2020 SLSNZ Awards of Excellence Winners Booklet


The Surf Life Saving National Awards of Excellence programme recognises the contribution of our amazing members from the grass roots of Surf Life Saving during the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations to all of our winners and award recipients.

Max Jones is Whangamata SLSC's club captain, a board

member and the Head Regional Guard. He's also contributed

80 hours of patrolling as a volunteer and was involved in more

than 30 rescues, including three search and rescue operations.

Max is an active patroller who is regularly “on the flags” and at

the water’s edge issuing preventative advice and guidance. He

is an instructor at the club and was involved in regional IRB

development camps, instructor/examiner briefings, IRB engine

maintenance workshops and the Eastern Region IRB

Development Review. Max was a top candidate at the National

Lifeguard School and is a highly respected leader and mentor

at his Whangamata club. He helps with everything from the

Labour Weekend muster, to fundraising and after hours


Max has a strong and positive presence on social media

around lifeguarding and is active in his club’s social and

sporting scene. But he is also never far from the water’s

edge, having spent eight hours of his final day on patrol on the


Awards of Excellence

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