Harrison Murphy of Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC is one of two teens named the 2012 Surf Life Saving NSW Junior Lifesavers of the Year.
The other was Samantha Hallett of Caves Beach SLSC.
The decision follows a Junior Lifesaver of the Year development camp for finalists on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Harrison was very shocked and proud to receive the top honours.
‘I am so happy to receive this award it has come as a big surprise. The camp has been an awesome experience, I have made so many new friends and to top it off by being named the Junior Lifesaver of the Year is fantastic,’ said Harrison.
Harrison is heavily involved in all aspects of Surf Life Saving, and is in his eighth year as a member at Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC.
The prestigious award recognises and rewards outstanding younger members of the surf lifesaving movement; those who show an advanced level of maturity and leadership potential.
Harrison plans to continue developing his lifesaving and competition skills, and looks to initiate a buddy program within nippers at his club to develop younger members’ skills and confidence in the water.