsey Clements

Patrol No.4—Mitch Dwyer, Jenny Harrison, Daniel St George, Max Stapley, Kiah Taylor, Mali Taylor

Patrol No.5—Jake Hogarth, Dean Roberts, Mikayla Morris, Kimberley Fleming, Eden Taylor, Michael Harris, Haylee Greenfield

Patrol No.6— Emma Lockhart, Jamie Brinkworth, Mal Nelson, Megan Gadd, Joshua Bond, Emma Brown

Patrol No. 7—Adam Smith, Nathan Flint, Harrison Green, Sarah Terry

Patrol No.8—Ryan O’Grady, Toby Allnutt, Alex Kirkland, Kyle Mercer, Lachlan O’Grady, Allana Roscoe, Bryar Lunney

 Rookie Patrol Member of the Year

 Gavin Stapleton is a junior parent within the club and asked to be place on patrol as a first year Bronze Medallion holder. He obtained new awards this season ARTC & IRB Crewman. Was a 100% patrolling member completing 68.5hrs including water safety for junior activities, he also completed extra patrol hours when called upon, always dressed correctly in his patrol uniform. Gavin’s attitude/commitment towards the team environment & assisting the general public was first rate all season.   

 Patrol Member of the Year

 Nathan Flint is a very committed young lifesaver here at Bulli. He is not one of our surf sports athletes, purely a patrolling member who commits himself to his role as a Patrol Vice-Captain. He had 100% patrol attendance, completed 40.5hrs whilst juggling his weekend work commitments. Nathan is a very pro-active young-lifesaver, whether standing down on the water’s edge, or doing roving patrols in the ATV, his priority is the community’s safety. His attitude/commitment is excellent and interacts with patrol members & the general public. He obeys instructions from his peers and on every patrol he completes he always assisted in opening & closing the beach, washing down equipment.   


Scott Gordon wins Major Award at Presentation Night

Close to 130 members and supporters attended Bulli Workers Club last Saturday night (13 July) for our Annual Presentation Night.

Scott Gordon won the major award on the night being acknowledged as the 'John Bruton Memorial’ Club Person of the Year.

This season he performed 126.75 hours of patrol & is a 100% patrol attendance member. And these are the hours that are recorded!


Scott Gordon has now become one of the corner stone’s of Bulli. He is very passionate about his roles with the club & branch and is great role model for all surf life saving members. He is one of the hardest working members at Bulli Surf Life Saving Club.


Scott was involved in all facets of club activities, he is the current Junior Club Captain at the club, he attended junior management meetings, club lifesaving meetings, fundraising and social events.


Positions he held at club level were;

  • Junior Club Captain
  • Member of Junior Activities Management Committee
  • IRB/ATV Vice Captain
  • Patrol Captain
  • Member of Senior Education Team
  • Level 1 Surf Official


Positions he held at branch level included RWC Operator, Duty Officer & a member of the Patrol Audit Team.

Scott was also awarded the March 2013 Surf Life Saving Illawarra Rescue of the Month for his rescue of 2 people from the surf at Bulli Beach on Sunday 17 March 2013 in heavy seas.

To show his passion for the club he performed water safety duties at the 2013 NSW Junior Age Championships, 2013 NSW Open Championships and the 2013 Australian Championships, in excess of 50 hours, all at his own costs in travel & accommodation. Scott made arrangements to suit the clubs needs and put the club before family & work commitments.

Congratulations Scott well deserved.


Presentation Night 13 July Bulli Workers Club

Bulli SLSC Annual Presentation Night is on Saturday 13 July at Bulli Workers Club.

It was another outstanding season for the club in our 100 year celebrations with excellent results and achievements throughout all facets of club activities including Junior Activities, Life Saving, Education, Member Development & Surf Sports.


We have maintained our proud record of ‘NO LIVES LOST WHILST OUR MEMBERS PATROL BULLI BEACH’ over 100 years, truly an amazing effort.


Our surf sports athletes have achieved great results in competition culminating in Illawarra, New South Wales, Australian & World medals plus members representing at Illawarra, New South Wales & Australian level.

All of this has been achieved through the combined efforts of all members, supporters and sponsors, so please come along and help celebrate our success and acknowledge our achievements for 2012-2013.


100th Year Annual Presentation Night

Bulli Workers Club on Saturday 13th July 2013 commencing at 6.00 pm. (No tickets at the door prior, confirmation of attendance is required due to catering purposes)

Includes 2 course meal plus tea, coffee & sweets table


RSVP by 7th July 2013 to



Keith Caldwell


Bulli Surf Life Saving Club




Education Team wins award at Illawarra AOE

TEAM OF THE YEAR went to our Education Team made up of Dean Dudley (Chief Instructor/Director of Education), Malcolm Nelson (Education Officer), Jamie Caldwell, Mitch Hand, Keith Caldwell, Sean Taylor, Scott Gordon & Leanne Lunney (Junior Education Officer)

Our Education Team is a blend of experienced members in all facets of surf life saving. All of the team members are very busy people outside surf life saving but all are committed in making sure our members are trained to the highest degree to achieve their respective awards.

Numerous award courses were conducted this year along with 6 annual proficiency dates for all patrolling & surf sports members to make sure all awards are current as per lifesaving requirements.

The Education Team trained, assessed & facilitated 3 Bronze Medallion & Surf Rescue Certificate, 3 Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate, 3 Spinal Management & 1 IRB Driver/Crewman (in association with SLSA) courses throughout the season.  

A new younger member, namely Mitchell Hand has joined the team and is now a Trainer with 10 SLSA awards. 

The team has a very good work ethic and well organized with the courses, all members have excellent written & oral communication skills, plus manage people very well. Our Education Team makes sure that they are always on top of new developments within lifesaving & education. SLSI, SLSNSW & SLSA emails, circulars etc are consistently checked. Each member takes a responsibility to make sure we have a Bulli representative at important meetings, thus keeping Bulli Surf Club abreast of new skills & requirements.

TOTAL AWARDS (awards & proficiency's) GAINED this season numbered 999 

The team combined has over 72 SLSA awards between them and also this season alone other than training & educating our members, also spent over 226.50 hours on patrol duty within the club, which is outstanding. 

Congratulations to our Education Team an award well deserved and they are all important members of our club 


2 U19 champions win Young Athlete of the Year at Illawara AOE


Beau had a great season winning World & State medals.  

  • Selected in Illawarra Branch Representative Team
  • NSW Endurance Championships – 1st U19 Board
  • World Life Saving Championships – 1st U19 Surf, 4th U19 Iron-person & 4th U19 Board
  • Australian Championships – finalists in 3 events U19 Surf Teams(5th), U19 Ski Relay (8th) & U19 Surf
  • NSW Championships – 4 medals all silver in U19 Surf, U19 Board, U19 Ski Relay, Rescue Tube Rescue & was a finalist in iron-person & ski
  • Illawarra Championships – won 9 Gold & 6 silver medals

He was suffering the effects of glandular fever towards the later part of the season which affected his performances.


Lachlan also had a great year placing in the U19 Coolangatta Gold and winning State & Australian medals. 


  • Selected in Illawarra Branch Representative Team
  • Drafted into Tasmania Inter State Team
  • Selected in Australian Surf Life Saving Open Water Talented Athlete Program
  • NSW Endurance Championships – 2nd U19 Board & 3rd U19 Iron-person
  • Australian Championships – 3rd U19 Surf plus finalists in 6 other events U19 Surf Teams(5th), U19 Rescue Tube Rescue (7th), U19 Ski Relay (8th), U19 Iron-person & U19 Ski
  • NSW Championships – 2 medals both silver in U19 Ski Relay & Rescue Tube Rescue & was a finalist in iron-person, surf & ski
  • Illawarra Championships – won 8 Gold & 5 silver medals


Lachlan loves to compete in individual & team events, his biggest asset is his fitness, is a very determined young man who trains to win.