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April 15, 2021

Bruns Surf Life Saving punches above its weight 

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Life Member Mark Edwards presented long-serving club president Craig Reid with his Brunswick SLSC life membership. Craig was also awarded SLS Far North Coast branch president of the year. Photo supplied

Guy Knox

Last Saturday week, Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club held its annual presentation night at Mullumbimby Bowlo.

The dinner was very well attended by past and present patrolling members, including nine of the twelve surviving life members.

Club captain and gentle giant Matt Holmes proudly stated that the club punched well above its weight throughout the patrol season, performing 1,502 preventive actions that kept beachgoers safe.

Bruns a black spot

The club patrols one of the longest beach sections of the far north coast, and last season saw 47 first aid responses and a total of 29 rescues, twice the number of larger clubs like Byron and Cudgen, with less than half the number of patrolling members.

As a consequence of the large number of rescues, Surf Life Saving NSW has designated Brunswick Beach a ‘Black Spot’!

Members recognised on the night include club captain Matt Holmes, Jackie O’Hehir, Sage Nara, Bryce Holmes, Igor Kocherga and Craig Reid.

The inflatable rescue boat rollover award went to Simon Ceglinski for capsizing the boat on the way to pick up Santa for the club’s Christmas party on the beach. The highlight of the night was the presentation of life membership to Craig Reid by Mark Edwards, in recognition of his more that 15 years as club president.

Guy Knox is from the Bruns Surf Life Saving Club

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